I am a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and former special education teacher. Having participated in IEP meetings as a teacher and to support the families I work with, I have seen the value of an effective team, as well as the need for effective and efficient communication and data collection tools. Currently, I provide home-based ABA and behavior consultation as a BCBA (2012-current). I became BCBA in 2009. Between 2007 and 2012 I was a special education teacher in both public and charter schools. During grad school I was a special education teaching assistant (2005-2007).
I support the use of evidence-based teaching practices, but also believe a creative approach can become evidence-based if you collect data to show it is effective. I believe data should drive decisions for school and home-based programs, but have experienced the challenges of trying to collect data in the classroom. My goal is to provide resources to overcome some of these challenges. I believe any student or adult, with or without a disability, will only reach their potential when the teachers and practitioners who form their support team utilize resources and strategies that promote constructive collaboration and creative problem solving.
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M.A. in Applied Behavior Analysis from Columbia University's Teachers College, B.A. in Psychology from The University of North Carolina at Wilmington, B.A. in Special Education from The University of North Carolina at Wilmington,
I am a wife and mother of Lilly and Logan, who provided the best education about what parents are going through and how to support them. Please visit my blog: datamomkristen.com