Archive for the ‘behavior change’ Category

Some New Year’s Resolution Humor

January 7, 2014

In our field we could call this experimental behavior analysis lol
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Parent Dances as Kids Go Back to School

September 3, 2013

Hey parents, can you relate to this video?

I was going to repost the video of ‘Its the most wonderful time of the year’ for STAPLES as the parents are flying around on the shopping cart filling it with back to school supplies.

But I came acrossed this one.

Improve Reading Behavior cartoon

August 17, 2013

A good rationale for today’s tech world.

 

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“Autism does not define me.” by Miss Montana

January 27, 2013

Alexis is very correct. Too many think that Autism is only about deficits.

People with Autism also have abilities, talents, positive feelings and dreams.

 

 

Summer Swim Suits and Down Syndrome

January 13, 2013

I had to share this ADORABLE ad of a 10 month old child with down syndrome.

It is just awesome that this child represents a swim wear line for DC Kids.

Kudos to the companies who are promoting ALL kinds of people.

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2013 New Year’s Resolutions

December 30, 2012
Statistic Verification
Source: University of Scranton.   Journal of Clinical Psychology
Published: 12.13.2012
Rank Top 10 New Years resolutions for   2012

1

Lose Weight

2

Getting Organized

3

Spend Less, Save More

4

Enjoy Life to the Fullest

5

Staying Fit and Healthy

6

Learn Something Exciting

7

Quit Smoking

8

Help Others in Their Dreams

9

Fall in Love

10

Spend More Time with Family
News Years Resolution Statistics Data
Percent of Americans who usually   make New Year’s Resolutions 45%
Percent of Americans who infrequently   make New Year’s Resolutions 17%
Percent of Americans who absolutely   never make New Year’s Resolutions 38%
Percent of people who are   successful in achieving their resolution 8%
Percent who have infrequent   success 49%
Percent who never succeed and fail   on their resolution each year 24%
People who explicitly make   resolutions are 10 times more likely to attain their goals than people who   don’t explicitly make resolutions

Resource:  www.statisticbrain.com

My own opinion

It is that time of year again, out with the old and in with the new?

I was curious to review what the percentages were for New Year’s Resolutions for 2012 as our country approaches the Fiscal Cliff and remains in a weak economy. Note that money matters ranked number 3 for personal resolutions – not surprising to me.

My thoughts on this?  Spending less money, saving money behaviors also need to be our state and federal governments’ New Years Resolution. The overspending and over borrowing behaviors only cause higher taxes and lesser support programs as consequences for Americans.

Our governments can not financially sustain what they are putting out and borrowing. Have we not learned from Europe and especially Greece?

Therefore, as Americans try to change their spending behavior for the better, so should our government.

Am I concerned about our country?  Yes I am. I have been since the expensive wars started under Bush and the worse over exorbitant spending under Obama. Would you run your own personal home budget like this?  What would be the consequences of that behavior if you did?

Not very good ones….

As the resolution statistics say- perhaps if our president and elected officials made it a collective goal to straighten out our over spending and borrowing issues, maybe they would more likely be able to achieve it?

With watching all of this mayhem, I think unfortunately more crises will occur. If things continue to not improve, spending less, saving money will rise higher on the Resolution list.

It is that time of year again, out with the old and in with the new?

Unfortunately, the American debt is not going anywhere but increasing.

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I can still try to hope for the best though. It is the optimist in me  = )

The Major Effects of Hurricane Sandy on New Jersey

November 19, 2012

A picture speaks a thousand words…
A video speaks volumes …


I live and work in NJ.

I know and have visited these areas… Environments and lives have been drastically changed.

The more inland NJ counties suffered  wind damage , downed trees/ poles and power outages for up to 10 days. Though the NJ shore and bay towns suffered far worse damage.

Mother nature was in control here.

Please HELP the relief effort!

By Phone: Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY and specify NJ Storm Relief
By Text: Text STORM to 80888 to make a $10 donation

By Check: Made payable to The Salvation Army, with NJ Storm Relief specified in the memo.

Mail to:
The Salvation Army
PO Box 3170
Union, NJ 07083

Donate to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund today
visit
https://sandynjrelieffund.org/index.html

Your donations make a real difference!
THANK YOU!!!!

Developing a Registered Behavioral Technician ‘RBT’ Credential

August 26, 2012

Finally, the Behavior Analyst Certification Board   ( BACB )  is developing a new credential, Registered Behavioral Technician ‘RBT’ .

There has been so much confusion over people calling themselves behavior therapists, behavior aides, behavior assistants, behavior techs  etc that have hardly any formal and verifible Applied Behavior Analysis training and supervision by a  Board Certified Behavior Analyst  ( BCBA ). The Applied Behavior Analysis ( ABA )  consumer has no way to know who is professionally trained versus someone who went to a one weekend ABA training. The BACB has made a smart and very responsible move towards credentialing those that do assist the implementation of behavior plans.

The result of this? Better managed and trained staff that ABA consumers can trust and rely upon.

I am looking forward to the development of this newest RBT credential

Stay tuned ….

Source: http://www.bacb.com/index.php?page=100179#74

Doggy Lesson

August 5, 2012

What is Important to Changing Behavior?

June 24, 2012