Looking to find out more about Rachel Skinner, Board Certified Behavior Analyst and the author of this website? Well, you have come to the right place! Currently, I am living with my husband and three kids in the Fort Wayne, IN area serving as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst for Hopebridge Pediatric Specialists.
This is a great organization that truly focuses on helping children! We offer ABA therapy, occupational therapy, speech and physical therapy services. Be sure to check us out!
I graduated with a Masters degree in Applied Behavior Analysis focusing on Professional Psychology and Organizational Behavior Management from Western Michigan University. Later I went on to receive my limited license to practice psychology in Michigan and obtained board certification as a behavior analyst.
I have over 18 years of experience working with children. I have also worked at three different childcare settings, as a nanny, and in classrooms for children with developmental disabilities.
My graduate coursework incorporated the study of self-management behaviors including not smoking, exercising, and eating habits. My behavioral coursework also involved working with children and adults with developmental disabilities, mental illness and emotional impairments.
Although I do share the last name of the famous psychologist and author of Verbal Behavior B.F. Skinner, I am currently not aware of any known relation at this point.
After graduation I began working at a developmental center as a Behavior Analyst managing a caseload of adults with developmental disabilities and severe behavioral challenges. From there I spent time in Michigan as a Behavioral Consultant with DOGstar Productions focusing on dog behavior training, while also consulting with families of children and adults with behavioral challenges.
Then I moved to southern Indiana working as a Behavioral Consultant for children and adults with developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, and/or severe behavioral disorders/mental illness. Now, I work primarily with children again supervising ABA therapy programs.
I love what I do and the people I work with, and I am so excited to help even more people through this website! Don't forget to 'like' us on Facebook!