April Pieces of the Puzzle (Technician and Clinical Staff Spotlight)

Name: Kelsey Dyer

Title: Behavior Technician

Started at The Autism Clinic: November 2016

Experience in the field: 5 months

What high school and college did you attend? What did you study? What are you currently studying?

I went to Staunton IL high-school. I attended St.Louis College of Health Careers and went through the PTA program. I want to further my education in ABA and hopefully one day in the future become a BCBA!

Tell us 5 facts about you!

  1. I have 2 wonderful children! (Girl 4 yrs. old, And boy 6 months old)
  2. My favorite food is Chinese.
  3. I love the summer time and being by the pool!
  4. I have lived in Staunton IL for most of my life. I lived in St.Charles MO for one year.
  5. Working with children has always been my dream job!

What 3 words would you use to describe The Autism Clinic?

Rewarding, fantastic, fun

What are your hobbies when you’re not working with our amazing children?

Spending time with my kids and husband, going to new fun and exciting places, weekend family dinners, shopping, catching up on all my favorite TV shows

What is your favorite part about working at The Autism Clinic?

I enjoy seeing the progress every kid makes from week to week. I love that I can help them succeed and make an impact on their life!

What have you gained from working at The Autism Clinic?

I have gained so much knowledge about ABA therapy, different trials and techniques for naturalistic teaching and DTT, and how much it can help children with Autism.

If you can go anywhere on a dream vacation, where would you go?

Somewhere warm on the beach!

 

Name: Jessica Loverude

Title: Speech and Language Pathologist

Started at The Autism Clinic: June 2016

Experience in the field: 3 years

What high school and college did you attend? What did you study? What are you currently studying?

I attended Carbondale Community High School and Undergrad and Graduate School at Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Tell us 5 facts about you!

  1. I love animals!
  2. I’ve lived in Saint Louis, MO for 3 years.
  3. My favorite food is Italian.
  4. I love Taylor Swift.
  5. I love trying new restaurants.

What 3 words would you use to describe The Autism Clinic?

Fun, Exciting, Rewarding

What are your hobbies when you’re not working with our amazing children?

Exploring Saint Louis, going to see movies, trying new recipes, and shopping.

What is your favorite part about working at The Autism Clinic?

I love watching our kids make progress.

What have you gained from working at The Autism Clinic?

The most important gains that I’ve made while working at TAC has been understanding how my field (speech-language pathology) can collaborate with the field of applied behavior analysis.

If you can go anywhere on a dream vacation, where would you go?

Anywhere on the beach!

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