Behavioral Explanations

Some behavioral explanations include biophysical, biochemical, developmental, and cognitive.
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ABA Terms

Antecedent: Something that occurs in the environment right before the behavior of study. Behavior: Any observable and recordable action by a subject. Consequence: The result of the behavior. Positive: When an environmental condition…

Extinction

Extinction: When an observed behavior goes away entirely because of the reinforcement procedure that has been applied to the situation.  An extinction burst, occurs when the reinforcement that caused a behavior has been removed, initially there…

Ivan Pavlov

Ivan Pavlov’s work is also important to the field of ABA.  He worked in the late 1800s to early 1900s in the field of classical conditioning (FK-13-14).  Classical conditioning is the process of pairing an unconditioned response with a conditioned…

B. F. Skinner

The experimental branch of behavior analysis began in 1938 with the publication of B. F. Skinner's book, The Behavior of Organisms. Skinner used operant conditioning, which uses the consequences of behavior to shape future behavior.  Operant…

School Struggles: Does Your Child Need Additional Support?

Warning Signs of School Struggles The fall is underway and grades are in. Is your child is struggling with school?  Since initial grading periods have passed, continued school struggles may be a sign that your child’s difficulties require…

Calming Weather Worries

Have you noticed that climate change and hurricane season produce a constant flow of weather events?  Children and adolescents who are already emotionally sensitive may be susceptible to stress caused by these continual weather reminders.  We…

Supplemental and Alternative ADHD Interventions

Popular supplemental and alternative ADHD interventions include removing certain foods from an individual's diet or adding vitamins/supplements and other foods. Some of these methods may be minimally effective. It is important to consider the…