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1 Vanessa Worsley, M.S., BCBA Objective To provide behavior analysis services in home, center, school, and community settings Professional BCBA Certificate Number: Certificates Date Issued: 1/31/2011 Expires: 1/31/2015 Education Southern Illinois University Carbondale Carbondale, IL Master of Science August 2010 Major: Behavior Analysis and Therapy Overall GPA: 3.846/4.0 Major GPA: 3.846/4.0 Eastern Illinois University Charleston, IL Bachelor of Science in Education May 2008 Major: Special Education Overall GPA: 3.98/4.0 Major GPA: 4.00/4.0 Professional Experience Dynamic Behavior, Inc. Springfield, IL Board Certified Behavior Analyst December 2014-Present Supervising in-home ABA therapy for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Providing direct therapy to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Collecting, graphing, and analyzing data on goals and objectives and maladaptive behavior, and using data-based decision making to adapt treatment and behavior intervention plans Skill Sprout Washington, IL Behavioral Consultant June 2012-November 2014 Worked as a behavior analyst with children and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and related disabilities in center based and home settings. Trained and supervised therapists providing Discrete Trial Training and naturalistic teaching to children with Autism in home and center settings Conducted staff training, evaluations, and feedback

2 Preformed assessments (VB-MAPP, Vineland, observation, parent interviews) and developed initial and ongoing treatment plans Trained families on Treatment Plans, Behavior Intervention Plans, and strategies for use in home and community settings Developed acquisition programming to teach a variety of communication, social, activities of daily living, academic, and other skills Collected and graphed data on goals and objectives and maladaptive behavior, and used data-based decision making to adapt treatment and behavior intervention plans Organized and maintained ABA Program Library Ozark Center for Autism Joplin, MO Behavior Analyst February June 2011 Worked as a behavior analyst with children with autism spectrum disorder in home and center based settings Provided and supervised Discrete Trial Training and naturalistic teaching to children with Autism in home and center settings Conducted assessments (Vineland, Childhood Autism Rating Scale- CARS, Experimental Functional Analysis) Provided continued training to staff providing therapy to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Supervised an intern pursuing certification as a BCBA Collected data on goals and objectives and maladaptive behavior Helping Hand Center Countryside, IL Behavior Analyst August 2010-February 2011 Worked as a behavior analyst with adults with developmental disabilities in group home, day program, sheltered workshop, and community settings Observed and conducted assessments on adult clients with developmental disabilities and wrote behavior intervention plans targeting problem behavior and increasing appropriate alternative behaviors Tracked and charted data on problem and alternative behaviors and summarized and presented this data at meetings with other professionals Contributed to a multidisciplinary team Helped to develop programs for adults with disabilities Developed and ran interventions for problem behaviors Trained staff on behavioral techniques and procedures Co-developed and presented inservices on behavioral topics such as reinforcement, defining target behaviors, and data tracking Franklin-Jefferson Special Education Benton, IL

3 Assistantship and Internship August May 2010 Provided Discrete Trial Training and naturalistic teaching to children with Autism Provided Discrete Trial Training in a 1:1 setting, in a small group setting, and in the general education setting Preformed assessments (ABLLS-R, RAISD) Trained staff to provide therapy to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Contributed to the development of treatment plans Created data charts Collected data on IEP goals and objectives and problem behavior (frequency and descriptive) Contributed to research on Applied Behavior Analysis in school settings in order to revise and improve programming John A. Logan Attendance Center Murphysboro, IL Practicum January 2009-May 2009 Did conditional discrimination training with a child with autism Developed interventions for children with problem behavior in general education classrooms Met with parents and teachers to discuss children s progress and future goals Co-developed and presented an inservice on managing problem behaviors in the classroom Warren G. Murray Developmental Center Centralia, IL Assistantship September 2008-June 2009 Observed and conducted assessments on clients and wrote behavior intervention plans targeting problem behavior and increasing appropriate alternative behaviors Tracked and charted data on problem and alternative behaviors and summarized and presented this data at meetings with other professionals Administered a variety of assessments (QABF, RAISD, ADD, DASH, and Vineland) Conducted preference assessments in order to develop interventions Developed interventions for problem behaviors, including severe self-injurious behavior. Charleston Transitional Facility Charleston, IL Practicum Spring 2008 Taught a client with severe mental retardation leisure skills, requesting skills, and manners

4 Developed a curriculum and instructional materials for staff to continue to use Charleston High School Charleston, IL Practicum Spring 2008 Modified instructional materials in a regular education art class to make them more accessible to students with disabilities Created simplified versions of the vocabulary from the units and a variety of study materials for each unit Creates customized organization plans and schedules for students with disabilities who needed additional time for missing work Casey-Westfield Junior High School Casey, Illinois Student Teaching (7 th and 8 th Grade) Fall 2007 Taught language arts, math, science, social studies, reading, and life skills in a self-contained classroom Integrated technology into lessons, including PowerPoint and SMART Board technology Modified instructional materials to meet the IEP goals of students Participated in IEP meetings Managed student behavior Participated in professional development including a regional teacher s institute and various in-services Monroe Elementary School Casey, Illinois Student Teaching (5 th and 6 h Grade) Fall 2007 Taught language arts, reading, and math in a resource classroom Modified instruction in science and social studies Managed student behavior Communicated with parents at Individualized Education Plan meetings, at parent-teacher conferences, through written correspondence, and through phone calls Administered the Kaufman Test if Educational Achievement, Second Edition to several students Updated Individualized Education Plans Carl Sandburg Elementary School Charleston, Illinois Practicum Spring 2007 Taught in math, spelling, reading, and various special projects in a inclusive first grade classroom Modified instruction to accommodate children with disabilities

5 Riddle Elementary School Mattoon, Illinois Practicum Spring 2007 Tutored fifth graders in math, social studies, science, English, and reading Developed interventions that targeted increasing organization skills and recorded data on these behaviors Cumberland Elementary School Toledo, Illinois TLC Kansas Kansas, Illinois TLC Humboldt Humboldt, Illinois Practicum Fall 2006 Administered standardized achievement tests (WJ-III, TORC-3, KeyMath-R, and OWLS) Wrote summaries used to help determine educational goals based on the results of these tests Settings included an elementary school and schools for children for behavior disorders TLC Humboldt Humboldt, Illinois Charleston Middle School Charleston, Illinois DDC Franklin School Mattoon, Illinois Practicum Spring 2005 Observed students in a variety of settings including: a school for children with behavior disorders, a school for students with severe disabilities, and a regular school. Recorded data frequency, duration, momentary time sampling, and descriptive analysis on student behaviors Charted and summarized data Charleston, LaSalle, and Mattoon, IL School Districts Observation Observed in several general education and special education classrooms Learned various instructional methods Participated in various class activities Additional Employment Experience Eastern Illinois University Department of Secondary Education and Foundations Student Worker May 2006-July 2007 Create and Managed Secondary Education Weekly Newsletter Office Work

6 Carmike Peru Mall Cinemas Cashier, Concession Worker, Usher May 2005-January 2006 Sold tickets and refreshments Managed crowds Skills French: 4 years of coursework Spanish: 1 year of coursework Computer: Visual Basic, SMART Board, PowerPoint, Excel, Microsoft Word, Webpage Creation, Newsletter Creation Organizations Illinois Association for Behavior Analysts, 2013 and Association for Behavior Analysis International, Activities Mid-American Association for Behavior Analysis, Sigma Rho Epsilon (Special Education Fraternity), Fall Spring 2008 Education Scholar Honors Dean s List, 7 semesters Provost s List, 1 Semester Graduated Summa Cum Laude

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