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What Does Mandated Reporter Mean?

What does Mandated Reporter Mean? 3 Things to Know

What Does Mandated Reporter Mean? 3 Things To Know Why Report? All children have a basic human right to health, safety, and well-being. However, 1 in 7 children have experienced child abuse and/or neglect. This statistic is likely an underestimate as many instances of abuse and neglect are unreported, meaning countless children may potentially be […]
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Creating Communication Opportunities

Creating Communication Opportunities

Amanda Fishley, MA, BCBA, COBA is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Certified Ohio Behavior Analyst. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings including school, home, and mental health facilities.
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Out with the bad, in with the good

Out with the bad, in with the good

Amanda Fishley, MA, BCBA, COBA is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Certified Ohio Behavior Analyst. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings including school, home, and mental health facilities.
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Effective Planning for Crisis Management

Effective Planning for Crisis Management

Gabriel Valley is an executive assistant at Step by Step Academy, where he previously served as a Behavior Technician. Additionally, he is an Independent Provider for the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services.
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Autism and Social Work 101

Autism and Social Work 101

graduated from the University of Dayton in 2007 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a minor in Women’s Studies. While attending UD she worked as an ABA therapist on a home team. She then went on to earn her Master’s Degree
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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

Mother Child
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