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Behavior Consulting of Tampa Bay continues support of USF's ABA students through annual scholarship offerings

BCOTB Check Presentation

Photo L to R: Raymond Miltenber, PhD; Kalysta Gregory; Heatherann Tenowich, MA; Anthony Concepcion, PhD

For nearly two decades, Behavior Consulting of Tampa Bay (BCOTB) has been at the forefront of providing specialized applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy in the Tampa area. Since its inception in 2003, BCOTB has been dedicated to enhancing the lives of children with autism, equipping them with essential tools to foster meaningful and positive changes in behavior. The therapy programs at BCOTB are meticulously tailored to address both challenging behavior and developmental needs in pre-academic and social skills, ensuring a personalized approach to each child's unique requirements.

In its commitment to nurturing future professionals in the field, BCOTB has consistently supported students from the University of South Florida’s (USF) ABA programs. This support is exemplified through their annual scholarship offerings, which help aspiring students achieve their academic and professional goals.

This year, BCOTB has taken a significant step by awarding a substantial $10,000 fellowship to Kalysta Gregory, a Master of Arts student. As part of the fellowship, Gregory will engage in practical experience by working 20 hours per week at BCOTB, with the opportunity to continue her career at BCOTB post-graduation from USF. The fellowship not only aids in her academic journey but also includes a two-semester stipend.

The fellowship was presented to Kalysta by Professor Ray Miltenberger, ABA Program Director, and Assistant Professor of Instruction Anthony Concepcion, Chair of the ABA online MA Program, along with BCOTB Director of Clinical Services, Heatherann Tenowich. Their involvement underscores the collaborative efforts between BCOTB and USF in fostering the next generation of ABA specialists. This alliance not only benefits the students but also contributes significantly to the advancement of ABA therapy and its impact on the community.