Amanda joined Butterfly Effects in September 2016 servicing the Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Morrisville, and Chappell Hill areas. She earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Superior where she graduated with honors and continued to further her education in Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of Colorado-Denver. Amanda received her Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) certification in 2015.
Amanda has five years’ experience providing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy with people who have Developmental Disabilities and Autism. She has worked with a wide range of ages from 15 months to 60 years old in various settings that include: school, group home, day program, and home settings. Amanda has experience with verbal disruption behavior (tantrums), physical and verbal aggression, task refusal, stealing, social skills training, self-injurious behavior, toileting, food refusal, independent life skills training (dressing, meal prep, chores), property destruction, elopement, functional communication training, and verbal communication. She is a member of 4 corners Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and the Applied Behavior Analysis International Association (ABAI). “Everyone is capable of learning. Growing up with a brother who had special needs, I saw how much he could achieve because people believed in him and he had the right resources to teach him new skills.”
In her spare time, Amanda enjoys stand up paddle boarding, spending time with her husband and her dog, skiing, hiking, cooking, traveling, attending conferences and staying up to date on the latest research.