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Heather Burch

Education

M.S. Florida State University
B.S. Davidson College

Background

I am a board certified behavior analyst who works with children and adolescents on the autism spectrum. I graduated in May 2013 from Florida State University with a master's in psychology with a specialty in applied behavior analysis.

In the field of applied behavior analysis, we use the principles of learning and behavior to decrease maladaptive behaviors while increasing functional skills. During graduate school, I worked in an autism clinic and as a consultant in the public schools. Although I have experience working with children of all ages and skills levels, my main focus is the early intervention population.

I became a licensed psychological associate in March 2015. I currently supervise individuals providing therapy in the home and school settings. I teach a practicum course in conjunction with Autism Charlotte, a local non-profit. Each student in the course works 8-10 hours per week with a child on the autism spectrum.

Teaching

PSY 290 Autism Practicum