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.

Episode 008: Cultural Competency (Portuguese) with Ashley Cabral

BCBAs can sometimes encounter cultural differences and language barriers when working with their families. Ashley Cabral, a bilingual BCBA, knows these challenges well. Helping your clients get access to the information they need while having compassion for their culture goes a long way.

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.

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.

Episode #004: Working with a Multidisciplinary Team with Katerina Savino

Today, we are talking with guest, Katerina “Kat” Savino. As a BCBA working in a multidisciplinary clinic and as a mentor to future BCBA’s with Simmons University, Kat has a lot of advice and insight to share. Her background started very similar to Shira’s, moving into ABA from Special Education, she notes how impactful that Read more about Episode #004: Working with a Multidisciplinary Team with Katerina Savino[…]