A Taste of Research List 6: ABA and Diversity

The final list is here! 7 weeks of awesome articles to read. I would love to know what you thought of the series! Please fill out this survey. Your feedback is important to me and I plan to improve Fitzer’s Corner based on what you have to say!

How are behavior analysts addressing the needs of a diverse global community of people who different needs, speak different languages, and cultural backgrounds?

Here is an introduction to what to the inspiring and important work fellow behavior scientists have been doing.

Brodhead, M. T., Durán, L., & Bloom, S. E. (2014). Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Recent Verbal Behavior Research on Individuals with Disabilities: a Review and Implications for Research and Practice. The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 30(1), 75–86. http://doi.org/10.1007/s40616-014-0009-8

Vandenberghe, L. (2008). Culture-Sensitive Functional Analytic Psychotherapy.The Behavior Analyst, 31(1), 67–79.

Virues-Ortega, J., Martin, N., Schnerch, G., García, J. Á. M., & Mellichamp, F. (2015). A General Methodology for the Translation of Behavioral Terms into Vernacular Languages. The Behavior Analyst, 38(1), 127–135. http://doi.org/10.1007/s40614-014-0025-y

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Remember, the lists I post as part of this series are not all inclusive. They provide a sampling of the type of work one can do as a behavior analyst/scientist outside the field of autism intervention.

Disclaimer: It is not too late to work with other populations if your training is with individuals with autism. Quite the contrary, we need more behavior scientists in other settings. If you do go to work in a public school setting or a eldercare setting or any other setting for that matter, make sure you form a relationship with a mentor who has worked in that setting for a minimum of 5 years or is otherwise deemed competent in the area you would like to provide services in (for more on this see the BACB Professional and Ethical Compliance Code Section 1.02) ). There is so much to learn and reading journal articles alone won’t teach it to you! The articles that I will include in each week’s list are meant to pique your interest in other areas, not serve as substitute for intensive study and additional training, mentorship, or supervision.