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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
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Behaviorbabe Oct 05, 2020

Nasiah Cirincione-Ulezi on Doing the Work
Sep 17, 202339:10
Rashida Biera on Hue-man Expressions
Aug 06, 202331:51
Jerome Chiu on Establishing Standards of Care
May 11, 202341:20
Patricia Wright on the Theory of Well-Being
Apr 04, 202336:20
Dash McKenzie on Expressing Ourselves Through Art
Mar 16, 202328:29
Tyra Sellers on Professionalism & Taking the Reigns at APBA

Tyra Sellers on Professionalism & Taking the Reigns at APBA

Dr. Tyra Sellers joins the show and shares about her “twisty turny, incredible journey” in behavior analysis. Dr. Sellers also discusses the beauty of choice-making (even when we make the wrong choice), which we won’t know until we “check it in the rearview”. On the show, Dr. Sellers further explores topographical definitions of “professionalism” and discusses how traditional parameters around professionalism have historically been used to “other” people. In addition, Dr. Sellers describes the growing pains our field is going through and shares her hopes for the future, as we move forward with her in the role of CEO for the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts (APBA).
Feb 25, 202345:07
Emaley McCulloch on Entrepreneurship
Feb 14, 202341:52
Join the Behaviorbabe Community
Feb 12, 202300:54
Jessica Minahan on Understanding the Impact of Anxiety on Behavior
Feb 09, 202341:02
Quality Indicators of an ABA Program
Jan 25, 202307:03
Antecedent Interventions
Jan 23, 202310:10
Science According to Skinner
Jan 21, 202308:36
Ethics of Effective Collaboration
Jan 17, 202312:54
Darlene Crone-Todd on Gaslighting
Jan 01, 202323:02
Dana Meller on Studying for the Exam & Preparing Students for the Future
Dec 21, 202237:31
Wes Lowery on Team ABA
Dec 19, 202240:08
Why Don’t We Participate in Public Policy
Dec 12, 202213:24
Mandy Ralston on Non-Binary Solutions

Mandy Ralston on Non-Binary Solutions

Amanda “Mandy” Ralston joins the show to discuss her new adventure “Non-Binary Solutions”. Mandy and Dr. Kelly discuss autism service delivery in the late 90’s and the impact autism insurance had on the growth in the field. They also discuss the beauty of seeing the world as multi-dimensional, and non-binary. When making clinical decisions, and practicing medicine, there’s often not one right answer, but several; whether that’s choosing an assessment for a client or a feedback tool for a supervisee. Mandy shares her experiences as an “ABA Dinosaur” and tells how she’s using these experiences to develop scalable solutions for our field. To learn more about Mandy, visit, or find her on Instagram at amemeda_ralston.
Dec 05, 202232:12
Audrey Bridgeman on Demystifying the Treatment Planning Process
Nov 29, 202236:11
Justin Leaf on Ensuring a Bright Future for Our Field
Nov 06, 202235:33
Ryan Hoesten on Connecting and Collaborating

Ryan Hoesten on Connecting and Collaborating

In this episode, Ryan Hoesten joins the show to discuss what it’s like being a speech language pathologist. Ryan shares information about his background, including experiences working in a pediatric unit specializing in feeding and swallowing disorders and with augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems. For the last five years, Ryan has worked alongside various professionals providing treatment for autistic individuals. In this episode, Ryan discusses what it’s like to take a collaborative approach —sharing with us his successes connecting with others, even when principles/opinions from different professions/professionals conflict.
Oct 31, 202237:45
Jonathan Tarbox on ACT & Creating Kindness
Oct 19, 202236:14
Carter Keegan on Autism and the Animal Kingdom

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.
Oct 15, 202238:43
E. Scott Geller on Actively Caring
Oct 03, 202234:55
Shane Spiker on Self Care and Saying No
Sep 28, 202228:19
Angela Coreil on Clinical Behavior Analysis
Sep 19, 202229:44
Patricia Wright on Cultural Humility
Sep 11, 202238:39
Amy Evans on Getting the Party Charted
Aug 31, 202236:07
Saundra Bishop on Trauma Informed Treatment
Aug 25, 202235:12
Rick Kubina on the Power of Precision Teaching
Aug 17, 202237:15
Leanne Page on Parenting with ABA
Aug 05, 202217:07
Becoming a Behavior Analyst - My Story
Aug 01, 202208:56
Meme Hieneman on Taking a Proactive Approach to Teaching
Jul 28, 202238:53
Lorna Murdock on Adulting on the Spectrum
Jul 26, 202230:44
David Warner on Autism, Advocacy, and Running for Office

David Warner on Autism, Advocacy, and Running for Office

David Warner, Autism Parent Advocate, joins the show to share his perspectives and experiences with parenting, navigating the world of autism and ABA, becoming a parent advocate, and his journey running for office.
Jul 23, 202231:25
Debbie Sutherland on “The Business of Ambiguity”
Jul 22, 202238:39
Applications of ABA | Applied Behavior Analysis

Applications of ABA | Applied Behavior Analysis

Applied behavior Analysis (ABA) is the problem-solving, scientific approach to challenges that are relevant to individuals, communities, and society. Likely the most well-known application of applied behavior analysis is its use with individuals with autism. However the umbrella of this behavioral science extends much broader. Since the 20th century ABA has been pivotal in helping us to identify and achieve socially significant change. The past has been powerful and the future is still unwritten.
Jul 02, 202205:24
Mark Sundberg on Sorting Out the Verbal Operants
Jun 13, 202231:46
Ellie Kazemi on Performance Feedback and Artificial Intelligence
Jun 08, 202220:55
Shari Adler on Trauma Informed Treatment

Shari Adler on Trauma Informed Treatment

In this episode, Dr. Kelly discusses trauma informed treatment with Shari Adler. Shari provides listeners with definitions, descriptions, and an in-depth discussion on the topic of trauma informed care.
May 20, 202220:31
Janice Chan on Classroom PRT (CPRT)
May 17, 202220:21
Rose Griffin on Being an SLP & BCBA
May 16, 202229:28
Eileen Lamb on Cyberbullying in the Autism Community
Apr 25, 202240:17
Behaviorbabe on What Students Should Read
Mar 31, 202216:50
What is ABA | 7 Dimensions
Mar 25, 202206:33
Rachel Kramer Speaks on TXABA
Mar 09, 202227:53
Welcome Back - 2022

Welcome Back - 2022

Plenty of fresh, updated and engaging content headed your way in 2022!
Mar 08, 202200:52
Laurie McLay on How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep
Feb 28, 202234:16
Jessica Minahan on Treating Anxiety & Trauma in Public Schools
Feb 17, 202243:28
Abigail Calkin on Inner Behavior
Feb 04, 202230:57