My hope is to draw your attention to Dr. Potegal’s recent claim that a tantrum may be a new scientific concept. Are we really clueless as to what tantrums are or should we continue to focus on such studies? The response is beyond this post, but it might serve to encourage behavior analysts to better disseminate ABA and its science, which has existed for close to 50 years.
For a while now, bullying has been making headlines despite numerouspublic campaigns against it. This year alone, many people have spoken out about bullying and advocate d on behalf of victims. Bullying a child with special needs takes this matter to a whole different level when it is done by teachers, whom our children look up to as role models!