I have been working in the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis since 2009. Throughout my undergraduate degree in psychology I had a strong interest in working with children, particularly developmental disabilities and challenging behaviour, and therefore sought experience working in primary schools and pupil referral units. Upon graduating in 2009 I came across a job advert for an ABA graduate scheme, at an ABA school in London. A few months into my training I had fallen in love with ABA. Having worked within special education and challenging behaviour while studying, I was amazed at the difference this science could make to many of these individuals, and aware of the lack of access to this within education. ABA was the perfect combination of psychology and education for me and I thoroughly enjoyed working in the school. I stayed for 4 years, well beyond my training programme!
After working at the school I went on to deliver ABA programmes in the West Midlands working on home programmes and within primary and secondary schools. Gaining experience with a variety of different clients and ages. In 2018 I completed a MSc in Applied Behaviour Analysis at Queens University Belfast University, I completed my dissertation on the knowledge and perceptions of ABA within the UK, a topic that remains incredibly important to me. I have experience working with clients with a number of conditions including autism, selective mutism, cerebral palsy, and traumatic brain injury from ages 2 to 20 years old. My work has a strong emphasis on parental training and natural environment teaching.
Joining the Skybound Therapies team in 2020 has enabled me to gain invaluable knowledge from our passionate and experienced multidisciplinary team, and continue to make a difference to the lives of families and individuals we work with.