autism


A.G.E.S Learning Solutions’ Journey to CentralReach

By Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D President, bSci21Media, LLC Emmylou Santos, M.A., BCBA, LBA, co-founded A.G.E.S. Learning Solutions in 2008, in the San Francisco Bay Area.  After three years of steady growth from group home consultation, they went full time…


Ensuring HIPAA Compliance and Security in ABA Software 

POMPANO BEACH, JULY 31, 2017 – If you work in any medical field, there are five letters burned into your brain, H-I-P-A-A. As part of the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act of 1996, commonly referred to as HIPAA, Congress mandated…


On teaching skills to mastery vs fluency

Shelley McLean, M.Ed, BCBA bSci21 Contributing Writer Sometimes I wonder if it’s just me . . . In my work with learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and diverse needs, I always focused on teaching skills to mastery, or at…


Autism, Oral Language, & Missing Curriculum: Is DI the Answer?

By Jennifer Fisahn, M.Ed, BCBA bSci21 Contributing Writer If you are (or ever were) a public school special education teacher in a self-contained autism classroom, chances are you have had to beg for, borrow, and sometimes steal curricular materials.  Well-intentioned…


What to do when the auditors come to your ABA agency.

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D  President, bSci21Media, LLC Jamie Pagliaro General Manager, Rethink Behavioral Health Sarah Schmitz, CPC, CPB President and Owner of Comprehensive Billing Consultants, LLC In last month’s article, titled “Human Resources for the ABA Entrepreneur”, we touched on…


Remember Why You Started in ABA

By Emaley McCulloch, M.Ed, BCBA bSci21 Contributing Writer I remember the day I decided I wanted to be a Behavioral Scientist. I was working in an in-home ABA program with a 4 year-old boy with autism who I will call…


PECS giving you trouble? Use Precision Teaching.

My name is Simon Dejardin. I’m a BCBA in France, in the Paris suburbs. I supervise an ABA program for adolescents with ASD. Last November, I welcomed a 14-year-old girl named Cecilia. She has a rare genetic syndrome called Potocki-Lupski….


Response to: 5 Considerations Before Using Restraints and Seclusions

Josh K. Pritchard, PhD, BCBA-D (Florida Institute of Technology) Marc D’Antin, M.A., BCBA (Lodestone Academy) Guest Authors After reading the article “5 Considerations Before Using Restraints and Seclusions” [1], we sat down to write a response.  Our first thought was…


Behavior Analysis and the Diversity Issue

By Chelsea Wilhite, M.A., BCBA bSci21 Contributing Writer Let’s face it. The field of behavior analysis in America is predominantly composed of people of European decent. In other words, we’re a pretty white field. I have no data to back…