Dr. Vincent J. Carbone is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral with over 35 years of experience designing learning environments for persons with autism and development disabilities. He received his graduate training in applied behavior analysis (ABA) at Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa. He has served as an adjunct faculty member at Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) and Penn State University. He is visiting professor in the Behavioral Education doctoral program at Simmons College in Boston, MA. His teaching responsibilities include courses in Applied Behavior Analysis and Verbal Behavior. His behavior analytic research has been published in several peer-reviewed journals including The Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities and others. Dr. Carbone currently serves on the editorial review board of several peer reviewed behavior analytic journals including Behavior Analysis in Practice. He is a frequent invited speaker at professional workshops and conferences. He has provided the preparatory training to hundreds of persons seeking board certification as a behavior analyst (BCBA) in several states and overseas. He is the developer and presenter of a series of workshops on teaching verbal behavior to children with autism based upon B.F. Skinner’s analysis of verbal behavior.
Kristin is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who began working children with autism in in-home and school-based programs using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis in 2004 after receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Allegheny College (Meadville, PA). She was introduced to programming that incorporated B. F. Skinner's analysis of verbal behavior in 2005. In 2007, she received her Master of Education degree in Special Education from Penn State (State College, PA). Kristin is also a certified special education teacher in the state of Pennsylvania and completed her student teaching requirements in an autistic support classroom for students in grades K - 2. Kristin came to the Carbone Clinic in 2007, where she began working directly with learners as an Instructor. In 2008 she was promoted to Supervisor of Education and Therapy and in 2009 she assumed the position of the Assistant Director. Kristin's other duties at the clinic have included working as a consultant at a parent workshop, working as a team supervisor at the Summer Institute, traveling to Germany to conduct OutReach services, giving presentations, and participating in and helping to oversee research projects.
Supervisor of Education and Therapy
Kaitlin graduated from Rollins College in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, with honors, and a minor in Australian Studies. She has been working with children with autism since 2003 in classrooms and after-school recreational programs. Kaitlin began her career in applied behavior analysis in 2008, providing in-home ABA services to families in the Orlando area where she interned and was employed by a behavioral health services provider. Kaitlin was introduced to Skinner’s analysis of verbal behavior through her study of behavior analysis as a part of her senior honors thesis research project, which she presented in May, 2009 at the Association for Behavior Analysis International 35th Annual Convention. Kaitlin completed the coursework necessary to sit for the national board certification exam through Florida Institute of Technology and earned her Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst certification in September 2011. Kaitlin began at the clinic in July 2009 where she worked directly with learners as an instructor. In 2011 she was promoted to lead instructor and in 2012 she was promoted to her current position of Supervisor of Education and Therapy.
Christy is a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst who earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in Psychology from Saint Xavier University, Il., in 2004. She began working with children with autism in home-based programs using the principles of applied behavior analysis in 2000 and was introduced to programming that incorporated B. F. Skinner’s analysis of verbal behavior in 2004. Christy moved from Chicago to work at the Carbone Clinic and has been with the clinic since 2007. Her experiences at the clinic have included providing 1:1 instruction, assisting Dr. Carbone at workshops, training participants at the Summer Institute, a Program Coordinator, and a Lead Instructor.
Sarah Giordano graduated from Mount Saint Mary College in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences and certification for Childhood Education and Students with Disabilities. In 2007 she was an inclusion specialist for middle school students. Sarah graduated from Marist College in 2009 with a Master of Arts in Educational Psychology and extended certification for Secondary Education and Students with Disabilities. Sarah began her career in applied behavior analysis in 2008 by working as a teacher at a private, ABA-based school in New York City. She has also worked in home programs that used the principles of behavior to teach parents how to manage their children's inappropriate behaviors. Sarah is currently completing the coursework necessary to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
Stacey graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a Masters in Special Education for Severe and Profound Disabilities, and a graduate certificate in Autism. She has been working with kids and adolescents with disabilities since 2008 in the classroom and providing in-home ABA services. Stacey is also a certified special education teacher in the state of Maryland and completed her student teaching requirements in a nonpublic school for students 16-21. She is currently working towards becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
Christina graduated from SUNY Cortland with a Masters in Childhood Education in December 2008, and received her Children with Disabilities certification from SUNY New Paltz in December 2010. She is a certified childhood education and special education teacher in the state of New York. She has been working with children with disabilities since 2009 in the classroom and during summer programs. Christina is currently completing the coursework necessary to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
Jaimie graduated from Sacred Heart University with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology in 2009. In 2010 Jaimie earned a Masters of Arts in teaching at Sacred Heart University and became certified to teach elementary education in Connecticut. She has been working with children with autism and other related disabilities since the summer of 2005 in a variety of classroom settings. In 2011, Jaimie was introduced to the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA) while working for a private company that provides ABA services for children with autism in public schools and homes throughout Connecticut. Jaimie has completed the coursework necessary to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and is currently accumulating supervision hours.
Emily Kerwin, Ph.D., BCBA, OutReach and Consultation
Emily has been with the Carbone Clinic since its opening in 2003. She began at the Carbone Clinic as an instructor working directly with learners with autism and related disabilities. In September 2004 she was promoted to Lead Instructor and in September 2005 began working as an OutReach Consultant. Her time at the clinic has also included involvement with a number of research projects, three of which have recently been accepted for publication in peer reviewed journals. Emily began her career in behavior analysis working in home programs which utilized B.F. Skinners analysis of verbal behavior. Emily earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Union College in Schenectady, NY and a Doctorate in Applied Behavior Analysis from Simmons College in Boston, MA. She is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
Carole is an OutReach Consultant at the Carbone Clinic. She has been with the clinic since 2001 and her work has involved providing consultation, OutReach services to home and school programs in the UK, and she has assisted Dr. Carbone in training and workshops. Carole graduated from Cardiff University with a Bachelor’s degree in music in 1989 and a post graduate certificate in education in 1990. She began teaching 3- 7 year old children in the UK in 1990 and during this time completed a diploma in special needs. Carole returned to university in 1993 and earned a Masters in Educational Psychology in 1994 from Manchester University and a Masters in Child Psychology in 1995 from Nottingham University. Carole began practicing as an educational psychologist in 1995 and worked in this role for 6 years. It was towards the end of this time that Carole began her career in behavior analysis providing instruction and supervision to home programs which utilized B.F. Skinners analysis of verbal behavior. Carole became a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst in 2002.
Ms. McCarthy has been with the Carbone Clinic since its opening in 2003. She began at the Carbone Clinic as Lead Instructor working directly with learners with autism and related disabilities. Since that time, she has been promoted to Supervisor of Education and Therapy and most recently, Outreach Consultant. Prior to working at the Carbone Clinic, Ms. McCarthy was employed in Brick Township, NJ as a regular education teacher in an inclusion setting. Following her time as a regular education teacher, Ms. McCarthy transitioned into a special education setting. During this time, consultation was provided to her classroom by Dr. Carbone and associates. Through this on-going consultation, Ms. McCarthy became skilled in the application of behavior principles, in particular, Skinner’s Analysis of Verbal Behavior. Ms. McCarthy earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary and Special Education from LaSalle University in Philadelphia, PA. She is a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst and has received her master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Caldwell College in Caldwell, New Jersey.
Maggie has been an employee of the Carbone Clinic since 2004. Her experience at the clinic has included working in a variety of areas including assisting Dr. Carbone in workshops, providing 1:1 instruction, Lead Instructor, and currently provides consultation services at the clinic as well as outreach services in home and school programs. Maggie graduated from the University of Maryland - College Park with a Bachelor of Arts from the college of Behavioral and Social Sciences. Her career in behavior analysis began in home programs which incorporated the use of B.F. Skinner’s analysis of verbal behavior prior to her employment at the clinic. She became a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst in 2005. She is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Special Education at Hunter College in New York.
Marietta N. Janecky has been with the clinic since 2004. She began as an Instructor working directly with children with autism and other developmental disabilities and was promoted to Lead Instructor in 2005. Since 2007, she has worked as an OutReach consultant. She has provided OutReach consultation services in school and home programs throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Bermuda, and the Bahamas. She has experience in a variety of areas including one-to-one instruction, assisting Dr. Carbone in workshops, classroom consultation, home program consultation, teacher and parent training, presenting workshops, research, and staff training. She began her work in the field of applied behavior analysis in home programs and center-based programs that utilized B.F. Skinner’s analysis of verbal behavior in her home-state of Minnesota. Marietta graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Child Psychology and Communication Studies from the University of Minnesota in 2004 and a Master of Education degree in Special Education from the University of Minnesota in 2011. Marietta became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2012.
Laura completed her Masters program with a degree in Special Education in December 2011 from the University of Michigan-Dearborn. She began working in the field of applied behavior analysis in home programs in 2001 and started working at the Carbone Clinic in 2005. She currently works as an Outreach consultant in school programs. Laura became a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst in 2006 and is pursuing BCBA certification.
Leanne Reid has been an employee of the Carbone Clinic since 2008. She began as an Instructor providing 1:1 instruction and in 2009 she was promoted to Lead Instructor. In 2011, Leanne was promoted to an Outreach Consultant and she currently provides outreach services in home and school programs. Leanne began her career in applied behaviour analysis in 2005 working in home programs in Ontario, Canada. In 2006, Leanne was introduced to B.F. Skinner's analysis of verbal behavior working in home-based and centre-based programs in Bermuda. Leanne graduated from Brock University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Child and Youth Studies and Psychology. She became a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst in 2011. Leanne is currently pursuing her Master of Arts in Counseling and Advanced Applied Behaviour Analysis, which will provide her with the coursework necessary to become a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst.