Providing High-Quality BCBA Exam Tutoring, BCBA Supervision, ABA Parent Training, Behavior Consultations, and Courses 

Learn from a Board Certified Behavior Analyst/Adjunct Professor with nearly 30 years of experience.

Assisting your pathway to success is our top priority!

Welcome to Behavioral Compass!

I’m Michael LaPaglia and as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), I want you to succeed. Therefore, I provide collaborative and professional support to all of my clients.

As an adjunct professor and BCBA supervisor, I have spent years inspiring my students to become effective practitioners of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Through BCBA Exam Tutoring and BCBA Supervision, you’ll receive the tools and resources needed to reach your career goals.

One of the most rewarding aspects of my career has been working with parents via ABA Parent Training.

Whether you are a parent, professional, or student, developing a plan encourages you to stay focused.

My proven skillset in Behavior Analysis will help you stay on track!

BCBA Board Certified Behavior Analyst

What Can I Help With?

Behavior Courses

Our classes offer individual reflection, group participation, and interactive tools geared to a variety of teaching and learning methods.

We offer a variety of Behavior Courses

BCBA Exam Tutoring

I’ve helped many students reach their goals via teaching, training, and supervisingAnd yes, I passed the BCBA exam on the first try!

As a BCBA Exam Tutor, I will help you study like a Behavior Analyst.

BCBA Supervision

Through remote supervision you will develop a deeper knowledge of the practices of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

Remote BCBA Supervision can help you reach your goals!

Behavior Consultations / ABA Parent Training

  • Parents and Extended Family Members
  • Students; Schools
  • Direct Care Staff; Clinics
  • Teachers and Administrators
  • Businesses, and more!

Behavior Consultations and Parent Trainings can assist with a variety of challenges that you may be experiencing.

Valuable Behavior Courses and Workshops



Our Top Priority

Honesty drives my training courses. You won’t find BS here. I present the truth, even if it hurts a bit. None of us are perfect. So, it’s okay, to hear that you’ve been responding all wrong to such things as temper tantrums. My courses can give you an honest path to success.


Managing Expectations

I won’t promise that you’ll be an excellent student or that you’ll achieve everything you desire. I will teach you how to manage your expectations so that you can implement strategies that will work. Over time. And with consistency.


Parent, Therapist, Professor

I’ve lived these strategies throughout my professional BCBA career. I’ve seen firsthand what works and what doesn’t. You should take a course from someone you trust. I love teaching. And my student feedback is very important to me.


My Students Motivate Me


Easily one of the most effective & engaging teachers I’ve ever  learned from.


He is amazing. I am in awe of his commitment to teaching and to the work that he does as a BCBA.

Mr. LaPaglia did a wonderful job of addressing the class in an enthusiastic and relative manner. He engaged us like professionals and stimulated discussions that were applicable to our work as teachers and those in the field of ABA.

Please note that these testimonials are unsolicited from the course evaluations of past graduate students.

My Approach To Teaching

I strive to present easy to understand strategies that can be applied immediately. I never expect perfection, therefore, everyone has a chance to succeed.

As a BCBA, I have seen how real-life variables can and do play a role in the manifestation and maintenance of problem behaviors. Because of this, I also wholly understand that these unique situations need to be accounted for when teaching others.

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“The foundation of my teaching philosophy relies upon presenting relatable interventions in a common sense manner.”

ABA Parent Training

We know that improving your child’s quality of life is extremely important to you. Therefore, we provide ABA parent training services to anyone in need of some extra help. Whether your child has a diagnosis or not, we can help your family’s well-being.

You’ll learn actionable steps to work on your child’s skills and/or manage challenging behaviors. Whatever is concerning you, we can provide the support and recommendations that you need to implement effective strategies.

Parents play a vital role in their child’s development. While we are specialists in ABA, you know your child best. Let’s work together!


Frustrated parents benefit from ABA parent training

Frustrated parents can benefit from ABA parent training.

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Frequently Asked Questions

can you explain the difference between training, coaching, and consulting?

I can break it down like this:

Training is when I teach a skill.

Coaching is when I motivate.

Consulting is when I assess a situation and suggest solutions.

These might be done interchangeably. But, I also provide you or your company the opportunity to select what is most needed in your situation. Sometimes, you are motivated but need to learn a technique or a skill. Or maybe you have the knowledge but lack the follow-through to achieve the results you want. If you aren’t sure where you stand, you would probably benefit most from a consultation.

What is the difference between a course and a workshop?

Courses are typically longer in duration and explore more theoretical content. A workshop is usually shorter in duration with the emphasis on learning practical skills. 

How Do I Know if your training courses are Right for Me?

Send us a note. Arrange a call or free ZOOM consultation. We want you to feel comfortable with your decision, so please reach out to us with questions or concerns. If you are looking for a course, but don’t see it listed, please let us know what type of lesson would best help you. We are always making new courses.

Do You Only Work With parents?

Parents are only part of our outreach. We also work with other family members, including grandparents. In the business sector, we help therapists, counselors, employers, teachers, and other professionals. Behavior Analysis is helpful to many people. If challenging behaviors are worrying you, reach out to us. If we can’t help, we will help you find someone that is a better fit.

Do You Offer Ongoing Consulting Services?

Absolutely. We have some clients with long term needs. We help businesses with challenging employee behavior. We help families adjust to moving long distance. We provide remote consultations with parents trying to calm their home environment. Sometimes the severity of problems, such as the presence of excessive disruptive behaviors, create a need for more intensive consultation.

Do You have any free handouts?

Of course! We don’t want you to leave empty-handed. Even if our current courses aren’t what you are looking for, we hope some of our freebies will help guide you. If you need information that you didn’t find here, please let us know. Don’t go away feeling lost – let us help you find your calm.

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