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What is an FBA? behavior bytes vocabulary Apr 11, 2024

An FBA is a Functional Behavior Assessment. A FBA is an assessment that may be completed by the BCBA. An FBA has several parts. Identifying and defining the target behavior. Identifying...

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What is Direct Instruction? behavior bytes vocabulary Apr 04, 2024

Direct Instruction (DI) is a curriculum based, instructional methodology used for teaching children with autism. The DI method involves scripted teaching to ensure that children receive efficient...

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What is DTT? behavior bytes vocabulary Mar 28, 2024

Discrete Trial Training (DTT) is one of several types of teaching strategies that fall under the umbrella of ABA. DTT is a very structured ABA technique that is used to teach skills broken down...

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What is NET? behavior bytes vocabulary Mar 21, 2024

Incidental Teaching, also known as Natural Environment Teaching is an evidence-based practice of teaching we often use in ABA Therapy. This type of teaching is naturalistic in the fact that we use...

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What is Positive and Negative Punishment? behavior bytes vocabulary Feb 29, 2024

The term punishment in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis literally means for a behavior to decrease. Remember in ABA behavior is defined as anything one says or does (or anything that can be...

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What is Negative Reinforcement? behavior bytes vocabulary Feb 22, 2024

Within Applied Behavior Analysis there are two types of reinforcement: positive and negative. Reinforcement is used to help increase the probability that a specific behavior will occur in the...

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What is Positive Reinforcement? behavior bytes vocabulary Feb 15, 2024

Within Applied Behavior Analysis there are two types of reinforcement: positive and negative. Reinforcement is used to help increase the probability that a specific behavior will occur in the...

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Establishing Operations behavior bytes vocabulary Feb 08, 2024

An establishing operation is an event that momentarily alters the reinforcing effectiveness of a stimulus. For example, drinking water after eating salty food. The salty food momentarily increased...

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What is a BCaBA behavior bytes vocabulary Feb 01, 2024

BCaBA stands for Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst. This level of certification requires an undergraduate degree, courses related to behavior analysis, supervised practice and passing of...

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What is an RBT? behavior bytes vocabulary Jan 25, 2024

RBT stands for Registered Behavior Technician. RBT’s are paraprofessionals who practice under the close supervision of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and/or a Board Certified...

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What is a BCBA? behavior bytes vocabulary Jan 11, 2024

BCBA stands for Board Certified Behavior Analyst. When you see that a professional is a BCBA it means that they not only have a masters degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from an accredited...

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What is ABA? behavior bytes vocabulary Jan 05, 2024

“Applied behavior analysis (ABA) means the design, implementation, and evaluation of environmental modifications, using behavioral stimuli and consequences, to produce socially significant...

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