Episode 025: Top 5 Things I Wish I Knew as a New BCBA with Shira and Shayna

It’s our 25th episode! To celebrate, we thought we’d talk about the top five things we wish we knew when we were just starting out as newly minted BCBAs. It’s so important to be sensitive to the cultures of our families. Being mindful of cultural competency and where parents are coming from should always be Read more about Episode 025: Top 5 Things I Wish I Knew as a New BCBA with Shira and Shayna[…]

Episode 024: ABA – Not Just for Autism with Latocia Robins

Latocia Robins is the owner of Auspice ABA Services in Louisiana. Her company provides services for individuals aged two to adult. Latocia’s vision came out of noticing a lack of services being provided to those in the school system who needed support but didn’t have an autism diagnosis. She uses ABA to help clients with Read more about Episode 024: ABA – Not Just for Autism with Latocia Robins[…]

Episode 023: Biggest Failures and Successes as a BCBA with Shira and Shayna

In the How To ABA community, we’re always looking for ways to support each other. We decided to take some time to share some of our biggest failures to help others learn from our mistakes and perhaps do things differently. Shayna shares that one of her first-ever clients didn’t flourish under her leadership because she Read more about Episode 023: Biggest Failures and Successes as a BCBA with Shira and Shayna[…]

Collecting Baseline Data

So often we hear of people who want to lose weight, gain muscle, improve sleeping habits, change their diet, etc. How does lasting behavior change happen? How do we ever know if the target behavior has changed in the direction we want it to go? Knowing where we are starting from provides information on how Read more about Collecting Baseline Data[…]

Episode 022: Staff Training with Shira and Shayna

Staff training is an important part of our jobs. Whether you’re with supervisees, RBTs, or teachers, knowing your audience and having realistic expectations going into the training makes all the difference. Don’t assume that your audience knows as much as you do about the topic you’re presenting on and always start with what they understand. Read more about Episode 022: Staff Training with Shira and Shayna[…]

Episode 021: Making Improvement to ABA Supervision with Angie Pickering

Angie Pickering lives in Portland, OR, and has a lot of interesting things going on. She started her career as a typical 9-to-5 clinic-based ABA in 2006 and has watched the field evolve over the years. Angie sees ABA as being in a sort of reflective period and moving towards more client-centered care, which is Read more about Episode 021: Making Improvement to ABA Supervision with Angie Pickering[…]

Episode 020: Non-profit Organization for ABA and Other Services with Chris Collins

Chris Collins is an RBT and the founder of ABAid Suncoast, a non-profit organization in Florida that helps remove barriers to entry into treatment for autism. Chris had a desire to create something that would offer direct support to clinics and provide financial assistance to families for diagnostics and treatment options. There are many children Read more about Episode 020: Non-profit Organization for ABA and Other Services with Chris Collins[…]

Episode 019: 5 Daily Habits with Shira and Shayna

We received such amazing feedback on our burnout episode that we decided to do a follow-up based on our top five daily habits. Simple things like waking up early or carving out five to ten quiet minutes each day to yourself can make a huge difference in your day. Activities like exercise, enjoying dinner with Read more about Episode 019: 5 Daily Habits with Shira and Shayna[…]

Reading to Promote Language

I absolutely loved reading as a child. I was the classic book worm growing up. I stayed up late to read by flashlight, read at the dinner table, and I even took pride in reading a whole book a day almost every day during the summer! I have distinct memories from when my parents would Read more about Reading to Promote Language[…]

Episode 018: Cultural Sensitivity with Rosa Casali

BCBA Rosa Casali has been practicing ABA for 13 years and is the founder of Behavior Solutions Inc. Her firm provides in-home care for families in the Miami area. Rosa has a master’s degree in mental health counseling and fell in love with ABA after taking an advanced course in the subject. She knew she Read more about Episode 018: Cultural Sensitivity with Rosa Casali[…]