Providing Early Intervention and Applied Behavior Analysis in Northern California and the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont
Position: RBT Lead
Aside from work I enjoy being outside, hiking, swimming, and spending time with my dogs. I find taking care of my health and wellness to be a highly active part of my life. I have an associate degree in early childhood education, a Bachelor of Professional Studies in behavioral science and I am currently working on master’s degree in psychology with an Applied Behavioral Analysis focus. My goal after earning my master’s degree is to gain my license as a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst.
I worked for three years as a paraprofessional in the Center for Exceptional Children. This center used the methods of applied behavioral analysis to improve students social, emotional, and academic skills so they could join their regular education peers in the classroom. The students that I worked with in the center were those on the Autism spectrum, developmental delays and those who had been affected by trauma. I found this work to be extremely rewarding and I enjoyed being able to support these students in ways that improved their confidence and allowed them to improve on skills in all areas. My interest in the field of Applied behavioral analysis grew from this experience and has led me to pursue my degree in behavioral science as well as my interest to work for AAI. I came to work for AAI once I had received my bachelor’s degree in September 2019. I wanted to work for AAI as they are working with families and children to meet the needs of the family and child. In doing these interventions are planned for each child based on their needs in order to prepare them for the many demands of life. Goals that are created for each child are created with the goal to be for the child to be able to independently use these skills in a variety of environments.
The AAI environment is positive, supportive and encouraging. The staff all work as part of a team and work together to meet tasks and collaboration is meet with positivity and acceptance. Great empathy is used daily with children and families to ensure that everyone is working together and in harmony. I am more than happy to come to work everyday and work as part of such an amazing team.
Tiffany, M.S., BCBA
Director AAI Vermont
I am a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Licenced Behavior Analyst (VT), I obtained a Bachelors in Psychology from Suffolk University in 2008 and a Masters in Behavior Analysis from Simmons University in 2014. In my professional experience I have worked with a wide variety of different populations including individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, Developmental Disabilities, and various mental health backgrounds. In my free time I like to spend time outside, read, and try out new recipes.
I came to AAI, and back home to Vermont, after living and working in the Boston area for around 15 years. I was drawn to AAI when I learned about the company's dedication to providing exemplary services to people living in rural areas.
I have worked with people from all age groups and enjoy working with children and their families. Providing ABA services to children is fun, interactive, and rewarding on a daily basis.
I am most appreciative of the high quality of services we provide and of the amazing staff who make those services possible.