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ABA Ultimate Showdown!

ABA Ultimate Showdown!

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Welcome to ABA Ultimate Showdown! - a podcast promoting constructive, respectful, and professional discourse to advance the field of behavior analysis.
We use a structured debate format to achieve several goals:
~ Encourage respectful conversations among professionals in all settings
~ Advance a deeper knowledge about critical topics in our field through research presented from multiple perspectives
~ Promote civility and an understanding of perspectives that differ from your own
~Model a user friendly format for the education of future behavior analysts and those who organize conferences
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Round 5: Are We Providing Super-vision or Just Okay-vision?

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Round 12: Online Education or Traditional Learning? An Inside Look at the Future of Higher Education
Welcome to ABA Ultimate Showdown – a podcast promoting constructive, respectful, and professional discourse to advance the field of behavior analysis. Round 12 of the Showdown debates the motion: Higher education is ideally delivered in a traditional format. Our debaters, Dr. Katie Croce and Dr. Joe Novak, are passionate and well versed, both having experience teaching in both traditional learning and online education formats in higher education. During this debate, we construct defenses of both sides to present the audience with a comprehensive and balanced view. A lot of hours went into researching, collaborating, publishing, editing, and citing the resources used in this episode. To access CEs from other rounds, asynchronous CEs, and for a list of references used in this podcast, please visit www.GrahamBehaviorServices.com/showdown Your support will help us continue to produce this podcast so thank you! If you have ideas or topics for future debate, have respectful suggestions on ways we can improve this podcast, or if you are interested in being a guest debater, please email showdown@grahambehavior.com If you have enjoyed what you heard, please subscribe to our podcast, visit our website at www.GrahamBehaviorServices.com/showdown, like Graham Behavior Services on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest to be alerted when new episodes are out! We also appreciate your thoughtful review on the platform you listen to us. Thanks for listening and we hope to have helped you experience some Aha moments! #GrAhamMoments
02:11:19
March 30, 2022
Round 11: Praise Be! A Critical Look into a Common Practice
Round 11: Praise Be! A Critical Look into a Common Practice Welcome to ABA Ultimate Showdown – a podcast promoting constructive, respectful, and professional discourse to advance the field of behavior analysis. Round 11 of the Showdown debates the motion: Using behavior specific praise to reinforce learners’ behavior is best practice. Our debaters Ashley Kemmerer and Jacqueline Koppa bring up a lot of valid points that you can use to better inform your practice. During this debate, we construct defenses of both sides to present the audience with a comprehensive and balanced view. A lot of women hours went into researching, collaborating, publishing, editing, and citing the resources used in this episode. This round is worth 1.25 CE credits for BACB certificants. Your support will help us continue to produce this podcast so thank you! To access CEs and for a list of references used in this podcast, please visit www.GrahamBehaviorServices.com/showdown If you have ideas or topics for future debate, have respectful suggestions on ways we can improve this podcast, or if you are interested in being a guest debater, please email showdown@grahambehavior.com If you have enjoyed what you heard, please subscribe to our podcast, visit our website at www.GrahamBehaviorServices.com/showdown, like Graham Behavior Services on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest to be alerted when new episodes are out! We also appreciate your thoughtful review on the platform you listen to us. Thanks for listening and we hope to have helped you experience some Aha moments! #GrAhamMoments
01:16:19
July 29, 2021
Chat with Round 10 Debaters: Stereotypy Follow Up
Welcome to ABA Ultimate Showdown – a podcast promoting constructive, respectful, and professional discourse to advance the field of behavior analysis. During this candid conversation, we chat with the debaters of Round 10 and our executive director, Cara Graham. Special thanks to Amy Gravino,  Angela DiPoce, and Ashley Callahan for the months they spent preparing for this debate. Thanks also to our clinical and administrative team for their ongoing review and feedback as well as Catina Garrido for compiling the massive amount of resources into a discernible, APA 7 format found at www.GrahamBehaviorServices.com/showdown If you have ideas or topics for future debate, have respectful suggestions on ways we can improve this podcast, or if you are interested in being a guest debater, please email showdown@grahambehavior.com If you have enjoyed what you heard and found your Aha moment, please subscribe to our podcast, visit our website at www.GrahamBehaviorServices.com/showdown, like Graham Behavior Services on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest to be alerted when new episodes are out! We also appreciate your thoughtful review on the platform you listen to us. Thanks for listening and we hope to have helped you experience some Aha moments! #GrAhamMoments
28:04
April 16, 2021
Round 10: The Ethical Implications of Treating Stereotypy
Welcome to ABA Ultimate Showdown – a podcast promoting constructive, respectful, and professional discourse to advance the field of behavior analysis. Round 10 of the Showdown debates the motion: Stereotypy as a symptom of autism does not need to be treated. We welcome our first guest debater, Amy Gravino, who joins Angela DiPoce in debating Ashley Callahan. During this debate, we construct defenses of both sides to present the audience with a comprehensive and balanced view. A lot of women hours went into researching, collaborating, publishing, editing, and citing the resources used in this episode. This round is worth 2 ethics CE credits for BACB certificants.   For a list of references used in this podcast, please visit www.GrahamBehaviorServices.com/showdown If you have ideas or topics for future debate, have respectful suggestions on ways we can improve this podcast, or if you are interested in being a guest debater, please email showdown@grahambehavior.com If you have enjoyed what you heard and found your Aha moment, please subscribe to our podcast, visit our website at www.GrahamBehaviorServices.com/showdown, like Graham Behavior Services on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest to be alerted when new episodes are out! We also appreciate your thoughtful review on the platform you listen to us. Thanks for listening and we hope to have helped you experience some Aha moments! #GrAhamMoments
01:45:39
April 14, 2021
Round 9: Are BCBA Owned Businesses at an Ethical Disadvantage?
Welcome to ABA Ultimate Showdown – a podcast promoting constructive, respectful, and professional discourse to advance the field of behavior analysis. Round 9 of the Showdown debates the motion: It is possible to ethically and effectively market ABA businesses within the guidelines. We got a lot of great feedback from social media regarding the challenges facing both BCBA owned and privately owned ABA companies. Bonus is that it includes a lot of great tips for ethically marketing your business! During this debate, we construct arguments for both sides to present the audience with a comprehensive and balanced view. A lot of women hours went into researching, collaborating, publishing, and editing this episode. Special thanks to Connections Behavior Planning & Intervention for your thoughtful review of our podcast. We heard your feedback so we recorded this one all together. Hope you enjoy the interactive banter! You will also be able to watch this round on our YouTube channel! For a list of references used in this podcast, please visit www.GrahamBehaviorServices.com/showdown If you have ideas or topics for future debate, have respectful suggestions on ways we can improve this podcast, or if you are interested in being a guest debater, please email showdown@grahambehavior.com If you have enjoyed what you heard and found your Aha moment, please subscribe to our podcast, visit our website at www.GrahamBehaviorServices.com/showdown, like Graham Behavior Services on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest to be alerted when new episodes are out! We also appreciate your thoughtful review on the platform you listen to us. Thanks for listening and we hope to have helped you experience some Aha moments! #GrAhamMoments
01:15:43
November 05, 2020
Round 8: Crash and Burnout
Welcome to ABA Ultimate Showdown – a podcast promoting constructive, respectful, and professional discourse to advance the field of behavior analysis. Round 8 of the Showdown debates the motion: BCBAs have enough resources to ethically and effectively manage their caseload. This debate dives into several important topics that support behavior analysts’ mental health and job performance, including ACT, burnout, OBM, and ethics. We also provide a TON of resources in a variety of mediums! During this debate, we construct arguments for both sides to present the audience with a comprehensive and balanced view. A lot of women hours went into researching, collaborating, publishing, and editing this episode. For a list of references used in this podcast, please visit www.GrahamBehaviorServices.com/showdown If you have ideas or topics for future debate, have respectful suggestions on ways we can improve this podcast, or if you are interested in being a guest debater, please email showdown@grahambehavior.com If you have enjoyed what you heard and found your Aha moment, please subscribe to our podcast, visit our website at www.GrahamBehaviorServices.com/showdown, like Graham Behavior Services on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter to be alerted when new episodes are out! We also appreciate your thoughtful review on the platform you listen to us. Thanks for listening and we hope to have helped you experience some Aha moments! #GrAhamMoments
01:06:13
July 22, 2020
Round 7: Let's Get Physical with Prompts
Welcome to ABA Ultimate Showdown - a podcast promoting constructive, respectful, and professional discourse to advance the field of behavior analysis. Round 7 of the Showdown debates the motion: Physical prompts should be avoided. The debate primarily discusses whether or not it’s appropriate for professionals to use physical prompts. This round also delves into additional forms of prompts, video modeling, and trauma informed care. A lot of women hours went into researching, collaborating, publishing, and editing this episode. Thank you to our family, friends, and colleagues who provided feedback on this topic. During this debate, we construct arguments for both sides to present the audience with a comprehensive and balanced view. For a list of references used in this podcast, please visit www.GrahamBehaviorServices.com/showdown If you have ideas or topics for future debate, have respectful suggestions on ways we can improve this podcast, or if you are interested in being a guest debater, please email showdown@grahambehavior.com If you have enjoyed what you heard and found your Aha moment, please subscribe to our podcast, visit our website at grahambehaviorservices.com/showdown, like Graham Behavior Services on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter to be alerted when new episodes are out! We also appreciate your thoughtful review on the platform you listen to us. Thanks for listening and we hope to have helped you experience some Aha moments! #GrAhamMoments
53:48
May 20, 2020
Something Completely Different
Welcome to ABA Ultimate Showdown - a podcast promoting constructive, respectful, and professional discourse to advance the field of behavior analysis.  In March of 2020, amidst the US’s stay at home recommendations, we were asked to participate in a forum for stressed professionals to take a break and connect with others. We jumped at the chance to work some levity into our format. It ended up being a great day of collaboration and definitely took our minds off of everything that is going on in the world. We hope this finds you and your loved ones in good health and send our thoughts and best wishes to all of you. Thank you to the Ryan and Salena for inviting us as well as everyone who participated in the meet up!  For the full video of this podcast, please visit www.GrahamBehaviorServices.com/showdown  For videos of the entire day, please access The Daily BA's website and social media platforms.  If you have ideas or topics for future debate, have respectful suggestions on ways we can improve this podcast, or if you are interested in being a guest debater, please email showdown@grahambehavior.com If you have enjoyed what you heard and found your Aha moment, please subscribe to our podcast, visit our website at grahambehaviorservices.com/showdown, like Graham Behavior Services on Facebook and Twitter, and visit our YouTube channel to be alerted when new episodes are out! Please go review us on the platform you listen to us! We love all the behavior specific feedback! Thanks for listening and we hope to have helped you experience some Aha moments! #GrAhamMoments
31:25
April 23, 2020
Round 6: The Science vs. Religion Debate with an ABA Twist
Welcome to ABA Ultimate Showdown - a podcast promoting constructive, respectful, and professional discourse to advance the field of behavior analysis. Round 6 of the Showdown debates the motion: Behavior analysts can compartmentalize their beliefs. They can be both religious or spiritual and effectively practice ABA. We delve into determinism, reference scientists from other disciplines, and explore the interactions of science and religion or spirituality. We conducted our own survey with 189 respondents. A lot of women hours went into researching, collaborating, publishing, and editing this episode. During this debate, we construct arguments for both sides to present the audience with a comprehensive and balanced view. For a list of references used in this podcast, please visit www.GrahamBehaviorServices.com/showdown If you have ideas or topics for future debate, have respectful suggestions on ways we can improve this podcast, or if you are interested in being a guest debater, please email showdown@grahambehavior.com If you have enjoyed what you heard and found your Aha moment, please subscribe to our podcast, visit our website at grahambehaviorservices.com/showdown, like Graham Behavior Services on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter to be alerted when new episodes are out! We also appreciate your thoughtful review on the platform you listen to us. Thanks for listening and we hope to have helped you experience some Aha moments! #GrAhamMoments
01:19:11
March 05, 2020
Round 5: Are We Providing Super-vision or Just Okay-vision?
Welcome to ABA Ultimate Showdown - a podcast promoting constructive, respectful, and professional discourse to advance the field of behavior analysis. Round 5 of the Showdown will debate whether or not the current BACB supervisory system is sufficient to train effective behavior analysts. We draw analogies to other disciplines, discuss how autonomy and variation affect the supervisory experience, and debate whether or not the system takes advantage of supervisees. We conducted our own survey with 134 respondents. A lot of women hours went into researching, collaborating, publishing, and editing this episode. During this debate, we construct arguments for both sides to present the audience with a comprehensive and balanced view. For a list of references used in this podcast, please visit www.GrahamBehaviorServices.com/showdown If you have ideas or topics for future debate, have respectful suggestions on ways we can improve this podcast, or if you are interested in being a guest debater, please email showdown@grahambehavior.com If you have enjoyed what you heard and found your Aha moment, please subscribe to our podcast, visit our website at grahambehaviorservices.com/showdown, like Graham Behavior Services on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter to be alerted when new episodes are out! We also appreciate your thoughtful review on the platform you listen to us. Thanks for listening and we hope to have helped you experience some Aha moments! #GrAhamMoments
01:09:45
November 23, 2019
Round 4: To Use Restraints or Not to Use Restraints? That is the question.
Welcome to ABA Ultimate Showdown - a podcast promoting constructive, respectful, and professional discourse to advance the field of behavior analysis. Round 4 of the Showdown attempts to respectfully cover the much debated topic of restraints. Since this topic is so controversial within and outside of our field, we were very careful about our wording and opinions. We cover primarily mechanical and physical restraints and whether or not it’s appropriate to use on our clients to keep them and their surrounding family and staff safe. A lot of women hours went into researching, collaborating, publishing, and editing this episode. During this debate, we construct arguments for both sides to present the audience with a comprehensive and balanced view. For a list of references used in this podcast, please visit www.GrahamBehaviorServices.com/showdown If you have ideas or topics for future debate, have respectful suggestions on ways we can improve this podcast, or if you are interested in being a guest debater, please email showdown@grahambehavior.com If you have enjoyed what you heard and found your Aha moment, please subscribe to our podcast, visit our website at grahambehaviorservices.com/showdown, like Graham Behavior Services on Facebook and Twitter, and visit our YouTube channel to be alerted when new episodes are out! We also appreciate your thoughtful review on the platform you listen to us. Thanks for listening and we hope to have helped you experience some Aha moments! #GrAhamMoments
53:35
September 17, 2019
Hilarious Definitions of Behavior Analytic Terms (or Preview for Round 4)
Welcome to ABA Ultimate Showdown - a podcast promoting constructive, respectful, and professional discourse to advance the field of behavior analysis. While we are finishing up the final details of Round 4, we wanted to give you a comical reminder of why it is important to use every day language when we are working with clients. The theme of this preview is, 'Leave your behavior analytic jargon at the door! Speak to and for the people!" This was a truly collaborative effort of my incredible family and contributing members of the CoBA Facebook group. Thank you to all! For a list of references used in this podcast, please visit www.GrahamBehaviorServices.com/showdown If you have ideas or topics for future debate, have respectful suggestions on ways we can improve this podcast, or if you are interested in being a guest debater, please email showdown@grahambehavior.com If you have enjoyed what you heard and found your Aha moment, please subscribe to our podcast, visit our website at grahambehaviorservices.com/showdown, like Graham Behavior Services on Facebook and Twitter, and visit our YouTube channel to be alerted when new episodes are out! Please go review us on the platform you listen to us! We love all the behavior specific feedback! Thanks for listening and we hope to have helped you experience some Aha moments! #GrAhamMoments
08:39
September 02, 2019
Round 3: The Ethical Dilemma of Gifts
*Behavior analysts should not accept gifts because it creates a dual relationship. * Welcome to ABA Ultimate Showdown - a podcast promoting constructive, respectful, and professional discourse to advance the field of behavior analysis. Round 3 of the Showdown attempts to answer that longstanding question - to accept gifts or not to accept gifts? We cover the legendary glass of water question, compare us to other disciplines, and bring up a lot of points you may not have thought of. Most importantly, we attempt to help practitioners in the field make ethical decisions surrounding gifts. Join us as we debate whether or not behavior analysts should accept gifts.  A lot of women hours went into this one researching, collaborating, publishing, and editing. During this debate, we construct arguments for both sides to present the audience with a comprehensive and balanced view.  For a list of references used in this podcast, please visit www.GrahamBehaviorServices.com/showdown If you have ideas or topics for future debate, have respectful suggestions on ways we can improve this podcast, or if you are interested in being a guest debater, please email showdown@grahambehavior.com If you have enjoyed what you heard and found your Aha moment, please subscribe to our podcast, visit our website at grahambehaviorservices.com/showdown, like Graham Behavior Services on Facebook and Twitter, and visit our YouTube channel to be alerted when new episodes are out! We also appreciate your thoughtful review on the platform you listen to us.  Thanks for listening and we hope to have helped you experience some Aha moments! #GrAhamMoments
01:01:43
August 01, 2019
Round 2: When to Include Parents as Active Participants in Implementing the Behavior Plan
*It is in the client’s best interest for behavior analysts to include parents as active participants in implementing the behavior plan from the beginning. * Welcome to ABA Ultimate Showdown - a podcast promoting constructive, respectful, and professional discourse to advance the field of behavior analysis. Round 2 of the Showdown is slightly less controversial but an important discussion for practitioners in the field.  Our second topic covers when to include parents as active participants in implementing the behavior plan - from the beginning or after the staff has established instructional control.   A lot of women hours went into this one researching, collaborating, publishing, and editing. During this debate, we construct arguments for both sides to present the audience with a comprehensive and balanced view.   For a list of references used in this podcast, please visit www.GrahamBehaviorServices.com/showdown If you have ideas or topics for future debate, have respectful suggestions on ways we can improve this podcast, or if you are interested in being a guest debater, please email showdown@grahambehavior.com  If you have enjoyed what you heard and found your Aha moment, please subscribe to our podcast, visit our website at grahambehaviorservices.com/showdown, like Graham Behavior Services on Facebook and Twitter, and visit our YouTube channel to be alerted when new episodes are out! We also appreciate your thoughtful review on the platform you listen to us.  Thanks for listening and we hope to have helped you experience some Aha moments! #GrAhamMoments
38:21
July 03, 2019
Round 1: Practical Functional Assessment (IISCA) vs. the Traditional Functional Analysis
*The practical functional assessment serves as an effective procedure to analyze and treat problem behavior. *  Welcome to ABA Ultimate Showdown - a podcast promoting constructive, respectful, and professional discourse to advance the field of behavior analysis. We are stoked to be able to bring you Round 1 of the Showdown. Our first topic will be the hotly debated practical functional assessment that includes the interview-informed, synthesized contingency analysis, or IISCA, vs the traditional functional analyses, or FA. We are covering this topic across a precursor episode and one round.  We put over 100 women hours over five months into this particular podcast and spent many a late night and early morning trying to fairly and accurately portray both sides and perfect the final product. During this debate, we will construct arguments for both sides to present the audience with a comprehensive and balanced view of two sides of a controversial topic.  For a list of references used in this podcast, please visit www.GrahamBehaviorServices.com/showdown If you have ideas or topics for future debate, have respectful suggestions on ways we can improve this podcast, or if you are interested in being a guest debater, please email showdown@grahambehavior.com If you have enjoyed what you heard and found your Aha moment, please subscribe to our podcast, visit our website at grahambehaviorservices.com/showdown, like Graham Behavior Services on Facebook and Twitter, and visit our YouTube channel to be alerted when new episodes are out! We also appreciate your thoughtful review on the platform you listen to us.  Thanks for listening and we hope to have helped you experience at least one aha moment! #GrAhamMoments
46:10
May 21, 2019
Precursor to Round 1: Practical Functional Assessment(IISCA) vs. the Traditional Functional Analysis
Welcome to ABA Ultimate Showdown - a podcast promoting constructive, respectful, and professional discourse to advance the field of behavior analysis. We are stoked to be able to bring you this precursor episode of the Showdown. Our first topic will be the hotly debated practical functional assessment that includes the interview-informed, synthesized contingency analysis, or IISCA, vs the traditional functional analyses, or FA. We are covering this topic across a precursor episode and one round.  As we stated in our introductory episode, good debates include definitions of any relevant terms to ensure that the debate is focused on the motion and not on parsing words. This debate requires slightly more than a few definitions so we created this, aptly named, precursor episode to include more detail. Enjoy learning a little more about the traditional functional analysis (FA) and about the practical functional assessment, which includes the interview-informed, synthesized contingency analysis (IISCA)! We put over 100 women hours over five months into this particular podcast and spent many a late night and early morning trying to fairly and accurately portray both sides and perfect the final product.  For a list of references used in this podcast, please visit www.GrahamBehaviorServices.com/showdown If you have ideas or topics for future debate, have respectful suggestions on ways we can improve this podcast, or if you are interested in being a guest debater, please email showdown@grahambehavior.com If you have enjoyed what you heard and found your Aha moment, please subscribe to our podcast, visit our website at grahambehaviorservices.com/showdown, like Graham Behavior Services on Facebook and Twitter, and visit our YouTube channel to be alerted when new episodes are out! We also appreciate your thoughtful review on the platform you listen to us.  Thanks for listening and we hope to have helped you experience at least one aha moment! #GrAhamMoments
13:25
May 21, 2019
Introductory Episode
Welcome to ABA Ultimate Showdown - a podcast promoting constructive, respectful, and professional discourse to advance the field of behavior analysis.  We use this introductory episode to discuss three main topics: the inception of this podcast, the general format that will be used for each debate, and how we hope this podcast will influence behavior analysis as a field.  For a list of references used in this podcast, please visit www.GrahamBehaviorServices.com/showdown If you have ideas or topics for future debate, have respectful suggestions on ways we can improve this podcast, or if you are interested in being a guest debater, please email showdown@grahambehavior.com If you have enjoyed what you heard and found your Aha moment, please subscribe to our podcast, visit our website at grahambehaviorservices.com/showdown, like Graham Behavior Services on Facebook and Twitter, and visit our YouTube channel to be alerted when new episodes are out! We also appreciate your thoughtful review on the platform you listen to us.  Thanks for listening and we hope to have helped you experience at least one aha moment! #GrAhamMoments
17:01
May 21, 2019