Tina Long lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, 18 month old daughter, and two big dogs. Her passions are teaching and learning and is grateful she gets to do both of those every day. She has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst since 2013 and is also licensed by the Virginia Board of Medicine. Tina has been working in the field of applied behavior analysis with individuals with autism and other disabilities since 2008 and has experience with individuals from 2 years old to 22 years old. She’s worked in homes and community settings, as well as private, and public school settings. She is also completing a PhD in Education at George Mason University and has instructed courses in the applied behavior analysis program at GMU. Before her work in applied behavior analysis, Tina was a director at a learning center. She has worked with children in multiple settings, starting as a babysitter when she obtained her Red Cross certification at 12 years old!
Listen in to hear Tina and I talk about:
- the path that lead her to ABA (applied behavior analysis)
- her tips for managing behavior issues with all children (not just those with autism) including
- why it’s important to plan for and expect that behavioral issues will come up
- she explains why she recommends silent redirection instead of ignoring undesired behavior
- how she’s encouraging ABA modules for traditional education
- the ways she’s getting creative with her work – figuring out ways to work but still being with family
Links Mentioned in Episode:
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Northern Virginia Instructional Consulting Facebook: facebook.com/nvinstruction
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