Carrie is the Program Director at Maharat Learning Center. She graduated from and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama, in May 2003. She then received a Master of Science degree in Applied Behavior Analysis in Developmental Disabilities in August 2004 from Auburn University. In December 2004, Carrie received her certification from the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB®) and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA®). Carrie has been working in the field of Autism and Developmental Disabilities for 19 years in settings spanning across adult group homes and day centers, child day centers, clinic settings, and school and residential facilities in America, Europe, and the Middle East. She has worked with individuals from age 2 to age 50 and across a vast behavioral repertoire. Throughout her career, Carrie has been involved in individual programmatic work, organization-wide and State-wide policy reform, expanding the awareness and services of Autism and Developmental Disabilities, and the opening of an ABA school in Ireland.
17 November 2022 | 14:20 - 14:40 | English | Using ABA Techniques in the Classroom
Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is the use of techniques and principles derived from the study of behaviour to bring about meaningful and positive behavioural change. It can be used to teach an array of functional skills, including school related skills. Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other Developmental Disabilities often learn differently than their typically developing peers. Applied Behaviour Analysis techniques strive to address the mismatches between the learner and their environment. We will discuss how to practically implement and use the principles of ABA in the classroom setting to address the mismatches that may occur.