Can you believe we are at the end of September already! It will be Christmas before we know it! This month, I am checking in with my goals, to see where I am up to.
1. Obtain my BCaBA.
By the end of December 2017, I will have obtained my certification to call myself a BCaBA.
So after some last minute messing around with applications, and dates, I was able to sit at the end of August, and I received my results the other week! I am very happy to say, that after a very long journey, I have obtained my BCaBA! It is very exciting to finally have this certification. Now, to work towards the BCBA! (I’ve already registered for the next class, starting in a week!)
2. Maintain Client Case Load
By the end of December 2017, I will have at least 15 clients.
Due to some personal changes, and managing my current client case load, I am currently providing services for 10 clients. This is a good amount of day-to-day clients for the time I have, so I am happy with this. I may change the wording of the goal to “no more than 15 day-to-day clients” for my 2018 goal.
3. Have 75 newsletter subscribers.
By the end of December 2017, I will have at least 75 people subscribed to my monthly newsletters.
I have surpassed my goal, and currently have 82 subscribers to my monthly newsletter, with information about what GSBS has been up to, blog posts, and general ABA/Autism/Disability information.
4. Have 750 “likes” on Facebook.
By the end of December 2017, I will have 750 ‘likes’ on Facebook.
Currently reaching 641 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.
This most likely won’t happen this year but that’s ok, it’s been a very busy year regardless! I will be attending the ABAA Conference in Sydney, in November, and am currently working with my supervisor to look at presenting some research in 2018, both here, and at the ABAI Conference in San Diego, in May.
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).
Registered for the ABAA Conference, and unless I find something local, that is only 1 day, and doesn’t cost the earth, it will most likely be just that one. (Australian conferences are so expensive!)
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.
While updating this blog post, it prompted me to get started on my third quarter journal club, so 3/4 so far!
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.
This is a great goal, but I still haven’t created anything yet! I don’t think I’ll get 6 done (well, 6 good ones done) by the end of the year, but hopefully I can get 1 or 2 done.