Episode 012: How to Prevent Burnout

The BCBA field can be very demanding, especially when you’re first starting out. If you’re not managing your time properly or creating healthy boundaries, you can easily find yourself heading towards burnout. Fortunately, there are plenty of steps you can take to ease the overwhelm so that you have the energy to do your job Read more about Episode 012: How to Prevent Burnout[…]

Episode 011: Bridging the Gap with Summer Mingo

Having autism herself, Summer Mingo approaches the BCBA profession with a fresh perspective and offers great insights into how we can improve as practitioners. Being client-centric, taking on a brand-new case as if they were a blank slate, and focusing on skills-based programs can help set you up for success when working with families.

Episode 010: Early Intervention and Parental Support with Lisa Cvetnich

Early childhood special ed teacher and BCBA Lisa Cvetnich has extensive experience working with young children and their parents. It’s easy for parents to become overwhelmed with everything from how long it takes to start treatment to understanding reasons behind behaviors. Lisa’s website, The Autism Connection, is a fantastic resource for early intervention information for both parents and practitioners.

Episode 009: A Parent’s Perspective with Vidya Banerjee

Parents are a child’s greatest advocate. Vidya Banerjee’s story of raising an autistic son and then becoming a practitioner herself is one we can all learn from. Her insight into what it’s like to be on the parenting side of things is super-valuable and inspiring.

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports School can be a challenge for some learners and navigating social situations can be uncomfortable. There are so many invisible rules, and it can be difficult to know what is expected of you. Every new place has a different set of rules, and each new person has a new set Read more about Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support[…]

Episode #007: Her Personal Journey with Dayna Parker

Currently a Director of ABA at a multidisciplinary clinic, Dayna Parker looks back on her journey of becoming a BCBA. She walks us through all the challenges she’s faced over the years, how she dealt with burnout, and what motivates her to keep going.

Episode #006: Supporting Adults with ASD with Jaime Santana

Jaime Santana, owner of Santana Behavioural Services, joins us on this episode of How to ABA. We talk about caring for adults, the unique ways that we can serve them to foster independence, and the importance of having empathy and compassion for parents. Jaime also shares with us his favorite practitioner resources.

How to Use a Countdown for Transitions

I enjoy the evening hours because there are less demands on my time and attention. They are quiet, and I can finally spend time engaging in preferred activities. Being the opposite of a morning person, it is easy for me to lose track of time and stay up past the point of being a functioning Read more about How to Use a Countdown for Transitions[…]

Episode #005: Using ABA in a Preschool Classroom with Farrah Benson

Today, we talk with BCBA and preschool teacher, Farrah Benson. Farrah shares strategies, ideas, and personal examples from her experience on how to embed ABA into the classroom. In this episode, we find that best practice teachers and BCBAs have so much in common when it comes to using ABA in the classroom. Farrah also gives advice based on her experience to both long-time BCBAs as well as newly minted BCBA for both in the classroom and in their general practice.