Friday, May 12, 2017

South Carolina police: A teacher named Donna Morgan Hughes locks a kindergartner with #Autism in a supply closet with no lights as a punishment. It sounds like Applied Behavior Analysis' (ABA's) "time out."

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May 9, 2017 news report:

South Carolina police say a teacher named Donna Morgan Hughes locked a kindergartner with #Autism in a supply closet with no lights for thirty minutes as a punishment. It sounds like Applied Behavior Analysis' (ABA's) "time out."




May 9, 2017 news report:

South Carolina police say a teacher named Donna Morgan Hughes locked a kindergartner with #Autism in a supply closet with no lights for thirty minutes as a punishment. It sounds like Applied Behavior Analysis' (ABA's) "time out."

David Altieri, an ABA Leaks investigator, called this Greenville County, South Carolina School District involved  because this sounds like a typical ABA so-called "time out from inappropriate reinforcement of problem behavior."

The principal in the Woodland Elementary School in Greer, South Carolina where the events took place declined to speak about it with Dave "Jersey" Altieri, an ABA Leaks investigator. She directed him to a media representative of the Communications Department. The district media representative will be checking to see if their school psychologists or counselors are trained in ABA. She will correspond with Altieri over email in the future.

Searches of the county school district website with behavioral search terms do not show much in terms of ABA or its job titles, but their district website shows they do hire "Behavior Intervention Specialists," so it seems that neither ABA nor its sister profession Positive Behavior Support (PBS) have infiltrated far into these schools as they do elsewhere, sporadically, depending on the district, all over the USA.

"Behavior Interventionist" is the kind of job title people get who claim they're doing behavioral psychology, but who are not credentialed by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) as a BCBA, a BCaBA, or an RBT. Often they work under the direction of BCBAs. In other words, a non-ABA Behavior Interventionist tortures, but does not yet have formal training in ABA torture techniques. We call them ABA wannabes. ABAers are precision torturers. Wannabes are sloppy at it.

Morgan Hughes, however, was a special education teacher, not an interventionist. She may have worked with one.

Altieri told them they should steer away from ABA.

Dave Jersey

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