Samantha is a second year graduate student in Behavior Analysis and Therapy at Southern Illinois University. She is currently working towards becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Samantha is certified as Registered Behavior Technician and will soon be certified as Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in Behavior Analysis and Therapy from Southern Illinois University in 2017. While working on her bachelor’s degree, Samantha was a research assistant and was involved in studies that researched parent training, teacher training, toilet training, maintenance guidelines for direct instruction programs, and feeding therapy. She is currently working on her thesis which involves individuals with gambling addiction and how certain variables within slot machines effect their behavior. Samantha has been working in the field of ABA for 5 years. She is inspired by the changes she gets to witness within the individuals she works with. She is passionate about ensuring the individuals she works with receive the most effective and highest quality service in order to allow them to reach their highest potential.
For majority of Samantha’s career in ABA, she has worked with children with autism and other developmental disabilities. She also has some experience working with adults with intellectual disabilities. Samantha has extensive experience in discrete trial training, toilet training, and functional communication training. She is well versed in the PEAK curriculum and assessment tool. Her main interests in the field of ABA are the treatment of children with autism and other developmental delays, and the treatment of individuals with addiction. Samantha hopes to continue to grow within GBC aba by becoming a BCBA and continuing to offer high quality services to all the individuals we serve.