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Tamara S. Kasper, MS, CCC-SLP, BCBA

Tamara S. Kasper

Name: Tamara S. Kasper
Role / Credential: MS, CCC-SLP, BCBA
Special Learning’s Designation: Panelist ASHA and BACB Ethics for Collaboration and Tele-Health
Company Name: The Center for Autism Treatment
Company URL: www.centerautismtreatment.org
Ability to Contribute: Tamara Kasper, MS, CCC-SLP, BCBA has practiced for nearly 30 years, specializing in treatment of children with autism. She has devoted her career to identifying and developing effective treatments to promote functional communication and social interaction.

Nicole Postma, MS, BCBA

Nicole Postma

Name: Nicole Postma
Role / Credential: MS, BCBA
Special Learning’s Designation: Panelist for Ethics Code in Action: Ethics of Medicaid Fraud
Company Name: Florida Institute of Technology
Company URL: www.fit.edu
Ability to Contribute: During a career that spans nearly 10 years Nicki has worked in diverse settings that includes clinic, school, outpatient and foster care.

Ronit Molko, PhD, BCBA-D

Ronit Molko
Name: Ronit Molko
Role / Credential: PhD, BCBA-D
Special Learning’s Designation: Panelist for Ethics Code in Action: Ethics of Medicaid Fraud
Company Name: Empowering Synergy
Company URL:  ronitmolko.com
Ability to Contribute: Dr. Ronit Molko is the founder and principal of Empowering Synergy. Recognized as a thought leader and subject matter expert.

Jon S. Bailey, PhD, BCBA-D

Jon S. Bailey

Name: Jon S. Bailey
Role / Credential: PhD, BCBA-D
Special Learning’s Designation:  World’s Foremost Expert on Ethics in the field of Behavior Analysis
Company Name: Florida Association for Behavior Analysis
Company URL:  www.fabaworld.org
Ability to Contribute: Dr. Bailey is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. He is Secretary/Treasurer and Media Coordinator of the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis, which he founded in 1980.

Michele Silcox, CEO & Owner of ABA Billing

Michele Silcox

Name: Michele Silcox
Role / Credential: CEO & Owner of ABA Billing
Special Learning’s Designation: Panelist for Ethics Code in Action: Ethics of Medicaid Fraud
Company Name: ABA Billing
Company URL: www.ababilling.net
Ability to Contribute: Michele Silcox, with her 25 year career in Accounting, quickly learned that the basic principles of Accounting apply across all industries.

Jodi Bouer, Lawyer

Jodi Bouer
Name: Jodi Bouer
Role / Credential: Lawyer
Special Learning’s Designation: Panelist for Ethics Code in Action: Ethics of Medicaid Fraud
Company Name: Bouer Law, LLC
Company URL: www.bouerlaw.com
Ability to Contribute: Ms. Bouer worked as an insurance coverage litigator for the top NJ law firms and insurers, including CNA, the Home Insurance Company, and Sills Cummis & Gross.

Jennifer Rumfola, MA, CCC/SLP, BCBA/LBA

Jennifer Rumfola

Name: Jennifer Rumfola
Role / Credential: MA, CCC/SLP, BCBA/LBA
Special Learning’s Designation: Panelist for Multidisciplinary Collaboration
Company Name: Daemen College
Company URL: www.daemen.edu
Ability to Contribute: Jennifer Rumfola is a dually credentialed professional, licensed and certified as a Speech Language Pathologist and Behavior Analyst (BCBA).

Manya Ralkowski, EdS, BCBA, LBA, IBA

Manya Ralkowski

Name: Manya Ralkowski
Role / Credential: EdS, BCBA, LBA, IBA
Special Learning’s Designation: Chief Clinical Officer
Company Name: Special Learning, Inc.
Company URL: www.special-learning.com
Ability to Contribute: Manya Ralkowski has been practicing in the field of applied behavior analysis for over 25 years.

Karin Torsiello, MS, BCBA

Karin Torsiello

Name: Karin Torsiello
Role / Credential: MS, BCBA
Special Learning’s Designation: Panelist for Ethics Code in Action: Ethics of Medicaid Fraud
Company Name: Behavior Basics, Incorporated
Company URL: www.behaviorbasicsinc.com
Ability to Contribute: Behavior Basics, Incorporated is a dynamic and diversified provider agency with foundations in applied behavior analysis and dedicated to providing high-quality services to children and families.

Monica D. Gilbert, Psychologist, PsyD, BCBA-D, LMHC, LP

Monica D. Gilbert
Name: Monica D. Gilbert
Role / Credential: Psychologist, PsyD, BCBA-D, LMHC, LP
Special Learning’s Designation: Subject Matter Expert for Motivational Interviewing Workshop
Company Name: Crystal Minds New Beginning
Company URL: crystalabatherapy.com
Ability to Contribute: Dr. Monica Gilbert is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), and the founder of Crystal Minds New Beginning.

Lyre Fribourg, Psychologist, PhD, BCBA-D

Lyre Fribourg
Name: Lyre Fribourg
Role / Credential: Psychologist, PhD, BCBA-D
Special Learning’s Designation: Panelist for Psychopharmacology
Company Name: University of California, Los Angeles
Company URL: www.uclahealth.org
Ability to Contribute: Dr. Lyre Fribourg is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She balances her work schedule between her private practice in Los Angeles, California, and a staff psychologist position at the University of California, Los Angeles in the Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics clinic.

Ronald T. Brown, PhD, ABPP

Dr. Ronald T. Brown

Name: Ronald T. Brown
Role / Credential: PhD, ABPP
Special Learning’s Designation: Noted Expert on the topic of ADHD
Company Name: University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
Company URL: www.unlv.edu
Ability to Contribute:  Dr. Brown serves as Dean, School of Allied Health Services for University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) leading three departments that educate nearly to 4,000 students annually through 10 degree-leading programs and 16 research and training labs.


Parent Waitlist Program


November 02, 2023 | 12pm-1pm PDT

Journey to Independence

Community-based program designed to support families on waitlist

Being an RBT for me was extremely fun because where were you going to find a place where you can be completely silly without having to worry what people thought about you? This was the only job that made me feel like I could make a dramatic difference while being myself.

I also liked to be surrounded by people that had the same goals of wanting to help kids and the teamwork made the job much easier and more enjoyable.

Change and progress was the ultimate goal for our kiddos. The early intervention program was seriously only a miracle because I saw changes in the kiddos that from day one, you wouldn’t even recognize who they were.

Changes from being able to utter 3-4 words where they can only make a syllable from when they started, the behavior decreases in which kiddo that used to engage in 30-40 0 self-harm to only half, learning how to wait during games, table work where they use to swipe and drop to the floor if they had to.

My favorite was when the parents would tell us what amazing progress they were making at home. I used to tear up and felt for these parents so much because it was already difficult for them and now, they can trust and rely on ABA and the therapists knowing their goal was ours.

By Emma Rogers, BA, RBT

Mother Child
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