I created this site for multiple reasons: as an independent marketing tool, an educational outlet, and as a forum for colleagues, parents and any other interested person who wants to know, learn or discuss Applied Behavior Analysis.
Behavior analysis owes no affiliation with a particular intervention. It is a scientific problem-solving approach aimed at producing socially significant behavior changes for the purpose of improving quality of life for individuals, families & communities.
If you are interested in learning more about me, please visit the Who's Amanda and Who's Behaviorbabe pages. Thank you for taking the time to visit this site and to (hopefully) learn more about the science of behavior.
Amanda N. Kelly, PhD, BCBA-D aka Behaviorbabe
You will find the defining characteristics of the science listed under the 7 Dimensions page. This is where you should go if you ever ask, "What is applied behavior analysis" or "Is what I do ABA". Visit the ABC's of ABA page to learn about the influence antecedents (events that come before) and consequences (events that come after our behavior) have on our behaviors. For more information, hover over the ABA homepage to expose the drop down menu that will provide information relating to ABA acronyms, behavior assessments and access to the Study Guide which is a list of helpful mnemonics for those studying about the science of behavior analysis.
ABA is only for children diagnosed with Autism, right? No? To find out what is fact and what is fiction in the field, visit Common Misconceptions. If you want to read up on Controversy in the field or learn more about applied behavior analysis, do not forget to visit the ABA Applications and Links tabs. While this website has information dedicated to the application for individuals diagnosed on the autism spectrum, this website also attempts to address and include examples and access to cross-disciplinary applications of the science, such as in applied animal applications, SLP-ABA, and sustainability initiatives.
When you are ready to read more on the topic on your own, you might want to start with some recommended Literature. Teachers and parents alike will find Downloads a useful resource that offers templates, data sheets, samples, and powerpoint presentations. Information on this website is updated on a monthly basis in attempts to present current information from the field.
Please feel free to email any questions or comments to Behaviorbabe.