Delanie LOmbardo, B.A.
Delanie received a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Behavior Analysis from California State University, Sacramento. During her undergraduate studies, Delanie gained experience both in the classroom, as well as working directly with students in the field. She gained experience working one-to-one with individuals to teach new skills and behaviors. Delanie gained experience implementing discrete trial training (DTT), naturalistic teaching, and social skills training. To complement her professional experience, Delanie volunteered in a school setting to help support teachers and staff. She volunteered in an elementary and high school special education classroom. She helped to implement the positive intervention support plan and collect treatment integrity data. From this position, Delanie gained skills working with a multidisciplinary team of professionals.
Delanie is currently a second-year master’s student under the advisement of Dr. Jessica Frieder in the learning about behavior lab. During her graduate studies, she has been working as a classroom consultant within the Van Buren Intermediate School District. Some of her responsibilities include the implementation of behavior plans, conducting various assessments and being involved with classroom management strategies as well as staff training. Delanie is also involved with constructing and implementing DTT procedures. With this experience, Delanie has had the pleasure of training staff on the creation and dissemination of DTT. She has also assisted classrooms by creating graphs to display behavioral and academic data. Further, Delanie has had the opportunity to provide supervision for several undergraduate practicum students as they gain experience working in the schools.
Delanie’s current research interest include training teachers and staff on behavioral analytic procedures in the classroom. She is interested in using the science to effectively teach both children with and without disabilities to increase their academic performance. Delanie is interested in training teachers to identify the function of behavior because this will help aid in the effectiveness and efficiency of classroom instruction. Her career goals are to help individuals succeed in a classroom setting, and help students build a strong foundation of skills they will use for future success.
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LUKE LUBBERS, B.S.
Luke received his undergraduate education at Central Michigan University. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a minor in statistics. During his undergraduate career, Luke took several courses in behavior analysis. Luke also worked at the Central Autism Assessment and Treatment Center, gaining hands on experience practicing ABA in an early intervention setting. Luke spent 2 years at the center working as a clinician and then transitioned to a lead clinician role.
Luke is a first year master’s student in the Learning About Behavior (LAB) Lab. He is currently working as a behavior specialist on the Intensive Child and Youth team at Summit Pointe, serving children with severe problem behaviors. His responsibilities with this team include assessment and treatment of problem behaviors, data collection and analysis, staff training, coordinating with other providers, and monitoring behaviors across environments. Luke has also had the opportunity to assist several doctoral students in his lab on various research projects.
Luke’s current research interests include the use of video models as training tools for adolescents and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities, use of technology in different aspects of training and treatment, treatment of problem behaviors, communication and social skills training, and early intervention strategies in children diagnosed with ASD and other developmental disabilities.
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Taylor Mueller, B.S.
Taylor Mueller received a Bachelor of Science degree in Behavioral Sciences with a minor in General Business and Spanish from Western Michigan University. Taylor is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Behavior Analysis in the Interdisciplinary Preparation in Autism program under the advisement of Dr. Jessica Frieder in the Learning About Behavior (LAB) lab.
While completing her undergraduate studies, Taylor gained experience working with children with problem behaviors and developmental disabilities in the Van Buren Intermediate School District Practicum. She had the opportunity to work in general and special education classrooms with various age groups, helping to collect data and create and implement interventions.
As a first-year master’s student, Taylor is on the PROMOTES Employment Project team working as a job coach with young adults to help them transition into the workforce. Through her work at PROMOTES, she has been involved in onsite job coaching, discrimination training, creating and delivering Behavioral Skills Training for individual and group settings, and time management strategies. Taylor is also providing supervision for new job coaches.
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Ryan Glasgow, B.S.
Ryan is a first-year master’s student in the LAB lab. Ryan was introduced to behavior analysis while pursuing an undergraduate degree at WMU. While there, he gained some experience working in schools through a practicum with Dr. Jessica Frieder’s lab. Upon graduating from WMU with an undergraduate degree in 2017, Ryan took a position as a behavior technician for Braintrust Behavioral Health. He received additional hands-on experience with ABA and working with children which amplified Ryan’s desire to work in the field. This desire led Ryan to apply, and successfully secure a place in Dr. Frieder’s lab in WMU’s behavior analysis graduate program. Ryan is currently gaining experience and expertise with the goal to become a BCBA consultant for schools.
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Rachel Popp, B.S.
Rachel received the Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Behavior Analysis from Western Michigan University (WMU). Rachel is now a first year student in the Master of Arts in Behavior Analysis program at WMU as a member of the Extended University Program studying under the advisement of Dr. Jessica Frieder. During her undergraduate studies, Rachel gained a variety of applied experiences in both center-based and classroom settings. She began her first practicum experience at the Kalamazoo Autism Center (KAC) implementing Discrete Trial Training with children in the intensive early intervention clinic. Rachel expanded her fieldwork activities by joining the Van Buren Intermediate School District (VBISD) behavioral consultation team. During her time with the VBISD, she helped conduct functional behavior assessments and implemented behavior intervention plans to support students in an early childhood developmental delay preschool classroom. Rachel also assisted with the development of the PROMOTES Employment Project, a program for young adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities. For three years, Rachel has served as a job coach for PROMOTES by utilizing Behavioral Skills Training (BST) and delivering explicit instruction on employment-related skills for students in a community transition center. She also currently leads the PROMOTES job-related social skills group. Through collaborating with community partners, special education teachers, employers, and caregivers, Rachel has worked to support PROMOTES participants in gaining the necessary skills to obtain and maintain successful employment.
In addition to her fieldwork, Rachel has been an active volunteer for the Michigan Autism Conference (MAC), Student Autism Alliance of Michigan (SAAM), and other community service events.
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