Welcome to my blog, where I blend my professional insights as a behavior analyst with my personal experiences as a parent. Here, I’ll share my journey working with children with autism and raising my own child, hoping to connect with parents, educators, and anyone fascinated by child development.
A Dual Perspective: Analyst and Parent
My career in applied behavior analysis has taught me to appreciate each child’s unique world and strengths. These insights have been invaluable in parenting, guiding me to nurture my child’s development in a way that honors his individuality.
A defining moment in my career came from a client, SVL, who taught me a profound lesson: “Just because this isn’t the way you would answer it, doesn’t mean I’m wrong.” This statement was a powerful reminder of the diverse ways we all perceive and interact with the world. It has influenced my professional and parental approach, emphasizing the importance of understanding and valuing different perspectives.
Over a decade in this field has taught me to celebrate every milestone, big or small. In autism, where progress can be subtle, these achievements are significant. I’ve learned to notice and cherish the small signs of progress that others might overlook. These moments are not just developmental markers but are affirmations of growth and resilience.
Navigating Life and Learning
In my approach to both parenting and professional practice, I integrate the principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Relational Frame Theory (RFT). These frameworks are instrumental in fostering resilience and adaptability in children, empowering them and us as parents to gracefully navigate the complexities of life. This perspective is enriched by my belief in a dynamic, interdisciplinary approach to learning. By weaving together insights from diverse fields such as education, psychology, and neuroscience, I aim to offer a well-rounded understanding of child development. This blog serves as a platform to explore these multifaceted perspectives.
As a lifelong learner, I am committed to continually expanding my knowledge and understanding. This journey is not just about acquiring academic insights; it’s about integrating these learnings with practical, real-world experiences. Through this blog, I aspire to create a space that is not only informative but also supportive, encouraging continuous learning and growth.
Join Our Community
I invite you to join this journey of learning and growth. Whether you’re a parent, educator, or child development enthusiast, let’s share our ideas and experiences. Together, we can embrace the challenges and joys of raising and educating our children, supporting each other every step of the way.
Looking forward to growing together,