Jenna L, M.Ed., BCBA

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Blue Bird Day Employee Since 2022

Education

Bachelors in Education,
Illinois State University

Learning Behavior Specialist,
Roosevelt University

Masters in Education: Applied Behavior Analysis,
Arizona State University

Credentials and Certification 

  • PEAK Level 1 Certification
  • Nonviolent Crisis Prevention Intervention Certified

Clinical Expertise

  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Functional Behavior Assessment/Behavior Intervention Planning
  • Family Coaching
  • Practicum Supervision
  • Functional Communication Training
  • Socially Significant Skill-Building
  • Trauma-Informed Care

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My Story

My background is in teaching, which I knew I wanted to do from an early age. When I was working in schools I had been placed in a few special education classrooms, and one day I answered a Craigslist ad for an ABA therapist position for a part-time job. After working in the field for about a year and seeing how much positive impact therapy had on kids and their families, I decided to go full-time. My decision to become a BCBA came shortly after, when I had a strong desire to help shape the way this field was going to grow. I’ve learned so much since answering that ad in 2011, and my ultimate goal is to help kids live their best happy lives and support them and their families along the way however I can.

My Blue Bird Day

I am new and excited to join the team!

My Advocacy

Autistic Self-Advocacy Network (ASAN)

Black Lives Matter

LGBTQ+ Rights

Animal Rights

Mental Health

My Blue Bird Day Goals

  1. To pursue learning opportunities when and wherever I can to better my practice.
  2. To help support children and their families in building happy and fulfilled lives.
  3. To help supervise and coach RBTs and future BCBAs in developing their skill and scope of practice.