Today, we’re hosting one of our members, Kailani Bartley. She’s a case manager at CABS, the Chicago Autism and Behavior Specialists. Kailani landed in the field sort of by accident. She originally wanted to become a music therapist, but after worked at a tech job for a year while she was in college, she decided she wanted to work within ABA. Today, Kailani just graduated with her master’s degree and is taking the BCBA exam in August.
Kailani spent time in several jobs searching for high-quality supervision and finally found it at CABS. Networking with others in the field can be a huge help in making connections, especially when you’re just starting out. Supervision is a two-way street and today’s supervisors are usually thrilled when they get a chance to collaborate. In the field, using the natural environment and being creative with games helps make work fun for both practitioners and clients. If you’re a newly minted BCBA, Kailani recommends remembering kids need compassion as much as consistency. Never stop learning, never settle, and always help your learners to the best of your ability.
- Challenges with getting quality supervision and how to find it.
- Kailani’s most valuable lessons in supervision.
- How to be creative and use the natural environment with clients.
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