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Emaley McCullochAmy Smith Wiech, PHD, BCBA-D 
Board Certified Behavior Analyst- Doctoral, Founder and CEO


Amy earned a Bachelors of Science in Special Education from University of Maryland , College Park in 1995 with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education, ages 0-8. Ms. Wiech had the opportunity to be instructed and mentored by Andrew Egel, Paula Beckman, Joan Leiber, Steve Graham, Michael Pressley, Beth Harry, and other well published researchers in the field of special education. Ms. Wiech continued her education at University of Hawaii where she earned a Masters of Education in Special Education with an emphasis on Autism Spectrum Disorders and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), where her thesis examined siblings of children with Autism using the ‘Sibshops' approach. A Board Certified Behavior Analyst since 2004, Ms Wiech has worked with beginner through advanced learners with developmental disabilities including autism. 

•  Ms. Wiech is strongly influenced by the work of B.F. Skinner, Jack Michael, Mark Sundberg, Jim Partington, Vince Carbone, Ali Moors and Michael Fabrizio in the field of Behavior Analysis.

•  Ms Wiech co-founded Autism Training Solutions and Advanced Training Solutions (www.AutismTrainingSolutions or www.AdvancedTrainingSolutions.com which provides online, video based training to teach teachers, parents and other providers evidence based interventions for supporting individuals with ASD and other related disabilities.

•  Professional memberships include the national Association for Behavior Analysis (ABA), Autism Society of Hawaii (ASH), the Hawaii Association for Behavior Analysis (HABA), Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), Association of Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) The Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps (TASH). Since 1995, Ms. Wiech has also provided support to young children with autism in their regular education and special education classrooms.  During her dozen years working in the field of autism, Ms. Wiech has provided a hundreds of individualized trainings for parents, teachers and support staff such as Department of Education, Easter Seals, Department of Health agencies, focusing on providing behavior analytic services in inclusive settings, and other topics pertaining to autism. Ms. Wiech has trained hundreds of support personnel on autism, and ABA topics. Ms. Wiech was not only providing direct intervention to children with autism and their families, but also developing individualized programs for the children she served and training and supervising home trainers in program implementation. Ms. Wiech has also had the opportunity to participate in the recovery and loss of diagnosis for a number of her clients, who are now indistinguishable from their peers.

•  Areas of scholarly research include: Early Intensive Behavior Intervention (EIBI), Verbal Behavior (VB), Theory of Mind (TOM), social cognition, ABA and Positive Behavior Support (PBS), Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) special education law including Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) and Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE), Precision Teaching (PT), and Verbal Behavior (VB) Ms. Wiech has narrowed her dissertation research to targeting professional development for teachers of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Her mentors and advisors include Mary Jo Noonan and Dennis McDougall in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis

•  In 2014, Dr. Wiech earned her doctorate in Education- Exceptionalities, with a focus in ABA. 

 
   

Emaley McCullochClinical Director

Anne Lau, BCBA is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) who has specialized in working with individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) since 2004. She earned her Master's in Education (Counseling) from University of Hawaii in 2008. Anne spent six years working up from the chair at an intensive learning center, teaching a wide variety of students in intensive intervention, and seeing first-hand the power of quality ABA to take severely impacted children with limited vocal skills all the way to mainstream classrooms without assistance. Anne was chosen to travel to Tokyo, Japan, on several occasions to assist in providing service and supervising programs. Anne has great experience performing language, academic, and adaptive behavioral assessments and has presented and designed trainings on numerous facets of ABA. 

Anne is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) having gained valuable internship in Crisis Shelters, Group Homes, and facilitating group therapy for adults diagnosed with Schizophrenia. 

Anne joined ABC Group in 2010, where she assisted in opening The ABC Clinic , a specialty school for children with autism, and other learning challenges, in Aiea, on the island of Oahu. She completed coursework in behavior analysis through the University of North Texas and became board certified in 2010. Anne is an active member of the Hawai'i Association for Behavior Analysis (HABA), and serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of Autism Training Solutions (ATS) . She is also a member of the Association of Behavior Analysis International and the American Counseling Association.
Anne’s interests include: the core social deficits of autism (as a lack of pairing with reinforcement), Skinner’s analysis of verbal behavior, feeding problems, parent group training, precision teaching, and organizational behavior management.

 

 

Emaley McCullochCase Supervisors

Kelly Deacon, BCaBA is a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) who has specialized in working with children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) since 2000. She earned her bachelors in Psychology from the University of Hawaii in 2002. In addition, she has worked with children in other disciplines including being a preschool teacher, DOE classroom aide, and a developmental specialist. As a developmental specialist she was also the autism specialist for the department of early intervention in Las Vegas, Nevada where she was responsible for training staff on evidence based procedures that would be used for children with ASD ages 0-3. She has previously owned her own business entitled the Global Autism Project, where she traveled across the United States conducting parent trainings for parents who had children with ASD. Kelly has 8+ years of experience working as a tutor and several more years working as a supervisor in a few different states with a wide spectrum of children. 
Kelly has worked at ABC Group since 2008 where she has spent that last 4 years accumulating center based intervention experience and has worked up to her current position of Case Supervisor. Kelly has also had a multitude of experiences shadowing in typical classrooms, conducting home based services, and providing services in the community. Kelly has a multitude of experience in both designing and implementing programs designed to accelerate learning of pivotal skills as well as decelerate problem behavior. Her experiences range from non-vocal early learners to conversational students working on specific social skills. She completed her coursework in behavior analysis through Florida Institute of Technology, was supervised by Anne Lau, and became certified in 2012. In addition, Kelly has begun coursework for a her masters degree in Special Education, specializing in ABA, where she was supervised by Dr. Tincani at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas.  Kelly is a member of the Hawaii Association for Behavior Analysis (HABA); who awarded her a scholarship to attend the 2012 ABAI convention where she presented a poster on her recent Parent Training Study.  Kelly is also a member of the Association of Behavior Analysis International. She is a proud mother of one and utilizes her experiences as a mother in her role as a Behavior Analyst.

Kelly’s interests include:  Skinner’s analysis of verbal behavior, parent and school staff training, precision teaching, and social skills training.

 

Lara BollingerLara Bollinger, BCBA  is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) who has specialized in working with individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other developmental delays since 2000. She earned her Master's in Special Education from Northeastern University in 2002 and completed her student teaching in a special education classroom in a public school in Brookline, MA. Lara has several years of teaching experience in classrooms for students with autism, in both public schools and private special education schools.  In addition, Lara has worked as a consultant providing educational and behavioral consultation to teachers in general education and special education public school classrooms.  She has also worked with tutors and families in supporting students with autism in home and community locations.

Lara has experience with creating, implementing and monitoring both skill acquisition and behavior reduction plans for children and young adults with a wide variety of needs. She has trained staff members and parents to implement programs to increase skills and decrease problem behavior.  Additionally, Lara has experience in assessing students’ strengths and needs using a variety of assessment tools.

Lara joined ABC Group in 2013. She completed coursework in behavior analysis through the Florida Institute of Technology and became board certified in 2010.

Lara’s interests include: Skinner’s analysis of verbal behavior, staff and parent training, Direct Instruction, Early Intervention programming, and teaching functional skills to older students.

 

Kyle Machos Kyle Machos, BCBA  is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who has worked with children on the Autism Spectrum in a wide variety of environments for over 10 years. Kyle quickly establishes a rapport with children and their families and uses his strong understanding of the science of ABA to program functional and practical skills that will benefit his clients for their entire lives. Kyle began his career in the Dallas/Fort Worth area as an in-home ABA Therapist specializing in early childhood intensive intervention.

After working up to Lead Therapist, he moved to Austin, TX to work in a clinical setting and pursue his masterís degree in Behavior Analysis. In 2012, Kyle received his Assistant Behavior Analysts certification and moved into a supervisory role where he focused on early intervention, addressing severe problem behavior, designing and implementing parenting training programs, and teaching his clients functional communication and positive behaviors.

Kyle earned his masterís degree in Behavior Analysis in December of 2013 and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in January of 2014 before moving to Hawaiíi in September when he joined ABC. Kyle is a Member of the Association of Behavior Analysts International, as well as Texas Association of Behavior Analysts and the Hawaii Association of Behavior Analysts. He is dedicated to using the principals of behaviorism to teach his clients how to appropriately learn from their environment, help parents, teachers, and caregivers understand the goals and procedures of Applied Behavior Analysis, and create a positive environment where the children he works with can thrive. Kyleís interests include Skinnerís analysis of verbal behavior, early intensive childhood intervention, parent training, language development, and exploring Hawaii with his family.

 
   

Amber Rae Shotkoski Amber Rae Shotkoski, BCBA is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) who has specialized in working with children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) since 2005. She earned her Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Chaminade University in 2012. In 2010, AmberRae became certified as an assistant behavior analyst (BCaBA) and became a BCBA in September of 2013.

AmberRae began her ABA journey working with young mothers traveling from Japan seeking help for their children with ASD. She worked 1:1 teaching young children various social and behavioral skills using ABA principals. Wanting to further her training, AmberRae sought employment in an intensive learning center and spent time studying Skinner’s analysis of verbal behavior while providing direct services to children with autism spectrum disorder.

AmberRae has been a Clinical Supervisor since 2009 and has experience working in clinic, home and school environments. She joined ABC Group in 2014 and looks forward to working with an excellent team of behavior analysts.

AmberRae interests include: Skinner’s analysis of verbal behavior, parent trainings, early interventions and spending time with her amazing family.


 

Christy TorresOffice Manager

Christy Torres
graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Hospitality Management from the University of San Francisco.  She started her career as a manager at The Old Spaghetti Factory in San Jose, California.  She later joined Jamba Juice as a General Manager.  In 2007, Christy, her husband and first born moved home to Hawaii to be closer to family.  In 2008, Christy began her real estate and property management career while working from home and raising 2 boys, now ages 3 and 8.  She was anxious to start another career once her youngest started preschool that would combine her skills.  ABC Group seemed like a natural fit and Christy joined the team in January 2013.

 
   
Autism Behavior Consulting Group
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