October is birthday month for another wonderful team member, so today, we introduce you to Mrs. Hannah!
Hannah Borek is a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) and a Licensed Assistant Behavior Analyst (LABA).
Tell us about your family.
My husband, Christian, and I got married in 2018 and we have a dog named Winston.
Do you have any hobbies or interests?
I love going on walks with my family, and I also enjoy cooking and spending time with my siblings, niece, and nephews.
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Where did/do you go to school?
I graduated from Samford University earning a degree in Human Development and Family Studies in 2010 and completed the ABA Assistant Graduate Certificate Program at Florida Institute of Technology in 2016.
What made you want to be an BCaBA?
I have always had a passion for helping others and I knew I wanted to work with children. When I discovered the field of ABA, where I would have the opportunity to change the lives of children and their families and the ability to see tangible results, I knew there was no other choice for me.
What’s your favorite aspect of being a BCaBA?
I love figuring out what a child needs and developing an intervention and seeing it make a difference. It’s very rewarding to watch a child master a new skill and seeing the pride on their caregivers’ faces. It doesn’t get much better than making connections with parents and caregivers and seeing their look of happiness when they feel understood.
I also really enjoy training others on the effective use of ABA technologies and principles. Watching RBTs, teachers, and parents use the skills that they have learned to make meaningful changes in the lives of their children is extremely fulfilling.
What are your favorite resources for learning more about behavior analysis and/or Autism?
My favorite resource for learning more about behavior analysis and Autism is Instagram because of how accessible it is to everyone. Some of my favorite accounts to follow are The Autism Helper, The Contingency Clique, How to ABA, and ABA Visualized.
What’s the one thing you wish parents knew about behavior analysis?
Collaboration is key. Behavioral change and learning take time, cooperation, and dedication to get through the difficult times. Often times, the most impactful change in a child’s life happens when the entire family system and behavior analytic team work together to implement consistent interventions and teaching strategies.