AMY MCGINNIS, M.S., OTR, M.S., BCBA
Occupational Therapist & Verbal Behavior Consultant
Amy McGinnis, M.S., OTR, M.S., BCBA began providing ABA services, with a special emphasis on Skinner's analysis of verbal behavior, in 1998. She holds a Master of Science degree in occupational therapy from Alvernia College, and is a registered occupational therapist. As an occupational therapist, Amy consults to ABA programs and other occupational therapy personnel, with an emphasis on using evidence-based procedures to teach adaptive skills.
Amy also holds a masters degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Florida Institute of Technology, and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. As a behavior analyst, Amy specializes in the application of Skinner's analysis of verbal behavior to teach functional communication, socialization, and academic skills to learners with developmental disabilities.
Amy travels across the United States and internationally to consult to schools, centers, and parents of children with special needs. Amy also provides workshops on various topics related to occupational therapy and applied behavior analysis.
VINCENT J. CARBONE, ED.D., BCBA-D
Dr. Vincent J. Carbone is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral with over 30 years of experience educating and treating persons with autism and development disabilities. He received his graduate training in applied behavior analysis (ABA) at Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa. He serves 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 has served on the editorial review board of several peer reviewed behavior analytic journals including Behavior Analysis in Practice. 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 director of a center-based clinic for children with autism a few miles north of New York City in Rockland County, NY.
DR. MCGREEVY BCBA
Dr. McGreevy received B.S. and M.A. degrees from the University of Iowa and the Ph.D. degree in Education from Kansas University, where he was a student of Ogden R. Lindsley, who, in turn, was a student of B.F. Skinner. He was a special education teacher for eight years and served on the faculties of the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Louisiana State University, and the University of Central Florida. He is currently an adjunct professor in the Applied Behavior Analysis Program at the Florida Institute of Technology. He is the author of Teaching and Learning in Plain English and eight journal articles, and is the founder of the Journal of Precision Teaching. For the past 25 years, he has served as a consultant to school districts, residential programs, and private schools in North America and Western Europe. In 2000, he was part of the first group of board certified behavior analysts.