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Blogs By Karen Chung


Work for an Ethical ABA Organization that puts “people ahead of profits.” Having been in the field of ABA for over 12 years supporting the professional development needs of BCBAs,...

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EDIT: Additional Quality Metrics (I’ll have to adjust the point count later) (21) Supervision ratio (How many BTs/RBTs does a supervisor supervise) (22) Supervision frequency (weekly, bi-weekly, monthly) (23) Supervision...

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As we’re getting ready to launch the Ethics Standard Board’s database of ABA Organizations in the US, I want to start collecting information from those in the field to help...

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I’ve been talking to many people inside and outside the field of behavior analysis – many of whom are considered to be the best minds in the field of ABA...

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UNIONIZATION IN THE FIELD OF ABA I think I am leaning towards agreeing with Dr. Jon Bailey that in order to affect systems-level change, we need a very strong contingency...

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Being an RBT for me was extremely fun because where were you going to find a place where you can be completely silly without having to worry what people thought about you? This was the only job that made me feel like I could make a dramatic difference while being myself.

I also liked to be surrounded by people that had the same goals of wanting to help kids and the teamwork made the job much easier and more enjoyable.

Change and progress was the ultimate goal for our kiddos. The early intervention program was seriously only a miracle because I saw changes in the kiddos that from day one, you wouldn’t even recognize who they were.

Changes from being able to utter 3-4 words where they can only make a syllable from when they started, the behavior decreases in which kiddo that used to engage in 30-40 0 self-harm to only half, learning how to wait during games, table work where they use to swipe and drop to the floor if they had to.

My favorite was when the parents would tell us what amazing progress they were making at home. I used to tear up and felt for these parents so much because it was already difficult for them and now, they can trust and rely on ABA and the therapists knowing their goal was ours.

By Emma Rogers, BA, RBT

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