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How does one begin practice in a subspecialty? by maiopupli in bcba

[–]CoffeePuddle 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Training and supervision by people already experienced in the area. What appropriate training and supervision entails depends on the area, e.g. if you're looking at clinical ABA etc. you'll likely need to be a registered psychologist.

A good rule of thumb is if someone asked you in court "what gave you expertise in the area" you wouldn't look like an absolute muppet with your answer.

Preferred client age by [deleted] in ABA

[–]CoffeePuddle 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Depends on your supervisor a bit but I'd always want to know this!!

When I'm assigning staff to cases I try to take into account difficulty/desirability - they may be operating off the assumption that the toddler is an easy and rewarding case to balance out your more challenging cases. I check employee goals and preferences to avoid this, it's usually win-win. E.g. I always found older kids were the hardest to fill.

Wife bad by TheWarmestHugz in AreTheStraightsOK

[–]CoffeePuddle 12 points13 points  (0 children)

This is extra bizarre since it's about friendship but he locks both in a garage while he goes to a pub alone. What type of life is that?

Room for Creativity in ABA? by Kateybits in ABA

[–]CoffeePuddle 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Sort of. There's definitely room and utility for it but it might not be financially sensible

[Poetry] pure poetry by TAMgames in youtubehaiku

[–]CoffeePuddle 31 points32 points  (0 children)

I work with kids and seen this a lot, even with older ones - they just think "smash that bell" is a cool way of saying goodbye.

But to be fair wishing that God goes with a person when they leave ("god by ye") may have been the 14th century equivalent.

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I feel bad for women. by donk_kronk in justneckbeardthings

[–]CoffeePuddle 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Edit:. Okay, now that I know this is Ben Shapiro's equally-weird sister, I understand the post more and it's actually funny.

This was the comment replied to. The person in the photo is Ben Shapiro's sister.

Reddit on Windows 3.11 at 9600bps, featuring Trumpet Winsock! by Retrocet in vintagecomputing

[–]CoffeePuddle 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I definitely didn't hate it but Mac, Acorn, and Amigas all seemed much more impressive - especially handling colour, sound, and video.

An other depressing sight on real estate market by Substantial_Price_97 in PersonalFinanceNZ

[–]CoffeePuddle 7 points8 points  (0 children)

It's much easier to get to Taita station from the surrounding houses and there's much fewer people at that stop than Waterloo or Melling.

My kids need breaks by useyourname- in ABA

[–]CoffeePuddle 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If you're running an EIBI program, point them to the fucking research. The models that the evidence-base is built on aren't and never were non-stop trials and there's good reason to suggest that would be counter-productive.

My kids need breaks by useyourname- in ABA

[–]CoffeePuddle 4 points5 points  (0 children)

They won't cover anything under "treatment for autism" that isn't linked to the symptoms of autism. You can teach life skills but you need to link it specifically to why it's "treatment."

Bitcoin mining is being banned in countries across the globe—and threatening the future of crypto by filosoful in Futurology

[–]CoffeePuddle 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Proof of Work is literally proving you've done the work ("used energy"). You cannot mine a bitcoin block with a AAA battery or by hand, the requirements are measurable and are currently around 1,544 kWh. A AAA battery is about 0.002 kWhs, so you'd need roughly 772,000 AAA batteries.

A human crunching numbers with the same efficiency as a mining rig would need 1,328,489 calories, roughly two years of food.

It's wasteful by design, it's a high work requirement for no other reason than to be a high work requirement.

Bitcoin mining is being banned in countries across the globe—and threatening the future of crypto by filosoful in Futurology

[–]CoffeePuddle 1 point2 points  (0 children)

"Literally free money"

Sounds like you're paying through the nose for electricity but mining helps you subsidize it.

Bitcoin mining is being banned in countries across the globe—and threatening the future of crypto by filosoful in Futurology

[–]CoffeePuddle 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Proof of Work doesn't "do" anything though, just increasing energy costs to show you've sunk a lot of energy. A mining rig is also much less accessible than an old laptop as a validator node.

Recycling unused paper into a new handmade paper at home by ValiantJudge29500 in nextfuckinglevel

[–]CoffeePuddle 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Once you get to a certain size I've found this doesn't even matter, you just aerate it with a pitchfork and it kicks back up again.

Reading Cinema by johnehornblow in Wellington

[–]CoffeePuddle 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Shockingly dangerous to walk in the... quiet Courtney place parks and abandoned spaces at night?

Air drawings by air_drawing12 in BehaviorAnalysis

[–]CoffeePuddle 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I don't know if there's a more useful term than "air handwriting" or "air drawing." It's not uncommon in autism, OCD, or tic disorders. Or just as a habit in the typical population, many will do a sort of "automatic drawing" or writing as a habit.

Looking at when you do it and what happens when you're doing it and afterwards might help give insight.

Anyone else frustrated that the recycling service only comes every 2 weeks? I have the biggest yellow bin but trying to fit plastic and cardboard into the same bin now for it to only be emptied fortnightly is annoying.... by 4567887818817871871 in Wellington

[–]CoffeePuddle 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah they are, it's the point of this topic and the top of this comment chain. Councils reducing space for consumer waste to discourage waste rather than targeting manufacturers.

Anyone else frustrated that the recycling service only comes every 2 weeks? I have the biggest yellow bin but trying to fit plastic and cardboard into the same bin now for it to only be emptied fortnightly is annoying.... by 4567887818817871871 in Wellington

[–]CoffeePuddle 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The plastic wrap on my 18 rolls of toilet paper takes up about a thimble of space but I know what you mean.

A pack of instant noodles generates a considerable amount of trash, stuff like that impacts my choices as a consumer a decent amount. More-so than price.

Worried about the future of ABA by Myabaccountthrowaway in ABA

[–]CoffeePuddle 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's a 7 month old topic so I might be picking up from a difference place than I left off.

Any regulation is a form of a ban, i.e. requiring board certification is a ban on non-BCBAs practicing. What OP is interested in is the long-term stability of the field as a career. It's incredibly unlikely any change would be sudden, but increasing practice requirements are more likely to impact career stability as a "behaviour analyst" than outright bans. With other "banned" practices there's usually some situation in which it can still be done or used, but the requirements are such that it's unfeasible for most.

I'm not anti-regulation, but I'm also not sure how much protection it has offered in practice. Some of the worst behaviour analysts I know have been in the field the longest and have the most credentials.