In Episode 77, Ben chats with Dr. Nissa Intarachote Van Etten. Nissa has worked tirelessly in the area of culturally responsive compassionate care. We dig into popular early intervention skills assessments like the ABLLS and the AFLS in terms of how we can adapt these tools to meet the individual needs of families. Nissa offers a great selection of literature to support cultural diversity in behavior analysis and incorporate it into the assessment process.
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