Archive for the ‘typical developing’ Category

Improve Reading Behavior cartoon

August 17, 2013

A good rationale for today’s tech world.





Happy Easter behavior humor

March 31, 2013

Yes, even the wisdom of Maxine has a touch of behavior advice with an environmental / visual manipulation.  = )


The ‘Good Behavior’ Commercial

April 6, 2012

As a Behavior Analyst and consumer of products and services, I love this commercial.

The message was communicated very well via a dog engaging visually in good behaviors, the song ” I will be good” was perfect to play to enhance the emotional message. Very smart to use and show the positive value of engaging in good behavior.

The commercial wants you to buy Traveler’s insurance utlizing ‘good behavior’ as their selling point. I love it !!!

Kudos to the advertisement agency Fallon Worldwide in Minneapolis who developed this commercial.

Well done.

October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month

October 6, 2011
Nice story about Jon. Worth watching   = )

Yes, I totally agree. People with disabilities also teach us lessons.

Casey Anthony Trial Verdict and Possible National Caylee’s Law

July 10, 2011

Yes, I did watch the Casey Anthony case. My thoughts ? In observing and analyzing what was presented as evidence during this murder trial, in my opinion there was not enough evidence to convict on murder one / death penalty. Though I do believe there was enough evidence to convict on manslaughter and child abuse. The Florida prosecution only had circumstantial evidence, the defense made up stories and accused others to throw off the jurors, Casey obviously lied and partied alot, Cindy Anthony lied on the stand, the jurors must have encountered difficulties understanding the case etc etc

I just do not get it – a juror claimed that they were ‘sick to their stomachs’ as they acquitted Casey Anthony because the who, what, when and how was not proven beyond a reasonable doubt ?? More appropriately would have been, can these jurors actually say Casey Anthony was innocent without even a shadow of doubt at all ???

I say this- then who , what, when, how did the targeted persons by the defense commit this murder? Was the drowning proved? Did one of Casey’s imaginary nanny and/or friends really do it ? Of course not.

Many say that the CSI television show effect impacted this innocent verdict- I agree. People need to understand that when you have a body decomposing for several months while out in the elements of nature, it is very hard to prove the cause of death. FYI jurors, CSI shows are MAKE BELIEVE – real life, everyday cases in America are not that clear cut The prosecution worked with what they had. However, they should have simplified their approach more to take into consideration that perhaps these jurors could not tolerate and understand the lengthy explanations ( shorter attention spans? Jurors could not understand the forensics?)

Actions can speak the truth

Proven actions

– 31 days – no reports of Caylee missing by her mother Casey Anthony
– 31 days of lying to her mother about all the fun activities engaged with Caylee and the imaginary Nanny named Zany
– the numerous photos of Casey partying, smiling and dancing – no sadness, no remorse?
– Casey gets a tatoo while her daughter is missing/dead – ” It’s a beautiful life”
– Casey’s password for Facebook and Myspace accounts- timer55 – the exact amount of days from the day Caylee supposedly died till the day of Caylee’s birthday
– Casey lying to the police numerous times- sent police to places that she said she worked at but did not

Casey was not too concerned about her daughter’s where abouts and safety now was she?

I agree with the prosecution’s theory, Casey wanted to silence her daughter since developmentally – Caylee’s verbal language would be getting stronger. Then Caylee could use her words to tell the truth. Casey did not want to sacrifice and be a mother- she wanted to party.

Further proof

– The blanket, the child’s clothes, the specific designer laundry bag – all evidence was linked to the Anthony home
– the computer searches for chloroform – though not sure if it was once or 84 times
– The duct tape was matched from the home
– Why would Casey request a shovel from her neighbor?
– I think the prosecution should have heavily explained about the police dogs who indicated a dead body had been in the trunk of Casey’s car – police dogs are HIGHLY trained and have a much better sense of smell than humans

My Issues with Defense

I disagreed with the defense- the prosecution is allowed to define the picture of Casey- it shows her character, it helps to substantiate motive

– It truly bothers me that the defense implied that if someone has been sexually abused as a child then they can become disturbed and be like Casey to explain away the partying and lying for 31 days
– Casey was a good Mom because the videos and photos taken shows it, there was no history of abuse ?- well you do not need to have a history of abuse to predict a behavior of murder
– Casey lied so that she could do her own searching for Caylee- huh???????? she was too busy partying and lying to her parents and friends she was hanging out with
– Casey has imaginary friends – thus implying she is unstable ? – but that does not give her the right to kill her child.
Other stuff
Is the Anthony family dysfunctional – probably YES – whether sexual abuse occurred between the father, Casey and the brother Lee was not proven – just eluded

Did Casey’s parents, George and Cindy Anthony tell the truth all the time during this murder trial ? NO

I can go on and on …. In my own opinion – Casey is guilty based on circumstantial evidence, she did it.

What really concerns me is – this verdict by jurors who are our peers just basically reinforced that it is ‘okay’ to not report your child missing for 31 days, to dispose the child’s body to decompose for a long time and make up lies.

Unfortunately, a beautiful child is dead and her mother is freed to make millions?? Something is very wrong with this.

Hopefully something good can come out of this ?????

A few states have already drafted legislation to make it a felony for a parent and /or guardian to not report their child missing immediately.

“(Newser) – Casey Anthony’s not guilty verdict sparked Facebook outrage, a couple of Nancy Grace rants, and now a fast-growing petition for a new law. “Caylee’s Law,” thought up by Oklahoma mom of two Michelle Crowder, would require parents and guardians to report a child’s disappearance to police immediately. Caylee Anthony was last seen June 16, but was not reported missing for a full month.

Crowder, who started a petition as well as a Facebook page asking Congress to create the law, says she was “sickened” when Casey Anthony was convicted only of lying to the police, and was not “charged with child neglect or endangerment, or even obstruction of justice.” Her petition is the fastest-growing campaign in the site’s history, with nearly 2,000 people signing it each hour, the Washington Post reports. ” retrieved from

So do the right thing !

Sign this petition, call your State Congress representatives and State Governor !!!  Tell your family and friends. Lets get this law passed in ALL states to protect ALL children.

Rest in peaceCaylee


Verbal Behavior Action !!

April 1, 2011

I just thought this was adorable !

Now this is Verbal Behavior in action !

What an intense conversation !

Help for Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2011

Yes, Valentine’s Day is here again. Some have a loved one to share the day with, others may not have a special someone.

For those that may be down alittle today – here is a pick me up commercial just for you !!

The Ladders  at – which is a website to search for jobs did a great job in executing their message –  ” feel like you are irresistable ” The director for this commercial campaign really was able to behaviorally bring out the confidence of the actor participants.

Everyone deserves to feel good. Oooo aahh … la la laaa …

Happy Valentine’s Day

Bouncing Heart


The Reinforcement of Power – Super Bowl Darth Vader Commercial

February 8, 2011

Super Bowl commercials- some were good, some were not so good and some were awesome!

Why feature a commercial on this blog ? A commercial has behavior analysis components???

This was my favorite commercial during the Super Bowl.

Smart thinking of Volkswagen and their Advertising Agency in branding.  Lots of behavior shaping going on here.  Triggers, linking and pairing.

The data for likeability ? 20,602,257 hits on You Tube and counting as of this writing.

As for the effectiveness for increasing sales ? – time will tell …..

May the force be with you !!

ABA Related Cartoon : Cat VS Internet

January 12, 2011

Throughout the past couple of years of providing BCBA Supervision to various students in New Jersey and other states in the United States, I like to send along to them a variety of creative /  lighter venues that showcase Applied Behavior Analysis.

My supervisees love it and those that are BCBAs and BCaBAs now want me to still send along what I find on my searches and travels for various types of ABA related content for review. ABA is not just only about discrete trials and Verbal Behavior thus I try to keep my students ABA open minded.

This approach I do has worked so well that it recently motivated one of my current supervisees to send me this cartoon ( which by the way, if I had found it, I would have sent it along to my ABA people list- FYI, already done! ) 

So I say to my BCBA supervisee  – Thumbs Up

Therefore, I decided to share it here with all who visit my ‘web blog about behavior’.

Perhaps some will get all the ABA related concepts involved and be able to breakdown the chain of behavior events. Hopefully, most will see how this is so classical and have a chuckle too.

Cat Vs Internet

 Just also wanted to say thank you to for creating this cute cartoon.

America’s Got Talent – Jackie Evancho Sings Pie Jesu

September 9, 2010

I have to confess, I really like this show. Especially when they have lots of real talent to enjoy.  I truly appreciate Art, Music and Creativity.

During this 2010 season, America’s Got Talent  has featured and opened many doors of opportunities for a variety of very talented people.

I’ll talk more about this show later on in a future post.

But I must post this.

Jackie Evancho, a 10 year old opera singer.

WOW, she sings like an Angel Glitter Text

Superb talent!

She sings so beautifully.

Good luck to Jackie, she made it to the finals!