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Behaviorbabe (aka Dr. Amanda Kelly) is an ethical advocate for the accurate dissemination and application of behavior analysis. Dr. Kelly is a PhD-level, Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D); the first to be licensed in the state of Hawai’i. This podcast features conversations, discussions, and brief presentations by Dr. Kelly related to behavior analysis, education, sustainability, public policy, and more. For more great info, visit www.behaviorbabe.com.
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Shari Adler on Trauma Informed Treatment
In this episode, Dr. Kelly discusses trauma informed treatment with Shari Adler. Shari provides listeners with definitions, descriptions, and an in-depth discussion on the topic of trauma informed care.
20:31
March 26, 2019
Jenn Lonardo on Advocating For Appropriate Treatment Recommendations
In this episode, our guest Jennifer Lonardo, BCaBA who lives in Kona on the island of Hawai’i discusses how she effectively and ethically advocates for access to ABA services across settings for her clients. To learn more about ABA, visit www.behaviorbabe.com.
09:46
March 25, 2019
Why Don’t We Participate in Public Policy
In this episode, Dr. Kelly seeks to answer the question, “Why don’t behavior analyst participate in public policy more than we do”. Dr. Kelly details problems with participation and offers a behavior analytic approach to addressing these barriers. To learn more, visit www.behaviorbabe.com.
13:23
March 23, 2019
Dr. Tomaino on Crisis Prevention (Part 2)
In the second part of this two part series, Dr. Tomaino joins us to discuss crisis prevention. In discussions with Dr. Tomaino, listeners will learn the importance of prevention and the role of interdisciplinary collaboration. For more info, check out https://tv.theprepgroup.com/
19:00
March 20, 2019
Dr. Miguel on Crisis Prevention (Part 1)
In the first part of this two part podcast, Dr. Edward Miguel talks about crisis prevention, specifically on shifting the mindset on physical intervention. Dr. Miguel noted that must first start with the belief that every individual has the right to a therapeutic learning environment. For more information, check out https://tv.theprepgroup.com/.
15:52
March 16, 2019
Carter Keegan on Life on the Spectrum
This episode features a very special guest, Carter Keegan. Carter is a young adult with autism who shares with us his journey: from diagnosis to driving, to dating, going to college, and everything in between.
22:47
March 15, 2019
Tori Sims on Supervision
In this episode, Dr. Kelly interviews Tori Sims about the role of a newly certified supervisor. Tori shares with us the difficulties, differences, and strategies for success when supervising others; whether they are seeking ABA certification or are working as a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT). For more information, visit www.behaviorbabe.com.
21:04
March 12, 2019
Lara Bollinger on Life as a BCBA In Law School
This episode features a guest speaker, Lara Bollinger. Lara is a BCBA with experience working in Massachusetts, Hawai’i, and Virginia. She is currently Licensed as a Behavior Analyst in Hawai’i and Virginia. She is also currently enrolled in law school. Lara shares with listeners why she decided to go to law school and what she hopes to do with her additional degree. To learn more visit www.behaviorbabe.com.
04:35
March 11, 2019
Dr. Laprime On Building Capacity in Public Schools
In this episode, Dr. Amanda Laprime joins us to share her thoughts, strategies and suggestions for building capacity in public school settings. Dr. Laprime pulls from her experiences consulting to school teams, always focusing on the principles of behavior analysis. For more information, visit www.behaviorbabe.com.
17:03
March 10, 2019
Developing a Philosophy of Education
In this episode, Dr. Kelly discusses the process of developing a philosophy of education. She describes how this process will be shaped by your own educational experiences and will evolve over time. In this episode, Dr. Kelly shares her personal educational philosophy statement. For more information on education and ABA, visit www.behaviorbabe.com.
14:56
March 10, 2019
Ashley Rose on Teaching Social Skills
In this episode, Ashley Rose joins Dr. Kelly to talk about teaching social skills and not taking ourselves too seriously. Ashley offers listeners a definition of social skills, some suggestions for effective facilitation, and how to play, pair, and condition ourselves as fun! To learn more about Ashley and the work she does, check out www.missioncognition.com.
27:14
March 9, 2019
Christine Almeida on ABA and Public Preschools
In this episode, Christine Almeida discusses ABA and Public Preschools. Christine describes the supports and services she oversees in public school in Newton, Massachusetts. In addition, Christine spends some time discussing how to assess and teach social skills in early learners. To learn more, check out this book “Socially Savvy”, which Christine co-authored. https://difflearn.com/products/socially-savvy-an-assessment-and-curriculum-guide-for-young-children-digital-download
31:03
March 7, 2019
Janice Chan on Classroom PRT (CPRT)
In this episode Janice Chan sits down with Dr. Kelly to discuss classroom Pivotal Response Training. In this episode, Janice shares similarities and differences between a DTT and PRT approach to instruction. Janice also describes some strategies for teachers who are looking to implement CPRT in their classrooms. To learn more visit www.classroomprt.org.
20:20
March 6, 2019
Applications of ABA | Applied Behavior Analysis
Applied behavior Analysis (ABA) is the problem-solving, scientific approach to challenges that are relevant to individuals, communities, and society. Likely the most well-known application of applied behavior analysis is its use with individuals with autism. However the umbrella of this behavioral science extends much broader. Since the 20th century ABA has been pivotal in helping us to identify and achieve socially significant change. The past has been powerful and the future is still unwritten.
05:23
March 3, 2019
How to Get ABA on Your IEP
In this episode, Dr. Kelly discusses some federal laws and protections afforded for students with behavioral needs. Dr. Kelly provides information and insights based on her experiences as a licensed behavior analyst and licensed elementary educator. Please note nothing in this podcast should be viewed as legal advice. Dr. Kelly is a kickass behavior analyst, but definitely not a lawyer. We repeat, Dr. Kelly is not a lawyer. To learn more visit www.behaviorbabe.com.
17:06
March 2, 2019
Common Misconceptions of ABA
In this episode, Dr. Kelly (Behaviorbabe) reviews some common concerns and misconceptions about the practice of applied behavior analysis (ABA). To learn more, visit www.behaviorbabe.com.
07:35
March 2, 2019
ABA in Schools
In this episode, Dr. Kelly provides an overview of applied behavior analysis in the school setting. Dr. Kelly provides resources related to successful integration of ABA in schools and provides examples of how ABA can be embedded in classroom settings.
12:07
February 25, 2019
Lorri Unumb on Autism Insurance and Adult Services
In this episode, Lorri Unumb, Vice President of Governmental Affairs from Autism Speaks, talks with Dr. Kelly about Autism Insurance and creating vocational options for adults. Lorri offers perspective and insight into past legislative efforts as well as a look ahead to what’s next on the horizon. To learn more about ABA, please visit www.behaviorbabe.com.
25:33
February 25, 2019
Dr. Becca Tagg on Being Dually Certified
In this episode, Dr. Becca Tagg discusses her journey as a scientist, dually-licensed as a psychologist and behavior analyst. Dr. Kelly and Dr. Tagg discuss the value of creating a verbal community and the importance of self care. To learn more, visit www.facebook.com/groups/ABABusinessBuilders. Please excuse our minor technical glitches in this episode.
21:52
February 24, 2019
Leanne Page on Parenting with ABA
In this episode, Leanne Page from “Parenting with ABA” sits down with Dr. Kelly. Leanne talks about parenting advice and how much of it relies on punishment and is often based on our own experiences. Through her dissemination and education efforts, Leanne helps parents save their sanity by embedding positive practices based on the science of behavior analysis into their everyday interactions. Learn more at www.parentingwithABA.org.
17:07
February 18, 2019
Top 10 Tips for Teachers
Behavior management in the classroom is a skill that takes years to develop. In this episode, Dr. Kelly will review her top 10 tips for Teachers, based on her experiences as a teacher and behavior analyst. For more information visit www.behaviorbabe.com.
10:50
February 17, 2019
Ethics of Staying Up to Date
In this episode, Dr. Kelly reviews some of the changes put forth by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB). Changes were announced December 2018 and most are effective November 2019. For more information visit www.bacb.com. For more information related to ABA visit www.behaviorbabe.com.
08:25
February 16, 2019
Dr. Megan Miller on Motherhood
In this episode, Dr. Megan Miller talks with Dr. Kelly about managing motherhood while maintaining a career as a successful behavior analyst. Hear from Dr. Miller: her experiences, lessons she has learned along the way, and advice for others out there. To learn more about Dr. Miller and her #dobetter movement, visit https://tinyurl.com/dobettermovement.
25:45
February 15, 2019
Dr. Markovits on Making the Most of Online Instruction
In this episode, Dr. Becky Markovits talks with Dr. Kelly about how students can make the most of online instruction. Dr. Markovits identifies some barriers (e.g., decreased contact with professor) and benefits (e.g., flexibility), as well as some suggestions for ways to enhance your overall online learning experience. For more information, visit www.behaviorbabe.com.
25:53
February 15, 2019
Molly Benson on Sustainability and Public Policy
In this episode, Dr. Kelly discusses the topics of sustainability and public policy with guest, Molly Benson. Molly chronicles her “competency-based adventures” and shares highlights from her journey. Interested in branching out and applying behavioral principles to other areas of need? Then this episode is for you. For more information, visit www.behaviorbabe.com.
22:02
February 13, 2019
Inclusion with Chrissy Kelly
In this episode, Dr. Kelly interviews Chrissy Kelly, creator of “Life with Greyson and Parker” about inclusion. What is inclusion? What is needed to make inclusion a success? Where do you begin? For more information, check out Chrissy on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LifeWithGreysonParker.
19:00
February 12, 2019
Teaching Vocational Skills
Dr. Kelly reviews some tips and techniques for preparing learners (and ourselves) for vocational settings. To learn more, visit www.behaviorbabe.com.
12:51
February 12, 2019
Presession Pairing
In this episode, Dr. Kelly discusses her dissertation research and details her investigation on the effects of presession pairing. To learn more visit: www.behaviorbabe.com.
08:59
February 11, 2019
Dr. Cruz-Torres on RBTs: Ethics and Advice
In this episode, Dr. Elisa Cruz-Torres speaks with Dr. Kelly about the Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) credential. Dr. Cruz-Torres discusses the process of becoming an RBT, constraints when trying to obtain competencies in ABA, and responsibilities and restrictions of supervisors. Lastly, Dr. Cruz-Torres offers some suggestions for overcoming barriers that may exist. To learn more visit www.behaviorbabe.com.
30:01
February 8, 2019
Nicole Davis on Using ABA in Online Instruction
In this episode, Dr. Kelly talks with Nicole Davis talks about her role as a professor of online instruction in behavior analysis. Nicole details ways in which behavior analysis can be incorporated into how we teach in an online world, as well as what to teach in an ABA program. To learn more, visit www.behaviorbabe.com.
23:34
February 6, 2019
Dr. Kelly Testifies at the Hawai’i State Capitol (2015)
In this episode, we take listeners back to 2015 when Dr. Kelly was asked to explain applied behavior analysis (ABA) to legislators at the State Capitol. What do you notice? What would you do differently if given the chance? Do you have your elevator speech ready? To learn more visit www.behaviorbabe.com.
08:01
February 6, 2019
Ethics of Effective Collaboration
In this episode, Dr. Kelly shares some quick tips on how to work with others who don’t want to work with you. To learn more visit www.behaviorbabe.com.
12:54
January 27, 2019
Is the RBT Right for You or Your Agency?
In this episode Dr. Kelly discusses the RBT (Registered Behavior Technician) credential and whether it is right for you or your agency. Dr. Kelly reviews the barriers and benefits to credentialing direct support workers as RBTs, including increased consumer protection and eligibility for school-based claiming. Learn more at www.behaviorbabe.com.
27:52
January 27, 2019
Josh Cobbs on Advocacy, Parenting, and Putting Joy into Life
In this episode, Josh Cobbs joins Dr. Kelly and shares his journey in the world of advocacy and parenting. Josh shares his self-care strategies as well as his no nonsense “nothing will stop me” attitude, which led to the creation of his company, Joyency. Let joy be your currency! Learn more at www.joyency.com.
23:00
January 24, 2019
Importance of Advocacy and Dissemination Efforts
Hear Dr. Kelly's thoughts on the importance of being involved in advocacy and the dissemination of behavior analysis. Being involved in the discussions will ensure behavior analysts are defining the practice and not others. Uphold the ethics and rigor of the field and do your part to protect the public, as well as the profession.
06:03
January 23, 2019
Martha Gabler on TAGteach
In this episode, Martha Gabler discusses her experiences as an autism mom, detailing her difficulties and discoveries along the way. Martha shares her first experiences with ABA, delving into VB, DI, and PT before discovering TAGteach (Teaching with Acoustical Guidance). To learn more Martha and her journey, visit www.autismchaostocalm.com.
34:12
January 22, 2019
SAFMEDS vs Flashcards
In this episode, Dr. Kelly reviews the similarities and differences between SAFMEDS and flashcards as study tools. To learn more, visit www.behaviorbabe.com/SAFMEDS-htm.
09:05
January 22, 2019
Dr. Mary Barbera on Turning Autism Around
In this episode, Dr. Mary Barbera joins Dr. Kelly and discusses her mission to “Turn Autism Around”. Dr. Barbera shares her personal journey as a mom to a (now adult) son on the autism spectrum. She also shares with listeners her mission to help 2 MILLION families by 2020. With experience in schools, hospitals and home settings, Dr. Barbera is well equipped to help parents and professionals do just that. To learn more, visit www.marybarbera.com/podcast.
32:08
January 22, 2019
Quality Indicators of an ABA Program
In this episode, Dr. Kelly reviews 30 Quality Indicators of an ABA program. To access additional resources on this topic, visit www.behaviorbabe.com.
07:02
January 21, 2019
Science According to Skinner
In this episode, Dr. Kelly brings us back to our roots and reads us some Skinner quotes, specifically related to science and our roles as scientists from his text “Science and Human Behavior”. For more information about B.F. Skinner check out the B.F. Skinner Foundation at www.bfskinner.org. For more information about ABA visit www.behaviorbabe.com.
08:35
January 21, 2019
What is ABA | 7 Dimensions
In this podcast, Dr. Amanda Kelly reviews the basic characteristics of ABA [applied behavior analysis]. To learn more visit www.behaviorbabe.com.
06:32
January 20, 2019
Science or Pseudoscience?
Dr. Kelly describes some clear indicators, which are cause for concern when evaluating treatment options. Whether we are talking about autism interventions, weight loss approaches, or ways to decrease baldness, there are many imposters out there! Dr. Kelly offers listeners some keys ways to detect the difference between science and pseudoscientific approaches. For more information, visit www.Behaviorbabe.com.
16:46
January 16, 2019
Shane Spiker on Self Care and Saying No
In this episode, Shane Spiker joins Dr. Kelly for a discussion on self care and learning how to say no. Shane discusses the benefits to creating a verbal community as well as some strategies for starting on the path to improved self care. Learn more at www.behaviorbabe.com.
28:18
January 15, 2019
Kim Wolff on Consultation
In this episode, Dr. Kelly sits down with Kim Wolff, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who has experience working in Boston, Korea, Kentucky, Hawai’i, and Ohio. Kim and Dr. Kelly discuss the basics of beginning the consultative process with families. For more information visit www.behaviorbabe.com.
16:36
January 15, 2019
Becoming a Behavior Analyst - My Story
In this episode, Dr. Kelly shares her journey to becoming a behavior analyst. To learn more about applied behavior analysis, visit www.behaviorbabe.com.
08:56
January 14, 2019
ABA and the Earth
In this episode, Dr. Kelly looks at science and sustainability. Inspiring us to take what we know about behavior change to make the world a better place. Learn more at www.behaviorbabe.com.
11:37
January 14, 2019
Reinforcement or Punishment
In this episode, Dr. Kelly describes the differences between reinforcement and punishment. She provides examples of both positive and negative reinforcement as well as positive and negative punishment. To learn more visit www.behaviorbabe.com.
07:09
January 13, 2019
Antecedent Interventions
In this episode, Dr. Kelly discusses antecedent Interventions. Antecedent Interventions are those strategies, which are aimed at preventing challenging behavior from occurring. The focus is on strengthening deficient repertoires, while systematically increasing task demands and difficulty. For more information, visit www.behaviorbabe.com.
10:10
January 12, 2019
Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA)
Functional behavior assessments are generally considered to be a problem solving process for addressing behaviors of concern. Behavior plans based on an FBA will be more effective and efficient, and will produce broader change in the lifestyle of the individual with challenging behavior (O’Neill, et al., 1997). Learn more at www.behaviorbabe.com.
06:26
January 11, 2019
Translating Technical ABA into Everyday
In this episode, Dr. Kelly talks about the challenges behavior analysts face when switching between a technical and conversational description of ABA. Learn more at www.behaviorbabe.com.
07:02
January 10, 2019
Functions of Behavior
Dr. Kelly discusses briefly the ABCs of ABA and explains the four functions of behavior. To learn more visit www.behaviorbabe.com.
09:13
January 10, 2019
Dr. Calkin on Inner Behavior
In this episode, Dr. Abigail Calkin shares with Dr. Kelly her journey with behavior analysis studying inner behavior. Having been a student and colleague of Dr. Ogden Lindsley, Abigail learned first hand the value of the standard celeration chart and precision teaching on shifting one’s own covert verbal behavior. To learn more visit abigailbcalkin.com.
30:56
January 10, 2019
Dr. Kazemi on Performance Feedback and Artificial Intelligence
In this episode, Dr. Kelly speaks with Dr. Ellie Kazemi about starting a university program and publishing THE book on supervision. In addition, Dr. Kazemi also shares her interests in engineering and artificial intelligence. Visit klab-csun.weebly.com to learn more about Dr. Kazemi.
20:55
January 9, 2019
ADHD and Anxiety
While medications are often prescribed for children with ADHD or anxiety, the first line of treatment recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) is behavioral therapy. To learn more visit www.behaviorbabe.com.
13:33
January 9, 2019
Jay Cage on Personal Change
In this episode, Dr. Kelly is joined by Jay Cage, who describes her journey on the path to personal, sustainable behavior change. Jay emphasizes the role behavior analysis has played in helping her achieve personal change; offering examples and ideas for others along the way. Learn more at www.behaviorbabe.com.
18:16
January 8, 2019
Rebecca Womack on Adults, Advocacy, and Systems Change
In this episode, Rebecca Womack joins Dr. Kelly for a discussion on serving adults, efforts related to advocacy, and some suggestions for achieving meaningful, systems change. For more information, visit www.behaviorbabe.com.
22:45
January 5, 2019
Ethics and ABA
In this episode Dr. Kelly explains how a formula is needed when confronting ethical dilemmas as they are rarely ever black or white. What do you do when one code element appears to conflict with another? Join us for a quick, yet deep discussion on ethics and ABA.
05:22
January 3, 2019
New Year, New You ...just kidding
In this New Years episode, Dr. Kelly encourages us to find ways to bring ABA a bit more into our everyday in 2019. What good is having the ability to help others if we can’t also use the science to help ourselves? For more information visit www.behaviorbabe.com.
05:38
January 1, 2019
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