Passionate and enthusiastic Board Certified Behavior Analyst dedicated to providing exceptional care and devising evidence-based treatment plans for children with autism or other developmental disabilities. Seeking a position that compliments the belief that the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis can help all children become successful learners.
Experience with ASD and other development disabilities
ABLLS & VB-MAPP Assessments
Design evidence-based treatment packages
American Sign Language
Experienced in IEP consultations
Toilet training children with special needs
ABA teaching methods
Create learning materials for individualized programs
Behavior skills training for staff and caregivers
Verbal Behavior Training
ABA Therapist, 03/2015 to 07/2017 Early Intervention for Autism, LLC. – Glenview, IL
Provided intensive 1:1 therapy to young children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities.
Developed evidence-based treatment packages specifically designed to improve life skills, academic skills, communication, and social skills.
Analyzed available data to help determine where, when, and why problem behaviors were occurring.
Created and implemented individualized behavior plans to increase socially acceptable behavior and decrease inappropriate behaviors.
Supervised and trained in-home therapists and parents on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis while providing ongoing support and feedback.
Student Teacher(1-2)/Substitute Teacher (K-8), 08/2008 to 12/2015 North Shore Adventist Academy – Chicago, IL
Created a classroom environment in which children could learn respect for themselves and others.
Planned and implemented creative lessons in accordance with district, county, state and federal guidelines.
Developed and taught lessons on relevant children's books, poems, movies and themes to promote student interest.
Modified the general education curriculum for special-needs students based upon a variety of instructional techniques and technologies.
Cooperated with parents to support students' learning and healthy development in school and at home.
Infant/Toddler Room Teacher, 12/2008 to 05/2014 McCormick Montessori Child Care Center – Chicago, IL
Developed age-appropriate activities and programs for children 6 weeks to 2 1/2 years old.
Monitored students' educational progress with individual charts and files.
Identified signs of potential emotional or developmental concerns in children and discussed them with parents.
Nurtured a supportive learning environment that was often used as a model for other classrooms.
Encouraged curiosity, exploration and problem-solving appropriate to children's development levels.
Master of Science: Behavior Analysis & Therapy , 2017 Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, IL
Bachelor of Arts: Elementary Education (K-8), 2014 Western Governors University - Salt Lake City, UT