Helping Behavior Therapists/RBT's with Burnout: Let's Get Real
A 25 Year Look Across the Spectrum with Kelly Bermingham & Jen Lucero
by Kelly Bermingham
1M ago
Kelly and Jen talk with long-time RBT's Stephanie and Salvador about how they have managed to stay in the field for so long, and the real ways BCBA's and families can help support and prevent burnout. It's pretty real concrete and not rocket science ..read more
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Parent-Led ABA......Hmmmm
A 25 Year Look Across the Spectrum with Kelly Bermingham & Jen Lucero
by Kelly Bermingham
1M ago
A new trend in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis is for parents to be the Behavior Therapist/RBT for their child while being supervised by a BCBA. Kelly and Jen discuss this trend from their perspective of their 20 years of experience. Article referenced: https://bhbusiness.com/2024/01/09/parents-are-desperate-parent-led-aba-provides-tantalizing-remedy-to-autism-therapys-challenges/ Sponsored by: Cite Pro ..read more
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A BCBA and a Caregiver Talk ABA Hours Fulfillment
A 25 Year Look Across the Spectrum with Kelly Bermingham & Jen Lucero
by Kelly Bermingham
2M ago
Kelly and Jen talk about each of their perspectives regarding fulfilling the recommended hours of authorization. Some ABA companies often refer a family there to another agency if they do not commit to being able to use all of the hours. What do you think ..read more
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Weeding Through Evidenced-Based and Alternate Therapies
A 25 Year Look Across the Spectrum with Kelly Bermingham & Jen Lucero
by Kelly Bermingham
3M ago
Families raising a child on the autism spectrum are faced with many different types of therapy and alternative options to try and help their child. Most are not evidence-based, some may even be harmful, while others may have a different, yet positive outcome than intended. Kelly & Jen talk about how families may make decisions and how BCBAs can follow their ethics code with kindness to help support and make decisions. Sponsored by: Cite Pro ..read more
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Got Ethics?
A 25 Year Look Across the Spectrum with Kelly Bermingham & Jen Lucero
by Kelly Bermingham
4M ago
Kelly discusses the history of the development of the BACB ethics code and her journey with ethics for the last 28 years with Maria Sasaski Solis, owner of the Sasaki Behavioral Group, APBA Board Member, and Co-Moderator of the Ethics Sig for CASP. Sponsored by CitePro Cite Pro You can find the Dear Don Casp Ethics Webinar here: Dear Don Ethics Panel (Nov 2023) - recorded - Council of Autism Service Providers (casproviders.org ..read more
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Autism and Divorce
A 25 Year Look Across the Spectrum with Kelly Bermingham & Jen Lucero
by Kelly Bermingham
5M ago
Although the data is varied, some data suggests that parents of a child diagnosed with autism have a higher chance of divorce than their counterparts, especially if they are younger when married and have a child early on in their marriage. Parents raising children with autism experience greater marriage strain in part due to stress related to resources, severity of Autism symptoms, and concerns over long-term care. Kelly and Jen have both experienced this firsthand and share their experiences. Sponsored by Cite Pro ..read more
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ABA & ADHD: From a Caregiver & BCBA Perspective
A 25 Year Look Across the Spectrum with Kelly Bermingham & Jen Lucero
by Kelly Bermingham
6M ago
Kelly and Jen speak to Jennifer, BCBA, and mom to her 13-year-old son with ADHD. She shared his struggles with ADHD and anxiety coming out of the pandemic, trying to organize his homework and keep us with social pressures that ultimately led to hospitalization. Research tells us there is a stronger link between homework difficulties and ADHD than the general population. The National Institute of Mental Health suggests medication and behavioral therapy as the two main treatments. But how do you know when to do what? Hear Jennifer's story and her advice to caregivers and BCBAs. Sponsored by Cit ..read more
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Cyber Safety & Autism
A 25 Year Look Across the Spectrum with Kelly Bermingham & Jen Lucero
by Kelly Bermingham
6M ago
Up to 75% of autistic children and adults will be bullied over the internet or taken advantage of in some way. Predators look for those who may not understand the nuances of social cues making autistic children and adults targets. In this podcast, Kelly speaks with Dennis Debbaudt, long-time safety trainer and author on how to create a cyber safety plan. Links for filters and protections can be found here: Dennis: Autism Risk & Safety Management | Autism Training for Police (autismriskmanagement.com) Sponsored by Cite Pro ..read more
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Considering the Behavior Therapists Perspective
A 25 Year Look Across the Spectrum with Kelly Bermingham & Jen Lucero
by Kelly Bermingham
7M ago
Kelly & Jen talk with long-time Registered Behavior Therapist Salvador Cadenas about why he works with children and adults on the autism spectrum with severe behavior and shares his perspective on what BCBAs and families get right to keep behavior interventionists (RBTs) in their jobs, and what they don't get right, which may contribute to turnover and burnout. In this session, we also discuss the importance of not using jargon when working with families and reference the following research article: Effects of Jargon on Parent Implementation of Discrete Trial Teaching | Request PDF (resear ..read more
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The Benefits and Challenges of Exercise with Children and Adults on the Autism Spectrum
A 25 Year Look Across the Spectrum with Kelly Bermingham & Jen Lucero
by Kelly Bermingham
8M ago
Jen & Kelly talk about the benefits of exercise. Did you know that exercise has been proven to increase flow to the brain, help with concentration, and improve sleep? With devices taking over, children and adults are exercising less. Kelly & Jen talk about all of the benefits and programs Special Olympics has to offer including both team and individualized programs that may be more fun and effective. Kelly & Jen also talk about ways to use simple ABA strategies to get kids moving in an effective and fun way. Check out Special Olympics here to find one in your state. Special Olympic ..read more
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