Put Some Respect on My Name

Picture an 8-year-old dark skinned African girl with big, bright round-shaped eyes and an infectious smile. She is excited to learn and eager to start her school year. On the first day of school, she sits at her desk, hands perfectly clasped atop her composition...
Five Ways to Reduce the Summer Slide

Five Ways to Reduce the Summer Slide

Although summer is more than halfway over for most school districts, there is still ample time to infuse fun and learning into your child’s days.  Summer vacation can be a fun and memorable time for many children and families across the country.  Often, families...
Let’s Play Awhile, Before It’s Too Late

Let’s Play Awhile, Before It’s Too Late

I think that we need to take a step back just a smidgen. What do you think of when you see or hear the word, play? Come on, take a few seconds and really picture it. Picture a scene either from your own childhood or having seen other children engaged in play. Stay...
I am a BCBA, ask me what I do.

I am a BCBA, ask me what I do.

Behavior Analysis Behavior analysis is the science of analyzing behavior and, for this blog, human behavior. Behaviorism believes people engage in behavior due to the consequences. There are two types of consequences, punishment, and reinforcement. In simple terms,...