Trial-based Functional Analysis and Vocal Scripting

Recently, I published a study with colleagues from Purdue University and the University of South Carolina (USC) that evaluated the effects of a trial-based functional analysis (TBFA) on informing treatment for vocal scripting in three children with autism. Our findings are exciting because they provide further support for the application of the TBFA in autism…

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Ethics of Telehealth in Autism Treatment

Given the rapid development of technology, many behavior analysts are turning to telehealth as a modality for delivering treatment. Telehealth has also been hailed as a way for clinicians to reach populations in rural areas. Though technology is getting easier to use by the day (and cheaper), there are still many considerations behavior analysts much…

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Activity Schedules Can Improve Meaningful iPad Engagement

I recently published a study with colleagues at Little Star Academy that evaluated how to teach children with autism to vary between different academic applications on an iPad. The study used an activity schedule (a combination of pictures that depicted various activities) and physical prompting to teach kids to do the following: (1) set a…

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How to Identify Ethical Organizations

If you’re a behavior analyst who specializes in autism treatment, you can likely pick between multiple potential employers. Wouldn’t it be nice to pick an organization to work for that is more likely to treat you fairly and engage in ethical practices? After all, if you engage in unethical behavior at the request of an…

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