Every month CLiK will feature a Positive Behavior Support Specialist (or two!) to highlight and tell us a bit more about themselves, their specialities, what they enjoy about Positive Behavior Support Services, and more.
This month we will be featuring Positive Behavior Support Specialists Dr. Carrie Pritchard, BCBA & Tom Rockrohr, M.Ed, BCBA.
Dr. Carrie Pritchard, BCBA received her doctoral degree in 2005 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Educational Psychology where she specialized in child adolescent development and math education. She completed her Behavioral Intervention in Autism graduate certificate from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell in 2013 and was certified as a BCBA in 2014.
Carrie specializes in developing supports for individuals with developmental disabilities from the early-elementary years through adulthood. She has expertise in IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) & NCLB (No Child Left Behind) legislation. As such, she enjoys assisting with school-home collaboration and IEP (Individualized Education Plan) development.
Carrie’s post-graduate training includes SCERTS (Social Communication/Emotional Regulation/Transactional Support), VB-MAPP (Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program), and Houlton Institute’s transition planning courses.
She joined the CLiK family in 2012 as a Positive Behavior Support Specialist because she sought a locally-owned agency that put the Participant’s needs first and invested in the community.
Carrie looks forward to replacing coursework with horseback riding, focusing on a healthy lifestyle, training her greyhounds, and volunteering for area animal welfare groups. She also envisions travel in the near future.
To contact Positive Behavior Support Specialist Dr. Carrie Pritchard, please call our office at (270)843-5300.
Tom Rockrohr, M.Ed, BCBA shares his story:
” I started this particular journey with a phone call to a college roommate whom I had not spoken to in forty years. He prodded me to do something other than ‘just be retired’.
Weighing my options, I decided to enter the field of services to those with autism. I started with an entry level position as what is known in Kentucky, a CLS. After becoming employed by the Barber National Institute, I learned of a national certification in Applied Behavior Analysis and decided to pursue that goal.
I earned an M.Ed. in Educational Psychology at Edinboro University in Edinboro, Pennsylvania. My post-graduate work was taken at University of Massachusetts at Lowell online. I successfully passed the certifying exam in February of 2014.
I prefer working with non-verbal young children with autism because I have a grandson with autism who was completely non-verbal and was taught everything he learned as a child enrolled in a verbal behavior Early Intensive Behavior Intervention Program provided by the Barber National Institute.”
To contact Positive Behavior Support Specialist Tom Rockrohr, please call our office at (270)843-5300.