Precision Analysis for the Precision Athlete; How to Increase Athletic Preparation and Performance Through Dropping Dots
Presenter: Kirk Kirby it has been the mission of Kirk Kirby to incorporate the science of human behavior and Precision Teaching to help change the world. As the co-founder of TeamABA, Kirk has taken that mission to the forefront by creating one of the most unique companies in the world.
Kirk holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism from Virginia Union University, a Master of Arts in English from Virginia Commonwealth University and a graduate certificate in Sports Psychology and Performance from Ashworth College. He is currently seeking a Psy.D. focusing on Sports and Performance Psychology from the University of Arizona-Global Campus. The proud native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania started his career in behavior analysis over a decade ago by co-founding the Washington DC metropolitan area-based SPARKS-ABA along with his wife, Beverly Kirby, BCBA, LBA and Soraya Dos Santos, BCBA, LBA.
After his collegiate and “cup of coffee” professional playing days were completed, Kirk continued to be involved in sports by coaching various levels of athletes in football, basketball, and baseball for nearly twenty-seven years. His passion for sports, Behavior Analysis, Precision Teaching, diversity within the field, and ABA program opportunities for Historically Black Colleges and Universities has the driven the entrepreneur to travel all over the country disseminating the science to all that will listen.
Presenter: Jared Van, BCBA is currently a PhD Student at The Pennsylvania State University under the supervision of Dr. Richard M. Kubina Jr. in the Special Education Department. He received his M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Jared worked as a behavior interventionist in the California Bay Area and greater Los Angeles Area for over half a decade working with a diverse population of clients with autism and other developmental disabilities. Jared’s research interests are Precision Teaching, Behavior Analysis, Instructional Design, and Education Policy.