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ABA Through the Lens of Psychology with Shobhna Srivastava

Episode 077: ABA Through the Lens of Psychology with Shobhna Srivastava

Shobhna Srivastava is a BCBA with a background in clinical psychology and mental health and here, she shares her unique perspectives and experience. We talk about the caregiver’s burden and why it’s important to address it with families, and the differing needs between older and younger children. Shobhna also shares tips on how to build rapport, suggestions for improvement in the field of ABA, and her favorite go-to resources.

Navigating Taxes and Accounting with Michelle Ward

Episode 076: Navigating Taxes and Accounting for Therapists with Michelle Ward

Michelle Ward is a certified public accountant (CPA) and the owner of MW Group and Modern CPA. Michelle shares some of the major tax and accounting challenges she sees with therapists and practitioners who start their own practices. She also provides tips on how to keep track of expenses, how write-offs work, and the pros and cons of being an employee versus an independent contractor.

creative reinforcers and a BCBA's journey with Jordyn Hargrave

Episode 075: Creative Reinforcers and a BCBA’s Journey with Jordyn Hargrave

Jordyn Hargrave is a BCBA and a member of the How To ABA community. She’s currently pursuing a second master’s degree and works as a BCBA within a school system. Jordyn shares a personal story about how an accident changed her perspective when working in the field. We also discuss creative reinforcers and the importance of mentorship as a new BCBA.

Episode 074: OBM and Performance Feedback with Jessica Winne

Jessica Winne is a BCBA who came to us to talk about OBM and performance feedback. Jessica received her master’s degree in behavior analysis from the University of North Texas and her thesis was on how to give corrective feedback. We discuss the role emotions play in receiving feedback, how feedback can make or break a staff culture, the importance of rapport, and more.

Episode 073: Grow Your Happy with Brenda Eaton

Brenda Eaton is a BCBA, mom, and creator of Grow Your Happy. Brenda shares suggestions on improvements needed within the field and the importance of emotional regulation and a healthy mindset.

being a bcba within a school system

Episode 072: Being a BCBA within a School System with Natalie Todd

Natalie Todd is a BCBA and elementary school-based behavioral consultant in New York State. We talk with Natalie about changes in behavioral analysis and how new techniques are replacing outdated ones. We also discuss parent training and tips to help parents reinforce behavioral changes at home.

How to Develop a Bedtime Routine

What do you do before you go to bed? I’m sure you have a routine and you do the same things almost every night. Today’s topic is all about how to develop a bedtime routine for kids.

Episode 071: BCBA Supervision, Support, and Advocacy with Jessie and Sara

Jessie and Sara are from Family Beeginnings, where they provide family focused, solution based, ABA therapy and consulting. They spend a lot of time mentoring BCBA candidates and share what they focus on to help boost their skill set. We also talk about client advocacy and bridging the gap between the field of ABA and the school system.

Episode 070: The Importance of Self-Monitoring with Jamie Salter & Katie Croce

Jamie Salter and Katie Croce are the co-authors of Self & Match, an evidence-based, manualized self-monitoring system. We discuss how Jamie and Katie fell in love with self-monitoring, the advantages of the strategy, and more. On November 8th, Jamie and Katie will be giving a hands-on webinar on self-monitoring, complete with tools you can use to get started right away.

What Are The 4 Functions of Behavior?

Episode 069: What Are The 4 Functions of Behavior?

Every ABA professional should be familiar with the four functions of behavior and how to identify them. Through their behavior, our students and clients are communicating something to us, and it’s our job to figure out what that is. Here, we cover all four functions of behavior, provide real-life examples, and give tips on how to recognize and work with each function.