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Sad that there was no mention of “arranging instructional conditions” (e.g., Teacher-directed and Non-directed) to impact learning in a significant way. It is well known by CLMers that well-engineered learning environments (LEs) provide the schedules of reinforcement required to develop repertoires. Plus LEs, if engineered properly, will motivate learners to participate in the instructional conditions…

Autism Speaks and WHO Train ‘Master Trainers’ from 18 Countries

By Lucia Murillo, Autism Speaks assistant director of education research, and Kara Reagon, associate director of dissemination science. Both are members of Autism Speaks Global Autism Public Health (GAPH) team. We’re pleased to report back from the first international “Capacity Building Workshop on Parent Skills Training for Developmental Disorders,” in Geneva last week. Co-sponsored by…

Behavior analysis and behavioral neuroscience

OPINION ARTICLE Front. Hum. Neurosci., 17 April 2015 | https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2015.00210 Henry D. Schlinger* Department of Psychology, California State University, Los Angeles, CA, USA Behavior analysis—the science of adaptive behavior—focuses on behavior as a subject matter in its own right, not as an index of cognitive events, and is, thus, not dualistic. Behavior analysis incorporates several…