Session 45: Wayne Fisher on Best Practices for Functional Analysis and Function-Based Treatment

Dr. Wayne Fisher has spent decades researching the assessment and treatment of severe behavior problems. In Session 45 of The Behavioral Observations Podcast, he joins me to discuss current Functional Analysis and Function-Based Treatment strategies, his concerns for the field as it experiences rapid expansion, and advice for new practitioners. Here is his bio-sketch from the Munroe-Meyer Institute’s website: Wayne …

Session 44: Kim Berens talks Fit Learning, Precision Teaching, Scaling Agencies, and More!

Kim Berens joins me in Session 44 of The Behavioral Observations Podcast in what I originally thought was going to be a discussion about the company she co-founded, Fit Learning. While we spoke about Fit Learning a-plenty, Kim also provided tons of historical anecdotes on the development of our field, the development of Precision Teaching (where she recounted many  personal …

Session 43: Megan Miller Wants us to Do Better in 2018!

Happy New Year!!! I couldn’t imagine a better way to kick off 2018. Megan Miller returns to The Behavioral Observations Podcast to inform us of a movement-of-sorts that she is kicking off in this new year. Specifically, Megan is rolling out a multi-media campaign of professional development for 12 consecutive months. She is calling this the “Do Better Movement.” And before …

Session 42: Pat Friman Gives a Public Speaking Tutorial

Given both the guest and the topic, I don’t know if I can add much to the title of this podcast episode. Pat Friman is arguably the best speaker in our field. I have seen him present at least a 1/2 dozen times throughout my career, and it is remarkable how consistent the quality of his talks are. So in …

Session 40: Mark Dixon and Dana Paliliunas Want Kids to Accept, Identify, and Move

Mark Dixon and Dana Paliliunas join me for Session 40 to discuss the new curriculum they just published, which is called Accept, Identify, and Move. In short, it’s a curriculum guide to help kiddos by combining Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Applied Behavior Analysis. In this episode, we touch on a wide range of topics, including classroom interventions, school …

Session 38: The NextGen Revolution Summit

Hi Folks, I am on day 2 of not having any power (huge windstorm hit New Hampshire on Sunday night/Monday morning), so please excuse the lack of show notes for this episode. I’ll update as soon as I can. So here’s the Twitter version: I speak with five out of the seven or eight speakers at the 2017 NextGen Revolution …

Session 37: Sustainability & Straws with Amanda Kelly!

Do you want to hear a cool story about using Behavior Analysis to improve the environment? Glad you asked! Dr. Amanda Kelly returns to the podcast to discuss her #nostrawforme campaign. What started out as essentially a self-management intervention is evolving into movement to reduce the usage of disposable or single-use items. Personally, I rarely use straws, but this conversation …

Session 36: Parent Training with Brandon Franklin

How do you get parents to become effective agents of change as it relates to their children’s problem behavior? If you’re like me, you’ve struggled to explain the complexities of the functional nature of problem behavior to lay people. Clearly, avoiding our technical language helps with this, but working with parents in particular, it can be difficult to teach how …