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Pushed Beyond Limits

Posted on March 19, 2019 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (0)

How someone attempting to intimidate me enhanced my practice as a BCBA and leader.

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Why ABC is a Continuing Ed and Professional Development Provider

Posted on March 7, 2019 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (0)

“Why?,” you ask. Why CEUs? It has to do with my love of learning! #values #purposedriven #AffectingBehaviorChange #continuingeducation #professionaldevelopment

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Learning Outside of Your Field

Posted on March 3, 2019 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)

It's not often that I share my personal feelings on the Blog or Social Media.  For whatever reason, I feel the need.

I signed up for a business school professional development course.  B-School by Marie Forleo to be precise.  I've been following her work for about 4 or 5 years...maybe even longer.  She's amazing a...

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Making Hard, Work Tasks Easy

Posted on February 20, 2019 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (0)

In Pampino et al., 2005 article, they discuss using fluency training to increase employee performance.  The authors suggest using fluency to increase the frequency (or number of times) work tasks are performed.  When workers are fluent; responding with speed and accuracy over time, in basic processes, more difficult processes become easier.

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Preintervention Assessments in Organizational Behavior Management

Posted on February 20, 2019 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)

In Wilder et al., 2018, the authors discuss how preintervention assessments guide intervention.  "Safety assessments may assist managers or consultants to increase safety with respect to a specific task within an organization. Behavioral Systems Analysis (BSA) enables managers and consultants to improve the ways in which important processes are conducted and managed across u...

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Performance Targets in Occupational Health and Safety

Posted on February 18, 2019 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

In Sulzer-Azaroff & Fellner's article, they discuss how to select safety targets.  When reviewing safety incident reports, they purport looking at the cause of injury, the corrective measures that were taken, the specific job operation that was being performed and if the appropriate procedures were being used.

When prioritizing safety behaviors, the recommended criteria inclu...

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Decreasing Cash Shortages in Small Businesses

Posted on February 18, 2019 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)

In Marholin & Gray's article, they discuss using group response-cost procedures to decrease cash shortages in small businesses.   Small businesses may experience cash shortages due to theft or error in calculation.  In the study, the small business implemented assignment of cash registers and deduction of shortages exceeding 1% from cash...

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Leadership and Culture

Posted on February 18, 2019 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)

In Krapfl & Kruja, 2015, the authors discuss the Leadership Behavior Menu.  They purport the behaviors that leaders need to engage in include: Value Proposition, Ethical Values, Execution Skills, Innovation and Creativity, Communication Skills, Enabling Skills, Team Building Skills, Confronting Adversity, Tenacity and Culture-Building Skills.

The article discusses...

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A New Frontier: Integrating Behavioral and Digital Technology to Promote Health Behavior

Posted on February 10, 2019 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Reading the Dallery et al., 2014 article while developing the continuing education opportunity, the authors purport the use empirically supported principles and procedures of ABA in the development of technology-based interventions.  They stated, "Knowledge of the basic principles and procedures of operant behavior will help increase the likelihood of choosing parameters that result in good outcomes. Sel...

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Health and Fitness: The ABCs of Incentive-Based Treatment in Health care

Posted on February 2, 2019 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (4)

Reading the Meredith et al., 2014 article while developing the continuing education opportunity, "If the health care community adopts incentive-based interventions that are uninformed by research or theory, and if these interventions fail, then policymakers may prematurely conclude that incentive-based treatment does not work" really hit home.  In our field, regar...

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