A BIP for BCBAs: DRH for Listening & Uplifting by Brian Middleton and Jennifer Childs


Before we can do better we need to know what we are targeting and what behaviors we need. That is the purpose of the behavior intervention plan (or behavior support plan). It’s a document that outlines the behaviors of concern targeted for reduction as well as identifying areas we need to focus on for skills acquisition. This is something that ABA needs as a whole. Join us to find out what steps you can take to help our field and science thrive.

Please note, this is a hard conversation that will be uncomfortable at times, but is a very necessary one. The objective is the same as any BIP.


  • Participants will be able to identify at least two behavioral strategies that they can implement that benefit their own practice.
  • Participants will be able to identify at least two behavioral strategies that will benefit behavior analysis as a field and science.
  • Participants will be able to sit with the discomfort of feedback and then identify what actions they can take to improve outcomes.
  • Participants will be able to identify at least two target behaviors of concern for reduction in their practice.


Jennifer Childs is a neurodivergent BCBA in Ontario, Canada. She has worked in behaviour analysis for 17 years, beginning in preschool services in the mid-2000’s. Jennifer spent 12 years working in the public school system, consulting and training educators in ABA. She has recently returned to private practice as a BCBA supporting young learners and their families within a holistic team approach. Through her work, she aims to utilize the science of behaviour analysis to support neurodivergent learners through assent driven practice to achieve their personally significant goals. She values ongoing learning and is dedicated to personal growth and improvement of the field as a whole.

Brian Middleton is a human. He is a human who happens to be if the Autism neurotype. He is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Licenced Behavior Analyst for the state of Tennessee. Brian worked as a special education teacher for 7 years prior to moving to behavior analysis. In December 2018 he started the Bearded Behaviorist social media page as an effort to make ABA education more fun and interesting. Since then Brian has been a guest on multiple podcasts, hosts two podcasts, the Oh Behave! Podcast and the ACT natural Podcast, and is currently serving as a member at large for the Open Educational Resources SIG for ABAI. Brian loves behavior analysis as a science and field and is committed to improving the field.

Cost: $55

CEU: 2 ethics

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Course Includes

  • 1 Lesson