Welcome to Behaviorbabe
Ethical Advocate for Accurate Application & Dissemination of Behavior Analysis

Welcome to Behaviorbabe

Ethical Advocate for Accurate Application & Dissemination of Behavior Analysis

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

- Behaviorbabe

Dr. Amanda N. Kelly, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA obtained her bachelors in Elementary Ed. (2002), her masters in Behavioral Ed. (2007), and her doctorate in Behavior Analysis (2013). Dr. Kelly has experience working as a paraprofessional, special education teacher, school counselor, and a behavior analyst. Over the past two decades, Dr. Kelly has worked in home settings, public and private schools, residential placements, and community settings for children, adolescents, and young adults with social-emotional, cognitive, and behavioral needs; both in Massachusetts and Hawaiʻi. Dr. Kelly has served on several boards and committees and is currently serving on the board for the Hawai'i Disability Rights Center (HDRC), the Hawai'i Association for Behavior Analysis (HABA), and as Director for Together For Our Keiki (TFOK). Dr. Kelly's dedication and commitment in improving access to educational and medical services has resulted in numerous speaking engagements throughout the world, including talks in Canada, Philippines and Thailand. In 2016, Dr. Kelly became the first behavior analyst licensed in the state of Hawai'i. Dr. Kelly has received several awards, including the "Jerry Shook Practitioner of the Year" from BABAT (2012), "Advocacy Group of the Year" from Autism Speaks (2015), and "Provider Advocate of the Year" at the Autism Law Summit (2019). Dr. Kelly currently serves as Chief Clinical Officer (CCO) and Co-Founder for DOBE, LLC. In addition to her expertise helping families and schools, Dr. Kelly's interests in behavior analysis extends to dissemination, organizational management, public policy, and sustainable behavior change. Dr. Kelly is a proud member of the Association for Behavior Analysis Internation (ABAI), the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts (APBA), and the American Psychological Association (APA).