Welcome to Behaviorbabe

Ethical Advocate for Accurate Application & Dissemination of Behavior Analysis

Aloha & Welcome to Behaviorbabe

Behavior analysis owes no affiliation with a particular intervention. It is a scientific problem-solving approach aimed at producing socially significant behavior changes for the purpose of improving quality of life for individuals, families & communities. 

This site is intended an independent marketing tool, an educational outlet, and as a forum for colleagues, parents and anyone interested in learning and discussing more about Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). If you are interested in learning more about me, there is a brief bio below. You can also learn more by visiting Who's Amanda and Who's Behaviorbabe tabs on this site.  

Mahalos (thanks) for taking the time to visit this site and to learn more about the science of behavior change.

Amanda N. Kelly, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA aka Behaviorbabe

Dr. Amanda N. Kelly (Behaviorbabe) holds a PhD in Behavior Analysis from Simmons College, a masters degree in Behavioral Education, also from Simmons and a bachelors degree in Elementary Education from Shepherd University. In 2005, Dr. Kelly obtained certification in behavior analysis, becoming a BCaBA. She later became a BCBA in 2008, before obtaining the credential at the doctoral designation (BCBA-D) in 2013. In addition to her training as a behavior analyst, Dr. Kelly also maintained her licensure as an elementary teacher for over 15 years. 

Dr. Kelly has experience working in homes, public and private schools (K-12), residential placements, and community settings. Dr. Kelly currently serves as the Director for Anuenue Behavior Analysts, an in-home ABA agency located on the island of Oahu, as well as operates as Director of the University of West Florida’s Hawai'i ABA Cohort. For over a decade, Dr. Kelly has worked collaboratively with stakeholders to improve educational and legal systems for children. She has been instrumental in the passage of Autism Insurance reform and the Licensure of Behavior Analysts in Massachusetts and Hawai'i. Dr. Kelly has served on several boards locally, including the Hawaii Association for Behavior Analysis and the Hawaii Disability Rights Center. In 2016, Dr. Kelly became the first behavior analyst licensed in Hawai'i. 

Dr. Kelly has been recognized for her dissemination efforts, becoming the first recipient of the "Jerry Shook Practitioner of the Year Award" from BABAT in 2012. In 2015, on behalf of the Hawaiʻi Association for Behavior Analysis (HABA), Dr. Kelly accepted the “Advocacy Group of the Year” by Autism Speaks.