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This month's definition is from Behaviorspeak: a Glossary of Terms in Applied Behavior Analysis.
ABC Description: A description of a response in terms of the Antecedent (A), Behavior (B), and Consequence (C) of the response. An ANTECEDENT is the stimulus that immediately precedes the behavior. The BEHAVIOR is a description of the response in terms of its topography. The CONSEQUENCE is the immediate outcome of the behavior. Also called the three-term contingency.
We are hoping that through these monthly definitions, we can all take one step further in developing clear communication between families and therapists.
What is a R.B.T?
The Registered Bahvior Technician (RBT) is a credential for working in behavioral settings. RBTs maintain records with the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, or BACB. The RBT is the direct link between the client and behavioral program. RBTs proved direct implementation, or running behavioral programs designed by a behavior analyst supervisor. The RBT runs the programs, collecting data directly.
There are several exciting events coming up in the Behavior Matters & STAGES communities. Here's an overview of activities for you and your family to participate in this month.
Fundraiser for S.T.A.G.E.S. of Learning Center
Night to Shine - Nebraska and Alaska!
Night to Shine is an incredibly fun opportunity for people ages 16 and up with special needs to enjoy prom. The Tim Tebow Foundation sponsors this prom night in 48 states and 8 different countries. Anchorage's Night to Shine will be located at ChangePoint Church on Friday, February 12. If you know someone who would be interested in attending prom, visit www.nighttoshineanchorage.com or contact ChangePoint Church for more info. Nebraska's Night to Shine will be located at Harvest Church in Norfolk (also on Friday, February 12). More information on this prom can be found at https://www.facebook.com/events/998345196890926/ or by contacting Harvest Church.
For this event to run smoothly, there is also a need for volunteers. Anyone over the age of 17 can volunteer to help make this night extra special. If you need a little bit of encouragement or inspiration to step in as a volunteer, check out Tim Tebow's interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show (February 3) or grab a copy of this month's Delta Sky Magazine to read more about Night to Shine.
Haircuts at Behavior Matters - Alaska
Anchorage Community Family Night
AKBIDA Technology Workshop
Temple Grandin Conference Appearances - Alaska and Nebraska
On February 29, 2016, Temple Grandin will be speaking at the first annual conference hosted by the Autism Society of Alaska. This event will consist of a full day of presentations and breakout sessions with multiple opportunities to hear Dr. Grandin speak. The whole event runs from 9:00AM until 8:00PM, and registration is available at the following site: http://www.asagoldenheart.org/temple-grandin.
On March 11, 2016, Temple Grandin, along with her mother (Eustacia Cutler) and Dr. Jim Ball (BCBA), will be speaking at an autism conference in Omaha, Nebraska. The venue is yet to be determined. This event will run from 7:00AM until 4:30PM. Registration is now available at http://fhautism.com/attend-a-conference/omaha-ne-march-11/.
BEHAVIOR MATTERS LLC
Behavior Matters is a pediatric clinic located in Alaska and Nebraska serving the Omaha, Eagle River, Anchorage, Mat-Su valley, and Juneau. We have a fantastic staff of Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA), Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts (BCABA), Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT) and Behavior Technicians. All of Behavior Matters' employees have experience and/or extensive education and training in the science of Applied Behavior Analysis. Many of our technicians are in school to become Board Certified. Each member of the Behavior Matters Team has been handpicked for their expertise, compassion and eagerness to serve families of children with developmental delays.
Alaska: 16941 N. Eagle River Loop Rd. • Eagle River, AK 99577 • 907-726-5330 office • 907-726-5366 fax
Nebraska: 7200 S. 84th St • LaVista, NE 68128 • 253-686-6958 cell • 855-726-5366 fax