ABA Therapy Columbia MO

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Applied Behavior Analysis for Autism in Columbia, MO

Learners with autism can gain life skills within the comfort of their own home! Lead your child to independence with BPI.

Now offering In-Home ABA Therapy in the Columbia, MO area.

ABA Therapy Columbia MO

What is ABA Therapy?

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is an evidence-based treatment that is effective for people of all ages (from early childhood through adulthood), can involve one-to-one teaching or group instruction, and is provided in a variety of settings (e.g. clinics, homes, and schools). The goal of ABA therapy is to increase helpful, meaningful behavior and skills, and to reduce behavior that is harmful or negatively affects the individual. Each program is written to meet the needs of each individual learner.

In-Home ABA Therapy

In-home ABA services allow us to create individualized programs, schedules, and methods that will work for your family. We always offer extensive parent and family training, so that you feel comfortable continuing to practice skills even when our team isn’t there to guide you. Our therapists are trained to provide fun and effective learning strategies for your child because intensive therapy should be focused and fun. Having an effective professional will be so much fun for your child that he or she will run to the door to greet them!

In-Home ABA therapy can target:

  • Increasing Communication
  • Improving Social Skills
  • Gaining Daily Life Skills
  • Reducing Challenging Behaviors
  • Teaching Leisure Skills
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Our Team in Columbia, MO

Luna Ramirez

Luna is our Community Engagement Specialist in Columbia, MO! Luna has a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Business. Prior to working for BPI, she was traveling the country with the world’s largest student film festival.

Luna strives to do her best because it is the only way she knows how to show others that she cares. Showing care and compassion through the work that she does is her biggest motivation.

When she’s not binge-watching a new show, she might be out for a walk or trying out a new local spot since she is still new to the COMO area. She loves connecting the families in the community with the services they need for their kids.

Fun fact about Luna! She lived in Ireland for two months and worked at a community radio station!

Contact BPI Columbia

We offer in-home ABA services throughout Columbia, MO and surrounds.

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Why BPI?

We believe that every child has potential to reach new levels of independence, grow in effective communication, and acquire new, valuable skills. In fact, our organization exists because we believe those things. We want to partner with you to ensure that every child grows, learns, and experiences quality of life.

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Clinic Director

Christine Stallone

Christine graduated from Aurora University with a Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis in May 2019. The last 13 years of her career has been spent working with children. Christine previously was a Self Contained Special Education Teacher and the Director of an Early Childhood Center she transitioned to the role of a Registered Behavior Technician in 2017 with Behavioral Perspective. Christine became a Certified BCBA in August 2019 and is excited to be working with Behavioral Perspective to continue to assist in the growth and development of children with special needs. She is super excited to be part of the Behavioral Perspective team!

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Assistant Clinic Manager

Courtney Norton

Courtney is the Assistant Clinical Manager at BPI Springfield! Courtney has her associate in Arts and is currently working towards her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Courtney loves being creative and fun for the learners. In her free time, Courtney loves to play  Sims 4, paint, and tie-dye clothing!

Clinic Manager

Amanda DeFord

Amanda is the clinic manager at the Springfield Clinic. Amanda has her Bachelor’s in Psychology and Masters’s in Elementary Education. Before working at BPI she was the Lead PreK Teacher and Assistant Director at an Early Learning Center. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, going to wineries and concerts with her husband, and drinking coffee on her front porch! Seeing the kids grow and develop is such a passion of hers!  Her favorite part about working at BPI is: “getting to work with and learn from amazing, hard-working people who have compassion and the drive it takes to help parents/guardians, children, siblings, and other co-workers to better understand and appreciate every learner that walks through our doors.

RBT Manager

Emily Leibach​

Emily is BPI’s Central IL, RBT Manager! Before starting with BPI Emily was working as Behavior Tech for 6.5 years. Her favorite part of her job is seeing our RBTs and learners grow and succeed. 

In her free time, Emily enjoys being with family and friends, visiting her sister in Florida, and going to CUBS games. One thing on Emily’s bucket list is to travel to New Zealand and ride in a hot air balloon someday!

Clinic Director

Sabina Khan

Sabina is the Clinical Director and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at our Springfield location! Sabina received her Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Sabina was born and raised in Darien, IL. She then moved to Springfield in 2018 with her husband who started his residency at Memorial Medical Center. Sabina was working in the field of ABA as a line therapist at another company prior to starting her practicum experience at BPI. Sabina enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and traveling with her husband. Sabina has had the pleasure to be a part of the BPI team since 2017. Sabina is dedicated to improving the lives of those she works with through her commitment to providing an evidence-based scientific approach to behavior services.

Assistant Clinic Manager

David Bandish

David has been working with the special education population for about six years. He went to Lewis University and double majored in Psychology and Criminal Social Justice. After college, he worked multiple positions within the special education field including a 1:1 Instructor, Registered Behavior Technician, Program Manager, and Crisis Interventionist. David currently works at Behavioral Perspective Inc. as the Assistant Clinic Manager. His favorite part about working with children with autism is witnessing them make progress over time as well as breaking down barriers that impede their social and academic abilities.

Clinic Manager

Kaleena White

Kaleena White has worked with children for over a decade. During which time, she worked as a home daycare provider and an assistant teacher in a couple of daycare’s. Kaleena has been with BPI for over two years. Kaleena became a Lead RBT and is now our new Apple Clinical Assistant.

RBT Manager

Jesenia Delatorre

Jesenia is the RBT Manager for our Aurora, IL clinic! Jesenia has her Bachelors in Psychology with a minor in art. She grew up in Cicero, IL. She loves doing anything arts and crafts related and also enjoys doing her makeup. Jesenia loves coming to work and seeing the faces of every single client and watching them grow every single day. It truly makes her heart happy! Jesenia has a dog named Lola! She loves to travel to Mexico and learn about her culture! One thing she would love to do in her lifetime is to adopt a child.