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Changes Coming

I want to add ABA school/program, Exam Prep Reviews, and book list to the website. I have been wanting to do this for awhile but someone got lazy AND busy… anyway, I want Simple ABA to be another platform for questions and resources on ABA and BACB  exam (also other things too). My FB group shall remain as a fine, fine resource/forum for ABA.

Let’s do this!

May the desired consequence be with you!

In-N-Out: My First Guest Post

In a red plastic tray, an animal-style cheeseb...
In a red plastic tray, an animal-style cheeseburger, fries, drink, and ketchup at an In-N-Out Burger near Mountain View, California, USA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Awhile back, I lost a bet to Lindsey Sneed, aka the BCBA mom. So I paid my bet and here is the link!

P.S. some of the links are broken (I am working on it) but you can easily find them under the categories and tags. Let me know, ya?

BCBA Study Tips LIII

pattern power
pattern power (Photo credit: joysaphine)

Well, the result for the May exam is in and I am still not done with the great tips I got in February! How about a triple tips threat?

Jenn Blake Holiday

“I definitely recommend the Global Autism Projects reviews and reviewing the scenarios in the Burch and Bailey Ethics book. Ethics questions are so tricky and always the ones to slip you up! Also, make tons of SAFMEDS and review them!!!! Good luck!”

Kate Lloyd of nor cal

“I used SAFMEDs, BDS Modules, read the Cooper book. Nothing special but, I do think that my work in the field helped a lot.”

Katy Palmer of VA

“I did the Bds modules. They really really teach you how to attend to a question and to find the “tricks” in questions. I did the cooper online quizzes, ppts and printed and completed all the cooper guided notes. I did not study at all the final week before the exam. I read each question on the exam twice before even attempting to answer”

Work Wednesday -Twoer Edition


Job Search
Job Search (Photo credit: Tax Credits)


It’s Work Wednesday and I want to double-down this time as two of my boys need some good peeps to help them help the clients they serve. Both are amazingly dedicated guys, so take your pick and you can’t go wrong.




In LA, we have Justin Daigle, you might have heard of his name before. He’s my guest on my podcast (episode 6). And of course, you can click around the site and listen to the rest of them on itunes… I think.




Here is the link to his job post.




In VA, we’ve got Zack Migioia. You might remember him on the Behavior Jedi blog roughly a year ago. He generously shared his study tips and now he’s started his own agency, Thrive ABA, and the business is growing and he needs a good BCBA!




Here’s what he has to say:




“Zack Migioia BCBA, LBA

Thrive ABA Consulting LLC, looking for BCBA in Virginia Beach, Virginia, salary negotiable”
So send your resume to zack.migioia@gmail.com






BCBA Study Tips XLIV

Tara Galloway of PA shared some tips on studying


Independence Hall
Independence Hall (Photo credit: IceNineJon)

“Hello, I did the review at FIT and Pass The Big ABA 5 week intensive. I put in 20 + hours of studying for 6 weeks before my testing date. I was also totally committed to only taking the test once and was pumped to take it and get my life back!”

“20+ hours per week that is….not total!



BCBA Study Tips XLII


English: My own photo of Pomona Freeway
English: My own photo of Pomona Freeway (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Sorry I have been slow… I will get on with posting BCBA study tips more frequently…. And here’s another great tips for another newly minted BCBA… strangely enough… she lives in my old turf…


Caitlin Ryan Marcus of CA


“Study tips would be: know your stuff backwards and forwards, take the prenhall quizzes, review everything, and read every single answer and decide why it is or isn’t correct


“I graduated from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology with an M.A. in Applied Behavior Analysis in 2013; my thesis was “Comparing the Relative Effects of Edible and Tangible Reinforcers in Differential Reinforcement Protocols to Treat Food Selectivity in a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder” with Dr. Mitch Fryling. I have worked with people with ASD and related disorders since 2008. I live in Southern California.”




BCBA Study Tips XL

Here Comes Donnie!


Golden Gate Bridge

Donnie Gallagher, of Nor Cal, shared this with us:


“My advice for test-takers during upcoming administrations of the BCBA examination: Figure out how you learn best! For me, it was interaction and instant feedback. At first, I neglected this concept myself. I committed to reading the Cooper (aka: white bible) nightly and fell asleep each night, quicker than usual, a few pages in. Once I thought about my own study preferences, I ended up using several paid and unpaid resources to provide the interaction I needed. I’m completely aware that all of the information necessary to pass the exam is available for free in the Cooper text, but reading the textbook did not compliment my learning style. I was struggling and not comprehending the information I would read. So… think about your learning style and how you prefer to learn/learn best…. I loved FIT’s mock exams and guided review. I loved the interaction during the review and the instant feedback from the mock exams they include. I met with a study group weekly through work and hashed out concepts with two friends almost daily, whom I actually met on the “Students of ABA” Facebook group, as we studied. Interaction! We all purchased, used, and loved PassTheBigABAExam’s study manual. That is the one study resource I would choose if I could only choose one. I made flashcards with any information I was unsure about and practiced them almost daily, making new cards frequently. I used the free quizzes on the Prenhall website which accompanies the Cooper text. Feedback! So, my preferred studying methods: Lots of interaction with others through conversation, live study groups, or reviews. Lots of mock quizzes and flashcards with instant feedback on correct or incorrect answers. …and time. You have to put in the time. I studied MOST weekends after interchanging parts work and study on weekdays. Schedule your exam at the end of the month to allow extra studying time and keep the wait from test date to results as short as possible. …and, when you pass, thank your mentors!”




Study! Practice! Feedback! Oh yeah… Study group!


Thanks, Donnie! Congrats, BCBA!!!