Dr. Amanda Kelly (also known as Behavior Babe) is passionate about sharing all the Applied Behavior Analysis can offer. In this episode, Dr. Kelly and I discuss actionable strategies and ideas that teachers can utilize in the classroom. Dr. Kelly shares seemingly simple tweaks to things you are likely already doing that can have a big impact. She puts a behavior analytic spin on common classroom practices to help teacher give their students the best opportunities to succeed.
According to Amanda Kelly, a board certified behavior analyst and legislative chair of the Board of Hawaii Association for Behavior Analysis, the lawsuit is “specific to the lack of coordination of DHS and DOE. Our state has literally failed these children on both the medical and educational front. They (DHS and DOE) are both responsible,” she said. (November 2018)
Only 335 ASD students receive behavioral analysis services from a licensed professional. Amanda Kelly, Legislative Chair for the Hawai’i Association for Behavior Analysis, says the Department of Education is to blame. “The Department of Education does provide behavioral health services and there are many respectable team members. However, the department has testified that they currently do not have licensed behavior analyst positions and they do not allow providers on campus and nor do they provide fungible services themselves.” (February 2018)
Amanda Kelly, a Licensed Behavior Analyst who's been sharing videos of several meetings on For Our Keiki's Facebook page, said she's been disturbed by how the superintendent is responding to parents' questions. "This is not how you interface in Hawaii," she said. "I'm obviously not from Hawaii, but you listen to the community." (September 2017)
Is playing with students before presenting demands the secret to a great work session? We're joined by special guest Dr. Amanda Kelly, Behavior Babe herself, to answer this question with a detailed and in-depth discussion on her presession pairing research. Not only do you get a behind-the-scenes tour of the research process and overcoming participant pitfalls, but also a heated discussion about whether Katie Perry or Angry Birds is the ultimate reinforcer. If you learn one thing this week, its stop grabbing things from our learners! Article discussed: Kelly, A.N., Axe, J.B., Allen, R.F., & Maguire, R.W. (2015). Effects of presession pairing on the challenging behavior and academic responding of children with autism. Behavioral Interventions, 30, 135-156. doi: 10.1002/bin.1408 (2016).
In Session 4 of The Behavioral Observations Podcast Matt Cicoria sits down with Dr. Amanda Kelly, BCBA-D, a.k.a., the Behaviorbabe. In this episode, he learns how to properly greet a local in Hawai'i, how the licensure laws are playing out across the 8 islands of that state, what it’s like to practice in the midst of volcanos and intermittent water availability, how she developed her online persona, and what not-to-do on social media as a behavior analyst. (2016)