I was a doctoral student enrolled in the Behavior Analysis Program at the University of Nevada, Reno when the first iPhone came out in 2007. I remember thinking about the possibilities this new device opened up for behavior analysts interested in upgrading the way they collect data. Three years later I hired a programmer to develop the […]

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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is characterized by impairments in social communication, social interaction, and social imagination. Lack in social play and communication skills can slow learning and cognitive development in this population. There are many approaches that are utilized by parents of children with autism. Applied behavior analysis is a science that uses tested methods […]

A close friend continually asks me, “So, are you still running at those windmills?” shaking his head a bit at what he considers to be my Don Quixote-like quest. The “windmills” are the U.S. education system. The perceived folly is my optimistic yet grounded belief that the system can change, good things are happening, and […]

RPG Maker Experiment

Many experiments created for humans require the participant to interact with a graphical user interface (GUI). These GUIs are the computer based displays that are presented to the participant and are often the most difficult part to program for any experiment. This layer of complexity is often overlooked by those used to physical interfaces (for […]

by Kim M. Kelly & Jillian Connor  Like other professions, behavior analysts are increasingly faced with integrating various aspects of technology into their approach to service delivery. This trend is likely to gain momentum as technology becomes more sophisticated and as the work of a behavior analyst reaches new consumers in new ways. The changing landscape […]

Read in Portuguese Need for Behavior Analysis Services Around the World Nowadays, behavior analysis is highlighted because of its science-based methods, which achieve good results that prove its services’ quality. At the same time, the demand for this specialized service has grown up in a way which makes the number of behavior analysts still insufficient, […]

iPad communication device

by Elizabeth R. Lorah, Alison Karnes, & D. Renee Speight After the initial release of the iPod Touch® in 2007, the Apple iPad® was released just three years later in 2010. Parents, teachers, clinicians, and advocates of individuals with a diagnosis of autism have since flocked to adopt the new technology. For example, a Google […]

To all readers interested in behavior analysis and technology: The Mexican Journal of Behavior Analysis Special Issue on Behavior Analysis and Technology is now available. Click the link (http://rmac-mx.org) to find articles on technology and instructional design/learning science/education, health, operant research, and more!

Microcontroller Figure 1

Adopting technology developed in other disciplines (i.e., exogenous technology, Lattal, 2008) has been common practice in the experimental analysis of behavior. A detailed history was narrated previously (Escobar, 2014). In that review, the author also described that a new stage of adoption of technology is taking place as easy-to-use and inexpensive technology has become available. […]