Jennifer Skadden, M.S., BCBA, Agency Affiliated Counselor
Ms. Skadden has been working in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis since 2003. As an undergraduate student studying Psychology at the University of Houston-Central she was accepted into an internship program at the Texas Young Autism Project (TYAP) working with Dr. Gerald Harris. While at TYAP she was responsible for providing direct services to children with autism ranging from 1-8 years old, training and supervising tutors and parents, as well as program development and data analysis. After three years at TYAP, Ms. Skadden chose to leave the organization in order to further her education.
In 2006 she began a Master’s program in Applied Behavior Analysis at the Florida Institute of Technology, located in Melbourne, Florida. While studying at Florida Tech she worked as a Behavior Analyst with Florida’s Department of Children and Family services program. She gained experience developing individual behavior plans for children and worked closely with the parents and families training them on how to appropriately and effectively implement behavior plans. She also provided workshops and classes specifically for parents, teaching them skills of proactive parenting, how to positively reinforce desired behaviors and strategies for dealing with undesired behavior. Ms. Skadden received her Master’s degree in 2008 and joined NBA in July of that same year.
In 2008 Ms. Skadden was a presenter at the 28th Annual Florida Association for Behavior Analysis conference discussing the use of behavioral skills training to teach children to find help when lost. In 2009 she was a presenter at the 35th Annual Association for Behavior Analysis International conference discussing the same topic and also presented a poster focusing on increasing safety skills in children with autism: A comparison of two intervention packages. Later that year Ms. Skadden’s study on using behavioral skills training and in situ training to teach children to solicit help when lost was published in Education and treatment of Children.
Ms. Skadden is a member of the Association for Behavior Analysis (ABA) and the Washington Association for Behavior Analysis (WABA). Ms. Skadden is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, an Agency Affiliated Counselor in Washington State, a certified Microsoft ABA provider, and an authorized ABA provider through TRICARE. and a Mental Health Professional under NBA’s DSHS licensure.