Natalie Ashton

Skybound BCBA

Natalie is a Behaviour Analyst who consults to home and school, ABA and PBS programmes with both children and adults.

BOARD REGISTERED BEHAVIOUR ANALYST
Based in Huddersfield, covers the UK
Skybound BCBA

NATALIE ASHTON

BOARD CERTIFIED BEHAVIOUR ANALYST

“I believe in applying the most up to date evidence-based research to develop individualised interventions and packages of support, in order to improve the lives of both the people I support, and the people who care for them.”

BIO

In 2011, I observed an ABA session for the first time- an ABA therapist was working with a young non-verbal child, teaching him how to ask for the things he wanted, using PECS. I was struck by the enthusiasm of the therapist working with the child and the parent’s description of the positive impact that learning to communicate using ABA was having on their child’s home life. At that time I was studying for my undergraduate degree, whilst also working in a private residential service for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and volunteering in a special needs school. I was motivated to find a vocation where I could genuinely make a difference to people’s lives through teaching skills, but I wasn’t sure that what I was looking for actually existed, until I stumbled across ABA.

During the next 4 years, I began gaining experience and training, whilst working as a self-employed ABA tutor, with a range of clients who were educated both at home and school. Some of the ABA programmes were overseen by Skybound Therapies, which gave me many opportunities to work alongside their uncommonly dedicated staff team. I was fortunate to be offered a job as an ABA Supervisor with Skybound in 2015 and since completing my Masters at the University of Kent in 2016 and gaining my BCBA qualification in June 2018, I have been providing ABA Consultancy.

I have experience with clients from ages 2 to adulthood, with a range of conditions and diagnoses including Autism, Downs Syndrome, Epilepsy, West Syndrome, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Pathological Demand Avoidance, Sensory Processing Disorder, Speech Delays and Disorders, Dyspraxia, Apraxia, a number of rare genetic conditions and various vision and hearing impairments.

My proudest moment as a behaviour analyst was being part of the successful toilet training intervention for an adult, who had relied on pads for 19 years. It was by no means a glamorous week at work, but the skills taught will have a positive impact throughout that persons life.

EXPERTISE
BEHAVIOUR ANALYSIS
TOILET TRAINING
ADULTS & CHILDREN
RESIDENTIAL STAFF TRAINING
LEARNING & COGNITION
CHALLENGING BEHAVIOUR
BRAIN INJURIES
POSITIVE BEHAVIOUR SUPPORT
TRIBUNAL ATTENDANCE
TRIBUNAL REPORTS
INCREASING COMMUNICATION
EARLY INTERVENTION
LANGUAGES
English
QUALIFICATIONS
Board Certified Behaviour Analyst

Certification Number: 1-18-30701

2018
MSc Applied Behaviour Analysis

Dissertation: An Investigation into the Effects of Errorless Learning, Procedures to Transfer Stimulus Control, Multiple Exemplar Training and Expanded Trials to Teach Discrimination of Colour to a Child with Autistic Spectrum Disord

2016 University of Kent
BA(Hons) English and Linguistics
2012 Manchester Metropolitan University
Higher Education Certificate in Speech Studies
2009 Manchester Metropolitan
Talk Tools Level 1
2021
PEAK Level 1
2017
TAGTeach Level 2
2016