Susan moved to Adelaide from New Zealand in 2011 with her husband. She has been working in the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) for over 15 years. She has worked around the world helping children with Autism Spectrum Disorder reach their potential through the most effective evidence-based interventions available. Susan is the Director of Beanstalk Child Psychology and is also a guest lecturer within the University of Adelaide’s Learning and Behaviour course. Susan is a Registered Psychologist and South Australia’s first Board Certified Behaviour Analyst.
Susan is passionate about providing the highest standard of therapy possible to her clients and was delighted to receive an award of excellence this year. She is pleased to be the first provider in South Australia to offer the Registered Behaviour Technician (RBT) credential to students wishing to pursue a career in behaviour analysis.
Felicia moved to Adelaide from Boston Massachusetts in 2016 to join the Beanstalk team. Felicia has been in the field of applied behaviour analysis since 2009. She received training through the New England Center for Children and the Carbone Clinic. Felicia completed her Msc in Occupational Therapy from Queen Margaret University and completed her BCBA coursework through Clemson University. Felicia’s passion is utilizing verbal behaviour to increase functional language and skills across age groups.
Kayleigh Smith joined the Beanstalk team in 2014. She studied at Flinders University where she earned a Bachelors of Psychological Science, then specialised in behaviour analysis at Florida Institute of Technology. There she studied towards her BCaBA qualification. Kayleigh has 5 years’ experience working within the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis with a primary focus in Early Intervention. Kayleigh enjoys working within a team and with families to work toward changes that are significant in a child’s life, such as self-help skills and social skills. She is passionate about programming and teaching in a way to increase independence in all skills and particularly using a Verbal Behaviour approach to increase independent communication for individuals.
Koomal joined the Beanstalk family in 2015. She has 4.5 years’ experience working within the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis. She studied Psychology at Flinders University, then furthered her study in behaviour analysis at Florida Institute of Technology towards her BCaBA. She is currently a Registered Behaviour Technician approved by the Behaviour Analyst Certification Board. Koomal is passionate about giving her best to make a positive difference in the lives of children that she works with. Her favourite part of her job is being able to not only work with children but also guiding families and educators to create a better future for the children.
Michelle moved to Adelaide from Las Vegas, Nevada in 2016 to join the Beanstalk team. Michelle has 7 years’ experience focused on early intensive behavioural intervention. She has worked under Elissa Mandel, (SLP) in the USA where she gained extensive speech and language experience. She has a Bachelor degree in Elementary Education and a Masters in Special Education from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. She received her Graduate Certificate in ABA from Pennsylvania State University. Michelle’s passion is using verbal behaviour to increase functional language with young children.
Danielle DeLaire joined the Beanstalk team from St. Petersburg, Florida in 2017 as South Australia’s second Board Certified Behaviour Analyst. She has 5 years’ experience early intensive behavioural intervention using the principles of applied behaviour analysis. Danielle has a Bachelor degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of South Florida and took classes through Florida Institute of Technology to obtain her Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst certification. Her passion is to use the principles of behaviour analysis to teach children the skills necessary to communicate their wants and needs and improve their self-help and social skills.
Hannah moved to Adelaide from the UK in September 2017. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University West of England in the UK. She completed her Postgraduate diploma in Positive approaches to challenging behaviour in 2010 at Cardiff University.
Hannah became a Board Certified Assistant Behaviour Analyst (BCABA) in 2014 and currently has over 11 years’ experience working within the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis. Hannah has worked with children of all ages, as well as some adults and is passionate about making a difference using the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis and verbal behaviour. Her work includes designing behaviour intervention plans and conducting relevant assessments to design and implement individualised programmes that are tailored to each individual to ensure the best outcome.