The BDS Podcast

Behavior Development Solutions

Since 1998 we've helped thousands of behavior analysts become Board-certified, primarily through the CBA Learning Module Series, our premier exam prep and curriculum supplement for behavior analysts in training. We’ve helped our clients achieve success by applying the scientific principles and methods of applied behavior analysis to the development of self-paced online instructional content and software. More specifically, we use goals and specific measurable objectives to teach the discriminations necessary to ensure that those objectives are learned. We then provide plenty of practice to ensure fluency and maintenance. read less
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Competitors Confer! The BDS Modules & Pass The Big ABA Exam
Apr 15 2023
Competitors Confer! The BDS Modules & Pass The Big ABA Exam
In 1998, Dr. Stephen Eversole founded Behavior Development Solutions, the creators of the CBA Learning Module Series. 14 years later, in 2012, Dana Meller co-founded Pass the Big ABA Exam, a pioneer in interactive test prep renowned for its revered ABA Study Manual and the popular Big Exam Prep Workshop.The two formed what some would call an unlikely friendship, being competitors in the same space. Dana reached out to Dr. Eversole when she was beginning PTB for advice and guidance and was met with gracious knowledge and support. From there, the two began speaking to each other at conferences, sharing professional phone calls, and eventually developing a deep personal friendship. Dr. Eversole quotes another professional when he says, "Let’s not compete; let’s cooperate."As developers in the test prep space, the two come forward with very similar philosophies. The BDS and PTB are not simply test prep or a shortcut to passing a test. They are tools to learn, understand, and become a better BCBA®.They also share their hopes for the field, to maintain and improve BCBAs learning. As well as to get a place of inclusivity, collaboration, and positivity throughout the field of ABA. Dr. Eversole also shares his endeavor and hopes to change the world with ABA through the Center for Behavior and Climate and the extension of BDS to impact climate change. What’s Inside:Meet the founder of BDS, Dr. Stephen Eversole. Meet the cofounder of Pass the Big ABA Exam, Dana Meller. A philosophy on test prep to create better BCBAs.How competitors in the field formed an unlikely friendship. Hope for the future of the ABA field.Mentioned In This Episode:Behavior Development SolutionsCenter for Behavior and Climate
BCBA Exam Prep: A Conversation with Dr. Kim Kelly & Terry Adams
Apr 15 2023
BCBA Exam Prep: A Conversation with Dr. Kim Kelly & Terry Adams
Welcome to The BDS Podcast!Today I had a great conversation with Dr. Kim Kelly and Terry Adams, where they shared their journey into the field of ABA and how they came to develop BCBA and RBT preparation content for BDS.Terry Adams is the daughter of BDS founder, Stephen Eversole, and shares the mission behind BDS to “save the world with ABA”. Now they are doing so by creating a premier test prep solution, helping BCBAs be the best they can be.BDS modules have unique features that engage and reinforce learning with active responding and immediate feedback. The content is derived from the test content outline with a 4000-question general guide, using resources such as The Cooper Book, BALC, and experts in the field. It provides a personal study schedule tool, specific topic searches, and even a money back guarantee. As Dr. Kim Kelly describes the way they analyze and create these questions, she reminds listeners that learning is hard and that good learners persevere. While they question designers might not make these modules difficult on purpose, they are designed to teach you and make you a better BCBA. BDS is not just test prep; it ensures success and learning for any BCBA who compl​​etes it!What’s Inside:What is BDS?How can BDS help you prepare for the BCBA Exam Prep?How did BDS get started?Unique features that train BCBAs to be the best they can be.The benefit of active responding and immediate feedback.Mentioned In This Episode:Behavior Development Solutions