Our Administrative Team
Armando is a recipient of DACA born in Mexico City, Mexico. He has been working in mental health for about 10 years. He has experience in residential treatment, rehabilitation, and wilderness therapy. Outside of working as the Operations Assistant at ABA, he is also a professional actor. Frequently seen performing at Hale Centre Theatre, West Valley Arts, The Ruth, as well as Pioneer Theatre and Tuacahn.
Director of Revenue Cycle Management
Tara Wackerly is our billing manager. She handles all new client intakes, authorization, insurance benefits and billing. Tara has been in the ABA field since 2014 and loves helping clients get the services they are looking for. When she is not working she is traveling the united states with her family in their RV
Director of Operations
Benjamin brings with him over a decade of operational and recruiting leadership and has been in the ABA field since 2018. Benjamin is passionate about people and dedicated to growing their careers to provide the best possible team to our patients and their families. Some of Benjamin’s favorite pastimes are gardening, home improvement, traveling, & enjoying the outdoors.
Coralee is the billing assistant. She has worked in accounting and administration roles for 7 years. She traveled in a self-converted campervan for 2 years with her fiance and her cat. She enjoys the outdoors, hiking, and traveling. Coralee is always trying to learn new things and improve professionally and personally. She loves numbers and solving problems, and always does her best to help those around her.
Frequently Ask Questions
What is ABA therapy?
Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is the science in which the principles of behavior are applied systematically to improve socially significant behavior and experimentation is used to identify the variables responsible for behavior change” (Cooper, Heron, & Heward, 2007). In simpler terms, ABA is the science of altering the environment and applying strategies to reduce challenging behaviors while increasing adaptive behaviors. We believe that each individual should be part of the planning process for their engagement in ABA therapy. ABA therapy targets social skills (in a neurodiversity affirming way), communication, daily living skills and more by applying evidence-based methods to improve a child’s ability to interact with their natural environment. We focus on the use of intrinsic motivation to work with the child while promoting a safe and controlled environment, giving them the best chance at success. Our approach is completely individualized for each child. We seek to understand the function (or the reason) behind each behavior with the knowledge that behavior is communication. We attempt to listen to this communication by implementing evidence-based interventions while keeping a neurodiversity-affirming approach in mind each step of the way.
What does the current wait list look like?
The waiting list for Advanced Behavior Analysis changes frequently depending on staff availability. To get our most current availability and wait list information, please email our billing manager at Tara@Advancedbehavioranalysis.com.
How does scheduling work?
What is the process for getting started with ABA therapy?
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