An A-L-A-R-M for Autism

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org Dr. Marty Nygaard has an article on TheSpectrum.com on an acronym (ALARM) to aid in physicians’ detection of autism.  We summarized the acronym below.  Take a look at it and let…


Law Enforcement by Positive Reinforcement in Ontario

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org 2015 has not been kind to the law enforcement community after events in Ferguson Missouri, and others, have put police departments under public scrutiny like never before.  In an effort to counter…


Three Ways to Find Reinforcers for Your Staff Members’ Performance

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org Byron Wine, Malanie Reis, and Donald Hantula published a study evaluating three different preference assessment procedures to motivate staff. In the first experiment, the team compared the effectiveness of three preference…


Autism, and ABA, in China

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org The Wall Street Journal recently published a story on the state of autism services in China. Analysts estimate several million children with autism likely live in China — a number that…


How To Improve Your Networking Skills

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org Entrepreneur.com recently published a few tips to improve your networking skills.  From a behavioral perspective, networking is important because it is a skill that, if done right, can act as an “operant…


Five Strategies For Managing Generational Differences

By Manny Rodriguez, M.S., bSci21 Contributing Writer Values, Attitudes, Beliefs and Behaviors Cultural norms can simply be defined as a pattern of values, attitudes, beliefs and behaviors of specific groups. These patterns are learned from parents, teachers, peers, and the larger…


Autism Family Escorted Off Plane

By Tiffany N. Kilby, M.S., BCBA, Guest Author Founder & Director, thebehaviorstation.com On Tuesday, May 5th, a family was escorted off a United Airlines flight after an emergency landing on the way to Portland, Oregon. Juliette, a 15-year-old female diagnosed…



Three New ABA Programs In Fall 2015

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org In the world of Applied Behavior Analysis, 2015 may be the year of the training program.  At least three new training programs are coming in the Fall of 2015 and cover…


The European Misinformation Campaign Against ABA

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D President, bSci21Media, LLC Mickey Keenan recently wrote in The Conversation about the gulf in Applied Behavior Analysis services between the U.S. and Europe. He highlighted, for example, that 41 states in the U.S. now…