Tag Archives: Lineage

Sing-Along Saturday ABA Style VI

Bridge the Gap

How many times you think you can go from Point A to Point B easily and it turned out, much, much harder than you thought? (SURPRISE, not?!) Well, I always say that actually Point B is Point Z and Point B is just a little bit next to Point B. And yes, in ABA term, that would be more like a task analysis, right?

How I got to this topic? Well, I came from a “bridge” academic bloodline (and yes, that’s you, Dr. C), then I was talking to a friend the other day about some troubles (and that’s you, Bri E.), and then I was talking to Ann B. about cultures and bridges… so then comes this song:

What Term is It?

I am leaning toward avoidance (“I don’t wanna feel like I did that day”). What’s your thought?

And yes, bridge the gap you can I say!

Weird Wednesday ABA Style IX

Funny Somewhat Topical Ecard: Do what I show you, and you'll be a pro in no time.

Model the Super Model

No, I am not talking about those super models. A mentor, a person you can learn, who is SUPER at whatever you want to learn… say shoe-tying, skiing, Lego-building, and behavior plan-writing, you name it. I had said this before… FIND A MENTOR! Luke got Obi-won and Yoda. Michael got Vito. Who do you have? Can you trace your ABA lineage?

This is a short post… and yes, now go learn about modeling from the White Book. For those who are sitting this month, you can do it! Remember: study hard, read carefully, read carefully, trust your instinct!

May the desired consequence be with you!

Master Skinner, Happy Birthday! (Updated)

B. F. Skinner
Our Yoda B.F. Skinner is? (Photo credit: Laura B. Dahl)

My fellow Jedi, today is a great day. Our great master (Yoda?) was born this day in 1904. We won’t be quite radical or verbal without his contribution. A little Psych 101 here but he’s the one that makes Palvov’s dog do more than just drooling. For more info, please click on this post from the BF Skinner foundation.

This also gets me thinking about the history of this field… and what I call, my ABA lineage. Obviously, Yoda, I mean Skinner has influenced all of us. So he’s always with us. Then there are different Jedi schools/regions (i.e. KU, Michigan, West Virginia, Arizona…). Well, I was one of the lucky ones who got to attend Lovaas’s lecture. Though I went a slightly different direction with the Lovaas way, I do think I am from his line.

And then there’s my current schooling: the Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) bloodline: the ABA guru, Jose Martinez-Diaz, and Behavior Guy (Corey Robertson) and other great co-instructors.

I am going to get this lineage all drawn up one day. What characters do you think your mentors/instructors are?

What’s your ABA lineage?