Briana Hedge graduated from the University of South Florida with a Degree in Psychology and a Minor in Applied Behavior Analysis. She is currently a Registered Behavior Technician and is working toward obtaining her certification to become a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst. Her interest in working in the field of autism is largely due to her brother’s diagnosis at the age of two. Briana joined the Els for Autism program staff as a Job Coach, working with adult participants in the Work Experience Program. As a Job Coach, Briana prepares participants for paid employment, planning and implementing the supports and strategies needed in a work-place related to independent living, communication, and pre-vocational skills. In addition to job coaching, Briana provides behavioral supports for the Spring into Action (SIA) Early Intervention Program and Behavioral Analytic Services & Education programs (BASE).
#B3-3 A Team Approach to Promoting Language in Children with Autism This presentation will provide an overview of evidence-based practices and specific teaching techniques used in the fields of applied behavior analysis and speech-language pathology. The application and combination of these practices in developing an intervention program to promote functional communication for young children […]
#B3-4 Removing Roadblocks to Post-Secondary Transition Challenges to successful transition to post-secondary programs, include disability awareness and inaccurately estimating individual abilities. Additional challenges include over-helping, which limits personal choices and opportunities for trial and error. Classroom and therapeutic supports tend to end abruptly with graduation, leaving some without services. Successful transition begins by building […]