SAVANNAH TEAM

 

 

Keeping a small, close-knit team allows us to provide the highest quality of services to our clients. Each member of our team brings special talent and experiences to ensure we create a dynamic treatment plan for the whole family. We know that not one person has all the answers but as a team we can find a way to to break through the barriers that exist for our clients.  

 

Our Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) have a minimum of five years experience treating children with autism and work directly with clients and their families in addition to supervising our behavior technicians on a weekly to bi-weekly basis. All of our behavior technicians must possess or be pursuing bachelors or masters degree in an autism related field and have a minimum of two years' experience working with children or adults with ASD. In addition, all technicians must complete their Registered Behavior Technician certification when joining our team.

 

 

 

Amanda Parker, M.Ed, BCBA

Founder, Supervising BCBA

 

Amanda began her career working in in-home based ABA programs in 1998.  After seeing the success her clients were making she decided to pursue a masters degree in special education along with her BCBA and start one of the first Verbal Behavior based schools in the midwest. For over ten years Amanda successfully directed the school while researching scientifically based methods for treating children with ASD.  In her research she discovered that there is no one size fits all approach to treating children with ASD and while ABA is the most researched treatment for autism, one must understand its many applications to develop the most comprehensive program.  

 

After obtaining her BCBA in 2007, Amanda has continued her education by attending over 50 workshops and trainings on applications of ABA.  In addition, she has received certifications in Relationship Development Intervention (RDI), Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT), Professional Crisis Management Instructor (PCM), Picture Exchange Communication Systems (PECS) and The Association Method.

 

Amanda has experience treating individuals aged 2 through adulthood and has consulted in a variety of settings including school districts, residential facilities, clinics and in-home programs.  

 

She frequently presents on ABA and its applications throughout Illinois, Indiana and Georgia.  

 

Maranda Porter, MS/P

Lead Behavior Technician

 

After her nephew was diagnosed with autism Maranda decided to dedicate the last nine years of her career supporting children and families living with autism. She is passionate about sharing her journey with other families that have followed a similar path and how ABA has shaped their lives.  Maranda has treated children with autism age 2-18 in home, school, and clinic settings.  She is founder of FRIENDS, an organization dedicated to providing social opportunities to children with ASD through summer camps. Maranda loves teaching social skills and skills that promote independence.  

 

Maranda holds a Master's degree in psychology and a bachelor's degree in Child and Family Development.  She is currently completing her coursework and has completed her formal supervision for her BCBA through the Marcus Institute in Atlanta, Georgia.  

 

Becky Borgelt, BA

Lead Behavior Technician

 

Becky Borgelt has a special place in her heart for children with autism.  She has been treating children with autism since 2006 in home, school, and clinic settings.  Her experience ranges from teaching vocal skills and language concepts to teaching higher order problem solving, social skills, and functional independence skills.  Becky has worked with children age 2-16 and has a special passion for incorporating music an play into her sessions.  

 

Becky obtained her B.A in Psychology from Armstrong Atlantic State University. She has completed all necessary coursework and supervision and will soon be sitting for her BCaBA exam.  

 

Lakesha Lewis

Lead Behavior Technician

 

 

 

 

 

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