publication . Article . 2016

Establishing a common vocabulary of key concepts for the effective ımplementation of applied behavior analysis

Traci M. CIHON; Joseph H. CIHON; Guy M. BEDIENT;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Dec 2016 Journal: International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education (issn: 1307-9298, eissn: 1307-9298, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Kura Publishing
The technical language of behavior analysis is arguably necessary to share ideas and research with precision among each other. However, it can hinder effective implementation of behavior analytic techniques when it prevents clear communication between the supervising behavior analyst and behavior technicians. The present paper provides a case example of the development of a shared vocabulary, using plain English when possible, among supervisors and supervisees at a large public school district in which behavior analytic services were provided for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. A list of terms and definitions are provided as well as suggestion...
free text keywords: Autism spectrum disorder, Behavior analysis, Jargon, Verbal behavior, Theory and practice of education, LB5-3640
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