Welcome to Behaviorbabe

Ethical Advocate for Accurate Application & Dissemination of Behavior Analysis

Aloha & Welcome to Behaviorbabe

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. 

This site is intended as an independent marketing tool, an educational outlet, and as a forum for colleagues, parents and anyone interested in learning and discussing more about Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). If you are interested in learning more about me, there is a brief bio below. You can also learn more by visiting Who's Amanda and Who's Behaviorbabe tabs on this site.  

Mahalos (thanks) for taking the time to visit this site and to learn more about the science of behavior change.

Amanda N. Kelly, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA 

aka Behaviorbabe

Dr. Amanda N. Kelly obtained her bachelors in Elementary Education from Shepherd College (2002) and her masters of science in Behavioral Education (2007) and doctorate in Behavior Analysis (2013) from Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Kelly has experience working as a paraprofessional, classroom teacher, counselor, and consultant in homes, public and private schools, residential placements, and community settings. Dr. Kelly currently serves as Director of Anuenue Behavior Analysts, an in-home ABA agency on Oahu, as well as Director for the University of West Florida's (UWF) Online Hawai’i cohort, which has over 40 students from Kauai, Lanai, Oahu, Maui, and Hawai'i combined. Dr. Kelly (also known as Behaviorbabe) has been recognized for her dissemination and advocacy efforts, becoming the first recipient of the "Jerry Shook Practitioner of the Year Award" from the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy (2012). In 2015, as President of the Hawai'i Association for Behavior Analysis (HABA), Dr. Kelly accepted the “Advocacy Group of the Year” by Autism Speaks. In 2016, Dr. Kelly became the first behavior analyst licensed in the state of Hawai'i. Dr. Kelly has served on several boards locally, including the Hawaii Association for Behavior Analysis and the Hawaii Disability Rights Center. Her dedication and committement to improving access to services has resulted in invited speaking engagements throughout the world, including Canada, Japan, California, New York, London, St. Louis, and Kentucky. In addition to her expertise with helping families and schools, Dr. Kelly's interests in behavior analysis also extend to dissemination, organizational management, public policy, and sustainable behavior change.


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