Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.


34th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2008

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Paper Session #237
Bridges and Training and Communication from Animal Training
Sunday, May 25, 2008
2:00 PM–2:50 PM
Chicago & Alton
Area: EAB
Chair: Kayce Cover (Syn Alia Training Systems)
Bridges and Training and Communication from Animal Training
Domain: Basic Research
KAYCE COVER (Syn Alia Training Systems)
Abstract: Behavior analysis has a long history in animal training. This paper is to introduce those outside of animal training to the concept of the Intermediate Bridge. Bridges mark an instant of correct behavior, when training animals or people. The Intermediate Bridge is a specific kind of bridge which greatly enhances effectiveness and efficiency of communication. It takes one minute to teach, and can cut 25-75% of training time. It leads us into two-way communication with the animals, where we can ask questions and get objective answers. Video of work with animals and demonstrations will be included.



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