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Ethical Advocate for Accurate Application & Dissemination of Behavior Analysis

Welcome to Behaviorbabe

Ethical Advocate for Accurate Application & Dissemination of Behavior Analysis

FREE 1 hour Webinar: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurological disorder of childhood that often persists into adulthood. It is reported that more than 1 in 10 (11%) of US, school-aged children have received an ADHD diagnosis by a health care provider (CDC, 2016). While medications are often prescribed for children with ADHD or anxiety, the first line of treatment recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) is behavioral therapy. This recommendation is also supported by the American Academy of Pediatrics and is further supported by research published in the Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology (Pelham et al., 2016). Handouts - Presented by Behaviorbabe

The Behavior Code & Teaching Challenging Students

Dr. Nancy Rappaport of Harvard Medical School, author of 'The Behavior Code' with Jessica Minahan, discusses strategies for helping kids with disruptive behavior problems learn in the classroom. She spoke with us at the Child Mind Institute offices in New York.

For more from the Child Mind Institute visit http://www.childmind.org/.
For more on ADHD, visit http://goo.gl/Hn3rj
Visit our mental health guide: http://goo.gl/ASI4K
Worried about your child? Connect symptoms and behaviors to possible childhood psychiatric and learning disorders: http://goo.gl/l5mWX

Unrestrained Episode 18: Jessica Minahan, BCBA

If you’re a teacher, this interview should prove fascinating and very useful. Throughout, Ms. Minahan describes in detail a number of practical lessons educators can use to help reach students with behavioral issues. By grouping students in four basic, recognizable categories, she is able to decode the hidden cause at the root of the problem behavior and suggest practical and immediate strategies to effectively improve the student response and experience.  

Download and full transcript here: http://bit.ly/1HX09Xz

"More young children 2 to 5 years of age receiving care for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) could benefit from psychological services – including the recommended treatment of behavior therapy." 

Evidence-based treatment for ADHD

ADHD affects many children. ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, can have a detrimental affect on a child’s performance in many areas including with his grades, his behavior in the classroom, relationships with others, self-regulation, daily life skills, and much more. Within the scientific literature and research, behavioral treatment or behavior modification as well as medication are found to be the most effective treatments for ADHD. See the University at Buffalo’s Center for Children and Families document titled “Evidence-based Psychosocial Treatment for ADHD Children and Adolescents.”


Learn a systematic approach for deciphering causes and patterns of difficult behaviors and how to match them with proven strategies for getting students back on track to learn. Jessica Minahan and Nancy Rappaport – a behavior analyst and a child psychiatrist – reveal a systematic approach for deciphering causes and patterns of difficult behaviors and how to match them with proven strategies for getting students back on track so they can learn effectively.

We provide the conceptual background for breaking the code of what we believe are the four most challenging students in the classroom: students with anxiety-related, oppositional, withdrawn and sexualized behaviors. We provide, in a user-friendly format, a different kind of behavior intervention plan — we call it the FAIR plan — that outlines effective interventions for students demonstrating these challenging behaviors.

"Learning Differences Series" - April 2016

"Learning Differences Series" talk on Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder [ADHD] at Assets High School The event was initiated by a parent/student team and grew to include other parents and students as well as doctors and educators. It was an honor to be included in the event and to have behavior analysis be a welcomed, natural part of the discussion. (Honolulu, Oahu)