5 Informative Podcasts for ABA Professionals
- The Behavioral Observations Podcast
- ABA Inside Track
- All About Autism Podcast
- ABA Learning Lab
- The Controversial Exchange
Consistently engaging in professional development is essential for a career in applied behavior analysis. Unfortunately, most analysts struggle to find time for this in their busy appointment schedules. If only you could cash in all those annoying delays in your day and engage in some professional development while on your daily commute, waiting for that late client to arrive, or sitting in long lines at the DMV or doctor’s office. By downloading podcasts such as these five, you actually can have valuable professional development resources at your fingertips for occasions such as these.
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1. The Behavioral Observation Podcast
For a true continuing education experience on the go, tune into The Behavioral Observations Podcast. This was created by applied behavior analysts, for applied behavior analysis (ABA). In each session, host Matt Cicoria invites a different expert from the field to discuss a new topic. From pharmacology to public policy, to advice on starting your own practice, this series offers insight and guidance at the highest level of quality.
2. ABA Inside Track
When it comes to staying current in the field, ABA Inside Track will be your new favorite resource. Host Robert Parry-Cruwys, Diana Parry-Cruwys, and Jackie MacDonald invite leading researchers and practitioners in applied behavioral analysis to discuss the hottest topics in the field. Not only is this podcast both informative and entertaining, but it also provides certified continuing education units. This is a great way for busy analysts to supplement both the CEUs and the knowledge gained at conferences and training.
3. All About Autism Podcast
In addition to staying current on ABA, it is important for analysts to stay current on autism, the primary disorder they use ABA to treat. Hosted by Dave and Heather Eaton, All About Autism Podcast both informs and aims to unite all people who are part of the autism community. Their topics range widely to offer something for everyone, and they are all both captivating and relevant to current trends and events.
4. ABA Learning Lab
The ABA Learning Lab is an entire website full of ABA tools and resources, including its podcast. Although the podcast is still only one episode strong thus far, this episode dives all the way back to the inception of ABA in 1959, providing important historical context for the field that no other podcast does. Led by three intelligent young behavior analysts, this up and coming resource is full of potential.
5. The Controversial Exchange
One benefit listening to podcasts is that it is a convenient and enjoyable way to refresh your mind on everything you learned in your education and training. Another benefit is door it opens to everything no one ever told you during your education and training. In each episode, The Controversial Exchange exposes and analyses the topics that leaders in the field are still arguing over and trying to understand. It provides advice for tackling the challenges of being part of this field.
Tuning into a set of podcasts such as these five is an easy and entertaining way to get in on the ground level of applied behavior analysis. They allow you to refresh foundational knowledge and make new discoveries about the state of the field and the direction you want to grow in your career. In today’s busy lifestyle, professional podcasts provide continuing education on the go, turning dead time and long waits into your own private professional development sessions.