Halfway through the year… how are things looking? Time to check in and see how I am doing!
1. Obtain my BCaBA.
By the end of December 2017, I will have obtained my certification to call myself a BCaBA.
I’ve just finished the last subject. Despite some very recent changes from the Board, I have applied for the August testing period, and am waiting to hear back about being able to test! Either way, almost there. I’m also really enjoying the courses, and finding so many new ways to enhance my current programs and plans.
2. Maintain Client Case Load
By the end of December 2017, I will have at least 15 clients.
Still holding strong at 15 clients, an still looking to reduce the load further, with some clients exiting, some moving away, or transitioning to different services.
3. Have 75 newsletter subscribers.
By the end of December 2017, I will have at least 75 people subscribed to my monthly newsletters.
Still at 66 subscribers!
4. Have 750 “likes” on Facebook.
By the end of December 2017, I will have 750 ‘likes’ on Facebook.
Currently reaching 635 people, so getting there!
5. Have at least 1 poster/presentation at a conference.
By the end of December 2017, I will have had either a presentation, or a poster, at at least one conference.
Information about ABAA has come out, so I will be having a think about what I want to put together. I have a few things that are extensions of previous research that I should probably put together. Trying to find time, while planning to study, is a bit tricky! (But I think putting a research project together will be a great way TO study, so… :D)
6. Attend at least 2 conferences – 1 ABA, and 1 non-ABA.
By the end of December 2017, I will have attended at least two conferences – 1 ABA specific, and 1 not ABA specific (Autism, Special Ed etc).
Not sure if I will get there! With the additional study, I may not be able to make it to another conference this year. I will most definitely be able to go to at least 1 ABA specific conference. I’ll have to have a look for something.
7. Participate in 4 journal clubs.
By the end of December 2017, I will have participated in at least 4 online journal clubs, by responding to at least 3 questions about each article.
2 down, 2 to go!
8. Create fact sheets about common ABA terms/strategies for families, educators etc
By the end of December 2017, I will have created at least 6 face sheets about common ABA terms/strategies for use by families, therapists, educators etc.
Haven’t done anything formal. I’ve definitely created individualised ones, but am working on what are the main ideas/pieces of information, that would be handy for people to know, about any clients/students of theirs, who are receiving ABA services.