Training Rats to Save Lives

By Emily Mandel, M.S., BCBA, LABA bSci21 Contributing Writer An NGO based out of Belgium is responsible for saving thousands of lives around the world. Apopo uses behavior training strategies to teach African Giant-Pouched Rats to perform several vital tasks,…


Mitigating Risk in your ABA Agency

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC Daniel Law, ARM, CRIS The Liberty Company Insurance Brokers Dawn Mackey & Jamie Pagliaro Rethink Behavioral Health Your ABA agency faces various risks on a daily basis. Insurance companies and attorneys like to…


Plagiarism: A Behavioral Perspective

By Harla B. Frank, M.S., BCBA bSci21 Contributing Writer And, after all, what is originality?  It is merely undetected plagiarism . . . . Herbert Paul Herbert Paul may have made the point that there is “nothing new under the…



Giving Your Teenager a Way Out: Teach Them The XPlan

By Sarah Kupferschmidt, M.A., BCBA bSci21 Contributing Writer I recently read about something developed by Bert Fulks called the XPlan. By now you may also have heard about the XPlan and if you haven’t you can read more about it…


Tools of the OBM Trade: Measure to Evaluate Solutions

By Barbara Bucklin, PhD bSci21 Contributing Writer This is the third in a three-part series called ‘Tools of the OBM Trade,’ intended to give you practical advice, examples, tools, and resources to hone your OBM skills. The first two articles…


4 Fixes to Improve Public Education in High Poverty Schools

By Paulie Gavoni, Ed.D Guest Author Manny Rodriguez, M.S. bSci21 Contributing Writer From time to time we hear and read suggestions that all underperforming schools be shut down and underperforming teachers be fired. Coincidentally, we also have read authors suggesting…



Behavior Change ’17 – Apps, Tech, and the Web

Melissa Druskis, M.S., BCBA Guest Author Fitness trackers in the form of pedometers have been around since 1965, but not until the introduction of Fitbit, Pebble, Jawbone, and others around 2010, did simple pedometers combined with sleep tracking, steps climbed,…


Webinar: Coaching Employees To Peak Performance

Behavior analysts are often cogs in the wheels of organizations reporting to executives with a different perspective on how people should be managed using a medical or financial model of leadership. The actions of these organizations often directly contradict core…