What does the day to day of your job look like?
My motto is learning through play; I create an atmosphere that is fun, sensory friendly, yet challenging to create a positive change in behavior. Each day is different, being able to adapt and have fun is imperative to growth and learning.
What is one thing that you wished people knew about your job?
With every challenge whether big or small, the reward is unforgettable. From watching your student learn to sit still in a chair to learning to speak his first words.
What do you find the most challenging in your work as an ABA tech?
What I find most challenging as an ABA tech is watching my student become frustrated when faced with a challenging task.
What have you gained from working at Golden Care?
From working at Golden Care, I have grown as a person; because I have learned the true meaning of perseverance. Perseverance is the key to patience. Patience is a quality that is essential to succeed in everyday life. I have taken this quality and have applied it in every aspect of my life, which has made me a better employee, friend, sibling and daughter. I want to continue to grow as a person and with the encouragement of an outstanding role model at Golden Care, Jennifer Lopez (BCBA), I am now continuing my education to become a Behavioral Analyst.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?
The best advice I have ever been given is to have a humble spirit and to always have empathy for others.
What is your proudest moment at Golden Care/ in your work as an ABA tech?
I have had many proud moments, all which come when the success of an obstacle is reached, but if I had to choose, it is when my nonverbal student finally began to use words.
Thank you, Alonda! We appreciate your work tremendously, and we are sure that you will do great work as a BCBA someday!