Rachel Lyons

Skybound BCBA

Rachel is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst who consults in homes and schools to provide bespoke programmes for both children and adults.

Based in Wakefield
Skybound BCBA



“I am passionate about helping a person to develop and grow a communication system; be it vocal, sign language, picture exchange, or device. There is so much power in being able to effectively communicate!”


I was born and raised in Houston, Texas and then was offered to play soccer for McNeese State University in Southwest Louisiana. I received my Bachelors in Sociology in 2008 and Masters in Psychology with a concentration in Applied Behaviour Analysis in 2011. I lived in Louisiana (where crawfish, alligators and hurricanes are a normal part of life) for almost 18 years before making the decision to move to the United Kingdom.

Since as long as I can remember I have had a passion for helping others, especially those with diverse needs. In high school I helped plan outings, field days, and dances for students with neurodiversity’s. During university I was connected with a family whose son required a personal care attendant; little did I know that this family would put me on the path to behaviour analysis. I loved being able to work with him, his BCBA and his family. We saw such positive change in his language ability and behaviour so quickly when everyone was on the same page.

After that, I was hooked on behaviour analysis and became a behaviour technician with a clinic in Louisiana.
After receiving my BCBA credentials in 2011, I’ve continued to grow my skills in Organizational Behaviour Management, BCBA and Technician Supervision, Crisis Management, Functional Behaviour Assessments, Verbal behaviour and Language acquisition, Early Intensive Behavioural Intervention, Naturalistic Teaching, Multiple Exemplar Training, Relational Frame Theory, Parent and Educator training, and School Consultation. I have predominantly worked with individuals with Autism aged 2-18 in school and clinic settings.

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UKBA Certified

Member No.: 101373

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Board Certified Behaviour Analyst

Certification Number: 1-11-9302

MA-Psychology Concentration in ABA

Dissertation : Accepting Myths about Autism

2011 McNeese State University
BSc Sociology
2008 McNeese State University
PEAK Level 1