Summary

Developed and implemented programs targeting skill acquisition in the following areas: Language, Play, Social skills, Reading, Math, ADL, and Community outings. Conducted FBA’s to design interventions for aggressive, destructive, and self-injurious behavior reduction. Provided teacher training, parent training, collaborated with therapeutic service providers, and conducted team meetings to monitor and facilitate consistent implementation of  programs. Developed measurement systems to evaluate progress in targeted skill areas.

Work History

Work History
Mar 2001 - Present

Teacher/artist Residency

VSA TX/University of North Texas

Teacher/Artist Residency(VSA), Adjunct university professor, Upward Bound teacher(written summary skills), Teacher in an after-school program(3-5th graders), Specialized curriculum-Giraffe Project(5th graders).

Mar 2000 - Present

Senior Behavior Analyst/Clinical Supervisor/Consultant/Behavior Therapist

Blue Sky Abilities/Johnson Center/OT Connection/Easter Seals NTX

In homes, schools, pediatric clinics, agencies, and community settings providing direct-care services, supervision and training to teachers, school staff, speech, physical and occupational therapists, and parents.

Education

Education
2006

M.Sc

University of North Texas

Applied Behavior Analysis

2001

M.Sc

University of North Texas

Interdisciplinary Studies with emphasis in Counseling, Rehabilitation, and ABA

1992

B.Sc

Texas A&M University

Recreation and Leisure Studies

Community Service

Skills

SGI-USA

Weekly reception shift at Austin Buddhist Center (Currently) and New York Culture Center (Fall 2010-Fall 2011) ; Spoke in video sent to United Nations, calling for the abolishment of nuclear weapons (2010). Interpreting for deaf members during meetings and at conferences (Fall 2009-Current).

Texas School For the Deaf

Volunteer(August 2014-Current) –On an as needed basis. Fluent in sign language.

Ecoschool

Garden Steward (Jan 2014-Jan 2015)-Maintaining existing food forest and sparking interest of children in permaculture design principles.

Mongabay

Intern (Sept 2013-April 2014)-Writing about the fascinating facets of our natural world and anthropogenic climate change.