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What is Organizational Behavior Management (OBM)?

Posted on January 13, 2019 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (0)


Organizational Behavior Management (OBM) is a sub-discipline of ABA.  In OBM, the principles of behavior are used to improve employee and/or team performance at work.  Performance Management, Behavioral-Based Safety and Be...

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What is Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)?

Posted on January 12, 2019 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a science.  It applies the principles of behavior to improve socially significant behavior.  Determining the functions of behavior (or the reason[s] why the behavior occurs) allows behavior change agents to identify intervention packages to improve those behaviors tha...
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What We Don't Know about Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Posted on August 24, 2017 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)


Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is primarily known as the research-based treatment for individuals with Autism.  Many people believe that ABA is discrete trial teaching (DTT).  DTT is one of the many components of ABA.  However, there are a vast array of principles and procedures that fall under the umbrella of ABA.  In the following blog, programming pivotal behaviors...

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Pivotal Behaviors: Teaching Children Across Behaviors

Posted on August 19, 2017 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (0)


Rather than working on specific targets or things to teach, programming pivotal behaviors (wide area of functioning) will produce greater effects. When teaching students to increase motivation, self-initiate, or self-manage, educating across behaviors instead of teaching a discrete skill can produce acquisition, mastery, and generalization at a faster rate. To do this, we must utilize natural rei...

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Ethics in ABA

Posted on August 18, 2017 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)


When engaging in single subject research, the ethical concerns that arise are the cognitive abilities of the client and ability to consent to treatment, that the behaviors that are of concern are observable and predictable, who and where the interventions will be implemented, who gives consent and upholds proper treatment intervention and ethical behavior and what outcomes are expec...

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