Jacqueline M, MA, BCBA, LBA

Department Head of Behavior Therapy, Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Eyas Landing Employee Since 2022

Credentials and Certifications

  • CPR/First Aid Certified
  • Licensed Behavior Analyst (Texas)

My Story

I chose to pursue my Bachelors degree in Psychology because I grew up in a home with a grandparent who suffered from Schizophrenia. Because of her, I knew I wanted to work in mental health from a young age. After graduating, I began working at a residential facility for dually diagnosed children and adolescents in Lafayette, IN. It was in this placement I discovered my passion for working with those who have autism. As direct care staff, I felt there was more that could be done to help the children I worked with and this is how I found ABA. I then moved to Austin Texas where I began my graduate coursework and worked as an ABA therapist. I was fortunate to grow with a wonderful ABA Company in Austin and begin my BCBA career.

Education

Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and French,
Purdue University

Masters of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis,
Emphasis in Autism,
Ball State University

Clinical Expertise

  • Naturalistic/Child led instruction
  • Verbal behavior
  • Toilet Training

My Professional Goals

  1. Never ending clinical growth and evolving clinical practice based on most up-to-date research and understanding of client dignity.
  2. Improving and building upon effective supervision practices to ensure that my team feel valued and supported.

My Eyas Landing

Although I don’t have much experience with Eyas Landing yet, I’m eager to begin my experience with Eyas Landing as the Behavior Therapy Department Head.

My Advocacy

I have completed trainings and participated in fairs through the Neighborhood Parents Network (NPN). I have also completed trainings to local daycare and preschool providers providing education and guidance for identifying developmental red flags. Through these trainings, I’ve helped providers develop systems for compassionate communication with families as well as providing resources for next steps in each family’s developmental journey.

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Eyas Landing

Eyas Landing is a therapy clinic with a mission to provide evidence-based and family-centered therapy services for children, adolescents, and their families. The primary goal is to deliver relationship-based interventions within the most natural environments and to empower families to reach their full potential. To achieve this goal, our highly educated, compassionate staff dedicates time and expertise to create experiences that maximize therapeutic outcomes. The strength, determination, and perseverance of our clients are evident as they succeed in therapy, and ultimately in their daily lives.

Eyas Landing offers a wide range of comprehensive services including Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, ABA Therapy, Social Work, Family Therapy, and Neuropsych testing. Services are provided throughout the Chicagoland area via Telehealth, In-Home, and in our state of the art clinic.