Dealing with Non-behavioral Treatment Recommendations for Autism

Interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary collaboration is becoming commonplace in autism treatment. Therefore, behavior analysts need resources to help guide them during collaborative practices. Back in 2015, I published an article that described how a behavior analyst may consider the non-behavioral treatment recommendations of his or her colleagues, while maintaining a professional and respectful relationship with those colleagues. In…

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Article by MSU College of Education on Upcoming Ethics Book

Recently, I sat down with Lauren Knapp from MSU’s College of Education Communications Office and shares with her some insights and details on my upcoming book.  You can view the article by clicking here. Stay tuned for additional updates regarding the book, including an interview with Matt Cicoria from the Behavioral Observations podcast!

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MSLBD 2018

  Materials Articles Behavioral Systems A goal-directed model for the design of human performance systems (Malott & Garcia, 1987) Organizational behavior management: systems analysis (Sigurdsson & McGee, 2015) An integrated approach for conducting a behavioral systems analysis (Diener, McGee, & Miguel, 2009) Ethics/Professionalism From interdisciplinary to integrated care of the child with autism: the essential role…

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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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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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Behavior Analysts Accept Gifts: So Now What?

Dr. Ben Witts and I recently collaborated on a project that evaluated the extent to which behavior analysts accept gifts from clients during practice. The implications of this paper are interesting because we found that many behavior analysts accept gifts because doing so is culturally appropriate. Check out the full paper/study below!

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