Early Intervention Services, Advocacy and Continuing Education
Helping every child blossom.
Our goal is to provide the best quality therapy, assistance, and education to the children and colleagues whom we serve.
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Meet Our Staff
Erica Tober M.S., BCBA
Erica earned degrees in Elementary Education, Special Education, and Psychology at The College of St. Elizabeth. She received her masters in applied behavior analysis through St. Cloud State University and her BCBA in May of 2013. She has 16 years’ experience working with children with autism and speech delays. She was a supervisor at the Lovaas Institute, a teacher in the preschool at Alpine Learning Group, and a social skills group facilitator and case manager at Alpine Learning Group’s outreach department. During her time at Alpine she assisted in preliminary research on observational learning and conducted research and presented research on turn taking and pretend play. Her vision is to continue to remain a small practice to keep the quality high and to ensure the ability to personally know all the children who is under her care.
Rachel has been working for Erica Tober ABA Consulting since 2015. She has been in the field since 2009 with a brief break when she attended law school in Pennsylvania. Rachel is also a licensed attorney in the State of New Jersey. Rachel eagerly provides many administrative and legal responsibilities at Erica Tober ABA Consulting.
Anthony was born and raised in Monmouth County, New Jersey. He graduated from Seton Hall University with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Social and Behavioral Science before attending graduate school at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. There Anthony earned a Masters degree in Education with a focus in Special Education. In November of 2018, he received his BCBA certification. Over the last 6 years, Anthony has worked with a number of children between the ages of 2 - 16 who were diagnosed with developmental disabilities. He currently lives with his girlfriend and her 6 year old daughter and he is excited to be working with the families and Erica's team!
Jenn has been working for Erica Tober ABA Consulting since 2015. She earned degrees in Elementary Education, Special Education, and English Literature at The College of St. Elizabeth. Over the last 20 years, she has worked with hundreds of children as a camp counselor, after school care supervisor, and middle-grades public school teacher. Jenn truly enjoys working with Erica’s team to help each child succeed. Jennifer is a registered behavior technician.
Stephanie has been working as an ABA therapist for 3 years now and has been working with children with special needs for over 5 years. She has just received her BA in English at Felician University and is continuing her studies for her MA in Behavior and Autism Studies. Stephanie has been working with children for 12 years now and is a proud mother to a beautiful little girl. Stephanie is thrilled to be on Erica’s team.
Donna graduated from the College of Saint Elizabeth in 2016. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Psychology, with a concentration in Special Education. After graduating, Donna worked as a special education teacher where she helped young students develop the skills necessary for their transition into the next grade. After working in a school for three years, Donna now pursues home therapy and enjoys working with young children and their families. Donna is very happy to be on Erica’s team.
Rachel Dashiell is a new and proud member of Erica Tober ABA Consulting. Rachel works as a behavior technician and has been working with children for over five years. Rachel received her undergrad degree from Montclair State University in Family Science and Human Development with a minor in Psychology. She is currently pursuing her Masters Degree in Special Education from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. Besides having a thorough background in education, Rachel holds a genuine love and passion for working with kids of all ages!
Tina Peebles graduated in 2014 with her BA in Psychology from Framingham State University in Massachusetts. She began pursuing a career in psychological research and worked conducting behavioral research with preschool aged children that focused on Social-Emotional Learning curriculum. She also coordinated clinical research projects at Boston Medical Center for three years. She recently relocated to Morris County and was delighted to join Erica’s team and have the opportunity to combine her background in research with her passion for working with children. She plans to pursue a graduate degree that focuses on Early Intervention and ABA.
Radhika Ramaswamy is a Registered Behavior Technician and has been working as an ABA therapist for the past 15 years. During this time, she has worked with young children as well as teens and young adults on the autism spectrum.
Radhika has a Ph.D. In Molecular Biology. She changed careers to focus on children with developmental delays/autism after she gained valuable insight helping her own son who was diagnosed with autism over 20 years ago. Radhika is excited to have joined Erica’s team in early 2019.
Jewel Williams was born October 6, 1982 in Newark, New Jersey. The eldest of ten children, she graduated from Cheney University with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. After graduation, Jewel went on to work as a teacher's aide doing ABA in a school for children with autism. After working in a school for four years, Jewel venture off to work in homes. She has 14 years of ABA experience, working with children between the ages of 2-21 who were diagnosed with developmental disabilities. She also has valuable insight from helping her own two little cousins who were diagnosed with autism. She looks forward to working with the families and Erica's team.
Shirley was born and raised in Elizabeth, New Jersey. She graduated on August 2003 from Marywood University with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She is also a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2010. Over the last 16 years, Shirley has worked with many children as a General Education Teacher, a Speech/Language Therapist, a Parent Educator, and a Technical Assistant Specialist for Quality Improvement of Childcare centers. She is fluently bilingual in both Spanish and English languages. She is also a loving mother of two boys ages 4 and 6. Shirley is so excited to be part of Erica’s team as an ABA therapist and even more excited to work with the families.
Kelley holds a Master’s Degree in theatrical education from Drew University and has been teaching theatre in various school settings for 8 years. For three of those 8 years, Kelley worked as a teacher’s assistant at Sawtelle Learning Center Kearny Annex, an ABA-based school in Northern New Jersey. Kelley is beyond excited to be working with the families and to be on Erica’s team!
Lindsey is a current special education teacher, teaching students on the autism spectrum in elementary school. She received a bachelor's degree from St. John's University and later received a masters from St. Peter's University in special education with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis. Lindsey has worked with students from the ages of 18 months to 21 years old in various learning settings- early intervention centers, schools and homes for 5+ years. Lindsey loves what she does and loves that each child she works with teaches her something new.
Ty has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Political Science from the University of PIttsburgh. Prior to working in the special education field Ty worked in television as a producer and editor for over 20 years. For the past two years he has been working with children and young adults as a teacher's aide in ABA classrooms and as a behavior technician providing in home therapy. He draws his inspiration from watching the students he works with improve both academically and socially. Ty says patience, encouragement and a positive learning environment are fundamental to his teaching approach.
Kim is a BCBA with a Master of Arts from Columbia University, Teacher's College and a Master of Science from Northeastern University. Kim's focus is using applied behavior analysis, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Compassion-Focused Therapy to support anxiety related behaviors in children and adolescents. She also works with parents in creating positive parenting plans.
Sara Bartlett Athman, MS, BCBA, LBA, obtained her Masters of Science Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from St. Cloud State University in 2010. She became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2011. Over the past 10 years, Sara has provided behavior analytic services to over 200 individuals in schools, homes and autism clinics. Her primary focus is on reducing challenging behavior in children, teaching new appropriate behavior, training caregivers, and providing supervision for BCBA and BCaBA trainees and RBTs. Sara resides in northern Minnesota with her husband, two toddlers, two dogs and a cat.
Caitlin Cleary graduated from William Paterson University in 2016 earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Early Childhood Education, with an Elementary Education endorsement. After graduation, Caitlin began teaching Preschool. She has now been teaching Preschool for the past 4 years. Caitlin is now working on obtaining an accredited certificate and is also currently enrolled in the Master’s of Special Education program at WPU. Caitlin Has been a member of Erica Tober ABA Consulting since early 2020 and loves her line of work.
Melissa, M. Ed., BCBA graduated from Florida Institute of Technology with her certification in Applied Behavior Analysis in 2016. She earned her Master of Education degree from The American College of Education in 2017. Melissa has been a special education teacher working with early childhood and elementary students for the past eight years and has been a BCBA since 2019. She is so excited to be joining Erica’s team.
Comprehensive Applied Behavior Analysis Services Using Updated Methodologies
Applied Behavior Analysis is a constantly evolving science. Our agency aims to keep children happy and learning. We believe pairing to be the most important component of our services. All of our ABA services begin with an assessment and a child's course of programming is completely tailored to that child. We hope to create a safe environment for all our families and learners through a safe and caring approach to behavior. We hope to increase functional communication, decrease problem behavior and teach a variety of skills. Our agency is experienced in working with clients across the spectrum in order to help them grow and thrive.
We are pleased that through our friendly and loving atmosphere, we are able to create a welcoming environment encouraging our ABA therapists to return to us, whatever path they may choose. Our agency is now offering speech services to help children with speech/ language delays or those needing extra help with any other aspect of speech development.
ACT is an empirically based psychological intervention using acceptance and mindfulness strategies. We are pleased to be able to offer this service to higher functioning individuals or those without diagnosis needing some additional help dealing with their own emotions or other tough issues.
We offer a growing library of exciting continuing education opportunities. These education units are specifically tailored with today's behaviorist in mind and we are open to ongoing suggestions. CEUs are needed for you BCBA and also keep you current on the latest trends and developments in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis.
Practicum Placement and Supervision
We understand how difficult it is to get all of the necessary components in order when you are
working on becoming a BCBA. Train with our awesome staff and learn about how to ethically apply ABA to young clients. Our experienced BCBAs are an ongoing resource for the next wave of BCBAs. We can teach you a broad range of skills not just working with clients but in order to prepare you for the business of Applied Behavior Analysis.
We offer a free online presentation about autism, how to seek treatment, and ABA basics. This presentation is appropriate for parents who have concerns their child may be on the spectrum, parents whose children have been newly diagnosed, families who may have friends or family members recently diagnosed, or anyone who may be curious to learn. We are also available for a live presentation for staff development hours for daycares, preschools, or anyone else who works with young children or sees young children as patients. Please call or e mail for access to the presentation. After watching the presentation someone will be available to discuss any questions you may have over the phone.
School District Advocacy
We are experienced in helping find appropriate placement for children on the spectrum. With caring and knowledgeable staff, we help you navigate the beginnings of the IEP and placement process. Our staff have specific knowledge in the field of ABA as well as specific legal knowledge and could explore avenues other advocates could not.
Virtual Tutoring and Instruction
During this unprecedented time, we understand how difficult it is for your child to get the appropriate education they deserved. Our agency is fortunate enough to have experienced teachers on our staff, who can provide supplementary instruction for your virtual or partially virtual student.
Business Mentoring and Assistance
It is extremely difficult to start an ABA business. Most BCBAs learn about how to help children and not how to run a business. Our staff is experienced in all aspects and would be happy to work with new businesses in order to get them up off the ground and operating smoothly.