Consider the difference between mass online test prep programs where it's hard to ask questions and, when you do, disagreement is more often the result versus working 1:1 with an experienced BCBA - D. Do you too often leave those other sessions less certain then when they started?
I am a BCBA - D with 45 years of clinical experience almost all community and home-based, have 10 years in academia to include curriculum development and worked as a Clinical Director and Senior Behavior Analyst. I've been providing BCBA/BCaBA test prep and field supervision both in person and remote for many years.
Consider the difference working with an experienced BCBA - D.
I offer 1:1 individualized test prep tutoring with an emphasis on those who need to retake the exam despite so much other preparation. I work with first time test takers, international students, English as a second language and those who have - or should have had - test modifications. I understand the stress and frustration and will help you to address it. For international students I always consider time zones and exchange rates. Smaller study groups are welcome.
I also offer individual BCBA/BCaBA course mentoring for those wanting more support than may be available in their current program. Preparing for the BCBA exam should start as soon as possible rather than two or three months before you plan to sit for the exam.
Since my first video conversation is always without charge...let's talk....
I bring added capacity to help support individuals (families/caregivers) and BCBAs working with with higher intensity, persistent and often harder to reach behavior need to include those with more at risk physical behaviors and SIB; significant feeding issues; sleep disruption and delayed toileting/self care.
I also have extensive experience and am available to provide direct in-person support in school settings to include public, tribal and private schools.
I am affordable and always try to respond back within, at least, 24 - 48 hours.
I can help....
BCBA/BCaBA/RBT Test Prep; RBT Competencies
Remote BCBA/RBT Supervsion
Remote and In-Person Clinical Behavioral Services and Support
1:1 In-Person Tutoring for Hard to Tutor Elementary Aged Children
BCBA; BCaBA; RBT Test Prep
Individual Test Prep sessions start at a - very competitive - $55 flat rate invoiced session to session. This includes all related services: weekly 75 - 90 minute individualized 1:1 online sessions, my PPTs and other relevant individualized learning resources; my unique online instructional mini mock exam system and being accessible by email between sessions. I am always open to discussing individual circumstances.
If you've already struggled with this exam, it's time to do things differently.
Since my first Zoom conversation is no charge or obligation, there's no reason not to talk.
See below and in this website for more information on other services provided to include RBT test prep and competencies; BCBA/BCaBA Supervision; and remote Direct and Indirect Clinical Behavior Services
Thank you for signing the final form, and thanks for the knowledge you have shared with me. It has been an amazing experience to learn from you and I will continue doing so.
I am really happy to let you know that I PASSED my exam today!
Thank you so much for all your help!
Hi Dr. Lou,
I wanted to share the good news on my passing exam report! I wanted to thank you for taking the time to help me prepare for this exam!
I wanted to let you know I passed the BCBA exam today! I wanted to reach out and thank you for all you taught me during our supervision sessions. Your guidance made a big difference in the way I approached the exam, and I’m very appreciative.
Thank you, again!
I just want to thank you for helping me out this past year. Your BCBA supervision has been extremely helpful and beneficial to not only myself, but also to the staff and kids that I work with. I am excited to continue this learning process.
Thank you for your patience with me. I have heard and read many terms, but may not be able to define them. I appreciate how kind you are and the time that you spend with explaining a concept. Thank you for explaining concepts. You do a great job!
Dr. Lou changed my approach to test taking. I began looking at the questions more carefully and rereading when needed. Dr. Lou helps me break down concepts that I don't understand into strategies that will stick with me. Dr. Lou is very knowledgeable and learning from him made a huge difference in my studying.
I wanted to thank you for everything! I am officially a BCBA! Your mock exams, question dissection and methodologies definitely made a difference!
I PASSED, thank you so much for all of your help along the way! I was picturing you telling me to slow down and to read every question.
I did it! I passed the beast! I couldn't have done it without you! I'm just so unbelievably relieved!!!
I greatly appreciated our study sessions. I took the exam and passed! The information, guidance, and questions you helped me to work through helped me with my fluency and confidence going into the exam, especially when I was not feeling too good about being laid off and dealing with family responsibilities. Our sessions helped me to stay focused on my goals and to identify what I did know and what I needed to study going into the exam. I had flagged 6 questions and went back through them. I didn't change my answers, which took every bone in my body not to do, but I could hear your voice in my head telling me not to do it! I went in feeling prepared and confident. Your advisement on reading the supervision and ethics docs on the BACB website and being familiar with the content was also very helpful.
I am so happy to report I passed today! I can’t thank you enough. I heard your voice the entire time telling me to read the question!
Thank you so much for all the knowledge you have given me over the course of our tutoring sessions and for helping me become prepared for making it through the RBT examination. I am pleased to inform you I passed the exam!!
Even more thanks for helping me grow the self-confidence I needed upon entering the world of ABA. As I was taking the examination, I heard your voice in the back of my head telling me not to doubt myself-and that I knew the answer!
Thank you for going the extra mile to send me resources that assisted me in my studies, such as the DTT pp, stimulus preference assessment h/o, and examination practice questions.
As a young adult, I sincerely feel we all need a mentor like you in our lives who is willing to share their skills, knowledge, and expertise. You are a great role model, and inspire young people like myself to pursue their career goals.
I wanted to let you know I passed the BCBA exam and I couldn’t thank you enough!!! I guess three times really is the charm for me! You are such an amazing teacher and behavior analyst. Thank you for sharing your incredible knowledge and time with me. You have a wonderful way of breaking down some difficult concepts and applying them to the perfect examples. I know you not only helped better prepare me for the exam, but also as a BCBA. I hope to pass on the kindness and patience with clients and coworkers that you shared with me.
Thank you again!
I can help you pass the BCBA; BCaBA or RBT exam whether it is your first time taking or, especially, if you have tripped over this thing one, twice - or more. It's not you.....
Stop rote memorization. Stop rereading Cooper (or other texts). Stop 'following the Task list' and learn more how to use and connect the Task List. I focus on building your capacity as a Behavior Analyst while prioritizing success on the BCBA exam. Rather than the often disconnected compartmentalized presentation provided by others, I work with my students to put it all together. And I am always consistent with 'WWCS' ... 'What Would Cooper Say.'
My BCBA (and RBT) Test Prep sessions are 1:1 and usually weekly (more by request) with a bit of initial 'assessment' to help me identify about where each new student is and how to best prioritize services. I differentiate for each student.
That I bring 40+ years of clinical, teaching and higher education experience helps me to more effectively consider how to best support each student.
As the BCBA exam is not a vocabulary test, prioritizing rote flashcard and memorization drills are alone not very effective, Instead, there a lots of vignettes and scenarios which can sometimes be challenging to work though. We will focus on test taking and dealing with the sometimes difficult wording and language of the exam questions. In addition to my use of my mock exam as part of online sessions, I offer a unique instructional series of BCBA 'mini-mock exams.'
I work with international students, English as a second language and those who've had - or should have had - test modifications in place. I also consider exchange rates for international students.
Contact me through this website. And please be sure to leave me your email/contact information. Join my website to stay up to date. I look forward to hearing from you....
Dr. Sandler was instrumental in preparing me to be a BCBA, not just pass the test (although he did that too:). His methods and strategies were effective in neutralizing aversive stimuli I had associated with the test. He helped interrupt the cycle of failure and rebuild my foundation for success step by step.
I get to know you and we will figure out together what has interfered in your success. I schedule 7 days a week, I am always affordable. I am also open to scheduling differently and interested in your circumstances. Talk to me
Break the pattern. My first conversation is always without charge or obligation. There's no reason not to talk....
I do not ask for upfront charges but schedule and charge session to session. We can schedule a few sessions or ongoing with my invoice typically sent following each session unless previous arrangements have been made. You will never be 'trapped' into a prepaid number of contacts or hours when working with me
Experience matters. I have 40+ years as a clinician providing behavioral and related services across the autism spectrum as well as a wide range of individual need and diversity. I've been college faculty and an agency-based clinical director. I have designed and implemented a range of training curriculum and have supervised BCBAs, BCaBAs and RBTs both online and in person.
I passed the exam!! Thank you so much for all of your help and motivating words!!
Thank you Dr Sandler for helping me!! I could not have passed this without you!!!
I passed my BCBA exam in May 2019 on my 4th attempt. The tutoring I receive from Dr. Lou was extremely beneficial. During the session Dr Lou and I engaged verbal dialogue which is essential to fully understand the concepts. Dr. Lou gave me useful strategies to “break apart” the questions by recognizing those “key word” and application of the terms to the questions that were asked. The materials he provided were user friendly; he also would further assist me with other study material I was using if I encountered concepts or questions I did not understand. Thank you Dr Lou.
Dr Lou...your content knowledge is off the charts. You are so good at explaining difficult concepts and providing excellent examples. Also, I like the PP's and articles that you have given me. Extremely helpful especially the experimental design area (great tools to refer back to and study) You also have a very kind and patient side that makes people feel comfortable, even when you have to deliver constructive feedback
I also offer small group Test Prep services. Please see my BCBA Test Prep page for more information and fees.
I want to work with you. Whether you are taking the BCBA, BCaBA or RBT exam for the first time or - especially - if you've been working hard to pass the exam and are still not sure why you've tripped over it once, twice...more...I want to work with you. I can help you pass the exam. And I am open to discussion with regards to individual circumstances and need.
After just a few sessions, I am already looking at the questions differently and have better success with answering the questions correctly. Thank you!!
Please also be sure to check out my Instragram account since I post information and randomized mock exam questions (bridging_behavior)....and, occasionally, some nice pictures! Also be sure to check out the Blog and Resource pages in this website for a lot more information. And if you subscribe to my website, you won't miss a thing....
Since my first conversation via video or phone is without any charge or obligation, there's no reason not to talk. Don't wait until weeks before you are scheduled to sit for your BCBA exam. Start preparing now.
See my BCBA Test Prep and Services pages for LOTS more information
I just wanted you to know that I passed this past May! I am so happy! I appreciate the talks we did have and the help you gave me! I have been going through a lot the last 6 months and this could not have come at a better time! I will look for you at any events I attend if the future and I hope I can meet you someday!
Online BCBA supervision
The experience and training of the BCBA Supervisor matters. I have 40 years of clinical experience and have worked across a wide range of communities, individual diversity and need. In addition to community, school and home-based clinical services, I also have just about 10 years as higher education faculty with experience in curriculum and program development.
See my BCBA Supervision page for more information and fees.
Direct and Indirect Remote Clinical Behavior Services; Specialized Resource to include severe behavior, FASD, low incident developmental genetic syndromes; feeding and delayed toileting; BCBA Mentoring; Support for Allied Clinical Professionals
Direct and Indirect remote clinical behavioral services/support to include mentoring of newer BCBAs....with a focus on autism/developmental behavioral; intellectual disabilities; multiple disabilities; socioemotional; behavioral need related to social trauma; dual diagnosis; low incidence genetic syndromes; FAS/FAE; chronic medical/medically impacted social/behavioral needs...
Direct Support/Intervention/Instruction for the Quality of Life Triangle: Feeding, Delayed Toileting/Self Care, Sleep Disruption
BCBA / BCaBA Supervision
Home; Community; School; Center-Based Support
1:1 Tutoring for elementary aged children who need the support but can be hard to tutor
Support/Training for Social-Cultural-Economic Dynamics and Diversity, Features/Characteristics of Behavioral and Socioemotional Needs - Children with Social Traumas/PTSD; FAS/FAE - support and training for Classroom, Community and Home-based services
Contract Fulfillment; Unused Supervision Hours; Medical Necessity and Insurance Coverage/Initial and Reauthorization Issues; Program Evaluation; Curriculum Development; Training
Person and Family-Centered Planning