Why did you choose to pursue a career in ABA?
I became an ABA therapist first and foremost because I saw a huge need for kids being diagnosed with autism. These children were being under-served and I knew I had to do something. Second of all, I love children. As an ABA therapist, I love helping children overcome challenges. I never get tired of sharing the joy with a child who reached their goal. The look of accomplishment on their face is what keeps me going.
Do you have any special areas of interest?
Individualized ABA program development, VB-MAPP assessment, functional behavior assessment (FBA), behavior intervention plans, parent/tutor/teacher training, social skills training, school consulting and IEP development and support.
What varied experience do you have in your field?
I worked as an in-home ABA therapist for several years. That’s where I developed an interest in ABA therapy. In all, I have worked in the field of behavior management with children with autism and other developmental disabilities for nearly a decade.
What degrees, licenses, certifications and/or special training do you hold?
What are you passionate about?
Education. Learning. New research on autism or ABA. I’m constantly looking for more info! 😉
What do you enjoy most about working at Building Blocks Therapy?
Everyone here is always looking for ways to improve the services we provide. Whether its parent training, a certain therapy or supervision, we’re a team that committed to growth. I love that atmosphere. Plus, our office if filled with hundreds of toys and games that makes therapy fun! I love our play-based approach to therapy!