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Pay for Profit!
THIS IS A REVISED EDITION OF MANAGING WITHOUT SUPERVISING Pay for Profit! Designing an Organization-wide Performance-based Compensation System William B. Abernathy, Ph.D.  Spiral Bound Dr. Abernathy's years of experience guide the reader through both the development and long-term management of an effective performance system. The reader will learn how to measure all types of performance; how to organize them into balanced scorecards; and how to link incentives to performance improvement through profit-indexed performance pay. The reader will also learn how to manage and sustain a performance system including techniques for validating measures and incentive payouts, as well as performance analysis and improvement strategies. "Deploying business strategy through your employees is the only way to beat the competition. If you are interested in achieving sustainable business results, then the pragmatic approach described and documented in this book is a must read. Apply this knowledge and win!" –Robert W. Culbertson, Chevron Products Company   In this new edition (formerly Managing Without Supervising) you will find: A new foreword written by the author Updated and enhanced graphs and images Reorganized sections to include an Appendix

People-Based Patient Safety: Enriching Your Culture to Prevent Medical Error
People-Based Patient Safety: Enriching Your Culture to Prevent Medical Error (Geller & Johnson, 2007) ISBN: 0-9664604-1-3  This easy-to-read, practical guide filled with ideas and case studies explains how to apply ACTS ˆ the specific skills that raise staff awareness about working safely and avoiding errors.  The four skills ˆ Acting, Coaching, Thinking and Seeing, reshape employee attitudes and actions and put them in control of their environment. By mastering these skills, employees perform their jobs with astute care and develop the ability to assess risks, identify perceptual blinders, hone observation skills and improve communications and coaching.

Performance Management: Changing Behavior That Drives Organizational Effectiveness - Fifth Edition
Unfortunately, even though this book in one edition or another has been in existence for 32 years, the use of behavior technology in the work place is still in its infancy.  Since the fundamental laws of behavior don't change, those who learn to apply this technology successfully, will have a clear performance advantage over those who don't.

Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis for Behavior Therapists and Other Practitioners
Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis for Behavior Therapists and Other Practitioners is a training manual for individuals pursuing the Registered Behavior TechnicianTM (RBT) certification through the Behavior Analysis Certification BoardTM (BACB). This manual is designed to be used in tandem with a BCBA supervisor toward the 40-hour training requirement for the certification. It can also be used as a study guide for those who have completed their training and are preparing for their certification exam.This 13-chapter manual covers:  Professional ethics and practices  How to measure and report behavior  Assessment of behavior  Skill acquisition  Antecedent procedures in skill acquisition  The preventionng problem behavior through the introduction and modification of antecedents  Crisis management  Comprehensive behavior planning 2017 / 166 pages / $39.95ISBN 978-1-59738-067-6 / paper

Radical Behaviorism for ABA Practitioners
Radical Behaviorism for ABA Practitioners is primarily written for students planning careers delivering ABA services and for practicing applied behavior analysts who work in some capacity as clinicians, supervisors, or administrators. Throughout its 240 pages, Radical Behaviorism for ABA Practitioners leads readers through a carefully sequenced treatment of conceptual issues that underlie the science of behavior and the everyday efforts of practitioners to resolve behavioral challenges.  Early chapters consider some basic assumptions about the nature of behavior and clarify how we learn to talk about our own behavior and everyone else’s. This foundation leads to chapters that discuss a wide range of conceptual issues in a way that shows how they are important to practitioners in their everyday work. Each chapter begins with a vignette that highlights the ways that practitioners experience the misunderstandings about behavior encouraged by vernacular dialect. Discussion then focuses on helping readers develop a way of talking about behavior that avoids these conceptual confusions and the problems they can cause for service delivery. The book approaches these topics in an informal and readable style. Pedagogical features include boxes that address special topics that supplement the chapter narrative, and each chapter ends with a summary of main points, a study guide, and a list of recommended readings. The book concludes with a glossary and bibliography.

Safe by Accident
Despite decades of improvements in occupational safety, avoidable incidents still occur daily across all industries. Recent catastrophic events in the Gulf of Mexico and the mines of West Virginia shine a blinding spotlight on the failures of safety leadership.  Why is it so hard to get safety right? In attempts to improve safety, companies institute safety programs, purchase specialized equipment, and engage in safety practices that they believe have a positive impact. Unfortunately the measure of that impact is flawed. Having a low incident rate is no guarantee that an organization is safe. Due to decades of improvements, the hazardous conditions and at-risk behavior that remain in many organizations today only occasionally result in incidents. Going a month, a year, or even several years without an incident may be a function of sheer luck. In many cases companies are Safe by Accident. Moving beyond finger pointing, behavioral safety experts and authors, Dr. Judy L. Agnew and Dr. Aubrey C. Daniels, deliver leaders a powerful message with clear calls to action in this data-based, practical approach to ensuring organizations are safe by design, not Safe by Accident. Agnew and Daniels reveal how behavioral science can help safety professionals and leaders foster a company-wide culture of safety–from the boardroom to supervisors to the employees on the front lines. Starting with the seven common safety leadership practices that don’t work (and what to do instead) to broader and more strategic recommendations that leaders can incorporate to create a high-performance safety culture, this book is essential for leaders who want to improve safety in their organization.

Self-help skills for people with autism: a systematic teaching approach
Learning self-help skills -- eating, dressing, toileting, and personal hygiene -- can be challenging for people with autism, but is essential for independence. This book thoroughly describes a systematic approach that parents (and educators) can use to teach basic self-care to children, ages 24 months to early teens, and even older individuals. With an encouraging tone, the authors -- behaviour analysts and psycholo-gists -- emphasise that it's worthwhile to devote the extra time and effort now to teach skills rather than have your child be forever dependent on others. The many case studies throughout the book depict individuals with deficits in specific self-care tasks, and demonstrate how a coordinated and system-atic approach is effective in teaching more complex skills. For example, a 12-year-old with the self-feeding skills of a toddler, who was excluded from the school cafeteria, is taught to stay at the table to eat a full meal using utensils. A chapter is devoted to each of the four skill areas (eating, dressing, toileting, personal hygiene) offering detailed insight and specific instruction strategies. Ap-pendices contain forms to complete for task analyses, instructional plans, and data collection. With the in-formation in this book, parents can immediately start teaching their child, or refer back to the book to fine-tune skills as their child develops. Woodbine House (2007) - Paperback 187 pages - ISBN 1890627410

Teaching Language to Children with Autism and other Developmental Disabilities
Teaching Language to Children with Autism and other Developmental Disabilities by by Mark L. Sundberg & James W. Partington Most children with autism or other developmental disabilities experience severe language delays or disorders. Teaching language to these children can be quite a challenge to parents and professionals. This book presents a state-of-the-art language assessment and intervention program based on B.F. Skinner's behavioral analysis of language, and the extensive body of empirical research that supports Skinner's analysis. The first section of the book provides information regarding preparation for language intervention, including a brief language assessment and a system to interpret the assessment in order to determine the best place to start intervention for an individual child. Section One also contains a chapter on augmentative communication and information on how to decide if it is necessary; and if so, which type might be the best for an individual child. Section Two focuses on the development of initial communication skills for nonverbal children, and Section Three focuses on teaching more advanced language and social skills. Section Four presents issues relevant to the implementation of a language program in a child's natural and school environments. In addition, there are a variety of data sheets and skills tracking forms located throughout the book. (312 pages) April 2013; Version 7.3

Teaching with Reinforcement (Learning About Dogs)
This book covers many types of positive reinforcement training as used in clicker training, first learning, instinctive behaviours and lifestyle management. It will question your concept of rewards and bring you closer to exceptional effectiveness and a greater understanding of your dog’s behaviour. Reinforcement is a fascinating topic that threads through all our interaction with our dogs. Our conscious and unconscious reinforcement strengthens or weakens behaviour. By understanding and recognising reinforcement patterns we can teach with ease, remove a lot of stress from communication and lift our relationship to a level of joy. Sunshine Books, Inc. Paperback

The Assessment of Basic Language & Learning Skills (ABLLS) 2006 Revised Edition
The Assessment of Basic Language & Learning Skills (ABLLS) 2006 Revised Edition The Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills, 2006 Revised Edition,(ABLLS) is an assessment, curriculum guide, and skills tracking system for children with language delays. The ABLLS contains a task analysis of the many skills necessary to communicate successfully and to learn from everyday experiences. The ABLLS is comprised of two separate documents: The ABLLS Scoring Instructions and IEP Development Guide (The ABLLS Guide) , and The ABLLS Protocol that is used to record scores for each child. The ABLLS Guide provides instructions for scoring The ABLLS Protocol and for completing the skills tracking grids for an individual student. The ABLLS Guide also provides strategies to assist parents, educators and other professionals to use the information obtained from the completed assessment protocol to develop an effective Individualized Education Program (IEP) for the child. The ABLLS Protocol provides both parents and professionals with criterion-referenced information regarding a child's current skills, and provides a curriculum that can serve as a basis for the selection of educational objectives. The ABLLS Protocol also includes a set of grids that comprise a skills tracking system that make it possible to observe and document the child's progress in the acquisition of critical skills. The ABLLS Protocol is only available as part of an introductory two-book set (The ABLLS Guide and The ABLLS Protocol), and to registered owners of The ABLLS Guide.
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