Here at SBH, we value teamwork, and each member of our team is an integral part of that! Today, we introduce you to Ms. Morgan, as September is her birthday month 🙂
Morgan Robinette is a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) and a Licensed Assistant Behavior Analyst (LABA).
Tell us about your family.
I am the oldest of three girls. I grew up in Birmingham, Alabama. We love spending time outdoors, vacationing, and hosting game nights.
Do you have any hobbies or interests?
In my spare time, I enjoy reading books, taking care of my plants, spending time with loved ones, and being around my dog, Piper.
Favorite Birmingham restaurant?
If I want to treat myself to a fancy meal, Bellini’s Ristorante & Bar is where to go! Little Donkey is another one of my favorites.
Where did/do you go to school?
I went to Jacksonville State University for my undergraduate, and I am currently attending Florida Institute of Technology to obtain my graduate degree.
What made you want to be an BCaBA?
I fell in love with psychology during a course I was taking in high school. During my time at JSU, I was given the opportunity to study psychology, specifically behavior analysis, on a deeper level. After graduating, I began working in a residential facility that served individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, amongst other diagnoses. I realized I wanted to do more, and changed my focus to Applied Behavior Analysis.
What’s your favorite aspect of being a BCaBA?
Being a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) is an incredible position to be in. I have been given the opportunity to change lives, which is a fulfilling and humbling experience. Observing a child achieve something they could not previously accomplish is my favorite aspect of being a BCaBA.
What are your favorite resources for learning more about behavior analysis and/or Autism?
Applied Behavior Analysis by John O. Cooper, Timothy E. Heron, and William L. Heward, Handbook of Behavior Analysis by Wayne W. Fisher, Cathleen C. Piazza, and Henry S. Roane, ABA Visualized on Instagram, Behavior Flow on Instagram.
What’s the one thing you wish parents knew about behavior analysis?
You are not alone! Ask us those troubling questions, and voice your concerns. Learning or studying behavior analysis can appear intimidating, and it’s helpful when you have people to talk to. Your child will always come first, and they are the fuel to our passion for behavior analysis!