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:

Effective Data Collection Procedures: Putting Theory into Practice (1.0 CEU)

Tuesday March 2, 2021 – 8:15-9:15pm EST

Participants will be able to:

1. Identify how to choose between at least 3 different data collection methods.

2. Demonstrate knowledge of how to take data meaningful for their students.

3. How to not let data collection interfere with good teaching.


Data collection is an important part of making treatment decisions.  When setting up a data collection system, it’s important to choose the right one that will be manageable, effective, and will show the measures that you intend.  If the data aren’t meaningful, then it’s just a waste of time.  How can we make data collection meaningful without it being too cumbersome?  There are so many different styles of data collection – how do we choose the right one for this goal?  How do we analyze the data so that we can make informed decisions and updates?