Saturday, October 25, 2014

Tiffany Mandelbaum, Education Specialist, MA, BCBA

Tiffany is the Clinical Coordinator of Passport to Adaptive Living. She has over 13 years of experience supporting individuals with disabilities in multiple settings using behavior analytic techniques.  During her 6 years as a classroom teacher in Los Angeles Unified School District and Ventura Unified School District, she focused her efforts on including students with disabilities into classrooms with their typically developing peers by adapting and modifying the curriculum and environment. With the eyes of a Behavior Analyst, Tiffany continues to develop programs and services that promote inclusive home and community environments for  individuals with disabilities. Tiffany has a BA in Child Development, MA in Special Education with an emphasis in Moderate to Severe Disabilities, Teaching Credential Special Education with an emphasis in Moderate to Severe Disabilities and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst . All of her schooling was completed at California State University Northridge. She has served as a board member of the Autism Society of Ventura County since January 2009.


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Jorge Castillo, MS, BCBA Intern

Jorge Castillo has a Master’s degree in Educational Counseling, and has completed his course work to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.  He has extensive experience working with various methodologies of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), including Incidental teachings, Discrete Trial Training, Verbal Behavior and Pivotal Response Training.

Throughout his career, Jorge has supported children with autism and other developmental disorders, in various settings.  He has provided school consultation, parent education, and direct services, throughout the community.  He is fluent in Spanish and has a great passion for working with the Spanish speaking population.   Jorge is enthusiastic about serving his community and providing individuals and families with the supportive services that they need.

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Sheri Kessel, MA, BCBA

Sheri is a Clinical Program coordinator at Passport to Adaptive Living.  She has been working with children for over 30 years as a Parent, Early Childhood Educator, Behavior Therapist and most currently a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.  As a parent of a child with Learning disabilities Sheri understands the challenges facing parents when trying to assure their child will achieve their maximum potential.  Sheri always looks for the positive in all children, encouraging parents to nurture their child’s strength while providing the support needed to work through their challenges.  Sheri has a BA in Child and Adolescent Development from California State University Northridge, and a MA in Teaching with a specialization in Behavior Analysis from National University.

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Jeanelle Jay Young, BCBA, Credentialed Teacher

Jeanelle is a Clinical Program Coordinator at Passport to Adaptive Living.  Jeanelle has a BA in Child Development with an emphasis on school age children from San Francisco State University, a Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential from California State University Northridge and is currently in her Masters program at National University.  Jeanelle is also a BCBA intern.  Jeanelle has 5 years of experience with working with individuals with autism and other disabilities.

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Amy Skeath, MA

Amy is an assessment Coordinator at Passport to Adaptive Living.  Amy has a BA in sociology from California Lutheran University, a MA in Sociology with an emphasis on Globalization from Manchester Metropolitan University, and  she has also completed the course work for her BCBA.   Amy has 4 years of experience with working with individuals with autism and other disabilities.  When Amy was first introduced to ABA she was given extensive training in Verbal behavior including Incidental teachings, Discrete Trial Training, and Natural environment training.