1. 02:15 19th Aug 2014

    Notes: 576

    Reblogged from lichgem

    serenity-fails:

    shousetsubangbang:

    Point of View, by serenity_winner

    Here’s my piece for the new issue of Shousetsu Bang*Bang! Check it out, read cool stories, give the contributors some love :D

     
  2. 02:13

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    Reblogged from madeofpatterns

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    frogmakesart:

That was supposed to be just a quick and simple mermaid drawing, but then I did a background. What’s gotten into me?!

    frogmakesart:

    That was supposed to be just a quick and simple mermaid drawing, but then I did a background. What’s gotten into me?!

     
  3. 23:35 18th Aug 2014

    Notes: 50

    Reblogged from voltron-da-eclair

    voltron-da-eclair:

    i
    the first time i hurt a child
    my boss tells me i am good at my job
    the second time i hurt a child
    my boss tells me i am good at my job
    the third time i hurt a child
    my boss tells me i am good at my job
    i like my job
    i am good at my job
    positive reinforcement

    ii
    my…

     
  4. 23:31

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    Reblogged from karalianne

    Tags: aaahhhhhh!!abuseableismaba

    What ABA is like: The point of view of a former therapist

    karalianne:

    I figure it’s high time I ‘fess up about what exactly it was I did for all those years (1999-~2005; after 2003 I was half doing play therapy, and after 2005 I was doing all respite and community access) I was working as an ABA therapist (that’s Applied Behaviour Analysis). So this post is a description of an ABA session. I’ll be talking mostly about Lovaas-style here, but the basics of how a trial is structured are the same whether you’re talking Lovaas, Carbone, Sundberg & Partington, or whatever.

    A “trial” is a discrete trial. ABA’s major foundation is the idea of discrete trial teaching (DTT). There are three components to a discrete trial:

    1. Antecedent (SD [Discriminative Stimulus]; basically, the command)
    2. Behaviour (R [Response]; basically, what the student does in response to the command)
    3. Consequence (SR [Reinforcing Stimulus]; basically, praise or toys or food given for a correct response)

    I named them Antecedent, Behaviour, Consequence here because when an ABA therapist is keeping track of behaviours (this term always means “unwanted behaviours” and often means “stimming”) they use an A-B-C sheet, and that’s the information they always keep track of (along with a few other things): what happened just before the behaviour, what the specific behaviour was, and what the student got out of the behaviour.

    But I digress. I’ll be using the terms SD, R, and SR throughout the examples in this post.

    I’m putting it behind a Read More because it could be triggering for some people. Also, it’s really long. But if you were ever curious about just what ABA is actually like, read this.

    Read More

    !!!!!

     
  5. 16:17

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    Reblogged from 0derint-dum-metuant

    (Source: vloktburz)

     
  6. 15:36

    Notes: 1646

    Reblogged from fawn--prince

    hoodfuturism:

    yarriinwonderland:

    baconsprinkledpipedreams:

    saucerkommand:

    Because you DEMANDED IT, more stunning art from Mshindo Kuumba!

    This is beautiful

    hoodfuturism

    Wow wonderful!

     
  7. 15:35

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    Reblogged from sad-ie

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    marchcouldbedarker:

bunrobot:

i plan on making this the front page of the town newspaper as a self-fulfilling prophecy


me if given the chance to do high school again

    marchcouldbedarker:

    bunrobot:

    i plan on making this the front page of the town newspaper as a self-fulfilling prophecy

    me if given the chance to do high school again

     
  8. 15:34

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    Reblogged from queendarthzannah

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    maarnayeri:

brooklyn-maoist47:

Nothing ever changes with white people and their support for killer pigs. 


I wonder what the response of these white people would be if they were confronted about the fact that only a short 50 years ago, it was active Nazis that held up signs akin to theirs.

    maarnayeri:

    brooklyn-maoist47:

    Nothing ever changes with white people and their support for killer pigs. 

    I wonder what the response of these white people would be if they were confronted about the fact that only a short 50 years ago, it was active Nazis that held up signs akin to theirs.

     
  9. 09:53

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    Reblogged from a-spoon-is-born

    medievalpoc:

    bertilakslady:

    medievalpoc:

    transtrendad:

    i just learned that british photographer harry pointer made a lot of captioned photographs of cats in various situations in the late 19th century

    look

    image

    look at this

    the lolcat is over a century old

    See, now…

     
  10. 02:02

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    Reblogged from vegtble

    princessbrat7:

    megaparsecs:

    i just wanted to put this out there since im sure it’ll get written about differently tomorrow. 

    lol @ the police not doing their actual job so the community is having to police themselves. lol @ tomorrow the media is going to paint this whole situation not as “ferguson PD still cant do shit” but “those niggas in ferguson are wild”

     
  11. 02:00

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    Reblogged from xkrisxcross

    siddharthasmama:

    wow, look how easy that was.

    (Source: byeceps)

     
  12. 01:59

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    Reblogged from queerandpresentdanger

    deux-zero-deux:

it actually is illegal. officers are required to wear their name tags for accountability purposes.
if a cashier can be penalized for being on the clock without a name tag, so can an officer. the biggest fucked up part about it is that you can’t even report it to their superiors because their superiors probably told them to remove their tags.

    deux-zero-deux:

    it actually is illegal. officers are required to wear their name tags for accountability purposes.

    if a cashier can be penalized for being on the clock without a name tag, so can an officer. the biggest fucked up part about it is that you can’t even report it to their superiors because their superiors probably told them to remove their tags.

    (Source: thesoftghetto)

     
  13. 01:48

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    Reblogged from kathleenbanana

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    sweet-bitsy:

Every picture tells a story but this one asks more questions than it answers

    sweet-bitsy:

    Every picture tells a story but this one asks more questions than it answers

    (Source: katienotopoulos)

     
  14. 00:20

    Notes: 218

    Reblogged from realsocialskills

    realsocialskills:

    Content warning: This is a somewhat graphic post about ABA that links an even more graphic post.

    There’s a particular variant on ABA called “errorless learning”, which works like this:

    • You break a task down into small steps
    • Then do discrete trials of the steps, over and over (If you want to…
     
  15. 00:20

    Notes: 334

    Reblogged from stimmyabby

    stimmyabby:

    Therapist: “Where does grandma work?”
    Little boy: “Um… she works at the house.”
    “No. Where does grandma work? Say ‘library’.”
    “Library.”
    “Whee! Now you get a starburst.”

    This is not how you teach three year olds to communicate in language.
    Communicating is not about saying what you think other…