OBM and PM in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

What is organization behavior management (OBM) and performance management (PM)? How do they relate to the applied behavior analysis (ABA) field? Organization Behavior Management (OBM) uses applied behavior analysis (ABA) in workplaces. It uses behavior interventions and strategies to change peoples’ behaviors in workplaces, such as businesses, governments, and etc. Wilder et. al. (2009) sharesContinue reading “OBM and PM in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)”

Interview with Michelle Zeman as an autistic BCBA

Did you know more autistic people either are pursing work in the ABA field or already work in the ABA field? Currently, I have been working with an ABA company on the side as I am growing myself in the ABA field. I work alongside with 7 other autistic colleagues, which most of are eitherContinue reading “Interview with Michelle Zeman as an autistic BCBA”

Functional Communication Training (FCT)

What is Functional Communication Training (FCT)? Functional Communication Training (FCT) is a communication procedure in which teaches an alternative behavior/response that results in the same reinforcement used to maintain the problem behavior/response. Through FCT, differential reinforcement is implemented to reinforce the new communicative response/behavior and puts the problem behavior that was maintained by reinforcement onContinue reading “Functional Communication Training (FCT)”

Task Analysis

What is task analysis? A task analysis is an approach for teaching complex skills by breaking them down into manageable steps. Here is an example of a task analysis for the skill of putting on a t-shirt: Shirts in the dresser drawer → pick a shirt from the drawer Shirt in hand → Put shirtContinue reading “Task Analysis”

Breaking myths about ABA

As you may know, I was diagnosed with autism at the age of two. I received early interventions, including ABA, until the age of 8. Now as a college student through Purdue University Global, who is pursing a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), I want to provide aContinue reading “Breaking myths about ABA”

Differential Reinforcement

This past week for my Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) part one course in college, I learned about differential reinforcement. Also, I learned differential reinforcement procedures applied in ABA therapy. So, what is differential reinforcement? Differential reinforcement means reinforcing specific social behaviors/responses in a particular situation or event while withholding reinforcement for other target behaviors/responses. DifferentialContinue reading “Differential Reinforcement”

Services and Therapies for individuals living with Autism

When I was very young and lived in Brooklyn, NY, I received early intervention services and various kinds therapies. I had them every single day, seven days a week! Plus, I still had some therapies throughout my education in NJ. I would not be where I am today if my parents did not get meContinue reading “Services and Therapies for individuals living with Autism”