How we got started
The Influence of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)
Seeking knowledge, we attended professional conferences—but the more we went to conferences for professionals in our field, the more we learned that the science of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) was being applied across so many awesome needs and topics, but why were we only just hearing about these things in conferences for behavior analysts? We began to wonder...
Do other Non-ABA-ers know that ABA has influenced:
- How people respond to weather alerts?
- How people train animals?
- How people improve productivity and morale in businesses?
- How people handle our finances?
The list goes on; relationships, health management, safety… and that is where we come in!
7 Dimensions Movement came out of a love for the science of ABA and desire to teach others its many uses. As BCBA’s, we use Applied Behavior Analysis in every aspect of our lives to help us work through the big questions that are otherwise difficult to answer. ABA can be broken down into 7 Dimensions (spoiler alert, it’s where our name comes from!)
M.Ed., BCBA, LABA
A note from Elissa
Hi there! My passion for hearing students utter their first request or seeing a graph which depicts a challenging behavior on a downward trend is still as rich as it was when I began my career. Along the way, I have expanded my skill set and grown into positions which have enabled me to extend my reach to more people through supervision, training and leadership.
Hanging onto my love of performing and speaking in front of others from my childhood, the more recent years have brought opportunities to design and deliver a number of trainings and CE events on topics such as functional analysis, effective communication, managing challenging behaviors, instructional methods and more. Breaking into the world of presenting at international conferences is also a recent stamp on my passport! This project turned movement has been an exciting venture and one that I know has the ability to set my goal of disseminating our science on fire!
On a personal side note, I am married and have two future behavior analysts of my own. They keep me on my toes and remind me how much fun can be brought into each day and interaction. I hope that our work here inspires you, is fun, memorable, makes you laugh, makes you think, and makes you share. Thanks for being here.