Brianna Pickel, BCBA, MEd, ABA

BCBA, Department Head


B.S. Child Life from Edgewood College
Certified Child Life Specialist
RBT- Registered Behavior Therapist
MEd Applied Behavior Analysis from Arizona State University
BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst)


DTT (discrete trial teaching)
Functional Communication
NET(Natural Environment Teaching)
Behavior Reduction
FBA (Functional Behavior Assessment)
BIP (Behavior Intervention Plan)
Where are you from?I am from a small town called Kieler, WI
What did you study?Applied Behavior Analysis
Name the moment that inspired you to take your career path.Working with children in the hospital setting. I had the opportunity to help a child with Autism through a procedure. That’s when I knew I wanted to work with kids on the spectrum.
What do you specialize in?Behavior Reduction and Functional Communication
Coffee or tea? Coffee ALL DAY
Favorite therapeutic swing?Spider Web Swing
What do you consider to be your greatest accomplishment? Becoming the head of my department
Books or movies?movies
Where would you go on your dream vacation? Too many to narrow it down to just one.
Favorite children’s book? Where the wild things are
What skill are you most proud of? Painting and Photography (just hobbies for fun)
Winter or summer? Summer