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What Do Jaime and I Have In Common?

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My nails painted.  For some reason, the rotation option was not available…

Things I Do For Love

Jaime from certain show did something quite, hmm, evil to show his love.

I did something quite different to show my love for ABA and my clients.  Yes, I got my nails painted as a reinforcer.  I might not be the smartest, strongest, most all-around man but I am man enough to serve as a nail-painting toy.

Functions vs Topography

As I said above, Jaime and I both did something for love.  However, the topography is VERY different.

Just remember there is more than one way to get things (or achieve that particular function).   Screaming, spitting, cursing, punching someone in the face can all lead to going to the principal’s office, which is a great way to escape from class work.  Different topographies, same results.

While Jaime did something quite unthinkable to show his love,  I showed my love for ABA and my clients by getting my nails painted.

How would you show your love of ABA?


Sing-Along Saturday XVI

English: Los Angeles, California, USA Español:...
Beverly Hills, California (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Where Do You Want To Live?

Many of you know that I used to live in LA and things can go quite crazy there. And the traffic!!! I still have no idea how Jack Bauer could save Los Angeles (and United States) some many dang times… driving to places to places WITHOUT ANY TRAFFIC… (“sorry the nuclear bomb just has to go off cuz I am still on the 405!!!”)… and not to mention the great cell phone reception. What carrier do you have again, Jack?

So That’s Where You Wanna Be?

Here’s the song for this round of sing-along:

Disclaimer: This video was filmed in Mr. Hefner’s residence, though there is nothing rated R but some people might find it a bit inappropriate or not suitable for work

ABA Time!!!

So what ABA term can you think of?

I am leaning towards Extinct Burst… since the singer repeatedly sings “Beverly Hill, that’s where I wanna be!” then he goes on some random ranting about he’s not good enough to live there…

So tell me what you think?

Podcast Help

I just put 2 podcast episodes on another blog (please don’t ask me why I did this… I can’t even remember… I am fixing it).

Anyway, I am looking to interview more BCBAs to pick their brain… so please help me out, connect me with the BCBAs you know. Let’s learn from some of the finest in our field, ya?

Also, if you get a chance to listen to my podcast, please give me an honest review and some suggestions. Help some liked-minded people to find my show, ya?

Exam Time It Is

It’s May, so it’s exam time! Work that EO! Read the study tips! Join the study group! You can do it!

May the desired consequence be with you!



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Today in History

Today in History


Central Sculpture - Boston Strong Scroll Detail
Central Sculpture – Boston Strong Scroll Detail (Photo credit: Eric Kilby)

Big Day in History Today is


April 15, 1865, Abraham Lincoln died.


April 15, 1912, Titanic sank and we had James Cameron to thank…


April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier, became the first African American player in Major League Baseball.


April 15, 2013, Boston Marathon tragedy.


Boston Strong!!!


In observance of the event, there will be no other tips today. BCBA tips will resume on Thursday.




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Sing-Along Saturday ABA Style XI

Back-To-Back Posts, My Friends!

Like my previous post said, I am pulling a double-header today (I blame Winter Solstice and/or Bush!). Anyway, I had this song on my mind for Christmas for the longest time. I hope you like it!

Can You Hear What I Hear?

I sure hope you paid attention to the lyrics! This song has ABA written all over it!

The heart-giving behavior was not reinforced last year. So what happens this year? Duh! Give it to someone special!

Ain’t that Differential Reinforcement?

So, What Term Is It?

Come on! I just gave you a hint… that’s right! It’s Discrimination! No, not that kind of discrimination! Let’s talk about it here or at the study group if you like!

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!

May the desired consequence be with you!

Episode 4: Dr. Josh Pritchard

English: A blue bow tie.
English: A blue bow tie. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dr. Josh Pritchard of Florida Institute of Technology

Listen to his interview

Summary/show note will eventually come with your help? Please?

See what he’s up to? Go to his website

Quick Summary
Success: Small moments. Having a client with severe behavior reflect on their own success with behavior change.

Failure: Arrogance early in career. “Knowing everything” and later regretting what was said and done.

Book: Skinner‘s “Science and human behavior

Quote: “Hold everything lightly”
“The whole idea of science is knocking down ideas and building up new ones”

Sing-Along Saturday ABA Style IX

Operation Monday

Hope y’all had a wonderful time on Thanksgiving (and Hanukkah)… and the day after, and the weekend… and the food…

So with all that going on, fun, no? But are you ready for MONDAY?

That’s why I got you this song:


ABA Time

So are you thinking about the same ABA term?

Abolishing Operation? Me too!

Questions/suggestions/comments/song request? Contact me and we can brainstorm!

Now go finish the rest of the leftover food…

Credit to my friend, Natasha I. for the song.

Weird Wednesday ABA Style XIX

Funny Thanksgivukkah Ecard: Let's agree that Thanksgivukkah means we can stuff our faces with turkey and latkes for eight straight days.

What a Coincidence!

Well, I wanted to do something with Thanksgiving and Hanukkah… so this is the one I picked. I didn’t even create my own caption this time!

Anyway, how likely is that both holidays lie on the same day… the very same day when my two other  “Mom’s” birthday is… Oy!
What are the chances of that?!


When you talk about chances… percent of occurrence comes to mind. Why don’t we go review the definition of this between turkey and pie?

Happy Thanksgivukkah!!!

Enjoy, play nice, travel safe! Don’t make yourself a SDP or AO or P+/- to the people you love!


Sing-Along Saturday ABA Style VIII

Thursday is a Special Day

At least this coming Thursday is. Thanksgiving AND Hanukkah! And there are ONLY two versions of this song in my head that would work:


and this one:

(Disclaimer: these songs might not be the cleanest, more G-rated version…)

Drum(stick) (and) Roll…

So which ABA term am I thinking of? Hmmm… how about topography?

What do you think?