"Next" Magazine Vol. 3 Fall 2016 - Page 6

Dr. Allan Allday founded the Applied Behavior Analysis program at the UK College of Education. Crawford, originally from Flemingsburg, has worked in the field for six years since graduating with a psychology degree from UK in 2010. She is pursuing the applied behavior analysis master’s degree to further her career. Following completion of the program, graduates of the master’s program sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) examination. “Our field is science-based, but when you put it into practice, it doesn’t look like what we traditionally think of as science. We work in the real world and not a controlled laboratory setting. We learn how to apply the science in an ever-changing environment, and that’s how we affect change,” Crawford said. “On top of behavior management, our field has provided years of research on effective strategies for teaching academic, social and self-help skills. But first we have to manage problem behavior, especially in schools, because that hinders the learning.” Crawford has a soft spot for the underdog. “It took a village to raise me, so I know what it means to have someone be there for you,” she said. “There are many kids who have a ton of potential, but there’s something holding them back. Sometimes it takes a fr ͕͠Ё̰ͥѥٔѼ)єѡɥ́ͼѡ䁍ɽܻt)QɽɅЁɅ́Ց́Ѽ((؁()ͭ́ѡЁͼѼɕ͕ɍɅѥѥ̸)ՑЁ́ɕ͕ɍѥ٥)ݥѠձ䁵́ѕ́٥Յ)ѡ̸ͥQ́́ѥՑ́ѡх)х她Ѽєɕ͕ɍѡɽ՝Ёѡ)ɕ̸)٥ȁӊéͅѥ͙ѥѕ)́ɽѡՍ́ѽɥ̸=ձ䁵)ɕՑЁݡх镐͕ٕɅ)ѥ͔́́٥ȁͽɑȸѕȁݽɭ)ݥѠѡՑа́܁Ѽչѥ)ɅՍѥɽQձѥє)́ѼɕѠɸ)ͽͭ́ѡЁ܁ѡѼ́Ё)ͥѡɽ՝Ё)ձ䁱́ѼѥՔѼѡ)ɕѡɽɅѥ́Ѽѡȁѡ)ѥٕѵЁ]Aѡɽ)ݥ܁ɔɅՅєՑ́Ѽєѡ)Ց́ѡѕͥٔɅѥմɥ)̸͍)QєхЁ)Ʌ͍Ѐ䤀ܴ((0