In order for behavior to change, there must be behavior change. My sister, Dionnea Seals said this to me, reminding me and encouraging me as I simply asked “What the What?” I was and have moments of frustration while sitting in rooms (in person or virtual) when people who do not have voices inside the…
Lessons from #Chopped
What Foodnetwork TV has taught me about Corrective Feedback, Using my words, and the importance of being a Supervisor and Supervisee. Chopped surprised me. I thought it would be about food. This show has given lessons in feedback (giving and receiving) and, how at any moment, everyone should be ready to learn and level up.…
Burnout, Implosion, and Learning to Breathe (again and deeply) as a Clinician There are two moments in my life where I could place a finger on burnout. The first time, I was an undergraduate. And I called my mother wondering if I should complete college. I was tired …my insides were tired. Looking back, I…
The Shiny New Toy
…and why behavior science practice requires more I recently took my daughter out on a coveted target trip…while an errand for me, it was a big deal for her. She was searching for a new doll. And being a toy aficionado, I know that the best dolls, may not be found at Target. But this…
If You’re Private Pay, Rethink your Pricing Structure…NOW.
I see many colleagues in speech or even learning specialists discuss being private pay and the woes in finding clients. They also discuss the ease in documentation. While, I am in a group who thinks that documentation standards should be adhered to no matter private pay or third party reimbursement, I do believe that pricing…
Welcoming Failure in Clinical Leadership
Why a Failure Culture Matters in Building Clinical Leaders and Teaching Shared Leadership Everyone is a Leader. This is where I begin. Not all leaders are ready for all tasks, information, nor responsibility. The concept of Shared Leadership speaks to the fact that no matter your role, you are a leader. In short, Lead Where…
How Comparison Gets a Clinical Leader In Trouble and the Impact on Company Culture It’s all over Instagram, Facebook, Twitter. Pictures of the wonderful lives of people; companies; and families. And comments follow with the hashtag of #relationship goals. And then maybe statements of admiration follow that include “you are so amazing”. And I always…
Responding to Microaggressions with Corrective Feedback, Planned Ignoring, and Personalized Systems of Instruction
It’s not a stretch to think of Responding to Microaggressions. It’s a heightened and measured level of thoughtful path in the ‘how’. Based upon my last blog and the response of questions, I decided to video and talk. Here are some take-aways in responding to Microaggressions: Use the guided and clear communication approach of Corrective…
Microaggressions and Supervision of ABA Therapy Staff
Adulting in Supervision of people of ethnic and cultural diversity should be asking why in a growing field…the seats at the table still visually look the same.
Don’t Depend On Your Job Posting For Your Next Star
Be Different. Be You. So many “Yes. I passed!” were posted on social media and then the job ads started. Come Join Us! And I did a mental eye roll. Don’t get me wrong. I get the need for staff. Our team Momentum Therapy has a need for ABA staffing in Michigan and Georgia right…
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