From ABA Journal
ABA is based on the principles of behavioral approach and utilizes these
principles to change socially significant behaviors. What does ABA target?
Teaching new behaviors Strengthening existing behaviors Preventing
undesirable behaviors Weakening/extinguishing undesirable behaviors
Maintaining the behavioral changes Generalizing the behavioral changes
Reinforcement is the behavioral consequence which increases the future
likelihood of the behavior that it follows. If a stimulus is added to the
environment in the reinforcement process, this type of reinforcement is
called ‘positive reinforcement'. This stimulus is called ‘reinforcer'
(i.e., ‘reward'). In order to get the expected result the reinforcer should
immediately follow the target behavior, and should be provided only for the
Make sure that the reinforcer:
has a reinforcing ... (more)
This Wednesday was probably the first day on the (potentially long) path to
Adobe Flash decline: the most popular video site out there – YouTube –
started offering videos in Flash-less mode for browsers which support HTML 5
and h.264 video codec.
This means that today the option is available for Chrome and Safari.
Then at some point they will likely add the Ogg codec and support Firefox, or
help Firefox get native h.264 codec support.
And then IE9 ships and all latest browsers will play videos natively. Flash
will no longer be required for video, and why would anyone want it then?
The whole story of Flash in retrospect is going to be an interesting one.
Adobe had 95-98% penetration in PC market for years and could not expand its
adoption beyond video.
They tried: kept improving the tools, added offline, even tried open-sourcing
it, and getting to the mobile market –... (more)
If Apple's recent patent application tells you anything, its that the giant
technology firm is working on further entry into the fitness space. That's
something the fitness industry better pay close attention to. As the patent
illustration shows on the left, the application includes an extensive
interface running on the iPhone. The black and white images show the iPhone
interface controlling and monitoring all details, from starting a treadmill
to managing the number of curls you perform as part of a workout.
While details are still vague, compatible gym equipment would use a similar
30-pin connector that Apple sell to display video from your iPhone to your
TV, and contain a new 'authentication' chip that Apple would provide to
licensed third-party developers.
Apple is about to take this concept to the nextlevel by announcing
partnerships with various fitness equipmen... (more)
Sherman Oaks, CA, June 24, 2012 --(PR.com)-- It’s a wrap for Exceptional
Minds, which celebrated its first successful year Friday as a nonprofit
vocational school and working animation studio for young adults on the autism
The school marked the event with an open house at its Sherman Oaks studios,
where actor Ed Asner, actress Isabella Hoffman, Tamara Miles from Warner
Brothers and other supporters gathered to celebrate a long list of
accomplishments, including three film projects, Adobe testing accreditation
and an accomplished student body preparing for careers in post production and
Among its more notable accomplishments: Exceptional Minds received credit as
the post-production studio for the closing credits of the movie Lawless, a
Weinstein Company production that was accepted into the prestigious 2012
Cannes Film Festival competition.
CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lineagen, Inc., an innovative
molecular diagnostics company focused on complex, genetically linked
disorders, today presented clinical utilization data for Lineagen's
FirstStepDx. FirstStepDx is a comprehensive evaluation service that
integrates highly advanced and comprehensive genetic testing for individuals
with developmental delay (DD), intellectual disability (ID), and autism
spectrum disorders (ASD) with personalized pre- and post-testing genetic
counseling and industry leading reporting services.
(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111214/NY22073LOGO )
In a poster presentation titled, "Genetic Services for Individuals With
Autism Spectrum Disorder in Primary Care," Lineagen reported FirstStepDx
clinical utilization data according to physician subspecialty, test outcomes
and use of genetic counseling ... (more)
BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Nov. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless knows
that innovative ideas can come from anywhere. Our 2014 Powerful Answers Award
(PAA) received thousands of entries from around the globe – each one vying
for the chance to win a $1 million prize and an opportunity to change the
world through innovations in education, transportation, sustainability and
healthcare. Out of more than 1,870 submissions, ten inspiring finalists were
chosen in the Healthcare category. Here are some of the facts and figures:
Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141112/158100-INFO
Each of the Healthcare finalists presented their ideas to a panel of expert
judges for a chance to win $1 million and work with Verizon to turn their
idea into a reality. Follow their journey and stay tuned for the big winner
reveal in late January. Who will take the top prize?
OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 11/19/14 -- Industry Canada
The Canadian aerospace industry is a global success story that is setting new
standards for innovation, productivity and competitiveness, Industry Minister
James Moore told a lunchtime audience today at the 2014 Canadian Aerospace
The Minister underlined the government's support for aerospace and reiterated
its commitment to supporting the manufacturing industry and establishing the
right economic conditions for success. These included lowering taxes, cutting
the corporate rate from over 22 percent in 2007 to 15 percent today and
removing the federal capital tax.
Minister Moore also announced the creation of the Space Advisory Board, which
will provide expert advice to the government on Canada's role and future in
space. The board includes experts from across the country who will help lead
When families or physicians suspect a child has autism, early intervention is
critical, yet wait lists for in-clinic assessments and diagnosis can be
several months or more than a year long. Medical technologies firm Behavior
Imaging Solutions has collaborated with Arizona-based Southwest Autism
Research & Resource Center (SARRC), Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix
Children’s Hospital and Georgia Tech to introduce NODA™, a new technology
and clinician-based autism diagnostic service that can provide families with
an autism diagnosis in two weeks or less, and at half the cost of in-clinic
assessments. Watch this video to learn how NODA works:
Behavior Imaging's NODA, the Naturalistic Observation Diagnostic Assessment,
uses smartphone technology and a team of clinicians trained for assessing
behavior to confirm or rule out... (more)
I have a pet peeve concerning two things I’ve been meaning to write about
lately, namely CRM and multi-tenancy. I recently read an excellent article
referencing both concepts and thought itmight be a good stepping stone to a
quick blog post.
In his article Don’t Get Conned – The many disguises worn by
software-as-a-service, Matt Wallach discusses CRM software and the concept of
SaaS multi-tenancy. Matt’s business is life sciences, and he discusses the
state of CRM software for his industry. His argument is along the lines of
“be wary of on-premise wolves in SaaS sheep clothing”. The wolves, in
this case, areon-premise CRM vendors who simply throw servers over a wall and
call it a SaaSday. The sheep (aka the good guys) are those genuine SaaS
vendors riding a multi-tenant architecture. He then proceeds to define what
multi-tenancy means using the well-known “neighbor... (more)
NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a
new market research report is available in its catalogue:
LBS Research Series 2012
Navigation systems and services for car and pedestrian navigation can be
divided into multiple categories. Car manufacturers offer factory installed
in-dash navigation systems as standard or optional equipment on a majority of
their models sold in developed markets. Drivers that want to add navigation
to their existing vehicle can choose among a number of aftermarket solutions.
Examples include in-dash navigation systems, Personal Navigation Devices
(PNDs) and navigation apps for mobile phones. New device categories such as
Internet tablets are also being equipped ... (more)
NEW YORK, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a
new market research report is available in its catalogue:
LBS Research Series 2013
This report bundle is a complete set of five unique reports - offering
in-depth analysis and unique insights into the mobile LBS market. This
package comprise the following titles in Berg Insight's LBS Research Series:
Mobile Navigation Services and Devices, Mobile Location-Based Services, LBS
Platforms and Technologies, Location-Based Advertising and Marketing and
People Monitoring and Safety Solutions.
MOBILE NAVIGATION SERVICES AND DEVICES
Navigation solutions for car and pedestrian navigation can be divided into
multiple categories. Car manufacturers offer factory ... (more)