After having worked for more than two years in a daycare setting for children with autism using sensory integration therapy, I will never forget how amazed I was at the progress the very first little boy I worked with as an ABA therapist made within his ABA program. There was absolutely no infrastructure of ABA in Hungary back then. No BCBAs, no training opportunities, workshops or university courseworks with a behavior analytic content. Our team was trained by an amazing ABA consultant from Germany. A couple of years later, having participated in different kinds of trainings, I came to the conclusion that our initial training was actually fantastic! I am still using my initial training as an important foundation in developing our own training models for our ABA therapy center in Budapest.
Why a blog?
However, we had absolutely no models of the work of a behavior analyst in general back then. To be honest, I only found out years later that autism is not the only area of application of behavior analysis. During those times, it would have been incredibly useful to see what behavior analysts in other countries do on a daily basis. This is one of the reasons why I thought I would start this blog.
On the other hand, I am hoping that my articles will be interesting reads for behavior analysts from countries with much better infrastructure of ABA service provision, too.
I am going to share with you what we do on a weekly basis while working on the dissemination of our field in our country.
I am hoping that many will join us in our dissemination journey!