When it comes to creating goals for kids with autism, it can be overwhelming where to start. What goal do you pick? When should they meet their goal? How can everyone work on it together? Rest assured, creating effective goals is as simple as making sure it is a SMART goal: specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, […]
About Olivia Smith
Olivia Smith is a board-certified and state-licensed Behavior Analyst with experience and a passion for working with the pediatric population. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Certificate in Childhood and Adolescent Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
During her undergraduate career, Olivia volunteered at the Behavior Research and Therapy Lab on campus, which focused on working with individuals with Tourette Syndrome and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders. She earned her Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis from Ball State University.
Olivia has spent the past five years providing early intervention behavior analytic services in-home for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in Milwaukee, WI and Green Bay, WI with the Wisconsin Early Autism Project (WEAP). During her time with WEAP, Olivia also conducted weekly social skills classes for 7-10 years olds diagnosed with ASD.
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Sending a child with autism to school can be a very overwhelming process, not just for the children but also the parents. The key to success is starting the process early so that your child will have all of the supports they need to make not just their first day successful but their entire school […]
With school out, parents may have mixed feelings about the summer ahead. What will my child do all day? How can I keep them entertained? What can I fill their time with educationally since they are not in school? Well, fear not parents, there are a lot of fun, but educational activities you can do […]