ABA Chat

Weekly ABA chat!

Join in on Wednesday nights at 9pm (EST) for a Twitter “chat” hosted by a Tricia-Lee Keller, also known as Behaviouratplay!  The live chat usually lasts about an hour, however you can follow and add to the conversation or follow at your leisure throughout the week by using the #ABAchat hashtag. Here is a link to Tricia’s Behaviourist At Play Tumblr site which has additional information on the weekly chat: Behaviourist At Play.

ABA Chat Archive:

I will do my best to post transcripts of each chat within a couple days. You can view each transcript by clicking the link to the right.

January 2013

NEW! January 30 Pictorial Prompts 2013_01_31 Pictorial Prompts (Excel file)

January 09 Reinforcer Effectiveness and Preference (moderated by Zach Shoemaker)  2013_01_09 Reinforcer Magnitude (Excel file)

October 2012

October 17 Communicating the Science 2012_10_17 Communicating the Science (Excel file)

October 3 Prompts and Prompting 2012_10_04 Prompts and Prompting (Excel file)

September 2012

September 26 Preference Assessments 2012_09_26 Preference Assessments (Excel file)

September 19 Ethics (moderated by Amanda Kelly aka Behaviorbabe) 2012_09_22 Ethics (Excel file)

September 12 Modeling 2012-09-12 Modeling

July 2012

 July 25, 2012 Behavior Cusps 2012-07-25 Behavior Cusps

May 2012

May 2, 2012 Preference vs Reinforcer Assessments 2012-05-02 Preference vs Reinforcer Assessments

May 23, 2012 Noncontingent Reinforcement 2012-05-23 Noncontingent Reinforcement

April 2012

April 4, 2012 Joint Attention 2012-04-04 Joint Attention

April 11, 2012 TAGTeach 2012-04-11 TAGTeach

April 18, 2012 Data Collection 2012-04-18 Data Collection

April 25, 2012 Rewards and Reinforcement 2012-04-25 Rewards and Reinforcement

March 2012

March 7, 2012 Shaping 2012-03-07 Shaping

March 28 Verbal Behaviors 2012-03-28 Verbal Behaviors

February 2012

February 1, 2012 – Personal Health 2012-02-01 Personal Health

February 8, 2012 – ABA and Positive Behavior Supports 2012-02-08 ABA and Positive Behavior Supports

February 15, 2012 Generalization and Generality 2012-02-15 Generalization and Generality

February 22, 2012 Procrastination 2012-02-22 Procrastination

February 29, 2012 Scientist Practioners 2012-02-29 Scientist Practioners

January 2012

January 11, 2012 – Dimensions of ABA 2012-01-11 Dimensions of ABA

January 18, 2012 – Caseloads and Service Delivery 2012-01-19 Caseloads and Service Delivery

January 25, 2012 – Motivating Operations 2012-01-25 Motivating Operations

November/December 2011

November 9, 2011- Function vs Topography 2011-11-09_Function_v_Topography

November 16, 2011 – Extinction Technologies 2011-11-16 Extinction Procedures

November 23, 2011 – Individuals with ASD as ABA providers * (Skype chat- No Transcript available)

November 30, 2011 – Direct instruction for Teaching Reading 2011-11-30 DI for Reading

December 7, 2011 – Parent training, Consultations in the Home 2011-12-07 Parent Training and Consultation


How to Join in!

If you would like to follow along, the easiest way is to log onto Twitter and search using the #ABAchat hashtag.

If you decide to join the converstation, all that is required is that you include the tag in any of your tweets. You can also follow along on social media applications such as Tweetdeck by creating a search window of the hashtag.

You can also join in by 1) going to http://www.tweetchat.com, 2) use the ABAchat hashtag to join in the chat room, 3) Set the browser refresh speed to 5 seconds.

Feel free to join at any time by adding the #ABAchat hashtag to any tweet.

Hope to see you Wednesday evenings!


One thought on “ABA Chat

  1. DI for Reading

    Thanks for the transcript. I wish I could have participated, I’ll have to figure out the time difference for future reference.

    I have worked a lot with older, low-progress readers using explicitly taught (basically direct instruction) phonics-based programs in Australia. Most children I have worked with have been in grades 4-6 and reading a few years below their peers. The program we used help “catch them up” to their peers in a short period of time. Quite successful, most students who attended an intensive program, gained 1-2 years in only 6 months. The program adopts a non-categorical approach, so all students are taught the same way, some may just take a little longer to move through all the levels. I have also used the above program with some of my students with an ASD and seen progress (albeit slow progress).

    I have used some SRA programs too – the Specific Skills Series, Spelling Mastery (my favourite, not necessarily teaching reading based, but a great D.I. program) and the comprehension program Corrective Comprehension

    I also had brief experience with the Language for Learning programs which are good for teaching beginning comprehension. I didn’t use these with one of my kids, but the things covered in the program were things similar to what we had done/were doing in his ABA program.

    I agree with there being some need of concepts for any child/person who is reading something. They need some prior knowledge to help make sense of what they are reading.

    Comprehension is a pressing issue. It is (relatively) easy to teach kids the foundational skills needed to be able to decode sounds and blend words and provide repeated practise so they remember them! However teaching them how to remember what they have read, understand what they have read and make sense of it, is difficult. The SRA Corrective Comprehension (although I think it is now corrective reading or something) was really good. It seemed a bit abstract but all the kids we used it with caught on with it too. I have never used it with any of my kids with Autism, but they would not be up to that level. Which is why SRA is good, because they have a few different levels (Language for Learning /Thinking etc).

    Sorry for spamming your blog! I really wish I had been able to attend.

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