Emily M, M.Ed., BCBA

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Blue Bird Day Employee Since 2020

Education

Bachelors of Science in Education,
Illinois State University

Masters of Education with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis,
Arizona State University

Credentials and Certification 

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst
  • QBS Inc. Safety-Care Certified
  • CPR/First Aid Certified
  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) Level 1

Clinical Expertise

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Social and Play Skills
  • Supervision and Collaboration Across Stakeholders
  • Functional Communication Training
  • Reduction of Problem Behaviors

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My Story

I discovered the field of special education all the way back in high school when volunteering in an Extend School Year preschool classroom. I saw the difference that could be made in these children’s lives and fell in love. After almost 5 years of teaching at therapeutic day schools, I knew I wanted to continue in the field but with a desire to meet the needs of my students in a different way. I saw the impact Applied Behavior Analysis could make in a child’s life and decided to get my master’s and become a BCBA. I have provided services in clinics and homes, working very closely with families, therapists, and school teams to provide the best services possible for my clients. I’ve loved seeing the growth of each individual I’ve worked with, whether big or small, and believe what I do truly can make an impact on other’s lives.

My Blue Bird Day

I have seen the difference it can make when children receive services at a young age and am looking forward to the opportunity to work with and make an impact in these young children’s lives. Having a background in special education, I am also excited to be in a similar setting and work with the multidisciplinary team to provide the best services for those that we serve.

My Blue Bird Day Goals

  1. I hope to continue to expand my knowledge of early intervention best practices and help grow the Wheaton clinic.