Moving Beyond ABA: How to do a Functional Analysis…

#Ooh Ooh Ooh! They Finally Did It! “In all my years of doing Functional Analysis and treating problem behavior, I have never once, not once, been thanked by a parent for effecting a long-lasting, socially relevant change. None of them have been able to tell me I long-term changed their children’s lives for the better” … More Moving Beyond ABA: How to do a Functional Analysis…

Lack of valid outcome measures invalidates autism science…

Ooh Ooh Ooh! They Finally Did It! I have been waiting a while for a paper like this. Someone finally went and did a rather comprehensive analysis of outcome measures used in autism research. The evaluated whether or not the outcome measures were valid as endpoint targets for intervention studies. To give away the ending, … More Lack of valid outcome measures invalidates autism science…

Open Hardware/Software Leads to a Better Behavioral Tasks

Ooh Ooh Ooh! They Finally Did It! So this has been a GREAT week in research. A new protocol was reported for building an open-hardware/open-software operant chamber for testing rats called the ArduiPod Box. Now I have been planning and scheming on how to do this for ages, but never got around to it. I … More Open Hardware/Software Leads to a Better Behavioral Tasks