3/4 of the Year Done - How Am I Doing?
September is finishing up, and that takes us to 3/4 of the year gone! Time for another goals update!
Goals for 2016
1. Obtain my Behaviour qualification.
By the end of June 2016, I will have completed two more subjects through Florida Institute of Institute.
By the end of June 2016, I will have completed my 50 supervised hours of experience.
By the end of August 2016, I will have sat the required exam, and eagerly be awaiting my results!
Unfortunately, I have been unsuccessful in reaching this goal. A few different things have cropped up throughout the year, and this will not be happening in 2016. However, lots of changes happening in 2017, which will hopefully open up the possibility to continue. The good news is, a sub-goal of this (50 hours supervision) has been completed!
2. Become a registered provider under NDIS services.
By the end of December 2016, Great Start Behaviour Services will be registered through the NDIS to provide at least one service support.
Done! (Well, it was completed last time I checked in), but I now am working with a few NDIS clients.
3. Attend and participate in at least two ABA conferences.
By the end of December 2016, I will have attended two different ABA based conferences, and participated either by: presenting a poster, presenting a paper, or asking a question, at each conference.
Done! I attended ABAI in Chicago in May, and presented a poster, and just this past weekend, attended AABA in Melbourne, and presented information about our parent training section of our programs.
While this is a wonderful goal to have, I think, I will need to limit it in future years. It takes a lot of extra time to plan, prepare, and evaluate research, and can be a bit overwhelming, but I’m glad I did it!
4. Continue on with my supervision through my BCBA Supervisor.
By the end of December 2016, I will have completed the required 75 hours of supervision for my behaviour qualification, as well as the 1500 hours required field work experience.
On track, not sure if I will have the 75 hours completed, but still plugging away!
5. Continue to read at least two journal articles a month, in the field of ABA, but not specifically Autism related.
By the end of December 2016, I will read at least two journal articles a month, and comment about each article on Twitter.
By February 2016, I will subscribe to JABA, to find relevant articles.
I have subscribed to JABA, and actually read a few articles from there, but have not commented on twitter. I did however, start an online journal club, with a reasonably interested start!
6. Continue to disseminate information about ABA, to non-behaviour people.
By the end of December 2016, I will have presented at least two workshops for people interested in learning about behaviour.
By the end of December 2016, I will have shared at least 12 posts about ABA on GSBS Facebook page.
By the end of December 2016, I will have used the hashtag #EverydayABA, at least twelve times, to promote and inform how behaviour occurs in our daily lives.
As stated in a previous blog, I will not be able to present any workshops this year, but I am currently at 11 posts with the hashtag #EverydayABA.
7. Attend and participate in online ABA chats.
By the end of December 2016, I will have attended at least two online chats, and made at last 5 comments on Twitter.
As I am writing this, I realised #ABAChat is happening on twitter now! But it is a slow response chat, where we can contribute over time! So I will need to get onto that.