Courtney Bohrer, M.Ed, CCC/SLP

Speech Language Pathologist
courtney_gregoryCourtney graduated from the University of Georgia with her Bachelor of Education in Communication Sciences and Disorders, while minoring in Child and Family Development in 2013. She thereafter obtained her Master of Education in Communication Disorders at Valdosta State University in 2015. She has previously worked with children with disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADD/ADHD, cerebral palsey, Down syndrome and developmental disorders. Courtney has experience evaluating and treating children with apraxia of speech, hearing loss, fluency disorder, articulation/phonological disorders, receptive and expressive language disorders and pragmatice/communication language disorders. In addition, she has also worked with second language learners in treating speech and language disorders. She is PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets) trained and has attended other training for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) in order for children to maximize communication. Courtney loves working closely with parents and other areas of discipline in order to maximize progress and skill carryover for each client. Courtney also holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association.


Amber Prentice, M.S., CCC/SLP

Speech Language Pathologist
Huimin YangAmber received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Central Florida in 2013. She continued her education at Florida International University where she obtained her Masters of Science degree in Speech Pathology in 2015. Since graduating her masters program, Amber has worked in the PPEC (prescribed pediatric extended care) setting where she has experienced working with children and young adults ages 0-21 demonstrating with a variety of disorders such as cerebral palsy, down syndrome, autism spectrum disorder, chromosomal abnormalities, developmental delays, hearing loss, articulation/phonological disorders, receptive and expressive language disorders, cleft palate and dysphagia. Amber plans on attending continuing education conferences to further extend her knowledge of feeding therapy, an area she is very passionate about, as well as, the use and implementation of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices. She feels that the integration of all therapy disciplines is a very important aspect in obtaining the absolute best overall outcome for each client. Amber holds a Certificate of Competence from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association.


Susan Eckhart, M.A., CCC/SLP

Speech Language Pathologist
Huimin YangSusan recieved her Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology and Audiology from Illinois State University. She continued her education at Saint Louis University earning her Master of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 20014. She began her career working in the Columbia County School System as a Speech Language Pathologist (PreK-5) for six years before moving to the Atlanta area. She then accepted a position with the Georgia Department of Education as the Program Manager for the Speech Impaired Program. Susan then transitioned back to the Forsyth County School System. Susan has experience working with children diagnosed with autism, Down Syndrome, chromosomal abnormalities, developmental disorders, apraxia of speech, articulation/phonology disorders, language disorders and dysphagia. Susan hold a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Susan enjoys working in a multi-disciplinary clinic in order for professionals to collaborate to best meet the needs of each child.


Bridget Rogers, M.Ed., CCC/SLP

Speech Language Pathologist
Huimin YangBridget received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Nova Southeastern in 2008. She spent two years working as an assistant teacher at Marcus Autism Center before continuing her education at University of Georgia. She earned her M.Ed. in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2013. She began her career working in a multidisciplinary pediatric outpatient clinic in California. After 3 1/2 years, Bridget transitioned to providing teletherapy in a school system in California for 6 months. She gained experience working with children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders, hearing loss, and Childhood Apraxia of Speech. Bridget also has experience in treating receptive and expressive language disorders, fluency disorders, pragmatic language disorders, auditory processing disorders, articulation/phonology disorders, and augmentative-alternative communication. She has completed continuing education focusing in augmentative-alternative communication, cleft lip and palate, dyslexia, language, and swallowing. Bridget has also completed training in the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and the parent education class Hanen: It Takes Two to Talk. She has a holistic view of therapy and prefers to work in a collaborative setting to best meet the needs of each child. Bridget holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.


Clare Page, PT, DPT.

Physical Therapist

courtney_azurmendi In 2015, Clare graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to that, she earned her B.S. in Biology, Magna Cum Laude, from Kennesaw State University. Clare is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and has completed research that focused on the best practices to measure physical activity in young children. Clare has completed several clinical rotations in pediatric settings including outpatient, early intervention and hippotherapy with diagnoses including autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, developmental delay, traumatic brain injury, Tetralogy of Fallot and various orthopedic injuries. Clare has a passion for helping children and their families achieve their therapeutic goals.


Victoria Mitchell, M.S., OTR/L

Occupational Therapist
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Victoria graduated with a Master of Occupational Therapy from the University of South Alabama in 2011. She was introduced to the world of occupational therapy when a family member was in need of occupational therapy services due to a severe traumatic brain injury. She was offered a position at her last clinical setting, in graduate school, starting her career in acute adult in-patient rehabilitation. During her time in adult rehabilitation, she was able to work with a variety of conditions, including stroke, dementia, amputations, and neurological disorders. In 2012, she was able to transition into pediatrics and has been working in out-patient pediatrics since. Vicky enjoys and has talent for working with children who have neurological, genetic, and sensory conditions and/or deficits. She also has a passion for handwriting and is currently in the process of becoming handwriting certified through the Handwriting Without Tears Program. Vicky is certified to practice the Blomberg Rhythmic Movement Training Method (BRMT), which is a neurodevelopmental movement and primitive reflex integration program for brain maturation and integration. Vicky’s rule of practice is to treat children in her care the way she would expect others to treat her own children. Her passion for her career as an occupational therapists is fueled by the joys she feels watching a child overcome obstacles and achieve their goals. She loves that each day, she gets to be a part of a child’s journey as they improve their functional abilities, gain independence, and self confidence along the way.


Tasha Hines, M.S., OTR/L

Occupational Therapist
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Tasha graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Sports Science with a minor in Biology from North Carolina University in 2008 and a Masters degree in Occupational Therapy from Towson University in 2012. She has previously worked as a Behavioral Specialist and a Habilitation Technician, providing intensive individual support, respite care, and therapeutic services to children and young adults with Autism and other disabilities from 2005-2012. Tasha has worked as an OT and the VA Medical Center in Baltimore, MD providing Occupational Therapy and mental health services to veterans suffering from severe and persistent mental illness. She has also worked as an OT in outpatient pediatrics in Georgia and inpatient acute care at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital in Baltimore, MD. She provided Occupational Therapy services with an emphasis on intensive care, neurology, orthopedics, surgical, NICU, and burns. She has extensive experience working with Autism, and as a Pediatric Occupational Therapist treating patients with a range of diagnosis including Autism, Down Syndrome, developmental delays, and chromosomal abnormalities. In 2015, Tasha received her certification in The Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to Feeding and she looks forward to gaining certifications and training in more pediatric specialties in the near future. Tasha loves helping children meet their goals and becoming increasingly independent. She enjoys making therapy fun, creative, and engaging. Her greatest passion is watching the moment when “the light bulb goes off” and a child understands what the solution is.


Raeanne Gialanella, M.S., OTR/L

Occupational Therapist
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Raeanne graduated with a Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy from Duquesne University in 2015. She was inspired to pursue a career in Occupational Therapy after witnessing the positive impact it had on her younger sister with special needs. She has dedicated herself towards working with children and families, hoping to have the same influence that her sister’s therapists had on her. Raeanne has experience working within pediatric outpatient clinics, community based early intervention settings, and school districts. She has provided creative and evidence-based treatment for children birth to 21 years old, with a wide range of conditions including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, feeding difficulties, chromosomal abnormalities, and genetic conditions. Raeanne is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and strives to remain educated on current evidence for quality treatment approaches. She has presented research regarding OT practice in resource-scarce countries at a regional level and at AOTA’s national conference. She is a certified provider of The Listening Program (TLP), Interactive Metronome (IM), and the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to feeding. She truly enjoys being a part of a child’s path to independence and is constantly inspired by their unique ability to overcome obstacles and achieve goals.


Olivia Thacker, M.S., OTR/L

Occupational Therapist
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In 2017, Olivia received her Master of Occupational Therapy from West Virginia University. Alongside her degree, Olivia was awarded the “Academic Achievement Award” and the “Innovation in Research” award from the WVU Division of Occupational Therapy. She formerly graduated with her B.A. in Human Performance and Health in 2016. Olivia received educational experience in a variety of clinical settings including outpatient pediatrics, early intervention services, adult inpatient rehabilitation, and geriatrics. Here she worked with a variety of pediatric conditions including Sensory Processing Disorder, Autism, ADHD/ADD, Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Delay and Learning Disabilities. In 2015, Olivia served as a mentor through AmeriCorps to deliver educational and therapeutic experiences to underserved children, which allowed her to gain a special appreciation for enriching the lives of children with diverse special needs, abilities, and backgrounds. Olivia relocated to Atlanta to pursue a career in pediatric OT where she has a passion for connecting with children and families in order to help them reach their fullest potential and succeed in their daily occupations. She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association where she enjoys attending continuing education courses and has plans to build her knowledge in sensory integration and neuromuscular reflex integration. Olivia is excited to be a part of an inter-disciplinary team that strives to engage and motivate children to reach their goals, gain self-confidence, and flourish as individuals.


Emily Healey, M.A., BCBA

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

EmilyHEmily graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln in 2010. She spent two years working in a therapeutic intervention center where she treated preschool-aged children with pervasive developmental disorders. After relocating to Atlanta, Emily spent time teaching in a local preschool before ultimately pursuing a career in ABA. She graduated with a Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis in 2015 and subsequently passed the board examination to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Emily loves teaching and behavior intervention, and has found her passion working with children in the field of ABA.

 


Catherine Jaramillo, M.S.,BCBA

Board Certified Behavior Analyst
CatherineCatherine graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Wellesley College in 2011. While in the Northeast, Catherine spent the next three years working as an ABA therapist, in clinics, school and home settings. While in her Masters program, she enjoyed verbal behavior, and continues to prioritize language acquisition in her therapies. Catherine graduated with a Masters of Science in Behavior Analysis from Simmons College in 2014 and has passed the board examination to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. After relocation to Atlanta, Catherine enjoys behavior intervention, and continues to see the great progress and positive changes that it can offer the families she has worked with.


Portia Henderson, M.Ed., BCBA

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

britney_lecroyPortia graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of South Carolina. Upon graduating she spent two years working with teenagers in a community based center. This is where she developed a passion for behavior intervention.

She returned to grad school in 2013 and received a Masters of Education degree in Divergent Learning from Columbia Collage. During this time she started working as an ABA therapist. She worked in clinical, school, and in home settings. She decided to pursue her Board Certification in Behavior Analysis in 2014. She completed her course work in 2015 from Clemson University and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2016. Portia enjoys working with children and looks forward to helping them succeed.


Mallory Andrews, B.A.,RBT

Registered Behavior Technician

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Mallory Andrews graduated for LaGrange College with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology in 2009. She served as a lead ABA therapist for three years at a center for children with behavioral disorders, Autism, and learning disabilities. Afterwards, she worked for three years for the public school system as a one on one aid and a special Ed paraprofessional. Mallory is extremely passionate about working with children with special needs.


Akeem Mckie, B.A.

ABA Therapist

AkeemAkeem McKie earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Georgia State University. He is currently working on his Master’s degree in Educational Psychology with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis at Georgia State University. Akeem has worked with children with Autism, and other like disabilities, for the past six years in multiple settings, which include residential, centers for children with unique needs, in-home, as well as providing respite for special needs children and their siblings through Autumn’s Gifts. He has extensive experience in providing support and training to families in managing problem behaviors. Once he completes his Master’s degree, Akeem plans to pursue becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.


Nicole Mobley, B.S.,RBT

Registered Behavior Technician

nicole mobleyNicole earned a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from South Carolina State University in 2010. Always having a passion for educating and enhancing the lives of children, she began working with special needs and typical children in a camp setting. She has over 5 years of experience working with children with mild to severe behaviors, autism, down syndrome, developmental delays, Angelman syndrome, ADHD and ADD. Nicole is skilled in discrete trial teaching, implementing academics, and natural environment teaching in 1:1, 2:1 and group settings. She believes in teaching the way the children learn and has much appreciation for their journies.


Michelle Plymel, M.Ed.

ABA Therapist
MichelleMichelle graduated in 2008 with her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Human Services from Clayton State University, in Morrow, GA, where she was inducted into Psi Chi, the National Psychological Honors Society. During her senior year of her undergraduate program, she volunteered to be part of a study conducted by Emory University at the Marcus Institute. During the study, she was responsible for implementing mathematical teaching strategies using the MILE program, which is now published and used in schools and homes to help teach math to children with FAS. Upon graduation, she worked in the Early Intervention program at The Marcus Autism Center, now part of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Here, she worked with children with diagnoses including autism, apraxia, hearing loss, seizure disorders, sensory processing disorder, conduct disorders, receptive and expressive language disorders, and medically sensitive children. While at Marcus, Michelle began her Master’s in Early Childhood Education, with an emphasis in Special Education. In addition, she has completed her graduate courses in Positive Behavior Support, a certification program back by the science of Applied Behavior Analysis. After completing her fieldwork supervision hours, she plans to receive her BCBA. With this certification, she strives to continue to reinforce positive behavior and help build skills and achievement, including social skills, adaptive living skills, self-help sills, socio-emotional skills, and academic skills. Michelle is a certified Special Educator, as well, and was recently a lead teacher at a private school servicing elementary aged children on the spectrum. Here, she taught her students using general education curriculum with modifications, based on the Georgia Standards Core curriculum. She has over 7 years of experience in working with children with special needs in institutes, schools, and in homes. Michelle enjoys creating effective changes in the lives of children and their families.


Erica Turner, B.S., RBT

Registered Behavior Technician
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Erica graduated from Cleveland State University with a Bachelor’s in Psychology in 2010. She is currently working on earning her Master’s Degree in ABA from Ball State University to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Erica has one and half years of experience working with children with autism and various behavior and learning disabilities. Erica has experience working in a school and home setting and has a passion for serving the children she works with.


Eileen Himel, M.S.,RBT

Registered Behavior Technician
eileen_himelEileen is originally from Louisiana where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a minor in Business. She continued her coursework in Georgia receiving her Master’s in Mental Health Counseling. Having grown up with a younger brother with Cerebral Palsy as well as developmental delays, Eileen developed a deep appreciation for the teaching and learning processes involved with helping those with special needs. During her time in Louisiana, Eileen worked as an Educational Assistant tutoring children with special needs in individual and group settings. She also worked as a Direct Support Professional assisting a special needs individual with daily tasks as well as accumulation of skills for higher goals. Here in Georgia, Eileen worked as an ABA therapist providing in home therapy for children with Autism. During her Master’s coursework, she worked as an interning therapist treating children and adolescents with an array of needs, some including: Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, ADHD, ODD, gender identity disorder, trauma, depression, family dysfunction, and OCD. Seasonally, Eileen has also worked as a swim and dance instructor providing lessons for typical children, as well as, children with special needs.


Summer Matkin

ABA Therapist
Summer MatkinSummer has studied at Savannah College of Art and Design as well as Kennesaw State University. She has 13 years of experience working with children on the autism spectrum ages 2-16. Summer has training in ABA, VB, Theory of Mind, Social Skills, NET, and implementing PT/OT/ST goals. Summer has worked as a lead therapist in the following settings; in-home, public schools, private schools, summer camp, and special needs ministry. She strives to continue educating herself in order to provide the most comprehensive treatment capable of meeting the needs of the individual child.


Leah Turner, RBT

Registered Behavior Technician
Leah TurnerLeah started her journey with families with special needs as a life coach and herbalist. She maintained a home based business while traveling with her husband in the Army for 14 years. Leah has been an ABA therapist for over 3 years and has enjoyed working with children of all ages and diagnosis. She has attended Augusta State University, Cameron University, University of Texas, and is currently attending Kennesaw State University pursuing a degree in Psychology. She eventually hopes to pursue her BCBA certification.


Jamarkis Nelson, B.S., RBT

Registered Behavior Technician
jamarkis nelsonJamarkis graduated from IPFW with a Bachelor of Science in May 2010. He has experience in serving children with autism as a Registered Behavior Technician for the past 3 years. Markis recently relocated to Atlanta from Indianapolis, IN where he taught and implemented behavioral intervention in clinics similar to Therapyland. He is an effective therapist in multi-tasking, assisting with behavioral modification, and supporting programs and goals for a wide range of diagnosis. Markis is committed to upholding the mission, values, and responsibilities in serving our clients.


Summer Gholston, B.S.,RBT

Registered Behavior Technician
Huimin YangSummer graduated with honors in 2014 from Georgia State University with a Bachelors of Sciences in Psychology. For the past five years, she has worked with children and adults of all disabilities in the home, community and clinical settings. Summer also spent 2 years working and training at one of the most profound leading research facilities for Autism. She has worked with children and families with the most austere behavioral cases and received extensive training and knowledge in ABA therapy, providing direct client care to children with severe Autism and/or developmental delays, developing treatment protocols, intensive enureseis and encopresis cases, generalization and in-home training, behavioral management and extinction of problem behavior. It is Summer’s passion to provide the best care for the most special people and she loves what she does!


Shanthika Farrell, B.S.

ABA Therapist
Huimin YangShanthika graduated from Savannah State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Behavior Analysis in 2011. Recently she worked at a private preschool in Atlanta specializing in Behavior Management. There she created data charts and strategy plans for teacher’s to implement. Shanthika also provided services for a company implementing in home therapy services. Her passion for helping people with special needs is growing rapidly and Shanthika is planning to pursue her Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis.


Hollie Shigley, BASW

Registered Behavior Technician
Huimin YangHollie graduated with a Bachelor’s of Social Work from Indiana Wesleyan University. Her passion for working with children with autism and other disabilities began when her family adopted four children with a variety of disabilities. After graduating from Indiana Wesleyan University, she began working at an ABA clinic in Marion, Indiana. She has a background in performing functional behavior assessments, discrete trial training, parent training, potty training, and use of a variety of ABA techniques. She is passionate about providing care that improves all aspects of the life of her clients. Hollie enjoys watching her clients grow and gain new skills each day and loves celebrating with them when they learn to overcome challenges.


Kimberly Page. B.S., RBT

Registered Behavior Technician
Huimin YangKimberly graduated from Valdosta State University in 2012 and received her Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology. Kimberly has worked as a Behavioral Technician since 2013 under direct supervision of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She is an active advocate for children diagnosed with Autism. Her education and professionalism gives her an edge in working with special needs children. Kimberly has an extremely caring personality and a willingness to constantly learn more and expand her knowledge of ABA therapy techniques.


Anna Cox, B.S.

ABA Therapist
Huimin YangAnna graduated from Kennesaw State University in 2014 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Human Resources and a concentration in case management. During college, Anna realized her passion for working with the special needs community and completed internships in this field. She completed her last internship before graduation and fell in love with the the Autism community. She interned at a center for children with Autism and became an ABA Therapist during this time. After working in the field for over 2 years, Anna truly believes that she has been called to work with the Autism community and be an advocate and support for those children and family members involved. She always has had a passion for working with children, including experience as a children’s ministry leader, many years providing nanny services, and working as a gymnastics teacher with the Forsyth County Parks and Recreation Department. Anna looks forward to working alongside the Therapyland Team to provide quality support and therapy to those children she treats.


Rebekah Snow, B.S.,RBT

Registered Behavior Technician
Huimin YangRebekah graduated from the University of Georgia with a BS in Psychology with an emphasis in neuroscience in 2015. During her undergraduate studies, all of her research and lab work was focused on sensory integration in children with autism. Rebekah is currently working towards her Masters in Curriculum and Instruction:Applied Behavior Analysis, with plans to graduate and sit for the BCBA exam in the summer of 2018. She has been working with children, specifically children with autism, since high school. After college graduation, Rebekah began working in ABA at a center in Florida. Her center provided extensive training and experience to strengthen Rebekah’s skills as a behavior therapist. Originally from Georgia, she wanted to move back to be closer to friends and family and looks forward to continuing her career in ABA.


Aubrey Fleshman, B.S.

ABA Therapist
Huimin YangAubrey graduated from the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Communication Sciences and Disorders in May 2016. Since graduating, Aubrey has worked as an ABA therapist providing in-home therapy for children with Autism. She has experience working with children diagnosed with apraxia of speech, expressive/receptive language disorders, developmental delays, Autism spectrum disorder, Down Syndrome, ADD/ADHD, and cerebral palsy. Aubrey has always had a passion for working with children. She plans to continue education and become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.


Emily Peirce, B.S.,RBT

Registered Behavior Technician
Huimin YangEmily earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from Truman State University in Kirksville, MO. She is currently working on her Master’s Degree in Forensic Psychology at Argosy University, Atlanta. She has worked providing ABA therapy in home and school settings for the past year with children ages 2-13. Before entering this field she worked with adults, providing mental health care within a residential setting. She specializes in social skills and crisis management. Emily has always taken pride in her client’s growth and enjoys implementing that growth in the natural environment setting.


Taylor Kristan, RBT

Registered Behavior Technician
Huimin YangTaylor is currently studying Psychology at Kennesaw State University, and will graduate with her B.S. in the Fall 2017. She has always been fascinated with the brain and has a deep passion for children, especially those with special needs. Taylor’s experience within the Autism population started as an instructor with an organization called Autism Improvised. There, she worked with children to adults on the spectrum by implementing social skills through improvisational acting. This work fueled her passion to pursue a career in the field of behavioral therapy. Taylor is currently a Registered Behavior Technician and is very excited to further her work with children at Therapyland.


Alexis Fox, B.S.

ABA Therapist
Huimin YangAlexis is originally from Kentucky, where she attended Eastern Kentucky University and earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology and minor in Special Education. There, Alexis worked as a prescribed pediatric extended care facility where she worked with children with autism, downs syndrome, ADHD, and other disabilities. After her time at EKU, she continued her education in Behavior Analysis at Simmons College located in Boston, Massachusetts. While in Boston, she completed one year of her Masters of Science in Behavior Analysis while also working as an Early Childhood Behavior Therapist providing direct ABA services to children ages 2-4 years old. Alexis recently relocated to Georgia and is completing her Masters of Science in Behavior Analysis online through Simmons College. She is an energetic and patient therapist, who enjoys watching students grow and succeed.


Christina Williams, B.S.

ABA Therapist
Huimin YangChristina attended college in Maryland and graduated from Frostburg State University with a Bachelors Degree in Social Work and a minor in Psychology. She found her love for working with children who have special needs during an internship within the Head Start classroom. During the internship she worked with children who had diagnosis such as ADHD, Oppositional defiant disorder, and traumatic brain injury. Following graduation, Christina moved south and has been working as an ABA therapist providing such supports as mand training, toileting, preference assessments, natural environmental teaching, daily living skills, parent training, and building oral, fine and gross motor skills. Christina loves giving her all to the children whom she works with and plans to continue expanding within the field.


Courtnie Furlow, B.S.,RBT

Registered Behavior Technician
Huimin YangCourtnie graduated from Alabama State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in 2016. She relocated to Georgia from Woodbridge, Virginia. In Virginia, Courtnie worked in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis providing one on one in home treatment to a diverse set of children of varying functioning levels. She has experience in DTT (Discrete Trial Teaching) and NET (Natural Environmental Teaching). Courtnie loves to see all of the progress her clients make over time. She believes every child is unique in their own way and likes to make treatment fun for them.


Amanda Titus, B.S.,RBT

Registered Behavior Technician
Huimin YangAmanda graduated from Long Island University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She has over seven years of experience with children and adults with developmental disorders in both New York and Atlanta. Her background in speech-language pathology as an assistant in the academic and home settings and her work as a 1:1 learning coach for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, learning disabilities, and speech and language disorders have given her a passion fro seeing her clients reach their full potential. Amanda has experience in providing ABA therapy to children and adults in both the home and community.


Lacey Baynes, B.S.

ABA Therapist
Huimin YangLacey graduated from Kennesaw State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2017. While in school, She served as a respite care provider to autistic twins, volunteered during hippotherapy sessions, and worked with severe behaviors in a clinical setting. She has also served as an ABA Therapist providing in-home therapy for children on the spectrum. Lacey plans to continue her studies by obtaining her Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis with an emphasis in Autism from Ball State University. Through her work, Lacey shows an immense passion for maximizing the quality of life for children with special needs.


Kira Burnett, B.A.

ABA Therapist
Huimin YangKira graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Spanish. She has experience working at an ABA therapy center for children ages 2-12 years old. She also has a younger sister with a cognitive delay disorder, which gives her much compassion towards children with Autism and their families. Kira plans on pursuing a Master of Social Work in the future. She is passionate about helping each child reach his or her full potential, while creating an open and playful environment.


Kaytlin Pratt, B.S.

ABA Therapist
Huimin YangKaytlin graduated from the University of North Georgia in May of 2016 with a Bachelor’s in Psychology. Her original intent was to go into Early Childhood Education, but that changed when she found a fascination in her required introductory Psychology course and wanted to learn the bigger picture of psychology and the content within the field. Kaytlin has a love for ABA because it ties in two of her biggest interests, teaching one on one and psychology. She has experience working in the clinic, school, and home settings and enjoys working in a setting alongside other team members who share her same passions. Kaytlin plans to go go back to school for Program Administration so she may ensure all individuals on the spectrum receive appropriate treatment and services regarding their diagnosis.


Dominica Reid, M.S.

ABA Therapist
Huimin YangDominica received her Bachelor’s in Psychology at Georgia Southern University in 2012. From there, she pursued her Master’s in Developmental Psychology with an emphasis in child and adolescent development. During her graduate studies, Dominica’s research was on autism spectrum disorder in early childhood adolescence. In addition to her educational experience, Dominica has worked with children with autism for many years both in-home and school settings.


Jerra Hafferty, B.S., RBT

Registered Behavior Technician
Huimin YangJerra graduated from Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS, with a Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services with a concentration in Early Childhood. She has worked in a variety of childcare settings teaching preschool children since 2011. In 2015 she became an ABA Therapist/Registered Behavior Technician. She has experience working with children with mild to severe behaviors, developmental delays, ADHD, and autism in the home, classroom, and community. Her expertise includes implementing DTT, academics, NET training and using ABA techniques to increase language skills, social skills, and daily living skills. She is very intrigued to continue the path of ABA by learning and expanding her knowledge in the field, and she hopes to pursue her Masters in Special Ed and Behavior Analysis.


Marketta Savage, B.S.

ABA Therapist
Huimin YangMarketta graduated from Savannah State University in 2010 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Behavior Analysis. While in school, she discovered her passion for working with children with special needs while interning at a summer camp designed for children and adults with Autism. After two summers of working in the camp setting, Marketta graduated and became a paraprofessional at a private school for those diagnosed with Autism. There, she taught children ages 5-18 years old for two years. When she was not teaching at the school, she spent her afternoons tutoring and providing respite care for a teenager diagnosed with Autism as he attended high school alongside neurotypical children. Once Marketta moved from Savannah to Atlanta, she began providing in-home therapy for children on the spectrum as an ABA therapist. Marketta plans to continue her education by working towards her Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis with emphasis in Autism from Ball State University. Once she earns her degree, she plans to pursue becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Marketta truly loves working with children and enjoys being able to assist in their growth while making treatment an enjoyable experience.


Megan Bishop, B.A.

ABA Therapist
Huimin YangMegan graduated from Georgia State in 2016 with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and intends to return to school in 2018 to pursue her Master’s. She has always been passionate about working with children. Her first job involved working as a special education assistant instructor in an after school program. Since then, Megan has also worked in a juvenile psychiatric facility with children with intellectual developmental disorders and treated kids with Autism and emotional behavioral disorders in homes and schools. Megan is excited to continue her education so that she can better assist children and their families.