Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Sarah received her Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2016. She graduated from The University of Iowa in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Recreational Therapy. During her undergraduate studies, Sarah worked in recreation where she focused on the Special Population Involvement (SPI) program where she taught functional life and leisure skills. Following graduation, Sarah became interested in working with individuals on skill development and worked as an in-home aide and substitute teacher in a high school Special Education Department. Shortly after, Sarah was introduced to the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) when she took a position as a Line Therapist. She immediately fell in love with the science and seeing the positive impact she could have on her clients’ day-to-day lives.
Sarah is passionate about the verbal behavior approach to ABA and is proficient in ABA-based instruction methods such as Discrete Trial Training, Natural Environment Teaching, and Personalized Systems of Instruction. In addition, she is skilled in the Verbal Behavior Milestone Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP) and the Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills (ABLLS-R). Sarah has worked primarily with individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and intellectual disabilities in home, school, and recreational settings.