BEGINNING A CAREER IN
APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS
“Heather was incredibly knowledgeable, patient, and a natural at what she did.”
Getting started in Applied Behavior Analysis?
Behavior analysis is a science-based field focused on improving the lives of those we serve. I’d like to think we are also in it to improve the lives of our colleagues and supervisees. The field continues to grow dramatically as more people experience both the challenge and satisfaction of bringing about meaningful life changes for individuals.
While the field is currently most recognized for the work being done with the Autism community we have large impacts outside of developmental disabilities. I specifically have practiced in developmental disabilities so my perspective is offered through that lens.
Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is the use of techniques and principles to bring about meaningful and positive change in behavior.
These techniques can be effectively used across various settings including structured situations such as a classroom as well as in “everyday” situations such as family dinnertime or the neighborhood grocery store.
There are many reputable organizations you can search to find more information about behavior analysis. To learn more about beginning a career in the field please continue to explore this website and consider purchasing my new E-Book.
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The field of behavior analysis, unlike many other advanced helping professions, does not require lengthy mentorship practices – that does not mean it isn’t necessary! I’ve been fortunate to have had amazing mentors along my way and I’m hopeful to offer similar experiences.
Finding a great supervisor is paramount. Learning from someone within a safe environment can make all the difference in beginning well in the field of behavior analysis. I offer weekly support and mentorship to meet the requirements of the BACB.
Learning in a small group has it’s benefits. I organize groups based on the need and style of the individuals. We’ll meet individually to address your specific needs as well as in small groups to share similar experiences and encouragement as we navigate our way through our professional careers.
I enjoy providing ongoing learning opportunities. When I find a pattern of learning needs I create a training event. Please see my events page to stay up-to-date on the latest trainings.