Episode 30: 7 ABA Strategies We Use (Or Don’t Use!) in Our Homes with Shira and Shayna

Today, we’re going to be talking about ABA principles that we use in our homes. In addition to being professionals, we’re also moms. It’s so interesting how much we can learn from our kids and how they help us to become better BCBAs. Non-contingent reinforcement works really well with kids, letting them know that not Read more about Episode 30: 7 ABA Strategies We Use (Or Don’t Use!) in Our Homes with Shira and Shayna[…]

Episode 029: A Conversation with an RBT – Tamar Finkelstein

Tamar Finkelstein is an RBT who recently finished school and is working in the field. What brought her to the field was her own diagnosis of autism when she was two. Her mother got her involved in early intervention and because of that, she’s had a life full of opportunities. Getting into ABA was sort Read more about Episode 029: A Conversation with an RBT – Tamar Finkelstein[…]

Episode 028: Our Plans for 2022 With Shira & Shayna

As December comes to a close, we’re spending a lot of time planning for 2022. We’re really excited about some new initiatives, and we wanted to share our plans! Our members have been fabulous, and we are so thankful for each and every one of you. The first thing we’re doing in the new year Read more about Episode 028: Our Plans for 2022 With Shira & Shayna[…]

Episode 027: Parenting with ABA with Leanne Page

Leanne Page is a BCBA and the founder of Parenting with ABA, an organization that provides parents with ways to utilize ABA in their everyday lives with their children. She started her career in special education and became inspired to pursue ABA after working alongside a behavioral analyst in her classroom. Leanne moved overseas for Read more about Episode 027: Parenting with ABA with Leanne Page[…]

Episode 026: Supervision Reimagined with Nicole Stewart

Nicole Stewart is a BCBA and the co-founder of Supervision Reimagined, an organization that’s committed to standardizing supervisory best practices for the field. Nicole started her career as a behavioral analyst and a certified special education teacher. She went on to become a clinical director at a private placement group and she is now a Read more about Episode 026: Supervision Reimagined with Nicole Stewart[…]

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[…]

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[…]