Matt Cicoria: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy & BCBA Supervision

Fellow behavior analyst and author Matt Cicoria comes from a diverse background that includes a work-study job in a pigeon lab and work at Auburn University with mine-detecting dogs. These experiences gave him a unique understanding of the mind; now he's sharing that insight, along with skills acquired from working as a school consultant. He also goes over some great info about self-care and ACT: acceptance and commitment therapy. Matt is also a member of the podcast clubhes been hosting his own podcast, Behavioral Observations Podcast with Matt Cicoria, for 3 years.

Why is My Verbal Behavior Approach to Autism Different and Better?

Ive been a part of the autism community for two decades. Ive worked with some of the best, and now I have an approach that I believe is better than any other approach out there. Learn the ten reasons why I believe my approach is different and better and how I keep it simple and common sense.

Systematic Desensitization for Trips to the Doctor, Dentist and Haircuts for Kids with Autism

Going to the dentist, using eye drops, or taking a bath might seem like a mundane procedure for a typically developing person, but for those diagnosed with autism, they can suddenly feel like fighting an uphill battle. So Im going to share my tips for desensitizing your children or clients to these sorts of procedures, and hopefully make them a lot easier to accomplish.

Dr. Rick Kubina: Fluency and Precision Teaching

My friend and former BCBA mentor, Dr. Richard Kubina, is sharing his fall into the world of autism, the young boy that set him on the path of becoming a Behavior Analyst, and explains why precision teaching is so valuable in our line of work. Dr. Kubina is the author of dozens of journal articles and books, including The Precision Teaching Book.

Autism and Safety: Keeping Kids with Autism Safe

Our ultimate goal is for our children to lead their safest lives, and that means we have to do our part to protect them. All children have the unique ability to land themselves in unsafe situations, so today I cover how to protect your child wherever you go, whether that be at home, in school, or out in the community.

Dr. Becca Tagg: Burnout Prevention and Being Happy in the Autism World

I cannot stress the importance of self-care enough. If you are not in an okay place, then you are not in a position to help anyone. My friend, Dr. Becca Tagg, is sharing about her fall into the world of autism, as well as tips for avoiding burnout and how to live your happiest life.

How to Teach Conversational Skills to Children with Autism

I cannot stress the importance of helping your child develop conversation skills enough. Your child needs to be able to ask and answer questions, and to request help. In this episode I go over my strategies and tips for teaching a child conversational skills.

Getting Kids with Autism to Talk or Talk More

Its very important that your child or client is able use their verbal language skills as much as possible. Dr. Mary Barbera shares simple techniques to encourage these skills, along with practical advice and over two decades of Behavior Analyst wisdom.