Courtney M, M.A., BCBA

Behavior Therapy Department Head and BCBA

Blue Bird Day Employee Since 2017

Education

Master of Arts in Special Education
Ball State University

Bachelor of Science in Health Administration and Certification in Applied Behavior Analysis
FIT University

Credentials and Certification 

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst 
  • Nonviolent Crisis Prevention Intervention Certified 
  • CPR/First Aid Certified 

Clinical Expertise

  • Applied Behavior Analysis 
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders and Developmental Disabilities 
  • Pediatrics 
  • ABA Department Leadership 
  • Graduate Students Practicum and Independent Fieldwork Supervisor 
  • Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program
  • Functional Behavior Assessments, Behavior Intervention Plans, and training 
  • Behavior Modification and Skill Acquisition programming to promote socially-significant behavior 
  • Functional Communication Training 
  • Multidisciplinary collaboration and coordination of treatment goals 
  • Parent/Caregiver Coaching 
  • Individual, small and large group therapy and programming 
  • Virtual Therapy Supervision and Parent Coaching 
  • Using AAC devices and PECS in ABA sessions 

Publications

(June 2019) Potty Training: Is My Child Ready?

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My Story

I have worked in the field of ABA since 2011. Growing up, I always knew I wanted my career to be meaningful within a community. I began working as a behavior therapist and shortly after began to advocate for my nephew to see a developmental pediatrician. At that time, he received a diagnosis of autism. My passion to support children and their families continued to grow and it really inspired me professionally as I could not only relate from personal experiences but also educate and teach others on effective treatment strategies. As I became a BCBA, it provided me the opportunity to work in a comprehensive ABA clinic, assist with launching a family home program, work in a public school, and obtain the foundation of my clinical skills. I then went back to school for my master’s degree in special education and became a BCBA in February 2017. Throughout my experiences as a supervisor across a variety of therapeutic settings, it has helped shape me into the therapist and mentor I am today.   

My Blue Bird Day

I really enjoy working with the pediatric population and their families. Blue Bird Day provides me with the opportunity to be many families’ first point of contact when disseminating ABA and creating an individualized plan for their child. Working with other therapists across disciplines all under one roof is a magical thing. It allows each of us to learn and grow from each other and collaborate for the best interest of our client. I enjoy being part of an organization that is growing as it has provided me the opportunity to develop a strong foundation for our behavior therapy department and service more families.  

My Blue Bird Day Goals

  1. Obtain Certification in Organization Behavior Management
  2. Continue on-going development and knowledge in evidence-based treatment practices to create individualized interventions fluently.
  3. Continue to support Blue Bird Day’s development and growth. 

Testimonials

From my peers:

Expertise 

Thank you for helping with all of the “BCBA to the ______” pages. You save our backs. 

Expertise 

Courtney put in a lot of time training the two of the newest RBTs. We are so thankful for everything you’ve taught us and all that you’ve put in to help us reach our goals. 

Problem Solver 

Courtney always provides new ways to approach difficult situations, whether that be with clients, families, or administration needs. She is such a hard worker and deserves recognition for her constant efforts to support her team! 

Courtney is a strong leader who is always there to lend a helping hand. Thanks for being a great role model!