Hira Salman, BCaBA, Board Certified Assistant Behaviour Analyst
Hira is a Board Certified Assistant Behaviour Analyst (BCaBA) who has experience working with children with a diagnosis of Autism and learning difficulties.
She first qualified as a Registered behaviour technician (RBT®) and then followed on to receive supervision at various behaviour clinics in the United Arab Emirates before sitting the BCaBA in the UK later on. Her expertise lies in helping children with developmental delays with the use of Applied Behaviour Analysis principles from Early to primary school years. Assessing client needs, contriving motivating operations, reinforcing desirable behaviours, designing, implementing ABA based programs for skill acquisition, functional communication, cooperation building, and parent/staff training being her focal interests and competencies.
Hira moved to the UK in September 2018 to obtain Master of Science in Applied Behaviour Analysis from University of South Wales, and during this time, she obtained her BCaBA credential in February 2019 and worked in the capacity of ABA Consultant with an USA-based organisation, providing remote supervision to a team of ABA therapists and delivering the 40-hour RBT training remotely to teachers, parents and paraprofessionals under supervision of a qualified BCBA.
She graduated in MSc in Behaviour Analysis and Therapy with Distinction in September 2019 and is currently enrolled in the PgDip Behaviour Analysis Supervised Practice course at University of South Wales to accrue supervised practice hours for the Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) credential and will be graduating on 30th August 2021. Hira started working on home-based ABA programmes as a BCaBA with Blossom ABA Ltd in September 2020.
Hira has experience in providing 1:1 therapy to children with autism at home, school and community settings; She has also experience administering behaviour analytical assessments (e.g., VB-MAPP milestone and barriers assessment, ABLLS-R assessment, Promoting Emergence of Advanced Knowledge (PEAK) curriculum and assessment and the Inventory of Good Learner Repertoire- IGLR). She has experience in conducting Functional Behaviour Assessments under supervision of experienced BCBAs, as well as designing, implementing and monitoring behaviour support plans.
Furthermore, being a mom of a 10-year-old son who has a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, she has a unique perspective of the difficulties that families go through every day, which enables genuine empathy, solid communication, and relationship-building skills with family members. Being an autism mom and a certified Behaviour analyst has also enabled her to exercise patience and perseverance when implementing behavioural interventions and working with children and their families. She also believes that with appropriate strategies in place and support her clients can improve and learn to be independent and contributing members of the society and strongly advocates for recognition, respect, and accommodation of all of her clients' needs and rights.
Academic Qualifications and Professional Training
Developing positive relationship with people in distress: De-Escalate Training
18 hours, Des Cooke, BCBA and British Institute of Developmental Disabilities (BILD) Trainer
The Inventory of Good Learner Repertoires (IGLR)
15 hours, Steve Ward, BCBA, Whole Child Consulting
MSc., Applied Behaviour Analysis and Therapy
Awarded 'Recognition of Endeavour' Award, University of South Wales
Board Certified Assistant Behaviour Analyst (BCaBA), Behavior Analyst Certification Board
Picture Exchange Communication System- PECS
Promoting Emergence of Advanced Knowledge (PEAK) Level 1: Foundational Certification
12 hours, Dr Mark Dixon, BCBA-D, Emergent Learning Academy
Registered Behaviour Technician (RBT), Behaviour Analyst Certification Board