After receiving an autism diagnosis, there are many different services available to serve the spectrum of needs that vary from person to person. One intervention offered at the Thompson Center is Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Over the next few weeks, we’ll introduce the Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) that make up our Applied Behavioral Intervention Services (ABIS) division. Read our latest spotlight to meet Rebecca Ebbers!
How long have you worked for the Thompson Center?
I have been working at the Thompson Center as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) for just a few months. I worked as a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) previously for two years.
What are your main job duties?
My main job duties include conducting functional behavior assessments and creating and implementing individualized programming for children across all of our ABA clinics.
Where are you from?
I grew up in Minnesota. I live in Columbia now!
What is your educational background?
I received my master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Mizzou.
Where did you work before you came to the Thompson Center?
Prior to this position I worked for another ABA organization in Columbia as a BCBA.
What is your favorite thing about working at the Thompson Center?
My favorite thing about working at the Thompson Center is working alongside my mentors from Graduate Training.
What do you wish more people knew about ABA?
I wish more people knew the wide applications of ABA principles. I use these principles as they relate to wellness, health, and teaching/training others!
What is the most valuable thing you’ve learned in your time working at the Thompson Center?
Working at the Thompson Center highlights the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration when working with children with autism.
When you’re not working, what do you enjoy doing?
When I’m not working, I enjoy reading, hiking with my dog, kayaking, or any outdoor activity!