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Sarah Bird, Ashley Jordan and Prajakta Kadam join Behavioral Concepts, Inc. (BCI) as ABA therapists

photo of ABA therapist Sarah Bird

Sarah Bird

Behavioral Concepts, Inc. (BCI), a company of behavioral clinicians specializing in the care of children with autism in Central Massachusetts, recently hired Sarah Bird, Ashley Jordan and Prajakta Kadam as ABA Therapists.

An ABA therapist is a person who uses applied behavior analysis as a form of treatment. Applied Behavior Analysis is the process of studying behavior in order to put into place appropriate behavioral interventions.

Sarah Bird holds an Associate’s degree in human services from Bay Path University and previously worked for the Center for Hope Foundation. She resides in Spencer, Massachusetts.

Ashley Jordan will receive her Bachelor of Arts degree in educational arts from Bay Path University in December 2016 and has more than a year experience working with children with autism. She is a Worcester resident.

Prajakta Kadam holds a Master’s of Science degree in clinical child psychology and recently completed her post-graduate ABA certification and is working towards her board certified behavior analyst certification. She resides in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.

photo of ABA Therapist Prajatka Kadam

Prajatka Kadam

“Any time you can put a Jordan and a Bird on the same team, it’s a good thing. In this case, we are happy to have Sarah (Bird) and Ashley (Jordan), as well as Prajakta, working with us to create a nurturing, learning environment for our students,” said BCI Founder and Director Dr. Jeff Robinson.

Based in Worcester, Mass. BCI provides much needed services to children with autism and their families. BCI instructional programs are delivered using discrete trial training, task analysis, and systematic prompting procedures implemented by ABA therapists who have successfully completed pre-service training, on-site, and quarterly evaluations by their clinical supervisors.

Instruction is provided across a variety of domains, included by not limited to: Activities of daily living, functional and augmentative communication, functional academics and community outings and safety awareness. Social skills groups with peer models are also offered as part of BCI’s services. A heavy emphasis is placed on generalization and maintenance of skills, in addition to family training, so that families may implement the supports and carry-over skills in the home.

For questions about programs offered by BCI, please visit www.bciaba.org or call 508-363-0200.

About Behavioral Concepts, Inc. (BCI)

Founded in 2002, BCI provides educational, behavioral, consultative and assessment services to children with autism and their families. These services are based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and are tailored to meet the unique needs of our clients. It’s BCI’s goal to maximize individual potential, increase independence and enhance our clients’ quality of life within their home, school and community.

BCI provides center- and home-based services through health insurance and is an approved provider of Specialty ABA Services for Early Intervention in Central Massachusetts. BCI’s main care center, located at 345A Greenwood Street in Worcester, Massachusetts, offers  intensive treatment for young children aged 3 to 6 years of age, an after-school program for all school aged children and a weekend social skills program. BCI also provides in-home services within a one-hour radius of Worcester.

BCI’s Corporate Offices are located in Mansfield, Mass. For complete information, visit http://bciaba.com or to arrange a consultation with a BCI clinician, please call (508) 363-0200.