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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 target behavior. Make sure that the reinforcer: has a reinforcing ... (more)

Kids Open Up About Cheating in Nick News With Linda Ellerbee's Cheaters Never Win: True or False? Premiering March 7 on Nickelodeon

NEW YORK, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Cheating in school is easier and more popular than ever. According to recent studies, 64 percent of high school students admit they cheated on a test within the last year. Nick News with Linda Ellerbee's Cheaters Never Win: True or False? premiering Sunday, March 7, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Nickelodeon, explores today's reality of kids and cheating. "Who doesn't cheat?" says Andrea, 15: "We have politicians that have cheated, and look where they are today." "If a kid hears that politicians cheat, corporate executives lie, athletes take illegal steroids (or parents cheat on their income taxes), and that these people often get away with it, why are we surprised at the message that kid is getting?" says Ellerbee. "And it's not just about bad influences. Why students cheat is a complex question. But I was stunned at how common cheating ... (more)

Christiana Care Health System Named to Elite Group in Heart Failure Research

WILMINGTON, Del., March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Christiana Care Health System is teaming up with Thomas Jefferson and Temple universities in Philadelphia to form one of only nine elite National Institutes of Health Heart Failure Clinical Research Centers in the nation. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090407/DC95299LOGO) The Christiana Care Heart Failure Program will provide scientific leadership for the seven-year project, which focuses on small to intermediate randomized clinical trials devoted to improving outcomes for heart failure patients. "It is a very exclusive group and we are grateful and honored to be named to one of nine regional centers in the U.S.," says Mitchell Saltzberg, M.D., medical director of the Heart Failure Program at the Center for Heart & Vascular Health and the principle investigator for Christiana Care. The network pro... (more)

Twelve Struggling Students Become Reading All-Stars With System 44® and READ 180®

NEW YORK, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the recent Primary Sources teachers survey, educators report that their students are confronted with an increasing number of obstacles to learning: more students are homeless, have learning disabilities or behavioral issues, or face language barriers. And teachers say more students are struggling with reading -- the key skill they need to succeed in school and in life. (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100907/SCHOLASTICLOGO ) But one group of kids has proven that it is never too late to catch up and turn their lives around. Today, Scholastic, (NASDAQ: SCHL) the global children's publishing, education and media company, is proud to recognize 12 students in grades 3-12 who have overcome enormous obstacles -- academic, emotional, social, and physical -- to become thriving, successful readers. With the help... (more)

Virtustream Delivers xStream 2.0, Cloud Software to Run Private, Public and Hybrid Enterprise-Class Clouds

Virtustream, Inc., the leading enterprise cloud solutions provider, today announced xStream 2.0, a highly secure, high performance enterprise-class cloud solution for private, virtual private, public and hybrid clouds. xStream 2.0 is available as software, as a stand-alone appliance and as a managed service – enabling customers to choose the best solution to meet their needs. xStream uniquely lets customers manage hybrid clouds allowing them to select a tailored mix of on-site private cloud, combined with off-site public and virtual private clouds. “As enterprises move toward migrating production workloads to the cloud, the technology platform used must be designed with application performance and flexibility in mind if IT transformation is to be sustainable,” said Agatha Poon, research manager, global cloud computing for 451 Research. “Cloud offerings, like xStrea... (more)

Lineagen Announces New Study Demonstrating Two-Fold Increase in Detection Rate of Validated Genetic Variants in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lineagen, Inc. today announced publication of the results of a 9,000-person genetic study that demonstrates an approximately 100% increase in the detection rate of genetic markers now validated as being associated with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs).  The study, one of the largest genetic validation studies in autism, was designed to confirm novel copy number genetic variants and novel next-generation sequence variants associated with ASDs.  Researchers affiliated with The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), the University of Utah (Utah), Golden Helix, Inc, and Lineagen have confirmed in family and broad population studies a two-fold increase in the number of cases of ASD that can be ascribed to these newly identified genetic variants, specifically gene deletions or duplications (termed copy number variants, or... (more)

"An Evening with the Stars" Oscar Night Gala on Sunday, February 24, 2013 to Benefit Autism Speaks

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - January 28, 2013) -  On Sunday, February 24, 2013, Autism Speaks is proud to announce the 5th Annual, An Evening with the Stars Red Carpet Spectacular, taking place at the InterContinental O'Hare Hotel in Rosemont, Illinois.  An Evening with the Stars, which raised over $150,000 for autism research and awareness last year, will once again bring the glitz and glamour of Hollywood to the Windy City this February, featuring red carpet arrivals, pre-show interviews broadcast live on the big screen, and live and silent auctions with prizes ranging from dinner-theater packages to all-expense paid trips to Hollywood, New York City, and the Dominican Republic. An Evening with the Stars is the only Oscar-themed fundraiser in Chicagoland to benefit children and families struggling with autism, a neurological disorder that affects 1 out of every 88 c... (more)

Ernst & Young Announces Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013 Award® Recipients for Southeast Region

ATLANTA, June 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ernst & Young LLP announced at a black tie gala on June 6 the award recipients of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013 Award for the Southeast, which includes Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. The prestigious award program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. The award recipients in their respective categories are: Technology John Marshall, CEO and Founder, AirWatch, Atlanta GA AirWatch is the leader in mobile device management, mobile application and mobile content management solutions designed to simplify mobility. Mobile technology is complex, but managing it does not have to be, and Airwatch has developed software that enables the mana... (more)

Global Medical Education Launches New App for Mobile Devices

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 05/19/14 -- Global Medical Education (GME), a free online medical education resource that provides timely, unbiased, evidence-based medical education and online medical information, announces the launch of its new app for mobile devices. The app, designed to work with all mobile devices, is a free download available on Google and Apple iTunes. It offers answers to medical questions, from the common place to the most critical, right at your fingertips. "The GME website has been a huge success and we wanted to give mobile device users a more friendly and streamlined process in which they could find information related to mental illness and psychiatric conditions," said Prakash Masand M.D., founder and CEO of Global Medical Education. "Our new GME app enables clinicians to have access to this vital information in a matter of seconds, n... (more)

"Deep sequencing" picks up hidden causes of brain disorders

BOSTON, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Not every cell in the body is the same genetically, and disease-causing mutations don't necessarily affect every cell—making these mutations easy to miss even with next-generation genomic sequencing. A study from Boston Children's Hospital used a "deep sequencing" technique and was able to identify subtle somatic mutations—those affecting just a percentage of cells—in patients with brain disorders. The approach, described in the August 21st issue of The New England Journal of Medicine, opens up new possibilities for finding genetic causes for previously mysterious neurologic and psychiatric conditions. "There are two kinds of somatic mutations that get missed," explains Christopher Walsh, MD, PhD, chief of Genetics and Genomics at Boston Children's Hospital and principal investigator on Boston Children's portion of t... (more)

Geisinger Health System names David T. Feinberg, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer

DANVILLE, Pa., Feb. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Geisinger Health System Foundation Board of Directors announced today the appointment of David T. Feinberg, M.D., M.B.A., as the organization's new president and chief executive officer, effective May 1, 2015. Dr. Feinberg, who is succeeding Glenn Steele, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., will become only the sixth chief executive officer in Geisinger's 100-year history. He currently serves as president of the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) Health System; chief executive officer, UCLA Hospital System; and Associate Vice Chancellor, UCLA Health Sciences in California. During his tenure he has consistently focused on high quality clinical standards for patient care, safety and satisfaction, and the UCLA Health System hospitals have regularly ranked among the best in the United States by U.S. News and World R... (more)