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Photo L to R: ABA Program Director Dr. Ray Miltenberger, 2019 BCOTB Fellowship recipient Theresa Barhold, and Dr. Catia Cividini-Motta, ABA Practicum Coordinator.

ABA Student Theresa Barhold Receives 2019 BCOTB Fellowship

A fellowship opportunity has been established for 2nd year master’s students in the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Program at the University of South Florida. The fellowship, offered through BCOTB in Tampa, provides a two-semester stipend for a student who is able to work 20 hours per week at BCOTB as their practicum placement, and then willing to work at BCOTB after graduating from USF.

BCOTB has been Tampa’s leading provider of ABA therapy services for sixteen years. With the goal of improving the lives of children with autism by providing tools to bring about meaningful and positive changes in behavior, BCOTB therapy is designed to assess and treat both problem behavior and pre-academic and social skill deficits in an ongoing evaluation of each child’s individual needs.

ABA student Theresa Barhold has received the 2019 BCOTB fellowship. Theresa’s research is focused on a behavioral strategy known as chaining that is used to teach children with autism complex behaviors by breaking them down into smaller sequential steps.

For additional information on the fellowship, contact Catia Cividini-Motta.