Ashlyn became a BCBA in 2021 after graduating with her Master’s of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis. She graduated in the spring of 2021 from the University of Saint Joseph (Connecticut). Ashlyn won the “Best Thesis Award” out of her whole 2021 graduating class for her work on her thesis titled “Teaching Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder to Tact Emotions on Those Wearing a Mask”. The thesis entailed teaching children with ASD to understand and label emotions on a person that was wearing a mask, focusing on their eye movements and other body language. Prior to Behavior Builders, Ashlyn worked in a clinic with children ages 2-14, focusing on programs such as manding, social skills, and activities of daily living (ADL’s). She also has experience in home programming, where she would take the skills the child learned in the clinic and apply it to a home setting. Ashlyn also has experience with parent training and using ABA over a telehealth platform.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her infant daughter, her husband, and her rescue black lab. Since she is a long-time Connecticut resident who recently relocated to Florida, she enjoys exploring Florida by visiting new restaurants, stores, and parks!