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Ethical Advocate for Accurate Application & Dissemination of Behavior Analysis

Welcome to Behaviorbabe

Ethical Advocate for Accurate Application & Dissemination of Behavior Analysis

ABA Workspace Ideas

Toy storage area. Ikea furniture, clear bins from Lowes, and awesome toys. Lakeshore Learning and Learning Resources (for our break out bins). We took screenshot images of the toys we ordered (from the Internet), then printed and laminated, before posting them onto each bin. Staff work on setting up Joint Activity Routines with the 'breakout bins' (as we call them) and they always work on having the 'littles' close the activity. 

Courtesy of Dr. Jamie Hughes-Lika, Founder and Clinical Director, Summit Autism Services, Las Vegas, NV, June 2019

Each of the room corners represents an 'activity area' (science, fine motor, construction-building, and home-cooking).


Courtesy of Dr. Jamie Hughes-Lika, Founder and Clinical Director, Summit Autism Services, Las Vegas, NV, June 2019

This is our reading wall. And no the little ones don't (or at least haven't yet) tried to climb it. Books face outwards and 'favorites' are in sight, but out of reach, to promote manding and pointing skills.

Courtesy of Dr. Jamie Hughes-Lika, Founder and Clinical Director, Summit Autism Services, Las Vegas, NV, June 2019

This is the Group Room. Children do art projects (all of the bins labeled on the Ikea shelves), do their messy science projects here, have snack, and read with friends at the 'lunch bunch' (our social lunch with friends). Make sure you use books that wipe down easily, as their dirty little hands are always exploring something. TV is used for GoNoodle, Super Simple Songs, and to get the wiggles out (aka what they think is dancing!)


Courtesy of Dr. Jamie Hughes-Lika, Founder and Clinical Director, Summit Autism Services, Las Vegas, NV, June 2019

We use a lot of visual strategies for the circle time routine. Our circle times consist of the following activities. Each child takes turns selecting the next activity (we always start with the hello song), and taking the picture off and putting it on the back of the card ('all done'). It provides them with a visual for what is left, which helps reduce elopement.

Courtesy of Dr. Jamie Hughes-Lika, Founder and Clinical Director, Summit Autism Services, Las Vegas, NV, June 2019

Rubber safety corners from Amazon, definitely a must!


Courtesy of Dr. Jamie Hughes-Lika, Founder and Clinical Director, Summit Autism Services, Las Vegas, NV, June 2019

The tricked out kitchen is the favorite! Tile backsplash stuck on poster board and nailed to the back to minimize toys going behind the kitchen.

Courtesy of Dr. Jamie Hughes-Lika, Founder and Clinical Director, Summit Autism Services, Las Vegas, NV, June 2019

RBT modeling his different colored tally counters for data collection. Also wearing a fashionable apron with preferred items for his client. There are 1:1 work stations whose table-tops are dry erase. Behavior Technicians use this to present tasks (e.g. letter or number ID) as well as a back-up data collection tool.


Pieces ABA, Manila, Philippines, April 2019

In the center of the room with 1:1 stations, there is a group area where manding sessions occur. This area has items visible to the clients, but slightly out of reach, which encourages requesting and focusing on skills such as manding and joint attending. This is also the space where students will dance and engage in group sensory activities. 


Pieces ABA, Manila, Philippines, April 2019

This card has the question for the instructor to ask the student. The card is not visible to the student. The instructor points to their hair and asks "What's this". The instructor then writes the answers on the back of the card with the date. The data is later transferred to an online system after session.


You may also notice items hanging (taped) to the wall at the 1:1 station. This is a clever strategy for utilizing such limited clinic space. The items are still within sight, but out of reach of the child. 


Pieces ABA, Manila, Philippines
, April 2019 



This is a classroom workspace as students transition from primarily 1:1 work stations to group instruction. Students may attend this preschool in preparation for upcoming public school instruction. This classroom has students with and without disabilities enrolled. 

Grateful for the opportunity to visit Pieces ABA, Manila, Philippines. Ms. Kathryn and Mr. Ian Mendoza have inspired so many individuals in the Philippines to become Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs) and Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs). 


Pieces ABA, Manila, Philippines, April 2019