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A Mother, her kids, and an ABA app.

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC Sabina Misiarz-Filipek DrOmnibus Below is the story of Chantale Dupuis, a mother of two boys with autism, who has come to benefit from the ABA DrOmnibus App – a technology designed to facilitate…


The unintended effects of punishment – and reinforcement.

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC Brett DiNovi, M.A., BCBA Brett DiNovi & Associates In a recent video from Brett DiNovi & Associates, Dr. Chris Manente, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, asked the question “Is punishment appropriate?”.  In…


Using ABA as a parent

By Leanne Page, M.Ed, BCBA bSci21 Contributing Writer Dear Behavior BFF, I’ve followed your column for some time and it sounds like the parents have to put in a lot of work up front to use ABA with their own…


Ethics, Leadership, and ABA

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC Brett DiNovi, M.A., BCBA Brett DiNovi & Associates “Does capitalism and concern for business trump ethical and moral considerations?  It shouldn’t. Ethics should come first.  Capitalism has to come second.  That’s what…


All I really need to know… I learned as a Behavior Technician

By Emaley McCulloch bSci21 Contributing Writer I practiced as a Behavior Technician/ABA Therapist for the first 6 years of my career. A behavior technician has many jobs and roles, but they’re primarily responsible for carrying out behavior and treatment plans…


Need Help with ABA Billing?  Understand Your Options

POMPANO BEACH, October 18th, 2017 — Have claim rejections, late payments or ever-changing payor requirements demanding more of your energy than your most challenging client? If this sounds familiar, you are not alone. Many organizations in the ABA industry struggle…


Isn’t positive reinforcement bribery??

Leanne Page, M.A., BCBA bSci21 Contributing Writer “Dear Behavior BFF, I have read many of your articles and it sounds to me like you just want us all to bribe our kids to behave. How exactly does that use science…


Meditation and Yoga: The New “Behavioral Xanax”?

By Gianna Biscontini, M.A., Ed.H.D., BCBA Guest Author “Inhale, raise your right leg high….” Why aren’t we studying this empirically? “Exhale, right leg comes through, low lunge….” I mean, this is good stuff. “Inhale to Crescent Lunge…” I’m not even…


Naturalistic Environment Teaching at Brett DiNovi & Associates

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC Brett DiNovi, M.A., BCBA Brett DiNovi & Associates In Episode 4 of Behavioral Science World, produced by Brett DiNovi & Associates (BDA), we get a glimpse into a day as a Clinical…