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ABA & Managing Challenging Behavior by Brittany Garza, M.Ed., RBT Marissa Weiler, M.S., RBT

ABA & Managing Challenging Behavior:

ABA therapy is the science of understanding behavior and has been around for a long time and is used with people of all ages in a variety of settings (schools, special education, animal training, etc.) As ABA therapists we analyze behavior and identify how to increase and teach skills we want to see and decrease any challenging behavior and replace it with more functional and appropriate behavior.
We help children learn skills in a variety of areas, using a variety of teaching strategies including, reinforcement, breaking skills down, and repeated practice.

Join us as we discuss ABA therapy and how to prevent and manage challenging behavior.  Brittany is willing to answer your questions during one of our focus support groups in the future. We will announce the date via social media and through an email. Stay tuned.

About Brittany Garza, M.Ed. RBT

Brittany Garza is a Registered Behavior Technician with 5 years experience as a behavior therapist and 11 total years working with children and adults with developmental disabilities. Brittany currently provides services at Spark Learning with children ages 5-7. Brittany earned her Masters degree at Arizona State University in 2014, though she will always be a wildcat as she earned her BFA in dance from University of Arizona in 2011. Being creative and playing with her clients is one of her favorite parts of each day. Brittany resides in Austin, TX with her husband, Aidan, and 3 little boys. Brittany is happy to spend time sharing how Behavior Analysis can positively impact everyone throughout their lives.


Marissa Weiler, M.S., RBT

Marissa Weiler is a Registered Behavior Technician with 4 years working as a behavioral therapist, to those in the age range of 2-22 years old with developmental disabilities. Marissa received her M.S. degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from National University (San Diego, CA), and her B.A. degree in Public Relations from Carthage College (Kenosha, WI), where she ran on the women’s track and field team. Marissa’s prior experience working with the Special Olympics in Chicago developed her passion for working with those with disabilities. When she isn’t spreading awareness of the benefits of Applied Behavior Analysis, Marissa continues to run in 5K and half-marathon races. In addition to providing ABA therapy at Spark Learning in Austin, Marissa continues to volunteer with organizations such as the Special Olympics, and the Autism Society.



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