We have amazing therapists at LLA and want to showcase them to you! This week, meet Lauren Boylan!
Lauren is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) who has been with LLA since July 2020. She serves clients in our Fairlawn office. She became a therapist because she always wanted to work with kids (she knew she would never have a boring day)! ABA treatment is not one size fits all, so it allows her to individualize treatment for each child. Lauren feels grateful to be able to collaborate on a daily basis with co-workers, families, schools, and other practitioners to help her clients grow. It is definitely a team approach! Her favorite part about being a therapist is that ABA is a growing field and still continuing to come out with new research and developments. An exciting aspect of ABA is that it is based on behavioral principles that can be used to change behavior in all aspects of our life, and is not just used with individuals with autism! Being a BCBA allows her to continuously be learning and growing in this field!
Let’s get to know Lauren better!
Would you rather have Pizza or Tacos?
Describe your role at LLA:
As a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), I teach and supervise registered behavior technicians (RBTs) to provide ABA treatment on a daily basis. I assess skills and behaviors to develop client treatment plans based on their own individual needs and strengths. I focus on utilizing principles of ABA to teach skills that will make meaningful changes, while decreasing problematic behaviors that may be impeding with learning these skills.
What is your favorite color?
What do you do in your free time?
I enjoy cycling and running outside!
What is your favorite sport?
What is your best advice for kids?
Have fun and be silly! My favorite part of working with kids is being able to laugh and have fun with them. Kids learn naturally during play and I am able to include principles of ABA into activities they find motivating!
Are you an Early riser or Night owl?
What high school did you go to?
What is the best advice you have ever received?
Do something you enjoy. Everyone has good and bad days, but I wake up everyday thankful to have a career that I love!
Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Brecksville. I recently moved back to the Cleveland area after living in Michigan for a few years. I am thrilled to be back home!
Tune in to our next Spotlight to meet another one of our wonderful therapists!