Welcome to Behaviorbabe

Ethical Advocate for Accurate Application & Dissemination of Behavior Analysis

Amanda N. Kelly, PhD, BCBA-D (aka Behaviorbabe)

Education

Certifications/Licenses

PhD in Behavior Analysis

Simmons College Graduate Studies, Boston, Massachusetts

Date Defended: 4/2013


Masters of Science in Behavioral Education


Simmons College Graduate Studies, Boston, Massachusetts

Graduation: 5/2007


Certification in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

University of Massachusetts, Boston, Massachusetts

Date Completed: 1/2005


Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education

K-6 Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, West Virginia

Graduation: 12/2002

Hawaii Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA)

BA #1, 1/1/2016 - Present


Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D)

#1-08-4140, 4/2013 – Present



Massachusetts Elementary Education, Teaching License

Grades 1-6, 1/2007 – 8/2013


Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)

# 1-08-4140, 3/2008-4/2013



Board Certified associate Behavior Analyst (BCaBA)

#0-05-1828, 6/2005-6/2008

Current Employement Positions

2017, Director, Anuenue Behavior Analysts, Haleiwa, Oahu

2016, Director, University of West Florida, Office of ABA, Hawai'i Cohort (Online) 

2015, ABA Media Liaison, Relias Learning (Online) 

Past Employement Positions

2017-2014, K-8 Counselor, Assets Elementary, HI

2017-2013, Executive Director, Keiki Educational Consultants, Inc., HI

2014-2004, Educational Consultant, Private Clients, MA & HI

2013-2009, Coordinator of ABA Services, SEEM Collaborative, MA


2011-2009, Practicum Supervisor, Mentor, Simmons College, MA

2009-2008, District Behavior Consultant, Triton Regional Schools, pre K-12, MA

2008-2006, District Behavior Consultant, Cambridge Public Schools, K-12, MA

2006-2005, Lead Classroom Teacher, North Shore Education Consortium, MA

2005-2004, 1:1 Inclusion Facilitator, Melmark/Magic Garden Preschool, MA

2005-2003, Classroom Teacher, Melmark New England, MA

2003-2003, Level 2 Teacher, New England Center for Children, MA

2002-2000, Lead In-Home ABA Instructor, Private, In-home, WV

Awards

2015, Advocacy Group of the Year (Hawai'i Association for Behavior Analysis)Awarded by Autism Speaks, Mobile, AL 

2012, Jerry Shook Practitioner of the Year AwardBerkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Amherst, MA

Board Positions

2017, 2016, Hawai'i Disability Rights Council (HDRC)

2017, 2016, 2015, Past President, Dissemination of Behavior Analysis SIG

2016, Past President, Hawai'i Association for Behavior Analysis (HABA)

2015, President, Hawai'i Association for Behavior Analysis (HABA)

2014, President, Dissemination of Behavior Analysis SIG

2014, Vice President, Hawai'i Association for Behavior Analysis (HABA)

2009-2013, Dissemination of Behavior Analysis SIG, Marketing

2008-2009, Practitioner Issues in Behavior Analysis SIG, Member-at-large

Committees

2017, 13th Annual Hawai'i Conference, Hawai'i Association for Behavior Analysis (HABA)

2017, Legislative Committee, Hawai'i Association for Behavior Analysis (HABA)

2016, 12th Annual Hawai'i Conference, Hawai'i Association for Behavior Analysis (HABA)

2016, Legislative Committee, Hawai'i Association for Behavior Analysis (HABA)

2015, 11th Annual Hawai'i Conference, Hawai'i Association for Behavior Analysis (HABA)

2015, Legislative Committee, Hawai'i Association for Behavior Analysis (HABA)

2014, 10th Annual Hawai'i Conference, Hawai'i Association for Behavior Analysis (HABA)

2014, Legislative Committee, Hawai'i Association for Behavior Analysis (HABA)

2012, Behavior Change for a Sustainable World (Ohio), Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABA:I)

Invited Speaking engagements

2017, University of Missouri: Thompson Center Autism Conference, 12th Annual Convention, St. Louis, MO

2017, Hawaiʻi Association for Behavior Analysis (HABA), 13th Annual Convention, Honolulu, HI

2017, North Dakota Association for Behavior Analysis (NDABA) Annual Conference, (online), ND

2016, New Hampshire ABA (NHABA) 1st Annual Conference, Manchester, NH

2016, Relias Learning: Impact Nation, San Diego, CA

2016, Chicago Autism Behavior Specialists (CABS), Chicago, IL

2016, West Coast Conference on Autism & Related Disorders, Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies Buellton, CA

2015, PACRIM Educational Conference, Keynote, Honolulu, HI

Graduate level teaching 

2015, Guest Lecturer, Stimulus Control (Dr. Carla Schmidt)

University of Hawai'i, Special Education/ABA Program, Honolulu, HI


2013-2016, Adjunct Professor, Behavioral Assessment and Intervention

University of West Florida, Course Sequence, Pensacola, FL


2013, Guest Lecturer, Presession Pairing and Preference Assessments (Gordon Defalco)

UMASS Dartmouth,  Applied Behavior Analysis Graduate Program, Dartmouth, MA


2013, Guest Lecturer, Teaching with Acoustical Guidance (Dr. Susan Ainsleigh)

Bay Path College, Applied Behavior Analysis Graduate Program, Longmeadow & Burlington, MA


2013, Adjunct Professor, Applied Behavior Analysis

Granite State College, Special Education Graduate Program, Portsmouth, NH


2012, Guest Lecturer, Overview of Applied Behavior Analysis (Chris Lenahan)

Salem State University, Special Education Graduate Program, Salem, MA


2010-2011, Adjunct Professor, Intro to Applied Behavior Analysis 

Bay Path College, Special Education Graduate Program, Sturbridge & Longmeadow, MA


2010-2011, Adjunct Professor, Intro to ASD

Antioch University, ABA Certificate Graduate-level program, Department of Applied Psychology, Keene, NH


2009, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Methods for Behavior Change (Dr. Ronald Allen)

Simmons College, Masters Behavioral Education, Department of Behavior Analysis, Boston, MA

Publications

Kelly, A. N., Koba-Burdt, K., Bollinger, L. (2015). Licensure of Behavior Analysts, Senate Bill 40, Hawai'i State Law.


Kelly, A. N., Allen, R., Axe, J. and Maguire, R.W. (2015). Effects of presession pairing on challenging behavior for children with autism. Behavioral Interventions.


O’Leary, P., Miller, M., Olive, M. and Kelly, A. N. (2015). Blurred Lines: Ethical Implications of Social Media for Behavior Analysts. Behavior Analysis in Practice.


Kelly, A. N., Allen, R., Axe, J. and Maguire, R.W. (2013). Effects of presession pairing on challenging behavior for children with autism. (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from Simmons College.


Kelly, A. N. (2013). Guidelines for Selecting Evidence Based Treatment: Framework for Behavior Analysts. Association for Behavior Analysis – India Newsletter.


Kelly, A.N. and Mayes, C. (2010). Don't Forget to Invite the Student! Including Students with AS in Meetings. Asperger's Association of New England (AANE).


Hassert, D., Kelly, A.N., Pritchard, J.T., and Cautilli, J. (2008). The Licensing of Behavior Analysts: Protecting the Profession and the Public. Journal of Early and Intensive Behavior Intervention.

Conference Presentations

Kelly, A.N. (2017, September). How a Self-Management Sustainability Project Made Me a Better Consultant. Presentation to be delivered at The University of Missouri: Thompson Center Autism Conference, St. Louis, MO.


Kelly, A.N. (2017, September). Ideas and Innovation in Education Technology. Presentation to be delivered at the 13th Annual Hawaii Association for Behavior Analysis Convention, Honolulu: HI.


Kelly, A.N & Koba-Burdt, K. (2017, May). Amanda N. Kelly (Chair). Increasing Behavior Analysts Participation in Public Policy. Presentation to be delivered at the 43rd Association for Behavior Analysis: Denver, CO.


Kelly, A.N. (2017, April). How Trying to Save the World, Helped Me Become a Better Autism Consultant. Presentation delivered at the North Dakota Association for Behavior Analysis (ND ABA): Grand Forks, ND (online).


Kelly, A.N. (2017, April). ADHD and Anxiety: A Behavioral Approach to Treatment. Presentation delivered at the North Dakota Association for Behavior Analysis (ND ABA): Grand Forks, ND (online).


Kelly, A.N., Koba-Burdt, K. (2016, October). Grassroots Initiatives and Public Policy: A Behavior Analysis of Policy Change. Presentation delivered at Southwest Conference on Disability: Albuquerque, NM.


Kelly, A.N. (2016, October) Blurred Lines: Ethical Considerations for Professionals. Presentation delivered at the 2nd Annual NHABA Conference: Manchester, NH.


Kelly, A.N., McCulloch, E., Sedor, G. (2016, September). Intellectual Developmental Disability (IDD) and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Networking Session. Presentation delivered at Relias Learning: Impact Nation: San Diego, CA. 


Kelly, A.N., Koba-Burdt, K., Mintz, C., Kellum, K. (2016, May). Kelly, Amanda N. (Chair). Lessons Learned: Licensure for Behavior Analysts. Presentation delivered at 42nd Association for Behavior Analysis: Chicago, IL.


Kelly, A.N, Cicoria, M., Ward, T. (2016, May). Social Media: Tips and Techniques for Disseminating Our Science. Presentation delivered at 42nd Association for Behavior Analysis: Chicago, IL.


Kelly, A.N., Benson, M., Miller, N. (2016, May). Walden II: A Modern Day Conceptualization and Application. Presentation delivered at 42nd Association for Behavior Analysis: Chicago, IL.


Kelly, A.N. (2016, April). Blurred Lines: Ethical Considerations for Professionals. Presentation delivered at 9th Annual West Coast Conference on Autism (Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies - CCBS): Buellton, CA.


Kelly, A.N. (2015, September). Kelly, Michelle (Chair). Ethical Issues for the Use of Social Media by Behavior Analysts. Presentation delivered at ABA:I, Kyoto, Japan.


Kelly, A.N. (2015, September). Presidential Address: Coming Together, Keeping Together. Presentation delivered at the 11th Annual Hawaii Association for Behavior Analysis Convention, Honolulu: HI.


Kelly, A.N. (2015, May). Kincaid, Stephanie (Chair). Professional Development Series: Invited Event – Translating Behaviorese: Talking and Collaborating with Non-Behavior Analysts. Presentation delivered at 41st Association for Behavior Analysis: International, San Antonio, TX.


Kelly, A.N. (2015, May). Miller, Neal (Chair). Ethical Issues for the Use of Social Media by Behavior Analysts. Presentation delivered at 41st Association for Behavior Analysis: International, San Antonio, TX.


Kelly, A.N. (2015, May). Alligood, Christina (Chair). Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABA:I), SIG Leadership Training: Choosing the Right Technology for Your SIG. Presentation delivered at 41st Association for Behavior Analysis: International, San Antonio, TX.


Kelly, A.N. (2015, May). Keynote Address: Science and Pseudo-Science: Evaluating Treatment Options. Presentation delivered at the 31st Pacific Rim (PACRIM) International Conference on Disability and Diversity, Honolulu, HI.


Kelly, A.N., Koba-Burdt, K., Disney, K., & Koga, K. (2014, October). Ethical and Cultural Considerations when Consulting. Presentation delivered at 10th Annual Hawaii Association for Behavior Analysis (HABA), Kapolei, HI.


Kelly, A.N. (2014, October). Presidential Address. Presentation delivered at 10th Annual Hawaii Association for Behavior Analysis (HABA), Kapolei, HI.


Kelly, A.N. (2014, May). Kelly, Amanda N. (Chair). Breaking Borders: Bringing Behavior Analysis to the Forefront. Presentation delivered at 40th Annual Association for Behavior Analysis: International, Chicago, IL.


Kelly, A.N. (2014, May). Miller, Neal (Chair). Ethical Issues for the Use of Social Media by Behavior Analysts. Discussant for presentation delivered at 40th Annual Association for Behavior Analysis: International, Chicago, IL.


Kelly, A.N. (2014, January). Abusukkar, Ola (Chair). Effects of Presession Pairing on Challenging Behavior for Children with Autism. Presentation delivered at 12th Annual Hawai’i Education Conference, Honolulu, HI.


Kelly, A. N. (2013, May). Judah Axe (Chair). Effects of Presession Pairing on Challenging Behavior for Children with Autism. Presentation delivered at 39th Annual Association for Behavior Analysis: International, Minneapolis, MN.


Kelly, A. N. (2013, May). Matthew Broadband (Chair). Maintaining Ethical Behavior in Applied Settings. Discussant, Presentation delivered 39th Annual ABA:I, Minneapolis, MN.


Kelly, A. N. (2013, May). Sarah Prochack (Chair). Dissemination of Behavior Analysis. Presentation delivered at 39th Annual Association for Behavior Analysis: International. Professional development series, Minneapolis, MN.


Kelly, A. N. (2013, May). Amanda N. Kelly (Chair). The Dissemination of Behavior Analysis Through Social Media: Tips, Tricks, and Goals. Presentation delivered at 39th Annual Association for Behavior Analysis: International. Professional development series, Minneapolis, MN.


Kelly, A. N. (2013, April). Amanda Karsten (Chair). Effects of Presession Pairing on Challenging Behavior and Correct Responding for Children with Autism. Presentation delivered at 3rd Annual MassABA, Bentley University, Waltham, MA.


Kelly, A. N. (2012, October). Amanda N. Kelly (Chair). Competing Contingencies when Consulting to Public Schools. Presentation delivered at Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy (BABAT). Ethical considerations across various treatment settings, Amherst, MA.


Kelly, A. N. (2012, October). Judah Axe (Chair). Effects of Presession Pairing on Challenging Behaviors for Children with Autism. Presentation delivered at Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy (BABAT). Reducing challenging behaviors for students with autism, Amherst, MA.


Kelly, A. N. (2012, May). Raul Mendoza (Chair). Harmonizing School, Work, and Life. Presentation delivered at 38th Annual Association for Behavior Analysis: International. Professional development series, Seattle, WA.


Kelly, A. N. (2012, March). Amanda N. Kelly (Chair). Parent and Participant Perspectives. Presentation delivered at 2nd Annual MassABA, Bentley University, Waltham, MA.


Kelly, A. N. (2011, May). Amanda N. Kelly (Chair). Applied Behavior Analysis: Participant's Perspective. Presented at 37th Annual Association for Behavior Analysis: International. Denver, CO.

Poster Presentations

Kelly, A.N. (2016, October). Active Student Responding: Increasing Participation in Classroom Settings. Poster presented at Schools of the Future (SOTF): Honolulu, HI.


Nadeau, G. & Kelly, A.N. (2014, October). Teaching with Acoustical Guidance: A Review of TAGteachTM. Poster presented at Hawaii Association for Behavior Analysis (HABA), Kapolei, HI.


Kelly, A.N. (2014, October). Survey Says: BACB Certificant Perspectives about Certification Experiences. Poster presented at Hawaii Association for Behavior Analysis (HABA), Kapolei, HI.


Kelly, A.N. (2014, May). Survey Says: BACB Certificant Perspectives about Certification Experiences. Poster presented at ABA: International, Chicago, IL.


Kelly, A. N., & Pirnia, S. (2012, August). Using Global “Go Green” Initiatives to Guide Future Practices in the US. Poster presented at ABA: I Behavior Change for a Sustainable World, Columbus, OH.


Davis, N., Kelly, A. N., & Markovits, R. (2012, May). Tapping into the Natural Environment to Promote Graphing Skills. Poster presented at Association for Behavior Analysis International, Seattle, WA.


Kelly, A. N., Witts, B., & Miller, M. (2009-2015). Disseminating the Science. Poster presented at Association for Behavior Analysis: International DBA-SIG, Chicago, IL.

Webinars - in partnership with relias learning (FREE)

  • Antecedent Intervention for Individuals with Autism (April 2017)
  • Vocational Training and ABA (March 2017)
  • ABA and the Environment Within - Private Events (February 2017)
  • ADHD and Anxiety: A Behavioral Approach (January 2017)
  • Key Elements for Creating Clear Goals and Objectives (December 2016)
  • ABA in the School Setting (November 2016)
  • What's the Function and Why Knowing Why Matters (October 2016)
  • Data Collection Simplified (August 2016)
  • Increasing Active Student Responding (July 2016)
  • Increasing Independence for Special Populations (June 2016)
  • Sanity Saving Strategies for Parents (April 2016)
  • Top 10 Tips Teachers Should Try (December 2015)