by Jesse Dallery, Ph.D. & Hypatia Bolivar, M.S. University of Florida Behavioral Health and Technology (BHaT) Research Clinic Advances in technology could be a game changer for behavior analysis.  Consider the rise of mobile health apps, electronic medication dispensers, accelerometers to detect physical activity, and emerging technologies to detect substance use (Meredith et al., 2014).  Some researchers […]

    In Part 1 of this series, I described the task of automating delivery of guided expert help. To reach thousands of people using trained professionals is a daunting and expensive proposition. Our goal was to serve tens of thousands of people with little direct human intervention. We reasoned that by employing big data analytics, […]

Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice is currently soliciting manuscripts for a special issue on behavior analysis and technology: We are soliciting manuscripts for publication in a special issue of Behavior Consultation and Therapy, a section of the new APA journal, Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice. Behavior Consultation and Therapy addresses clinical and other applied applications of […]

  Weave in various items from questionnaire and other sources to present a coherent picture of a person functioning highly competently… That word—picture—combined with the context of selection-based algorithms brought responding to a book I had read some years earlier to strength. Okay, it made me think of the book Why We Feel: The Science […]

I must admit some reluctance when I was approached about writing a blog post for the Technology SIG. My first reaction was that I had little to contribute beyond what has been already written on the blog and elsewhere. In education, there are many useful articles that distinguish between technologies of tools and technologies of […]

by Triton Ong & Nick Green Avoid added salt and sugar. Easy on the alcohol. Get better sleep. Wear sunscreen. Exercise. We see the headlines and study findings. We hear the advice of medical experts. We have constant opportunities to engage in health-promoting behavior. Yet, so many of us continue with less-than-ideal habits. Although the […]

Disclaimer: This post is the first of what I hope to be a series of updates over years. There’s far too much to communicate in a short blog, so we’ll have to take them one at a time! My intention for this post is to share some of the resources that will influence this blog line. […]

by Andy Bondy & Lori Frost When we began developing the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) protocol in the mid-1980s, all picture-based communication systems involved having children (or adults) point to or touch a picture to communicate. At that time, there were a few electronic communication devices, but they were expensive and very time-consuming to […]

I had a really interesting discussion today with a kids’ learning app developer. She was upset because her app, which got rave reviews from a number of other review sites, had received a letter grade of “F” from us at Balefire Labs. To her credit, she wanted to talk about and better understand our review […]

Hello Tech-Interested ABAI goers! We scoured the program book for symposia and panel discussions with a significant tech focus. Below is a list of what we found. We look forward to seeing you there! Tech Love, The BAT Team Sunday Current Status and Future Directions of Headsprout Early Reading and Headsprout Reading Comprehension for Individuals with […]