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…


Here ye, Here ye! What’s this PT?

By Brohavior bSci21 Contributing Group Most behavior analysts have heard of Precision Teaching, but may have found it intimidating or a little different depending on their first interaction with it. Therefore, it is fair to say that currently Precision Teaching…


Watch: How You Can Use the “Happy Buzz” to Fight Climate Change

by Chelsea Wilhite, M.A. bSci21.org Contributing Writer (chelsea.wilhite@gmail.com) This week, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced that, for the first time since tracking began, greenhouse gasses surpassed 400 parts per million, highlighting the need to address climate change. …


Four Ways Your Discrete Trial Is All Tied Up!

by Brohavior Ogden Lindsley was a graduate of B. F. Skinner and had a knack for mixing things up.  The first human free-operant lab was at Metropolitan State Hospital in Waltham, MA, set up by Lindsley from a grant to…


Behavior Analyst Honored at White House

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org Mark Mautone, a lead teacher in the Applied Behavior Analysis/Special Education Department in Hoboken Public Schools, was honored at the White House, along with 54 other “Teachers of the Year” last…


The Story of Applied Behavior Analysis and Land Mine Detection

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org Brent Jones has an article in The Behavior Analyst chronicling his experiences working with the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD).  GICHD is a nonprofit organization tasked with a multitude of…



This Assessment Can Help You Manage Your Human Service Staff

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org In a recent bSci21 article titled 20 Performance Hacks: A Cheat Sheet for Behavior Change, the authors provided a detailed overview of a popular assessment tool in Organizational Behavior Management called…


Your child has autism and is noncompliant. What do you do?

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org Noncompliance means exactly what it says — refusal to comply with a request.  As you might expect, noncompliance is fairly common among children and teens.  With children with autism, it may…


TSA’s Secret List of Behaviors

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D Founding Editor, bSci21.org In a previous article titled “Behavior Detection Officers: Where They Are and What They Are Doing,” we discussed the controversial program by the Transportation Security Agency (TSA) called SPOT (Screening Passengers by…