Tonya S
Specializing in autistic speech

Courtney K.

Vice President of Clinical Operations
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My Work Style

I do my best to take a collaborative approach when working with others, as it is my goal to incorporate the needs and priorities of all stakeholders when making decisions. I always say to families, while I may have expertise in the field of behavior analysis, you re the expert on your child/loved one. Therefore, family input and participation is of utmost importance to me in designing ABA treatment. I feel it is my duty and obligation to teach families about the science of ABA and equip them with the tools to make the best informed decisions possible into their loved one’s care.

Area of Expertise

Verbal behavior, functional communication, behavior support planning, ABA insurance funding, Early Intervention, organizational behavior management, strategic planning.

BHCOE Accreditation

What I Do To De-stress In My Free Time

Run, meditate, read, and spend time with my husband and two daughters.

Why I Became a BCBA

Growing up with an uncle that had Down Syndrome, I’ve always been a compassionate advocate of those with special needs. I knew from a young age that I wanted to have a career working with children & families. As a senior in college unclear about my next steps, a career counselor introduced me to behavior analysis by sharing with me the graduate programs my university had to offer. The perfect blend of my interests in science, psychology, and education, I immediately knew becoming a behavior analyst was the path for me. After earning my undergraduate degree, I stayed to complete my masters in special education with a concentration in applied behavior analysis, and the rest is history!

What Previous Clients Would Say About Me

That I am compassionate and relentless in doing all that I can to help my clients and their families succeed in the areas that are most important to them.

What I Love Most About What I Do

Creating solutions that have a positive impact on people’s lives, whether it’s building a meaningful treatment plan at the individual level or co-leading a team of ABA clinicians to deliver high-quality standards of care to all of the clients that depend on us.

Most Challenging Professional Moment

Seeing families struggle if they have barriers to accessing quality ABA care and resources for their loved ones.

Most Rewarding Professional Moment

Hearing a child say “I love you” to their parent for the first time.

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