1. Preparing for the Next Exam Attempt
    According to the Behavior Analysis Certification Board Examination Pass Rates report, only 63% of first-time applicants passed the BCBA exam on their first attempt in 2019. This means 37% of applicants are repeat test takers and require additional attempts to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. The good news is that the BACB requires 30-days elapse from the date of the prior exam and the next opportunity to test, which allows time to review skill areas and determine a test-taking strategy.
  2. 7 Fantastic Podcasts for Behavior Analysts
    7 Fantastic Podcasts for Behavior Analysts
    Many behavior analysts find themselves working individually, with a family or client, in a non-central work location. Podcasts can allow professionals to observe a conversation among peers, expand their professional experience, or review research-based content, no matter their geographic location or access to peers. Additionally, some podcasts can help to fill continuing education requirements, making them an inexpensive way to meet professional obligations and reduce the reliance on conferences. A wide range of podcasts, in a variety of tones, are available that all focus on applied behavior analysis.
  3. The Books Missing from Your Bookshelf – BCBA Edition
    The Books Missing from Your Bookshelf – BCBA Edition
    Below is a list of the five books new and seasoned behavior analysts might consider adding to their collections. Though an abstract is not enough to adequately describe the importance of any of the books listed below, hopefully it will be enough to pique curiosity.
  4. Understanding Stimulus Equivalence
    Understanding Stimulus Equivalence
    Stimulus equivalence is a concept in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) that explains how relations can be formed among stimuli. Behavior analysts working in clinical settings may often find that they do not need to program for the explicit instruction of individual targets (such as a tact or a matching target) yet new, untrained responses often emerge on their own.  Students can begin to learn the relations among stimuli, formulate response classes, and begin to generalize information that has previously been trained. There are three properties that describe these relations and stimulus equivalence is considered mastered when an individual has mastered all three relations.