Episode 62 - Help, I Need Somebody

This week, we're discussing asking for help and ways to improve this important life skill.  We discuss basic requests for help, how to prevent overgeneralization of the response, and high- and low-tech solutions for asking for help when lost.  Plus, Rob goes out of his way to make the absolute worst jokes possible in a feeble attempt to lighten the mood.

Articles discussed this episode:

Rodriguez, N.M., Levesque, M.A., Cohrs, V.L., & Niemeier, J.J.  (2017).  Teaching children with autism to request help with difficult tasks.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 50, 717-732.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.420

Carlile, K.A., DeBar, R.M., Reeve, S.A., Reeve, K.F., & Meyer, L.S.  (2018).  Teaching help-seeking when lost to individuals with autism spectrum disorder.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51, 191-206.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.447

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No one makes it through this crazy world alone.  Whether a full-grown adult or a child with disabilities, everyone needs to be able to ask for help once in a while.  But what happens when you keep asking for help all the time? Or your need help but don't know who to ask or where you are? Next week we'll be reviewing articles that have the answers to the these questions.  But first, a whole bunch of upcoming episode and appearance reminders!

Articles for next episode:

Rodriguez, N.M., Levesque, M.A., Cohrs, V.L., & Niemeier, J.J.  (2017).  Teaching children with autism to request help with difficult tasks.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 50, 717-732.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.420

Carlile, K.A., DeBar, R.M., Reeve, S.A., Reeve, K.F., & Meyer, L.S.  (2018).  Teaching help-seeking when lost to individuals with autism spectrum disorder.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 51, 191-206.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.447

Episode 59 - Puppies!!!

Though Rob may prefer to hit PAWS when it comes to talking about canines, Jackie and Diana have a howling good time on this week's episode all about dog behavior and behavior analysis.  Wondering how functional analysis methodology can be used to treat dog challenging behavior? Or how shelter workers can actually be taught to train dogs on the cheap? Curious if Rob writes little stories about the research articles he reads? We answer all three of these tough questions in this week's episode.  We're such RUFF-ians.  

Articles discussed this episode:

Feuerbacher, E.N. & Wynne, C.D.L.  (2016).  Application of  functional analysis methods to assess human-dog interactions.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 49, 970-974.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.318

Howard, V.J. & DiGennaro Reed, F.D.  (2014).  Training shelter volunteers to teach dog compliance.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 47, 344-359.  doi: 10.1002/jaba.120

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Episode 49 - Matrix Training w/ Cormac MacManus

Take a deep dive into the Matrix...Training research world with special guest Cormac MacManus.  Find out everything you needed to know about this efficient and powerful teaching tool but were afraid to ask.  In addition to learning the inside scoop about Cormac's matrix training/video modelling mash-up research, we'll explore the origin story of Irish Batman, Jackie's slow descent into podcasting madness, and Rob's brief brush with stardom.   

Articles discussed this episode:

Axe, J.B. & Sainato, D.M.  (2010).  Matrix training of preliteracy skills with preschoolers with autism.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 43, 635-652.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2010.43-635

MacManus, C., MacDonald, R., & Ahearn, W.H.  (2015).  Teaching and generalizing pretend play in children with autism using video modeling and matrix training.  Behavioral Interventions, 30, 191-218.  doi: 10.1002/bin.1406

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::RING RING:: Hello, we know you're out there.  We can feel you now.  We know that you're afraid.  You're afraid of efficient teaching methodology.  I don't know the future.  I didn't come here to tell you how to train individual exemplars.  I came here to tell you about matrix training.  I'm going to hang up this phone, and then I'm going to podcast to BCBAs what you don't want them to hear.  I'm going to tell them about a world of recombinative generalization, a world taught along the diagonal, a world where anything is possible.  Where we go from there is a choice I leave to you.  ::CUE RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE::

Articles for next week:

Axe, J.B. & Sainato, D.M.  (2010).  Matrix training of preliteracy skills with preschoolers with autism.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 43, 635-652.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2010.43-635

MacManus, C., MacDonald, R., & Ahearn, W.H.  (2015).  Teaching and generalizing pretend play in children with autism using video modeling and matrix training.  Behavioral Interventions, 30, 191-218.  doi: 10.1002/bin.1406

Episode 23 - Video Modeling

It's the first full episode of the year and boy are we excited! Waaaay too excited!

This week we're turning our camera onto the world to view the instructional method that is video modeling.  While many of us may know how video modeling can teach children with autism simple play skills, did you know it can be used to teach reciprocal play? Social skills? You will at the end of our show.  We also share bonus tips on how to spend the rest of your life working on your doctorate, the secret formula of Cadbury chocolate, whether the cast of Lost would pass the Sally Anne test, and the whimsical world of Wookie holidays.

OH YEAH!

Articles discussed this episode:

MacDonald, R., Sacramone, S., Mansfield, R., Wiltz, K., & Ahearn, W.H.  (2009).  Using video modeling to teach reciprocal pretend play to children with autism.    Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 42, 43-55.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2009.42-43

LeBlanc, L.A., Coates, A.M., Daneshvar, S., Charlop-Christy, M.H., Morris, C., & Lancaster, B.M.  (2003).  Using video modeling and reinforcement to teach perspective-taking skill to children with autism.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 36, 253-257.  10.1901/jaba.2003.36-253

And for some additional information on prerequisites to success with video modeling, a bonus article:

MacDonald, R.P.F., Dickson, C.A., Martineau, M., & Ahearn, W.H.  (2015).  Prerequisite skill that support learning through video modeling.  Education and Treatment of Children, 38, 33-48.

If you're interested in ordering CEs for listening to this episode, click here to go to the store page. You'll need to enter your name, BCBA #, and the two episode secret code words to complete the purchase. Email us at abainsidetrack@gmail.com for further assistance.

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We're back from break and getting ready for the first full-length episode of the year.  The topic: video modeling.  And it's not just for play skills any more! Diana and I review the research we'll be discussing and share some adorable clips of kids doing the Sally Ann test.  And since they're related to us, we didn't even have to pay union rates.  U.S.A.! U.S.A.!

Articles for next week:

MacDonald, R., Sacramone, S., Mansfield, R., Wiltz, K., & Ahearn, W.H.  (2009).  Using video modeling to teach reciprocal pretend play to children with autism.    Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 42, 43-55.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2009.42-43

LeBlanc, L.A., Coates, A.M., Daneshvar, S., Charlop-Christy, M.H., Morris, C., & Lancaster, B.M.  (2003).  Using video modeling and reinforcement to teach perspective-taking skill to children with autism.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 36, 253-257.  10.1901/jaba.2003.36-253

And for some additional information on prerequisites to success with video modeling, a bonus article:

MacDonald, R.P.F., Dickson, C.A., Martineau, M., & Ahearn, W.H.  (2015).  Prerequisite skill that support learning through video modeling.  Education and Treatment of Children, 38, 33-48.