Shayna and Shira are both BCBA’s who are passionate about spreading the positivity and practicality of Applied Behavior Analysis!  They started How to ABA in order to disseminate that practical side of ABA.

With over 20 years in the field of ABA, Shayna is a master program developer. She has a unique knack for finding the practical application of ABA to real-life so that the interventions are doable and successful!  Because of her extensive training in a wide variety of interventions over the years, Shayna has a knack for developing unique, practical programs that teach across operants. She seriously thinks in data sheets!!!!

As a former teacher, Shira is passionate about spreading the benefits of ABA to more children.  She envisions a world where ABA is the go-to, accepted intervention in classrooms and homes everywhere!  Together with Shayna, they trained, and taught many therapists, clients, and parents and collected a massive bank of ABA programs and resources.  One day, the light bulb went off and Shira said, “We should be sharing all of this!” Hence, How to ABA was born!

We founded How to ABA and The Bx Resource as a way to create a community where all BCBA’s and ABA professionals can get support and resources so that clients can get the best treatment possible. Oh ya, and to provide amazing CEU’s!

As BCBA’s and moms, we know that time can be limited!  You need CEU’s that are high-quality but also practical and relevant to your ABA practice.  We also know how lonely these last few months have been!  This is why we are so excited to be bringing you this opportunity for collaboration and practical professional development in your own home!  Since this field can sometimes feel lonely and overwhelming, we are proud to be able to bring the community together for this stellar virtual experience.

Presentation Details:

Teaching Social Skills to Early and Intermediate Learners  (1.0 CEU)

Tuesday February 8, 2022 – 7:00-8:00pm EST

Participants will be able to:

1. Identify the prerequisites for teaching social skills.

2. Demonstrate knowledge of early and intermediate social skills.

3. Demonstrate knowledge of the methods used to collect data for early and intermediate social skills.


Although limited play and social skills are the core deficits of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), many ABA programs struggle to teach these skill areas effectively.   Even when children lack verbal ability, social skills can (and should be!) be taught from an early age. Teaching these fundamental skills at an early age help change the trajectory of learning.  Want more information on teaching early and intermediate social skills? Join us for our live webinar. We will take you through our ABA social skills programs, including shared attention, early peer interaction, turn taking, and simple conversation.