Insight & Understanding

Understanding Behavior frequently collaborates with local medical, mental health and behavioral professionals to feature their latest insights, including current research relevant to our specialized areas/expertise.

If you are interested in contributing to our insight page, you may send your submission along with your professional resume to contactubi@understandingbehavior.com.

809, 2011

Contextual ABA

There is more to understanding behavior than an analysis of antecedent-consequence contingencies. To maximize positive outcomes, ABA intervention needs to be contextual, with a focus on the whole person and their relationships in critical environments.

408, 2011

Disability? By what definition?

Lesley Stahl profiles British musical savant Derek Paravicini, whose computer-like memory for music is matched by his creative abilities to play it in any style.

408, 2011

Comparison Study on Stress and Age

This study examined parental stress differences between Asian American and non-Asian American parents of children with developmental disabilities (DD). This study also explored correlations of the age of children with DD and the age of their parents with the level of stress in these parents. Participants were administered the Parental Stress Index and a general questionnaire.
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408, 2011

Theories of Autism Spectrum

Executive Dysfunction • Ability to control action • Includes physical movement, attention, & thoughts • Action control includes creating plans, executing plans, staying on topic, & shifting attention • Can be related to Monotropism theory of multitasking, with ASD not being able to sustain dual focus Weak Central Coherence • impaired ability to integrate information to
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408, 2011

Fighting for Special Support

The New York Times recently published an interesting article on "Parents Battling School Districts for Special Support".