Kelly Bivens, M.Ed.
Kelly Bivens, M.Ed. is a special education teacher and Board Certified Behavior Analyst with over 15 years experience.
University of Houston – Masters, Education Psychology – 2000-2004
University of North Texas – Behavior Analyst Certification – 2000-2002
University of Texas at Austin – Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Minor in Sociology
ABA Professional Services, LLC, Richmond, Texas, Partnership Consultation Program, 6/10-Present
A consulting service established as a resource to provide individualized, high quality, expert services in applied behavior analysis (ABA). Developing and implementing individualized behavior change plans to assist families, schools, and agencies. Individual treatment, systems analysis, and staff training. Working with all populations and ages in the natural environment.
Texana Behavior Treatment and Training Center, Day Treatment Manager, ABA Day Treatment Program, Rosenberg, TX, 7/2010-1/2011
Managed the daily operations of an intensive ABA Day Treatment Program of nearly 40 clients ranging in age from 3-21. Individualized Applied Behavior Analysis services are provided in a 1:1 ratio 32 hours a week. Supervised 2 BCBAs and a BCaBA candidate, plus nearly 30 direct contact staff with high school through graduate level training. Provided supervision for BCBA candidates and monitored and evaluated client progress.
Texana Behavior Treatment and Training Center, Lead Clinical Director, ABA Day Treatment Program, Rosenberg, TX, 4/2008-7/2010
Lead a team of 4 Behavior Analyst with the expansion of the Day Treatment program and carried a caseload of 10-14 clients with an autism diagnosis ages 3-9. Duties of the caseload included behavioral assessment, behavior reduction intervention, various skills acquisition programs, development of programs to address increasing food selectivity, pill swallowing, wearing glasses, or any other needed program per individual, supervising a team of 8-10 direct care staff, supervising the duties of the BCaBA, organizing classroom based activities to achieve a classroom simulation that served students across caseloads, and data analysis of the current programs in place. Leadership duties including organizing and running clinical review meetings, staff wide trainings and general information meetings, as well as setting up processes to be carried through center wide to ensure efficiency of group programs as well as parent communication.
Texana Behavior Treatment and Training Center, Behavior Analyst, ABA Day Treatment Program, Rosenberg, TX, 6/2004-4/2008
Assessment and development of programs for clients ages 2-19 to aid in behavior reduction and skills acquisition in an intensive 1:1 applied behavior analysis day treatment program that served children with developmental disabilities. Duties included program development, direct care staff supervision and training, monitoring and progression of client programs, and parent training on site and in the homes or community. Collaboration with related professionals occurred on an individual basis when applicable.
Caseload number increased within this time frame from 4-24 clients, thus creating the need for expansion of the program.
Panda Path Early Learning Center, Spring Branch ISD, Teacher, Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities, Houston, TX, 8/2003-5/2004
Certified special education classroom teacher for young children with developmental disabilities. Duties included supervision of 1-2 paraprofessionals and implementing IEP and individualized behavior plans, plus create opportunities for inclusion for the students served.
The Bendwood School, Spring Branch ISD, Teacher, Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities, Houston, TX, 1/2002-5/2003
Certified special education classroom teacher for young children with developmental disabilities. Duties included the supervision of one paraprofessional and the implementation of IEPs and individualized behavior plans in a self contained setting.
Applied Behavior Analysis Therapist, Private, Therapist for Children with Autism, Houston, TX, 3/1999-12/2003
Lead and worked with home program teams to teach children with autism using principles of Applied Behavior Analysis under the direction of various consultants. Programs implemented were for children ranging from 2-12 and focused on various skill acquisition programs as well as behavior reduction programs to be carried out in the home and community settings.
Outley Elementary School, Alief ISD, Paraprofessional for Autism Unit, Houston, TX, 8/1998-7/1999
Applied recommended behavior modification programs in an academic setting to aid in teaching skills to children with autism.
Board Certified Behavior Analyst Certificate # 1-05-2141
Practical Applications of ABA, 2010
123′s of ABA: ABA in Public Schools, 2010
Teaching Language: ARC, Katy Family to Family, 2009
ABC’s of ABA, 2009
Building Successful School Transitions, 2008
Autism SIG Presentation: ABA: It’s Just Good Teaching, 2002
CONFERENCES, ACTIVITIES, AND HONORS:
Member of Lone Star Association for Behavior Analysis, 2010
Member of Texas Association for Behavior Analysis, 2001-Present
Advanced Verbal Behavior Concepts Workshop by Dr. Mark Sundberg, 2004
Ray of Light Award sponsored by SBISD Special Education Parent Action Committee, 2003
Functional Analysis of Severe Problem Behavior by Brian Iwata, Austin, TX, 2003
Mentorship with Christie Enzinna, M.A, BCBA for Behavior Analyst certification, 2002-2004
International Association of Behavior Analysis Conference (with membership), 2001- Present
Texas Association of Behavior Analysis Conference (with membership), 2001-Present
Advanced/Consultant Workshop “Guiding the Development and Implementation of an Intensive Behavioral Program for Teaching Language and Basic Learner Skills” by Dr. Vincent Carbone, 2000
Introductory Workshop “Teaching Language to Children with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities” by Dr. Vincent Carbone and Dr. Patrick McGreevy, 1999
Member of Texas Autism Special Interest Group, 2002-Present