10 Myths of Applied Behavior Analysis

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D President, bSci21Media, LLC Applied Behavior Analysis has seen enormous growth over the past 15 years due to its successes in the areas of autism and developmental disabilities.  ABA is unique in that it’s analytic…


Warning…Behavior-Based Safety 2.0 is Coming!

by Manny Rodriguez, M.S. bSci21 contributing writer manny@abatechnologies.com   Safety is a “Concern”   Safety is universally accepted as a good thing, the right thing to focus on.  It is a focus area around the globe for organizations (occupational safety,…


Seven Misconceptions of Toilet Training

by Alison Karnes, M.A. bSci21 Guest Author ajw06@email.uark.edu   For years, parents and other stakeholders have experienced the difficulty associated with toilet training.  Parents of children with disabilities may find toilet training even more challenging, leading to many individuals with…


How to Increase Hand Sanitizer Use with ABA

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D President, bSci21Media, LLC A college cafeteria is filled with germs.  Thousands of people a week come in and out, their hands having been who-knows-where.  Those hands touch the same counters, trays, tables, and chairs…


Challenged? Try Behavioral Momentum!

by Manny Rodriguez, M.S. bSci21 Contributing Writer manny@abatechnologies.com   Have you ever faced a challenge that just seemed unbelievably difficult to overcome?  Do you have a colleague, friend, student, or child that is facing such a challenge? If you are…



Working to Quit, Quitting to Work: Drug Recovery and the Workplace

by Chelsea Wilhite, M.A., BCBA bSci21 Contributing Writer   The Office of National Drug Control Policy recently honored Johns Hopkins University’s School of Medicine researcher Kenneth Silverman for his work with drug addiction recovery programs.  Silverman, a professor of psychiatry…



The Chief Behavioral Officer in Fortune 500 Companies

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org Does your company have a Chief Behavioral Officer?  John Balz, CBO of Opower, makes a case for one.  According to his article, the position is on the rise in Fortune 500…


Behavior Detection Officers: Where they are and what they are doing.

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D President, bSci21Media, LLC You probably didn’t know, but since 2007 Behavior Detection Officers have been watching you.  The officers are part of the TSA’s SPOT program, which stands for Screening Passengers by Observation Techniques.  …