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ABA Therapy


Beach Kids Therapy Center will now be offering ABA therapy in both the clinic and home environments! Our ABA department will be just as much a part of our interdisciplinary process as all of our other phenomenal services of OT, PT, and Speech! Clinic-based ABA sessions will take place right alongside therapists of all disciplines in our family-centered environment. Our ABA treatment will be individualized based on client and family-specific needs. Some of the modalities that we will use are PRT, DTT, naturalistic interventions, and floor time/DIR model.  All of the BCBA's and RBT's at Beach Kids will receive specialized training in sensory integration, behavior, and multi-disciplinary interventions.

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Michelle Liddell, MS, BCBA

Enneagram: Achiever

Qualities: Excelling, Driven

Michelle is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst who has been practicing applied behavioral analysis for 10 years. She began her career in ABA, working for a school district as a behavioral interventionist aide. She saw how special needs programs could benefit from evidence-based practice, like ABA, and how this would help students be more successful and enhance their quality of life. Michelle collaborated with all school professionals, including BCBA’s, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, school psychologists, and teachers to assist in developing a strong ABA program. She believes teamwork is the best approach in effective treatment.  Prior to clinic treatment, she worked for a variety of ABA agencies in Los Angeles and Orange County, providing in-home therapy, parent education, and classroom support. She has experience with a variety of diagnoses and behaviors with individuals from ages 1 to 30. She loves helping children develop school readiness skills, functional communication, and social skills in addition to teaching and assisting parents and teachers in ABA strategy. Outside of work, she enjoys piano, running, and spending time with her two Bengal cats.

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Celia McCrary, BS, RBT
Enneagram: Loyalist

 

Celia has been a Registered Behavior Technician for the past year and half and has over five years of experience working with children and adults with autism and related disorders. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Communications Disorders and Sciences with a minor in Special Education from the University of Oregon. Celia loves working in a collaborative environment tailored to supporting the child’s individual needs. The setting at Beach Kids provides the space to focus on building functional communication skills, fosters client independence, and increases self-advocacy skills. In her spare time, Celia enjoys reading, exploring, and spending time with friends and family.

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Leann Glass, BS, MA, RBT

Enneagram: Peacemaker

Leann has been a Registered Behavior Technician since 2021, and is currently working toward her master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to become a BCBA. Leann graduated from California State University, Chico with a degree in Exercise Physiology. She enjoys working with everyone here at Beach Kids; therapists and kids alike! Leann particularly enjoys being able to work together with all of the other disciplines as a team to support our clients and their families, and to help improve their lives in the best way possible! She says it definitely takes a village, and is proud to be part of this company.Her passions include lifting weights, yoga, and crocheting. Leann is currently in her second career and is excited to be helping children reach their therapy goals.

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Garrett Harrington, BS, RBT

Enneagram: Challenger

 

Garrett is a passionate RBT with 4 years of experience and currently working toward his Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis to become a BCBA. He graduated from Brigham Young University Idaho with a Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies with certificates in Marriage & Family Studies, Entrepreneurship, and Human Resources Management. Working with children on the autism spectrum has always been his passion; he has two younger brothers who are also on the spectrum, which only furthered his dedication in his career. At Beach Kids Therapy Center, he appreciates the values of all therapies and the holistic approach to care that is provided. He says it is truly rewarding to see the progress and growth of the children he works with, and is honored to be part of their treatment team. On his weekends and spare time, Garrett enjoys time with family, playing basketball, watching football, and going to the beach. He is also learning how to 3D print, surf, and mix music.

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