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In operant conditioning, MOs and Sds
Many interventions for CWA are
n you ask what skills or behaviors will be observed, measured, and evaluated...you always get
Jack Michael's writings about MOs are
as evidenced by the inclusion of his chapter in Cooper.
Failed to be grasped
The ability to make use of MOs in everyday teaching has
most behavior analysts.
Of greatest importance
of "pairing with positive reinforcment" can not be overstated.
CWA can not afford decision makers to be
when developing educational programming.
I have found that without top-heavy support, a parent's confidence and motivation to implement a schedule
With great care
It pays to develop a home schedule
What happens when a response occurs in a respondent conditioning paradigm.
An eye blink is
by a puff of air in your eye
Dr. Haque's therapist
Not showing respect
I completely understand why many people are
Good but not great
Peter Gerhardt makes the case that "evidence-based" may be
but often has no
for individuals with intellectual disabilities.
The research for ABA is
, however, the the ability to apply the principles effectively to benefit individual children....
Short saying written in memorable form
is "One small deed is better than a million grand intentions".
I find that many people in the field of special education are
when making decisions regarding alternative communication.
Abnormal or deviant
When a behavior is evoked in the operant paradigm we say that the behavior was
. The evocative stimulus leads to the
of the operant response.
Highest point in the development of something.
Short lived, quickly fading or disappearing.
Facilitated communication, like many other quick fix therapies was
After the first day or two of implementing a schedule, most children are very complaisant.
Many parents are
to raise expectations for their child.
I find that being
accelerates the pairing process.
All great teachers, speech therapists, and behavior analysts were
at one time.
Schaffer 93' contends that assumed knowledge regarding picture systems has become
despite the fact that there is relatively little support.
Weepy, tending to cause tears.
It is common for the child to become
Make peace with
I enjoy seeing the child
Lively and enthusiastic
can break the ice and give you an edge when pairing.
Inaction is a
that can have profound long term implications
when running extinction!
Not fully informed
Parents of newly diagnosed children are
I find that people from other fields have a real
has led to the
Cookie cutter ABA programs are just
to make money and do more harm than good.
Make happen indefinitely
Unfortunately, parents often inadvertently
learned helplessness by doing everything for their child.
My favorite Skinner
is "the rat is never wrong".
and accuracy combined.
I think most
persons would agree with Skinner's analysis of VB if they understood it!
Many people in related fields show a real
in the field cannot specify what behaviors/skills will be targeted, measured, and evaluated.
My first exposure to SAVB was a real
After 15 years of trying to make the case, my enthusiasm is beginning to
Though the learning curve of radical behaviorism is so
, it is worth the journey.
Tendency to fight
FAPE can create
in special education.
Smith & Iwata 97'
Jack Michael's work on EOs.
University tenure creates experts who are
in their writings and/or presentations but have limited practical experience.
I would rather work with an
but willing aide than a
Jack Michael is the least
person I have ever met.
Skinner 45' contends that even
concepts such as VB, feelings, and emotions can be explained using the same behavioral principles.
about my inability to help Aldo and his family.
For parents, the
of our children's life keeps us awake at night.
Many parents believe that a well-behaved and productive child is a
I find great joy in seeing a home turn from anxiety-filled to
Unlikely to succeed
Parents often feel
implementing a schedule.
Extinction is often more
for the parent than it is for the child.
My favorite Einstein
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
The PECs people are the most
marketers in the field.
I prepare in advance because it helps me be
when delivering reinforcement.
Feeling of concern
Lessen the severity of
Zeroing in on the deficits that define the diagnosis helps to
the impact the disability has on both the child and their family.
Children who find no value in using language or in interacting with others, are more likely to be
later in life.