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Simmons College Programs in Behavioral Education Mentors – Supervision and Mentoring in Behavioral Analysis Fall, 2006 Simmons College Program in Behavioral Education is proud to have a highly qualified group of Supervisors/ Mentors. Each possesses a wealth of experience and offers a unique area of expertise in the field of Behavior Analysis. Meet the Mentors of Simmons College! Susan A. Ainsleigh, EdD, BCBA Susan is a full-time Assistant Professor and the Director of Mentoring at Simmons College. She has worked with children and adults with developmental disabilities for 15 years in public school, home-based, and private residential settings. Susan is also a certified special education teacher. She received her master’s degree from Simmons College and her doctorate from Johnson & Wales University. Susan’s professional expertise is in the area of assessment and program development. She enjoys traveling and caring for her puppies, and is a world-known Beatles fan. Annie Barlow, EdS, BCBA Annie is a Behavior Analyst for Pathways, Inc, in Rhode Island. She has over 20 years of experience working with adults and children with developmental disabilities. Annie also has expertise in physical intervention training; she is a certified SOLVE instructor, working with SOLVE developer David Diamond. Annie is a graduate of the Simmons Program in Behavioral Education. Michael J. Cameron, PhD, BCBA Michael is the Director of the Programs in Behavior Analysis at Simmons College, and the original inspiration in their development. He is an Associate Professor in the program and has also taught in special education and psychology at the higher education level. Michael has over 20 years of experience working with children and adults with a variety of challenges in public, private, hospital, and residential settings. He is widely published in the field of applied behavior analysis and lists behavior analysis in education and interdisciplinary applications as his professional applications. Michael enjoys travel and has a remarkable Bonsai collection in his office at Simmons. Elise Cooke, M.S.Ed, BCBA Elise is currently an Autism Specialist for the Holliston Public Schools. She has extensive experience working with young children with autism and other developmental disabilities. Elise is a graduate of the Simmons Program in Behavioral Education, where she conducted and presented research on functional assessment in public educational settings. Elise also has a passion for sports psychology and the application of behavior analysis to exercise. Elise conducted aerobic classes for attendees of last year’s international conference for behavior analysis and is currently conducting research on the application of behavior analysis to exercise behavior. Gretchen Dittrich, M.S., BCBA Gretchen is an Assistant Director for Behavioral concepts, an organization providing consultation services to public schools. She has been working with individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities since 1999. Gretchen has conducted numerous research studies on topics such as preference assessment and the use of video-modeling for children with autism. Gretchen is a doctoral student in applied behavior analysis and received her masters in ABA from Northeastern University. Elisa Hegg, M.S. Ed, BCBA Elise is currently a Behavior Analyst Supervisor for the Canton Pubic Schools. She has over 8 years of experience in the field of behavior analysis, primarily with children and adolescents with autism and other developmental disabilities. Elise is currently a doctoral student in applied behavior analysis. She has an M.S. Ed in Applied Behavior Analysis from northeastern University and studied at the undergraduate level in Vancouver, BC. Nancy Helman, M.A., BCBA Nancy comes to our program from Florida, where she was a Behavior Analyst and Behavior Tutor. In addition to home and school based consultation with children with developmental disabilities, Nancy has significant experience working with individuals with substance abuse issues in one of the largest substance abuse treatment programs in New York City. Nancy is tri-lingual, speaking fluent English, Spanish, and French. Erin Houghton, M.S. Ed, BCBA Erin has over eight years of experience teaching adolescents with learning disabilities and emotional/ behavioral disorders in public and private school settings both in Massachusetts. She is currently a teacher in Woburn Oublic Schools for children with learning disabilities and moderate special needs. Erin is a graduate of the Simmons College Program in Behavioral Education. Katherine Johnson, M.S, BCBA Katherine is an adjunct faculty at Simmons College and President of Advances Learning Center in Watertown, MA. She has extensive experience working with children and adolescents with autism and other developmental disabilities and learning disorders. Katherine’s organization provides extensive training to parents, school-districts, and individuals in areas related to the treatment of autism and other learning challenges. Katherine’s area of expertise is teaching social and language skills and she is also an avid snow-border! Jennifer Jones, M.S., BCBA Jenny is the Director of Consulting for RCS Learning Center in Natick, MA. She works extensively in the field of autism, providing training and consultation to individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. Jenny is a graduate of the Simmons college Program in Behavioral Education. Steffanie Richard Koue, PsyD, BCBA Steffanie come to Simmons with a wealth of experience in psychology and behavior analysis. She is currently a clinician at the Judge Rotenberg Educational Center in Canton, MA. She has worked with children and adults with developmental disabilities and behavior disorders in hospital, residential, and school-based settings, and has taught at the graduate level. Steffanie has research interests in treating problem behaviors and working with individuals with conduct disorders. Steffanie received her Doctor of Psychology from Pacific University’s School of Professional Psychology. Barbara Kyle, EdS, BCBA Barbara has extensive experience supervising programming for young children with autism in both public and private settings. Currently, she is the Autism Special for Newburyport Pubic Schools, where she supervises classrooms serving young children with autism spectrum disorder. Barbara is a graduate of the Simmons College Program in Behavioral Education. Russell Maguire, PhD, BCBA Russell has over twenty years of experience in the field of behavior analysis, with expertise in the experimental analysis of behavior, stimulus equivalence, and discrimination training. Russell has worked for public and private organizations serving individuals with developmental disabilities and currently provides private consultation to school throughout the Commonwealth on the implementation of behavior analytic programming. Leslie Morrison, M.A., BCBA Leslie recently moved to Massachusetts from Arizona. She has over 8 years of experience in the specialty area of autism, having consulted for home-based, hospital, school and private settings serving individuals of all ages. She has taught at the graduate level and published her research in journals such as Journal of Positive Behavioral Interventions. Leslie is currently employed at the Shriver Center in Waltham, MA. Her research interests include parent training and applications of ABA across disciplines. She also enjoys hiking and visiting the ocean. Learn more about Leslie at www.lesliemorrison.com Susan O’Shea, EdS, BCBA Susan is the Director of Training for Horace Mann Educational Associates. She has extensive experience working with adults, children and training staff to work with individuals with developmental disabilities. Susan is also a certified special education teacher. Susan is fluent in sign language and provides extensive training to individuals on issues related to alternative communication and educating individuals who are deaf or blind. She has presented at the international conference of the association for behavior analysis and has an interest in memory research. Robert Shapiro, EdS, BCBA Rob is a Senior Behavior Specialist for Horace Mann Educational Associates and a private consultant for schools in the Greater Boston Area. He has extensive experience providing services to individuals with developmental disabilities and has conducted extensive research on the application of behavioral procedures to staff training. He has taught at the graduate level on the topic of Research Design. Rob is an avid runner and annually participates in marathons. John (Jack) Stokes, MS. Ed, BCBA Jack is an adjunct faculty at Simmons College and Clinical Coordinator for Coastal Educational collaborative. Jack has extensive experience working with individuals with challenging behaviors, and has conducted numerous research studies on the topic of functional analysis and treatment of challenging behaviors. He has worked in public, private, and residential settings. Jack is a doctoral student and a graduate of the Simmons Program in Behavioral Education. He has presented extensively at regional and national conferences on a variety of topics, including parent training, functional analysis, and individualized assessment. Amy Tsiros-Domow, M.S. BCBA Amy works extensively throughout Massachusetts providing consultation to public schools regarding the development of educational programs for children with autism spectrum disorder. She has several years of experience as a classroom supervisor and teacher. Amy received her graduate training from the Simmons College Program in Behavioral Education and is a proud new mother to Jonathon.
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