Patricia bagg, M.s., ccc-slp, bcba, lba

Patricia bagg, M.s., ccc-slp, bcba, lba

Patricia Bagg, M.S., CCC-SLP, BCBA, LBA

Patricia Bagg has a diversified background. She has worked with individuals ranging from 3 to 21 years of age in a variety of settings: public school, private non-profit special education day schools, and home-based. Tricia has experience working with individuals with: Autism; developmental delays; behavioral issues; various speech and language concerns; and various related disorders. Patricia served as the Director of a special needs school in Northern Virginia, working to increase socially-significant behaviors and academic successes.

She completed her Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology from Loyola College in Maryland. While working as a Speech Language Pathologist at a private day school for students with special needs, Tricia was exposed to Applied Behavior Analysis. Continuing her interest in Behavior Analysis, she received a Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis from Penn State University.

Tricia is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA) in Virginia. She also holds her American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Certification of Clinical Competence and Maryland and Virginia Speech Language Pathology Licenses. Starting in 2017, she began serving on the Disability Services Board in Loudoun County, which serves as a resource to the Board of Supervisors and county staff by identifying and advising on issues of importance to people with disabilities, their families and caregivers. She is interested in working with all individuals to achieve their highest personal potential in behavior, language, and communication.

In 2017, Tricia was named to the Loudoun Business Journal's 40 Under 40.

 
 
Lindsay harris

Lindsay harris

Lindsay Harris

Lindsay began working with individuals diagnosed with Autism in 2012. She received a degree in Psychology with a minor in Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of North Texas. While studying, she worked as a behavior interventionist at the UNT Kristin Farmer Autism Center where she was active in providing direct services to clients in early childhood intervention. Additionally, she directly assisted in conducting research of the success of Autism intervention, specifically in the procedure and effectiveness of the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS).

Shortly after finishing her degree, Lindsay began to explore the field of ABA outside of early intervention and started working with a more diverse group of individuals including children diagnosed with various developmental disabilities, speech issues, physical disabilities, Down's Syndrome and other related disorders. In 2015, she moved to Northern Virginia where she worked with students ranging 8-17 years old as an Assistant Program Director in a special needs school.

Lindsay works as a Behavior Technician and Operations Coordinator for Bagg Therapy Group where she seeks to improve the company's success through efficient staff training, facilitation of continuous open communication between staff, and assisting in client assessments and program writing. She is currently working towards her certification as Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst and plans to attend a master's program for Speech-Language Pathology in the future. In her spare time, she enjoys long distance running, reading, baking, and spending time with family.

 

Melissa Walston

Melissa was introduced to the field of Special Education in Elementary school through a school wide program in the United Kingdom. She continued to participate in and later run a similar program, Special Friends, at her High school in Avondale, PA. Her continued interest and passion for the field took her to James Madison University in Virginia, where she received her Master’s in Special Education.

During her time at JMU, Melissa became extremely involved in an after school sports program, Overcoming Barriers, for children and adults with special needs. She taught and coordinated the Aquatics program for children and adults with a wide range of disabilities. As her senior project, she created a cooking club, designed to teach both children and adults about nutrition and life-skills in the kitchen. She worked hard to encourage and support the families as they cooked and explored new foods.

After graduating JMU, Melissa stayed in Harrisonburg and worked for Virginia Autism Spectrum Services as a Registered Behavior Technician. Melissa is completing her BCBA certificate at the Florida Institute of Technology. While using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Melissa will support her clients and their families as each individual goal is met.