Haley graduated from Samford University with a Bachelors in Psychology and minor in Spanish in May 2016. Following graduation, she attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham and earned a Masters in Education with a concentration in Special Education in December 2017. During her schooling, she worked in an educational setting serving preschool children with ASD, and following completion of her Masters degree, she became a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) while acquiring experience hours towards BCBA certification. She became a BCBA in May 2019.
During her time as an RBT, Haley gained experience working with individuals ages 2-24 years old with a variety of skill sets, areas of deficits, and challenging behaviors. Throughout her experience as a special education teacher, RBT, and BCBA, Haley has become more and more passionate on teaching functional living skills and communication. She believes that ABA can be instrumental in teaching individuals skills that will significantly increase their independence and quality of life. She also heavily urges family involvement in their child’s ABA services to ensure care is consistent and that their concerns are heard and addressed.
Haley loves learning new things within the field of behavior analysis and is passionate about providing compassionate care. She emphasizes the importance of listening to the experiences of autistic individuals and families who have had ABA services and learning from those experiences on how to best serve our clients. She also enjoys teaching those wishing to be credentialed as behavior analysts and providing meaningful supervision opportunities.