We are very pleased to now have a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst based in Cardiff! Here you can read about Lynette and how she found the field of ABA.
Lynette started working as a one to one for children with autism and challenging behaviours in 2010. Not yet knowing Applied Behaviour Analysis existed; she studied her BSc in Applied Psychology at the University of South Wales. This resulted in her choosing to focus her dissertation thesis on an area of applied behaviour analysis – Relational Frame Theory – to which she was then published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology. Finally finding her passion for the field of ABA, Lynette continued her education studying her MSc in Applied Behaviour Analysis at the University of South Wales, and going on to becoming a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA).
During her supervision hours to become a BCBA, Lynette worked in various settings including a special needs primary school, primary and secondary pupil referral units. Lynette also worked in clinics, working alongside professionals such as teachers, therapists, students, Speech and Language Therapists and Occupational Therapists. Lynette was also trained by supervisors and consultants on ABA home programmes whilst she worked as a behavioural therapist for young children with autism. This enabled Lynette to gain experience in teaching functional and independent living skills, social interactions, communication and speech, and school integration. Lynette feels so fortunate that she had found the field she loves and one that has made her become more patient and understanding, and to appreciate what others may consider small, but is a huge skill for the individual.
Lynette is looking forward to continuing her learning and experience in ABA therapy, and has special interest in gaining more experience in Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), derived relational responding, and increasing the awareness of ABA within schools.
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