Dissemination of ABA: How to be real, raw, and relatable #recorded


Instructors: Liat Sacks, M.Ed., BCBA and Casey McDaniel, M.S., BCBA

Duration: 57 minutes of instruction – self-paced 

1 General Learning Type BACB® CEU provided upon course completion – full course description below



**This course will provide the participant with 1 General Learning Type BACB® CEU**

Description of Learning Type CE Event: Whether you’re aware of it or not, our field of ABA has a HUGE dissemination problem. As great as we are at changing behaviors of our clients, or disseminating our science to other ABA practitioners, we equally suck at disseminating our science outside our field. Considering that ABA is a relatively younger field of study, it is our responsibility to understand not only how ABA can be used in our society, but how to appropriately and respectfully disseminate it. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably seen the negative light that has been shed onto ABA, specifically across the internet. That’s why we felt that it was so important to create this free class to break down how we can improve dissemination, and in turn the view and understanding of what ABA truly is. As our science grows and evolves this is something that every BCBA should be aware of. The issue of dissemination of behavior analysis outside of our ABA echochamber didn’t start recently, spoiler alert, it’s been 5ever. This course will give you specific and actionable steps on how to #pair better with interdisciplinary practitioners in your own “home.” This class invites all BCBA/BCaBAs who are working within any environment to listen to us get #real, #raw, and #relatable when it comes to dissemination.

About the Instructors:

  • About Liat: Liat is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), she completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Special Education at the University of Maryland before enrolling in FIT’s ABA Program. After graduation health sh** happened (#adultingproblems), and Liat found herself having to start from square one. Liat’s background spans from special education classrooms to clinics to potty training in homes to reading Cooper and studying for the past four years. Liat is most well known for creating drool-worthy (and hilarious) study notes, for teaching (and creating) a behavior analytic study method that doesn’t #suck. She utilizes the principles of ABA in a very unique way to make sure people really grasp the material by making it real, raw, and relatable and also applies the principles across all of her businesses #OBM. Liat is passionate about sharing our science and making it accessible to anyone whether it regards needing to shape a friend’s post-breakup ice cream eating behavior or manipulating the environment to get a pal more likes on the gram. Basically, she takes the APPLIED part of our science very seriously. This is why she is the perfect person to teach a CEU on the dissemination of our Science! Liat is also the co-creator of CEUS by Study Notes ABA, the Study Notes ABA App. When it comes to the dissemination of ABA across a variety of tools, this chick does it all.
  • About Casey: Casey is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), Co-Teacher of our own Study Notes ABA Collective (i.e., weekly test prep sessions), and Co-Host of the Behavior Bitches Podcast. Casey went to the University of New Hampshire for her undergrad and got her Master’s in Applied Behavior Analysis from Antioch University. Before joining the Study Notes ABA (SNABA) team, Casey spent 6 years working with Autistic Adults in center-based and community-based settings. Her passion is in seeing her clients learning skills to increase independence within their respective communities, and most importantly living their best and most authentic lives. At SNABA, Casey has used this passion to best support and help students to learn the tasklist and pass the test! She loves to tie in the importance of understanding the social significance and how it can impact specific clients in the short and long (until adulthood) term when it comes to task-list-related information. Casey lives in the beautiful state of New Hampshire (ask her about her tattoo to show her devotion to this state). She has a “wicked” strong New England accent that we constantly correct her on, but nothing seems to help. You can find Casey floating along a river, ocean, pool, glacier, lake, swamp, or puddle. If there is water, this girl will find it.

Target Audience: BCBAs looking to have a better handle on disseminating behavior analysis to the masses.