Tonya S
Specializing in autistic speech

Ting B.

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My Work Style

I am a collaborator. I believe the best care I can provide comes from building rapport with the client, the parent/caregiver, and other professionals on the team. Every individual is a complex puzzle influenced by their surrounding and situation. I am the problem solver that finds a solution that works for the client and their family. The path to achieving their goals may be rough at times, but any progress is a right step toward a better outcome.

Area of Expertise

Early intervention, natural environment teaching, social and play skills, daily skill living, using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for behavior management, parent/caregiver training and support

BHCOE Accreditation

What I Do To De-stress In My Free Time

I enjoy working on different arts and crafts: scrapbooking, bullet journaling, and knitting to name a few. I love learning new skills and not really mastering any of it. I enjoy tending to my garden and making/eating, but mostly eating delicious food. I love spending time with my wonderful husband, our wild toddler, and our quirky black cat.

Why I Became a BCBA

I have always been involved in helping those with special needs because of my twin brother's condition. When I discovered how applied behavior analysis (ABA) teaches individual important skills and improve the way they live together with their family, naturally I want to be involved.

What Previous Clients Would Say About Me

"You're one of his biggest cheerleaders and you exude warmth and kindness. You embrace his uniqueness and use that to help him achieve his goals" - Previous client's mom.

What I Love Most About What I Do

I love connecting with people. I find that we, no matter what ability, have more in common than uncommon. Our differences are what make us unique, but we all have the same core value -we want to thrive and be happy. What I love most is helping people find their value and achieve closer to their goal.

Most Challenging Professional Moment

My most challenging professional moment was taking on my first case as a newly certified behavior analyst. From all the education I have received and passing the board exam I always felt like a passenger in my career, but when I became a BCBA I became the driver. I have to learn to take control when needed, but most importantly let things happen when needed. There will always be barriers that I must carefully navigate.

Most Rewarding Professional Moment

There are many rewarding professional moments, but the ones that keep me going are the updates that previous client's progress when they moved on from my care. There is no better feeling than hearing someone talk for the first time when they couldn't before or able to get dressed when they weren't independent. Sometimes the progress seems small, but even then the differences it make in someone's life is the most rewarding.

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