Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Specialist
Dr. Jillian Bennett is the director of MABAC, the ABA Program at BNS. She also conducts neuropsychological evaluations for children with autism and other related developmental delays. An evaluation with an accurate diagnosis and a well-formulated conceptualization of the child's specific social, behavioral, emotional, and developmental challenges is critical in formulating an effective treatment plan. She has extensive experience working with children with autism in a variety of settings.
Dr. Bennett completed her pre-doctoral APA accredited internship at The May Institute/National Autism Center, where she conducted neurodevelopmental assessments for children with autism and provided behavioral consultation to classrooms, training for teachers, and behavioral support to children with autism in a school-based ABA program. While at The May Institute, she was supervised by and worked closely with nationally renowned behavior analysts, including Dr. James Luiselli, EdD, ABPP, BCBA-D (Senior Vice President of Applied Research, Clinical Training, and Peer Review) and Dr. Susan Wilczynski, PhD, BCBA-D (Executive Director of the National Autism Center and Chair of the National Standards Project). In addition to school-based ABA services, Dr. Bennett also has extensive experience providing home-based ABA services and parent training for families of children with autism.
Although Dr. Bennett was trained in ABA methodologies, such as Discrete Trial Training and Incidental or Naturalistic Teaching, she also has experience providing services to children with autism in other theoretical orientations. For example, she has utilized a Floortime approach while providing Early Intervention Services to children with autism under the age of 3 and a TEACCH approach while working at a summer camp conducted by the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Her doctoral training at the University of Massachusetts Boston has provided her with the experience and expertise in working with families from many different racial and ethnic backgrounds, which allows her to provide culturally-sensitive ABA services. Dr. Bennett combines her behavioral skills with her post-doctoral assessment training in neuropsychology to provide comprehensive care to children with autism and their families.
Boston Neuropsychological Services, LLC
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