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Talk the Talk

One of the goals of applied behavior analysis (ABA) is to help people learn the skills they need to be successful in their daily activities. Said another way, teaching a person what to do (i.e., target behavior) in a situation (i.e., cue) to get a preferred outcome (i.e., reinforcer).  Learning often occurs through rules and/or direct experience. An example of a rule is a parent telling a...

In this edition of Talk the Talk, 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑹𝒆𝒊𝒏𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒄𝒆𝒓𝒔 will be providing an overview of "task analysis," a very important concept in the field of ABA! Technical definition: Identifying the critical parts of a complex behavior and separating them into a series of simple responses. Task analysis...

Technical definition:   A change in the environment that occurs after a behavior and increases its occurrences in the future. Reinforcement can be positive or negative. If the change added something to the environment (e.g., a peer starts talking to a learner), it is referred to as...