Tonya S
Specializing in autistic speech

Kayla S.

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My Work Style

I was a Special Education Teacher for 8 years prior to becoming a BCBA in October of 2021. I work to help everybody have the most successful life that they can possibly have. I love to collaborate with other clinicians, caregivers, and the clients to make their goals a reality. I love to celebrate all successes as they occur – even ones that are considered “little steps!”

Area of Expertise

School age children, adults, autism, developmental disabilities, parent/caregiver training

BHCOE Accreditation

What I Do To De-stress In My Free Time

I spend time with my husband and puppies as often as I can. I also love to read!

Why I Became a BCBA

I began working as a technician while teaching Special Education and fell in love with ABA and the science. For me, teaching people to use their language is so rewarding!

What Previous Clients Would Say About Me

I am their biggest cheerleader!

What I Love Most About What I Do

I love working with individuals with disabilities to help them achieve the life they most desire.

Most Challenging Professional Moment

Putting interventions into place that are not successful and having to go back to the drawing board to try something new. This also allows for so much growth as a clinician though and allows for me to always be working to be better

Most Rewarding Professional Moment

When I was working with a child who was non-vocal, and by the time they left me, they had several words that they were utilizing

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