Behaviorbabe (aka Dr. Amanda Kelly) is an ethical advocate for the accurate dissemination and application of behavior analysis. Dr. Kelly is a PhD-level, Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D); the first to be licensed in the state of Hawai’i. This podcast features conversations, discussions, and brief presentations by Dr. Kelly related to behavior analysis, education, sustainability, public policy, and more. For more great info, visit www.behaviorbabe.com.
Lorri Unumb on Autism Insurance and Adult Services
In this episode, Lorri Unumb, Vice President of Governmental Affairs from Autism Speaks, talks with Dr. Kelly about Autism Insurance and creating vocational options for adults. Lorri offers perspective and insight into past legislative efforts as well as a look ahead to what’s next on the horizon. To learn more about ABA, please visit www.behaviorbabe.com. **originally published in 2019**
Dr. Jonathan Tarbox on ACT & Creating Kindness
In this episode, Dr. Jonathan Tarbox joins Dr. Kelly to discuss Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), as well as how to empirically evaluate kindness when working with clients. Jonathan provides an overview of ACT, offers suggestions for readings, and encourages analysts to get started by trying strategies on themselves. Dr. Tarbox further discusses his interests in evaluating how we can improve the perception of our behavior analytic interventions. Listen to this episode if you want to learn more about ACT, creating kindness, and maintaining a healthy dose of philosophic doubt while doing it all. For other information related to ABA, please check out www.behaviorbabe.com.
Let’s Get This Party Charted with Amy Evans
In this episode, Amy Evans joins Dr. Kelly to describe and discuss Precision Teaching, Instructional Design and what she means by getting the party charted! Amy fluidly describes the benefits of measuring fluency when teaching and learning new skills. Amy shares her journey as an expert in these areas and outlines what lies ahead for herself and the field! To learn more about PT, SSC, and Amy visit www.octavetraining.com.
Dr. Megan Miller on Motherhood
In this episode, Dr. Megan Miller talks with Dr. Kelly about managing motherhood while maintaining a career as a successful behavior analyst. Hear from Dr. Miller: her experiences, lessons she has learned along the way, and advice for others out there. To learn more about Dr. Miller and her #dobetter movement, visit https://tinyurl.com/dobettermovement.
Carter Keegan on Autism and the Animal Kingdom
Carter Keegan returns to discuss updates in his life as an autistic adult. He details his journey, sharing struggles and successes, including his recent college graduation and his long-term relationship with his girlfriend, Tiffany. In this episode, Carter shares his affection for Disney movies and tells how being with “old friends” (even for 45 minutes) can be peaceful and calming. Carter also describes his connection and interest with animals, which started early in his childhood. Carter shares lessons we all can learn from observing and studying animals and the animal kingdom.
Clint Evans on The Behavior Chef
In this episode, Clint Evans joins Dr. Kelly to discuss the Behavior Chef. Clint shares how his love for the science and desire to improve his health led to an opportunity, which also allows him to help others. In this episode, Clint and Dr. Kelly discuss how our histories, private thoughts, and existing repertoires influence our behaviors, related to health and nutrition. Listeners have the opportunity to hear Clint delve into the art of cooking, through a behavior analytic lens. To learn more about Clint, his partner Tony Chambers, and their mission, visit www.behaviorchef.com.