We are pleased to announce that Caron Inglis, MS, BCBA has joined the team at Building Blocks Center for Children with Autism. Caron is an independent, board certified behavior analyst. She will provide ongoing clinical and staff consultation in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).
Building Blocks recognizes Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) as the research-based method for successful treatment of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Intensive instruction significantly increases the chances for gains in intellectual and social development. Helping children with ASD requires qualified and highly trained individuals working together with families.
Here is some background information on applied behavior analysis and autism:
Behavior analysis focuses on the principles that explain how learning takes place. Positive reinforcement is one such principle. When a behavior is followed by some sort of reward, the behavior is more likely to be repeated. Through decades of research, the field of behavior analysis has developed many techniques for increasing useful behaviors and reducing those that may cause harm or interfere with learning.
Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is the use of these techniques and principles to bring about meaningful and positive change in behavior.
Today, ABA is widely recognized as a safe and effective treatment for autism. It has been endorsed by a number of state and federal agencies… Over the last decade, the nation has seen a particularly dramatic increase in the use of ABA to help persons with autism live happy and productive lives. In particular, ABA principles and techniques can foster basic skills such as looking, listening and imitating, as well as complex skills such as reading, conversing and understanding another person’s perspective.
Caron’s experience, knowledge and skills have already made positive impacts with our students and staff. We look forward to working with Caron throughout the upcoming school year!
Kamryn East is an Special Education Teacher Assistant at Building Blocks Center for Autism.
Prior to joining the Building Blocks team in 2009, Kamryn earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from James Madison University. She also holds a Certificate of Completion for the Autism Spectrum Disorders for Paraprofessionals course offered by the Virginia Commonwealth University Autism Center for Excellence (VCU-ACE). [Read more…]
Brandie Kendrick is a Special Education Teacher Assistant at Building Blocks Center for Autism, a Division of Center for Pediatric Therapies in Danville, Virginia. Brandie provides educational and case management services for students who attend Building Blocks.
Brandie earned a Bachelor of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education from Averett University in Danville, Virginia. She has been working with children with autism for since 2006. Her career started as an in-home behavioral aide for children with special needs. She has been a part of the Building Blocks team since 2007.
Outside of work, Brandie enjoys being a part of youth ministry at Crosspoint Church. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and their dog Charlie.
Marcus Wilson is a teacher at Building Blocks Center for Autism in Danville, Virginia. Marcus earned a Master of Arts in Teaching from Liberty University. He is licensed in Elementary Education Pre-K – 6. Marcus has been a part of the Building Blocks team since 2010. Outside of work, Marcus enjoys spending time with family and friends.