1. What inspired you to join this field?
I’ve always known that I love working with people, especially the kiddos. I've also always enjoyed the study of behavior because I love knowing what makes people who they are.
2. What are your hobbies or interests?
Some of my hobbies include playing chess, reading, and being with my friends and my cat!
3. What do you like about Living Soul of NY Behavior Analysis?
I really appreciate the connections that I have made with the kiddos and their families. I love hearing their stories and getting their perspectives on different things. I also wouldn't be able to do this job half as well without my supervisor... shoutout Shannon!
4. What would you share to a future BT?
There are always going to be difficult days at work, there will even always be impossible days. But getting to experience happy moments with these families on the good days makes it all so worth it!
Does your child need encouragement to wear their masks throughout the school day? Matthew from Living Soul shares how to help special needs kids wear their masks in school settings.
6-year-old Justin is working with Guerlancia Bernard, a registered behavior technician who is working extra hard to get children on the autism spectrum to wear their masks effectively.
Living Soul is an institution dedicated to improving the quality of life for all our clients, their families, and those who care for them. We are devoted to the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA), the only scientifically proven treatment for children with autism.
Our ultimate goal is to become a world-class and global ABA provider for clients with autism and other related disabilities. We do this by challenging our clients to develop strong social skills and enabling them to expand their boundaries through proven ABA services and intervention. Our team takes an individualized approach, dealing with the need of each client and their role in the community. We use applied behavior analysis to study and treat behavior, reducing negative responses, and reinforcing positive behavior.
Our program expands beyond the client and to the family, empowering loved ones to be active participants in the process of improving the mental health of the client. We provide services at home, school, and other uplifting community environments. At Living Soul, we don’t hone on a ‘disability’, but rather work to enhance the abilities of every single client.
Living Soul provides services to all clients regardless of race, color, national and ethnic origin and does not discriminate or restrict any rights or privileges.