Why did you choose to pursue ABA therapy as a profession?
I chose to pursue ABA as a profession because when I was in college and trying to figure out which profession I wanted to pursue, my sister was already working in the field of ABA and I was able to learn more from her and learn more about the field as a whole.
What drove you to Little Leaves initially?
When I first found Little Leaves, I had just graduated from my undergrad and I was eager to explore a new field. Little Leaves seemed like they had a great community and wonderful opportunities to help me grow and learn.
What makes Little Leaves special to you?
There are many things that make Little Leaves special to me. Something that I really value is everyone that with I work with. The encouragement that is received daily and the ability to voice ideas and have open discussions has given me not only confidence in my work, but confidence in myself as I continue to grow professionally.
Community is a large part of the reason Little Leaves is successful. Please share a positive memory you have from working within this community.
I have many positive memories from working within the Little Leaves community. One positive memory that I have from working within this community are the connections and support from others. I remember when I was first at Little Leaves, we would have one big team meeting in one location, hosting staff from different centers from different areas, and it gave us the opportunity to meet other people from other centers and learn new things from others and to help others grow as well.
Finally, what is one piece of advice you would give to professionals considering a career in ABA therapy?
One piece of advice I would give to professionals considering a career in ABA therapy is that ABA therapy has opened my eyes to so many different ways professionals in the field of ABA therapy can help others, and that feeling is indescribable. ABA therapy can be so fun and teach so much at the same time.