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Episode #182: My First Year Working in an ABA Setting

Even though I started as a school-based SLP, when I found my way to an ABA setting, I also found my true passion to help all autistic learners find communication. Navigating a non-public program can have challenges and is certainly different than working in a school, so I want to share a few of my own gems of wisdom with you!

What I wish I knew: 5 tips for working in an ABA setting:

  1. It’s a different, challenging, and sometimes intense setting. You are working with children who are traditionally harder to reach.
  2. Safety first! Training is so important for crisis intervention and unsafe behaviors.
  3. Collaboration is essential. Who is on your team?
  4. Plan for generalization! Work on goals, share the targets, and practice outside the therapy room.
  5. AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication). Don’t let it scare you; it’s a marathon, not a sprint.

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What’s Inside:

  • Summer Series: bite-sized episodes packed with knowledge.
  • What I wish I knew in my first year working in ABA.
  • Navigating a non-public, ABA setting.

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