All of our service providers are behavioral techs, registered behavioral therapists (RBT) or providers with higher degrees such as a BCaBA, BCBA or certified teacher. Behavioral techs are typically new to the behavioral clinic setting, but have at least 5 years of childcare experience, including situational experience dealing with challenging behaviors, children on the spectrum, and/or language development. All behavioral techs are required to go through the training to become an RBT within 90 days of starting at Growing Together, and are provided extensive training both in small group and direct supervision.
All staff at Growing Together are provided direct supervision from a BCBA as well as individual and group training each month. Continuing education and skill development is required of all therapists and teachers.
Shelley has a BS from Palm Beach Atlantic University and attended the Florida Institute of Technology for studies in Applied Behavioral Analysis. She is a former Special Education Teacher with 23 years experience teaching children with autism and other related disabilities and is proficient in ASL. Shelley has 3 years experience as an RBT and is the coach of our Special Olympics Program. She loves the Lord, her family and the kids she works with each day!
Elynor has a degree in Early Childhood Special Education with an emphasize in Autism from Central Missouri State University. She has over 17 years of experience in special education, working with various disabilities and has been an RBT for over 3 years. In her spare time she can be found with her husband and 3 children, either traveling, on a lacrosse field/basketball court or at the beach.
While in college, Rachel was introduced to the field of Applied Behavior Analysis, and fell in love with it! Through the past 5 years of mentorship, personal education, and relationships developed with the families Rachel has continued to excel as an educator. She has been blessed to work with children who have a variety of abilities and talents, and currently serves as lead teacher in a classroom setting. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and pets, boating, salt water fishing and reading.
Morgan is in her final year at the University of North Florida, majoring in Deaf Education with a minor in American Sign Language. She is currently working on her certification as a Registered Behavioral Technician. Her goal is to get a masters in Deaf Education at Flagler College, as her teaching passion lies with children who are Deaf/hard of hearing and those with autism spectrum disorder.
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