Five Must-listen Podcasts for ABA Practitioners
- ABA Inside Track
- The Behavioral Observations Podcast
- All About Autism Podcast
- The Skinner Box
According to the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, applied behavior analysis has grown significantly in the last decade, and is often applied to various neurological conditions such as autism and post-traumatic stress. Applied behavior analysts help to treat a broad variety of conditions and social situations, including family dynamics and company cultures.
As the world of technology grows alongside every other, the array of resources available for professionals of every stripe continues to grow, from traditional learning materials to blogs and podcasts. Here are five great podcasts for applied behavior analysts.
ABA Inside Track
Hosted by Robert Parry-Cruwys, Diana Parry-Cruwys, and Jackie McDonald, the ABA Inside Track podcasts is host to all things applied behavior analysis. Featuring regular guests who are experts in their field and a source of collegiate and continuing education credit via lecture, ABA Inside Track is available via their website, iTunes, PlayerFM, and Stitcher.
The Behavioral Observations Podcast
This chilled-out podcast takes the form of casual interviews with behavioral analysis experts rather than a tightlaced and structural approach to the subject matter. Hosted by Matt Cicoria, The Behavioral Observations Podcasts seeks to make information on behavioral analysis accessible not only to applied behavior analysts working in their field but to those simply interested in the topic – making it one of the most comprehensive podcasts on the subject of applied behavior analysis. The Behavioral Observations Podcast is available on iTunes, Stitcher, and Spotify.
All About Autism Podcast
The All About Autism Podcast addresses the wide-ranging topic of autism spectrum disorders with a focus on the benefits and drawbacks of applied behavior analysis on autism. Hosted by husband and wife team Heather and David Eaton, this stimulating podcast is available on PlayerFM and iTunes, in addition to an RSS feed of its transcripts for each episode.
An unusual podcast merging scientific and psychological study, philosophical ideology, and the broad depth and breadth of the everyday human’s experiences, Radiolab is a highly cerebral podcast that explores a range of topics – including behaviorism. Hosted by Jad Abumrad, the podcast is available on NPR, iTunes, and Stitcher.
The Skinner Box
Now an archived podcast, the Skinner Box nevertheless boasts a broad range of topics within applied behavior analysis, including the applications of applied behavior analysis to everything from smoking cessation to autism spectrum disorders. Hosted by Matt Normand, the archived episodes are available on his website, The Skinner Box.
Each of these podcasts represents a different approach to applied behavior analysis, as well as a plethora of topics of interest to both applied behavior analysis and those either already studying or simply interested in the field. Representing ample opportunity for continuing education for professionals and enthusiasts of every type, each one is worth listening to – and each of them offers game-changing information for the field of applied behavior analysis as a whole.
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