Nicholas R, MS, BCBA

Behavior Analyst
Blue Bird Day Employee Since 2023

Credentials and Certifications

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst
  • First Aid/CPR/AED
  • Safety Care trained

Clinical Expertise

  • Applied Behavior Analysis

My Professional Goals

  1. Provide top quality ABA services to the clients I serve.
  2. Provide top quality training and professional development to supervisees.
  3. Identify, execute, evaluate plans to expand services and optimize working systems/procedures while maintaining top quality services.

My Story

I began working with individuals who have autism and other developmental disabilities in college. I completed the Behavior Analysis Emphasis within my psychology program and took up opportunities to provide line ABA therapy to children with autism. As I continued being exposed to the science of behavior analysis, I continued to see it’s benefits in relation to helping people, which was one of my ultimate career goals.

My Advocacy

In general, I advocate for appropriate treatment, resources, and opportunities for everyone, regardless of class, race, sex, etc. I also am an advocate of environmentally conscious behavior and data-based decision making. Organization I support include Autism Speaks and Bike Grid Now.

My Education

Masters of Science in Behavior Analysis and Therapy,
Southern Illinois University – Carbondale

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology,
University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire

My Eyas Landing

One of my previous co-workers at Hope Learning Academy is an OT with Eyas Landing. As I completed the interview process, I saw services being delivered firsthand and received helpful information regarding the companies and their approaches to therapy.

My Publications

Yes. I’m an author on three publications. 1. Reetz, N. K., Whiting, S. W., & Dixon, M. R. (2016). The impact of a task clarification and feedback intervention on restaurant service quality. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 36, 322-331; 2. Reetz, N. K., Loukus, A. K., Taylor, K. M., & Dixon, M. R. (2014). Investigating the effects of mediated and passive prompts on pedestrian- and bicycle-lane compliance on a college campus footbridge. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 34, 144-155; 3. Holt, D. D., Carlson, J. D., Follett, V. L., Jerdee, N. J., Kelley III, D. P., Muhich, K. M., Tiry, A. M., & Reetz, N. K. (2013). Response factors in delay discounting: Evidence for Pavlovian influences on delay discounting in pigeons. Behavioural Processes, 98, 37-43.

Blue Bird Day

Blue Bird Day fosters socialization, sensory regulation, and pre-academic learning in children ages 2–7 years in therapeutic rotations that simulate  preschool and kindergarten settings. Our compassionate therapists practice a relationship-based and family-centered approach, provide parent training, and collaborate on goals and individualized intensive treatment plans for your child.

We believe in a collaborative and multi-disciplinary team approach to therapy.  A team of occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, dietitians, developmental therapists, behavioral therapists, physical therapists, and therapeutic assistants are created for each child to ensure child and family are fully supported and the best possible results are achieved.  

Options for individualized, group and virtual therapy sessions are available as well. 

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