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April 21, 2019

Teaching math is a series of progressions in many different ways. You don’t just jump from identifying your numbers to calculus. Even Sir Isaac Newton needed to work up to inventing calculus through intermediate steps. However, learning those steps often isn’t easy for...

April 16, 2019

During my time as a doctoral student, I shifted my research away from functional living skills to academic skills for learners with more severe intellectual disability. I’ve always worked with this population, whether in a school, clinic, or residential facility. And f...

February 10, 2019

A friend of mine on Facebook posted this video example in an ABA page and I thought it was a great way to showcase how powerful the science of behavior can be. In this particular clip, the learner, a girl with profound intellectual disability, is learning to walk. The...

February 4, 2019

Or The Name-Dropping Episode

 

January 27, 2019

One of the concepts of behavior analysis that I consistently see students struggle with mastering is an explanatory fiction. On the surface, it seems like something that should be a no-brainer. But until you have a strong grasp of what behaviorism is about, it can be v...

December 31, 2018

It’s that time of year when everyone makes resolutions to be better people or to change some aspect of themselves. And we all know how that typically goes. Great for a couple of weeks and then all is forgotten. But let’s think about why that is in behavioral terms.

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December 16, 2018

I just finished my first semester as faculty in the ABA master’s program at Ball State University. Literally, I just finished grading everything. That’s the bad part about teaching. I love imparting knowledge though. So, now I’m going to vent a bit about the two classe...

October 21, 2018

I just had a great time at the Hoosier Association for Behavior Analysis annual conference. For the first time in several years, I wasn’t presenting and just enjoyed the talks. There is something about just listening to what others in the field are doing that is satisf...

October 15, 2018

It really doesn’t take that long to write a blog post, right? Just jot down some thoughts into a few paragraphs. Try to sound coherent. Make them relevant. 

Okay, so it isn’t easy for me to do this quite as often as I had planned. My goal was to do this weekly at best a...

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