HRE at HB - Part 1
June 23, 2022
June 23, 2022
The presentation will review the history of functional analysis of problem behavior through the years. Special attention will be paid to how these adaptations and advancements informed the Practical Functional Assessment (PFA) approach, which is embraced by many clinicians at Hopebridge and beyond.
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Jana Sarno (She/Her) ,Chief Clinical Officer at Hopebridge, BCBA, – Doctoral Candidate
Jana Sarno is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with extensive educational, clinical, and professional development experience in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis. She earned her Bachelor of Science from Western Michigan University (WMU). Following graduation from WMU, Jana attended The University of Southern Mississippi, for her PhD., in school psychology. During her time at USM, she worked with children enrolled in Head Start/Early Head Start, local school districts, a multi-disciplinary setting for children with communication and developmental disorders, and the USM School Psychology Clinic.
After her time at USM, Jana completed a year-long internship at the Marcus Autism Center, a NIH Autism Center of Excellence in Atlanta, GA. While at Marcus, Jana received intensive clinical experience in the assessment and treatment of severe problem behavior, verbal behavior, and feeding disorders. Jana has held clinical leadership positions at several in-home, school, and clinic-based ABA organizations. Along with her work at Hopebridge and AIM Clinics, Jana volunteers on the Board of Directors for the Illinois Association for Behavior Analysis (ILABA). In her work with ILABA, Jana chairs the Legislative Affairs Committee that focuses on governmental relationships, grassroots advocacy, and increasing access to ABA through legislative change.
Taylor Thomas, Regional BCBA at Hopebridge, MA, BCBA
I have never known a life without autism. My older brother is autistic and one of my earliest memories was finding an activity that was mutually enjoyable (the swing). From my perspective, I needed to change the way I approached him in order to build a relationship- little did I know this would shape my career and lifelong passions. I stumbled upon ABA at the recommendation of a professor while looking for a meaningful career; the graduate program and job description had me at “autism”. Over the last nine years at Hopebridge, I have had nearly every role within the ABA department and am now happy to serve as the Regional BCBA in Florida. My passion is to apply the “learn by listening” approach to as many service providers as possible to support our mission of access to quality care and the opportunity to live “the best life possible”.
NOTE – INTERNAL TRAINING:
This training is for Hopebridge employees only. Registration for this event must be done with a Hopebridge account. To learn more about this training and other opportunities with Hopebridge, visit our careers page today.