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Susan J. Quinn

Susan J. Quinn

Education:

M.A. in Psychology (Behavior Analysis), University of Nevada, Reno
B.A. in Communicative Disorders, University of Central Florida

Professional Memberships:

Association for Behavior Analysis
Florida Association for Behavior Analysis
First Coast Association for Behavior Analysts
Women's Business Owner of Jacksonville, FL

Clinical Experience:

Behavior Consultant Melbourne, Orlando, and Jacksonville, FL, 2003 to Present

  • Consultant for students with Language/Communication difficulties and severe behaviors by conducting functional behavior assessments and developing individualized language and/or behavior plans.
  • Train teachers, paraprofessionals, and administrators in behavior intervention plans, applied behavior analysis, and characteristics of children with behavior disorders.
  • Provide in-home training
  • Create a behavior intervention plan based on FBA
  • Assist parents in development of Individual Education Plans (IEP)

Lead Behaviorist Private clients/Private Facilities, 1999 to 2003

  • Lead Behaviorist for students with severe behavior disorders (ED, MR, ADHD, and AU) by conducting functional behavior assessments (FBA) and developing/overseeing individualized behavior plans.
  • Train teachers, paraprofessionals, and administrators in behavior intervention plans, applied behavior analysis, data collection and interpretation, and characteristics of children with behavior disorders.
  • Provide in-home training and consultation.

Presentations and Research:

  • Carbone, V.J., Lewis, N.L., Sweeney-Kerwin, E.J., Dixon, J.D., Louden, R., and Quinn, S.J.
    • (2006). A Comparison of Two Approaches for Teaching VB Functions: Total Communication vs. Vocal-Alone. The Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Applied Behavior Analysis. Vol.1 Issue #3
  • Quinn, S., Hayes, L., and Tarbox, R.S.F.
    • (2004). A Comparison of Teaching Procedures That May Evoke Vocal Responding in Children with Autism. Poster presentation Association

      For Behavior Analysis International Conference.

Amantha Massey-McLaughlin

Amantha Massey-McLaughlin

Education:

Master of Arts, Psychology, University of Nevada, Reno
Bachelor of Arts, Communicative Disorders, University of Central Florida, Orlando
Associate in Arts, Florida Community College of Jacksonville, Jacksonville

Professional Memberships:

Florida Association for Behavior Analysis
Association for Behavior Analysis

Clinical Experience:

  • Develop and implement in home verbal behavior programs for children with autism, East Coast Stepping Stones, Inc., 2005 - present.
  • Implement in home verbal behavior programs for children with autism, private practice, Melbourne, FL, 2000 – 2005.
  • Develop and implement behavior programs for children. Train parents in how to implement behavior programs, Behavior Works, Co., Melbourne, FL, 2002 – 2003.
  • Develop and implement behavior programs for children with developmental disabilities. Also train parents in how to carry out these programs themselves, Behavioral Services of Brevard and ABA Technologies and Intervention Services, Melbourne, FL, 2001- 2003.
  • Tutored children with varying exceptionalities in a variety of topics using applied behavior analysis, Hidden Potentials, Melbourne, FL, 1998-2000.

Behavioral Services Expectations

What you can expect from me:

  1. l will schedule and attend meetings. l will provide 24 hrs notice if a session must be canceled. On rare occasions, 24 hrs notice may not be possible if the missed appointment is due to illness or an emergency. l will do my best to provide as much notice as possible
  2. l will return phone calls within 24 hours
  3. l will develop a behavior intervention plan and review the behavior plan with caregivers and staff. l will address any concerns or suggestions from caregivers and/or staff.
  4. l will model and teach procedures listed in the behavior plan.
  5. l will provide data sheets and review target behaviors and data collection procedures.
  6. l will graph data collected by caregivers and/or staff
  7. I will review data and graphs with caregivers and/or staff
  8. l will answer caregiver and staff questions regarding treatment to the best of my ability.
  9. l will provide notice before terminating services.
  10. l will comply with HlPPA regulations.

Your participation is vital to the success of the program. Therefore, the following are
required:

  1. Notify the behavior therapist by phone if an appointment must be canceled. Please try to give 24 hrs notice when possible.
  2. Attend scheduled appointments.
  3. Ask questions and express any concerns regarding treatment.
  4. Cooperate with the behavior therapist's efforts to provide services by following through with any interventions recommended by the behavior analyst. If you need further assistance or have concerns, please do not hesitate to discuss your needs with the behavior analyst.
  5. inform the behavior analyst of any changes in diets, medication or the addition of other treatments prior to the onset of these changes or immediately after.
  6. Collect data on problem behavior and replacement behaviors (e.g., accepting "no," requests, etc...) identified by the behavior analyst. Data is used to determine the effectiveness of treatment and is a necessary component of behavioral services.


Failure to comply with the items listed above could result in the termination of behavioral services.