I am a licensed psychologist, certified school psychologist, behavior specialist, certified special education teacher, author and speaker. My practice focuses on providing support to children, teens and adults with autism spectrum disorder and their families. I utilize an individualized strengths-based approach along with evidence-based practices to evaluate, diagnose, counsel, coach, consult, advocate and teach individuals struggling with social, behavioral and learning differences to function at their best at home, school, work and in the community.
The evidence-based practices I use include, but are not limited to, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Picture-Exchange Communication System (PECS), Structured Teaching (TEACCH), Developmental Individual-Difference Relationship Model (DIR) and Sensory Integration (SI).
I have worked directly with children, teens and adults with autism spectrum disorder and many other disabilities for more than 30 years as a diagnostician, behavior analysis, counselor and advocate. I have supported parents and caregivers as a counselor and consultant and I have taught undergraduate and graduate courses on ASD and other disabilities. I have given many trainings and presentations at local, regional, national and international conferences and I have authored three books on the topic of autism that are published in 6 languages.
It is my passion and privilege to support individuals with autism spectrum disorder and their families. I have a deep understanding of the unique challenges that this disorder causes the individual with ASD and the family. This understanding paired with my education and work experiences makes me a good choice when selecting someone to help in your time of need.