I can’t believe it is already April! 3 months in to 2016, and where are we?
Well, somewhere I thought I’d be, but also didn’t think I’d be. As of this week, I am dedicating 100% of my working time to GSBS! A bit of a daunting task, but an exciting one, and the timing could not have been better.
I thought I’d start with checking in with my goals. I had a reminder come up on my phone (visual prompts :D) so I figured I’d better do this today.
So I’m a few days late with posting this, but things have been so busy! This is in relation to the goals I developed at the beginning of the year.
1. Obtain my Behaviour qualification.
I am registering for the next subject at FIT next week, so I’m moving towards it!
2. Become a registered provider under NDIS services.
I have one more piece to add to more registration before I send it off, and we will see how we go. I aim to do this by the end of April. That doesn’t necessarily mean I’ll be registered, but I’ll be on my way.
3. Attend and participate in at least two ABA conferences.
I’m headed to the ABAI Conference in Chicago in May, and am planning to go to the AABA conference in Melbourne in September!
4. Continue on with my supervision through my BCBA Supervisor.
I’m currently a little more than halfway (42 hours of out 75 hours)!
5. Continue to read at least two journal articles a month, in the field of ABA, but not specifically Autism related.
I haven’t really been up to date with this. I have been reading the articles, but not commenting on them.
I did subscribe to JABA though, and am starting a journal club, so I will aim to comment on one this month, on Twitter/Facebook.
6. Continue to disseminate information about ABA, to non-behaviour people.
While I haven’t done any workshops specifically related to this. I have managed to explain the idea that ABA is much more than teaching children with autism, in intensive home programs, at two of the workshops I have done this year.
7. Attend and participate in online ABA chats.
I haven’t participated in an online ABA chats. There is a journal club with Hawaii Association for Behavior Analysis, but I think it is on at a bad time for me with the time difference!
8. Volunteer my time to at least two different organisations (not necessarily ABA/behaviour).
I may have to revisit this goal, as I am finding myself very busy. I have been volunteering with A Global Voice for Autism since October 2015, and am continuing to do so.
I want to do the Association for Science in Autism Treatment Externship Program, but I don’t think I have time for it this year.
9. Provide services to more clients in Sydney/Central Coast.
Well this one is almost done! I am providing services to 4 new clients. I am pretty sure I will be adding 1 more shortly!
10. Meet new behaviour analyst people!
Not yet, but hopefully when I am in Chicago, I will be able to meet up with a few people!
So, I think I’m doing pretty well. I have a bit more time now to ensure I am able to do all the things I want to do, and spend time doing these things.
Having the specific goals makes it much easier to track my progress! I should really be graphing my progress as well