Our Mission Statement
By utilizing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), we strive to positively make an impact in the local community, serving families affected by ASD and other developmental disorders while remaining up to date with BACB standards for ethical conduct and abiding by these guidelines.
Who We Are
Autism Interacts ABA provides ABA therapy in New Port Richey, Florida, focusing on improving verbal behavior for children 18 months through 8 years.We also make sure to assess each child by looking at their areas for improvement: communication, adaptive learning skills, and more. Before rendering our services, we conduct assessments, utilizing the VB-MAPP or ABLLS to create a comprehensive clinic, home, and/or school program to increase and improve functional language and skills, ultimately reducing maladaptive behaviors that are related to the child’s disorder.
These services will be provided by our Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA), Assistant Behavior Analysts (BCaBA), and Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT). The process includes visits with the family in order to conduct functional behavior assessments (FBA’s), develop behavior plans (BASP), conduct skills assessments, and perform barriers assessment through the VB-MAPP and ABLLS.
Sandra has been a practicing Board Certified Behavior Analyst for twelve years and has been in the field of applied behavior analysis for 20 years. She received her Bachelors in Special Education and Elementary Education from St. Joseph’s College, NY and earned her Masters in Reading and Special Education from Long Island University (LIU). After continuing her career as a special education teacher, she decided to return to LIU for her BCBA.
Every child and family has been an inspiration for her to continue to do the best she can to help improve the quality of life of those affected by autism and other developmental disabilities.
Meet Our Staff
Registered Behavior Technician (RBT)
At AIABA, we only hire individuals with a passion and drive for helping young children improve their quality of life as well as the families who care for them. BCBA’s are graduate-level practitioners with extensive knowledge and experience. BCaBAs are undergraduate level practitioners with knowledge and experience of ABA that was delivered through education and practice and extensive supervision. RBTs are registered technicians that must complete a 40-hour course, gain hands-on experience, and complete an exam provided by the Behavior Analysts Certification Board (BACB).