When you choose an applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy provider for your child with autism, the staff matters. The registered behavior technicians (RBTs) and board certified behavior analysts (BCBAs) will spend hours with your child, carefully observing, designing a plan, and helping your kiddo learn and modify behaviors. Choosing an ABA therapy provider with great therapists is important.
At Innovative Behavior Options, we like to spotlight some our outstanding staff here on our blog to give you a chance to get to know the team. Today, we’d like to introduce you to Eric, a rockstar RBT who provides both in-home and center-based ABA therapy.
Atlanta Area Therapy Center and In-Home ABA Therapy Provider Staff Spotlight
Can you tell us a little about yourself?
Hello! My name is Eric and I’m a Registered Behavior Technician at Innovative Behavior Options in Roswell, GA. I’ve worked in ABA therapy and been with the company for just over a year now.
I have worked in the behavioral health field for 17 years. Prior to working as an RBT with IBO, I was a customer care manager for a behavioral health insurance company.
What is your role?
As a Registered Behavior Technician I get the honor of spending the most time with clients who are on the autism spectrum. As an RBT, the clients I work with can be any age, gender, or race, and it’s my job to be flexible in the approach to each session and client. A BCBA creates the programing with input from me as an RBT. I work to build a positive relationship with each client to ensure the programs have a productive outcome. I also work closely with the BCBA to share weekly reports and programming ideas or changes.
What does a typical day look like for you?
Right now, my schedule consists of two clients. For each, I provide ABA Therapy once a day, five days a week. In the morning, I provide in-home ABA therapy for one client, and in the afternoon I work out of our Roswell, GA ABA therapy center.
What interested you initially about this type of work?
I have always had a strong desire to lend myself to those who need it the most. After working in the behavioral field for years, I noticed the many avenues one could travel and still make a difference. I knew I possessed the patience, passion and flexibility to flourish in the ABA atmosphere. The opportunity to help build our next generation is a gift in itself and what drove me to look into this line of work.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
When I get to witness the progress made after in-depth treatments; nothing like it!
What is the best part of your week?
Mondays! On Mondays I get weekend reports from parents or the client. What transpired during their weekend gives me a perspective on whether the ABA team is on the right track, or if we may need to adjust some parts of the client’s programming for better results.
What’s the most interesting thing you’ve learned recently?
Everything in moderation, including moderation.
What puts a smile on your face?
When I see a smile on my wife’s face. The morning air. The birds chirping. Life. Love. A sunrise. A sunset.
Eric’s passion for using ABA therapy to help children with autism and his years of experience in the behavior field are just two of the many qualities that make him such an asset to our team and clients. If you’re interested in learning more about ABA therapy or working with one of our outstanding ABA therapists, like Eric, check out our website or give us a call at 770-250-0093.