Bachelors of Science in Psychology and Bachelors of Science in Sociology,
Spring Hill College, May 2014, Mobile, AL
I graduated in May 14 with degrees in both Psychology and Sociology from Spring Hill College, known as the Jesuit College of the south, a small private school. While there I participated in an internship at The Little Tree Preschool in Mobile, AL where I was introduced to aba therapy. Since then I have been working as a junior and senior at home behavior therapist, and a full day in center program through Cooks Childrens Hospital called the Child Study Center. In school I wanted to have a career in research and this position combines that need as well as my personal experience making me the perfect candidate to fill this position. I am looking to develop my current skills and expand my knowledge with new procedures I have yet to learn.
Behavior Tutor, January 2015 - present, Cook's Children's: Child Study Center
-Implement Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) behavior modification techniques with children who fall along a wide spectrum of developmental disabilities, including but not limited to the autism spectrum and other pervasive developmental disabilities. -Lead 2-3 children daily in developmental lessons specific for that childs needs. -Work with children who fall on all spectrum of the autism scale, from few developmental delays and self-stimulatory behaviors present, to non-vocal and very prominent self-stimulatory behaviors. - Daily interaction with parents of patients, reviewing data from daily sessions, reviewing new protocols and having the parents sign appropriate consent forms, helping with parent training every other week to ensure complete understanding of currently implemented protocols and significance of those protocols and procedures. -Daily implement approved protocols, both general and child specific. - Participate in weekly research meetings with the team directors, as well as director of the center, and a graduate professor at University of North Texas. Collaborating with other health professionals. At the meetings we go over a different study each week, as well as review the current studies taking place within the center analyzing the actual study designs.
Applied Behavior Therapist, May 2014 - December 2014, Behavior Frontiers LLC
-Implement Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) behavior modification techniques -Lead 2-3 children daily in developmental lessons specific for that childs needs. -Work with children who fall on all spectrum of the autism scale, from few developmental delays and self stems present, to non-vocal and very prominent self stems.
Administrative Assistant, May 2007 - January 2014, Gourmet Grass
-Assistant to business owner/management -Helped with all office work -Book keeping -Invoicing -Pay roll -Quickbooks -Direct communication with both suppliers and clients -Emails, calls, appointments, ect. -Employee records, some employee relations, some hiring new employees -Inventory of mail; filing, immediate attention, who owes the company money, who the company owes money to, bills, ect. -Calculating numbers; keeping financial records/book keeping
Child Behavior Intern, October 2013 - May 2014, The Little Tree Preschool
-Introduction and first experience working with children and families of children with developmental disabilities