Sitting: A Modern SIB for BCBAs and Their Clients

By Nick Green M.S., BCBA Guest Author Ahh…the life of the modern-day Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA): training RBTs, writing behavior plans, and cracking the (ever-changing) insurance code. BCBA certifications are at an all-time high, with more and more individuals…


The Effects of Priming Beyond ABA Therapy

By Melissa Druskis, M.S., BCBA bSci21 Contributing Writer Priming is a useful antecedent strategy in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).  We use it to prepare our clients for their day using a visual schedule, give them reminders about…


Does Anyone Still Do Fluency-based Learning?

By Barbara Bucklin, PhD bSci21 Contributing Writer While speaking with a good friend, with whom I’ve worked in many capacities over the years, I mentioned an upcoming fluency-based learning solution I’m designing for a corporate client. She said, “I didn’t…


The BCAT: A Certification Designed for ABA and Autism Treatment

Todd Ward, PhD, BCBA-D (bSci21.org) Dawn Mackey (Rethink) Lauren Rivera-Whitlock, M.S. (Behavioral Intervention Certification Council) Jamie Pagliaro (Rethink) Most everyone in the field of behavior analysis is familiar with the Behavior Analyst Certification Board and its associated certifications for behavior…


Prompt Fading for Parents

By Leanne Page, M.Ed, BCBA bSci21 Contributing Writer “Dear Behavior BFF, I am not a parent myself but am writing you about my nephew. My sister and brother in law are constantly telling him what to say. “Tell her thank…


One Way Behavioral Science Can Build Your Company Culture

By Brett DiNovi, M.A., BCBA bSci21 Contributing Writer Culture is defined by how people behave and interact with one another inside an organization.  Culture is learned behavior— it’s not created overnight by hanging fancy quotes around your office and posting…


Why you should think about transitions differently.

By Shelley McLean, M.Ed, BCBA bSci21 Contributing Writer If you work with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and diverse needs, you have probably encountered at least one learner who has difficulty with transitions.  Although the exact reasons why individuals…


OBM Sound Bytes – Training Opportunities in OBM

By Manny Rodriguez, M.S. bSci21 Contributing Writer One thing people always ask me about is educational and training opportunities in Organizational Behavior Management (OBM).  In this episode of OBM Sound Bytes (above), I take a few minutes to discuss the…


Give Your Kids A PG (Parental Guidance) Life

Kim Rehak,​ Ed.D., BCBA-D, LBS, CAC, NBCC, LPC, & DCC Guest Author Have you ever worried about your child’s exposure to media? Do you think about the potential influence certain movies, Youtube videos, or TV programs may have on your…


Stimulus Preference Is Not Stimulus Function

By Shelley McLean, M.Ed, BCBA bSci21 Contributing Writer The phrase, “It is what it is,” seems to be increasingly popular in daily conversation, which may not be surprising, since it seems to apply in a multitude of situations.  It strikes…