RECENT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
We were thrilled to host an esteemed guest behavioral consultant last month. Steve Ward, BCBA, of Whole Child Consulting and author of What You Need To Know About Motivation and Teaching Games, Teaching Good Learner Repertoires, and the Inventory of Good Learner Repertoires, spent the day at Focus On Behavior. Throughout the day, Steve interacted with therapists and clients to demonstrate his creative and innovative teaching strategies. Every child that interacted with Steve had a great time learning while therapists soaked up the knowledge he was eager to share.
Focus on Behavior staff also enjoyed learning more at Steve Ward’s all-day workshop, Teach Your Student Well. This was an excellent training opportunity that will be sure to benefit staff and clients alike.
We recently celebrated the graduation of Mary Somers, Allison Wronka and Jenna Lewis as they earned their Master’s Degrees in Applied Behavior Analysis. They excelled throughout FSU’s renowned ABA masters program and have all been a valuable asset to Focus On Behavior. We have every confidence that they will continue to flourish in the field of ABA helping many in their journey.
Kara Wilson joined the Focus On Behavior team in the Summer of 2012 during her first year in FSU’s ABA Master’s program. As a diligent worker and ardent student, it was clear to see she was truly passionate about ABA. After graduating, Kara became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and decided to stay at Focus On Behavior as a Clinical Supervisor and one of our Lead Consultants. During her time here, Kara has gained a great deal of experience in the field from clinic based therapy, in-home therapy and school consulting.
Kara has been a valuable resource, always ready to share her knowledge and experiences with upcoming therapists. She has been an exemplary employee, always a team player and a pleasure to work with. We have been privileged to see her passion for the field and her earnest desire to help children in action for the past four years.
While we are sad to see her go, we are also very proud of not only what she has contributed to Focus On Behavior but of the great things she is sure to accomplish in her hometown of