Ashley is the founder and clinical director of Mission Cognition Social Skills Development Centres.

Mission Cognition is a behavior analytic play and social skills program serving individuals ages 3 – adult with and without a diagnosis, who are in need of systematic and explicit play and social skills instruction.

Ashley has worked in the field of ABA and special education for 18 years with the last 8 years exclusively focused on play and social skills assessment and intervention. Ashely hosts the “Skilled Socially” podcast and disseminates information via multiple invited professional development trainings yearly.

Presentation Details:

Being a Social Scientist (1.0 CEU) (Co-presenter: Shayna Gaunt, MA, BCBA)

Thursday March 4, 2021 from 8:15-9:15 PM EST

Participants will be able to:

1. Identify 4 critical components of a behavior analytic social skills program

2. Discuss 3 methods for providing differentiated instruction

3. Identify 3 considerations for thorough assessment of skills

4. Establish a framework for embedding social targets in a wide range of activities


This presentation emphasizes the importance of sticking with science, the science of applied behavior analysis, while assessing and developing social skills in a wide range of learners while having fun!