BTEC Behavioral Therapy, Inc. - ABA Therapy for Children Affected by Autism
About BTEC...
At BTEC, our mission is to provide superior therapy and training, always keeping in mind the goal of enabling each child to reach his or her maximum potential.  We work closely with families in order to empower parents to become active participants in their child's development and facilitate a healthy and fulfilling quality of life.  We recognize and embrace each child's individual differences, and develop each program based upon their skills, needs, interests, preferences, and family situations.  At BTEC, we recognize that it is essential that each child's program be uniquely designed to fit those needs.
Meet Our Team
Lauri M. Turner, MA, BCBA
Behavior Analyst/Clinical Director
Lauri serves as the Clinical Director at BTEC.  She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, holds a Master's degree in Comprehensive Exceptional Student Education with a specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), and a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education. Her extensive experience has included clinical, classroom, and community settings, as well as research in the field of language acquisition and development.  Lauri's responsibilities include direct provision of one-on-one ABA therapy and supervising all clinical operations of the agency, including the integration of the most advanced research-based methods of treatment into each child's program.
Emily Bare, MA, BCBA
Behavior Analyst
Emily Bare, MA, BCBA, joined our team in 2015 from Connecticut.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Eckerd College, a Master’s from Fairfield University, and completed her post-graduate program in Applied Behavior Analysis at Penn State University.  Emily brings diverse experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities from 16 months to 80 years old, and has extensive experience transitioning individuals from clinical to community settings. Prior to joining the BTEC team, she provided treatment in home, clinical, school, and community settings both in Connecticut and New York. 

Evan Vienneau, MA, BCBA
Behavior Analyst
Evan Vienneau is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, working primarily with children and young adults on the autism spectrum. His educational experience includes a Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences from Florida State University, a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Florida International University, and a Master's degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from the Florida Institute of Technology. Joining the BTEC team in early 2016, Evan looks to helping others in need through a collaborative and supportive method of behavior analysis with utmost concern and care. Prior to clinical based therapy, Evan worked several years in one-on-one therapy with individuals ranging from 2-17yrs of age in home, school, and community settings of south Florida. Evan believes that, in addition to the teaching environment, creating a supportive system with friends and family around those in need of help is the best method for bringing change. He looks forward to talking about any needs for care and to developing a strong foundation with many families and coworkers. Additionally, any discussion of college football is always welcomed. Go Noles!

Michelle Calderon, MS, BCBA
Behavior Analyst
Michelle Calderon, MS, BCBA, joined BTEC in 2016. She attended the Florida State University and holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Psychology, with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis. Michelle received her BACB certification in 2003.  Michelle has been working with individuals with developmental disabilities for the last 20 years and has worked with all age ranges from 3 to adult.  Prior to joining BTEC, she served as a Senior Behavior Analyst overseeing the training of Registered Behavior Technicians and the implementation of behavior support programs. Over the years, Michelle has worked in a variety of settings, including home, school and community.  Michelle is excited to be a part of the team of dedicated BCBAs at BTEC. In her free time she enjoys traveling, going to the beach, spending time with her pets and attending live music events.

Michelle Ammon, M.Ed., BCBA
Behavior Analyst
Michelle Ammon is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with a Master's Degree in Curriculum & Instruction: Applied Behavior Analysis, and a Bachelor's Degree in Family & Human Development. Her professional experience includes working with individuals 3 years to adult in the clinical,school, community, and in-home settings. Prior to joining BTEC, Michelle supervised BCBA candidates, served as a Clinical Case Supervisor, and provided one-on-one direct therapy. Michelle is a firm believer in the science of Applied Behavior Analysis and is looking forward to a long future delivering ABA services to families as a part of the BTEC team.

Amanda Williamson, MA, BCBA
Behavior Analyst
Amanda is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and holds a Masters degree In Comprehensive Exceptional Student Education with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis.  She is also certified to administer the Autism Diagnostic and Observation Schedule second edition (ADOS-2).  Amanda has worked with diverse populations including persons diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum as well as other related developmental disorders.  Her professional experience includes working with individuals from 18 months to 21 years of age in clinic, home and community settings, consulting with school systems, and competency based training for teachers and support staff.  Amanda has a deep respect for the science of ABA because of its effectiveness for teaching adaptive skills across populations and diagnoses.

Marianne Idol, MA, BCBA
Behavior Analyst
Marianne is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who holds a Master’s degree in clinical psychology with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Marianne has worked in a variety of different settings including the prestigious Carbone Clinic where she received intensive training in Skinner’s analysis of Verbal Behavior. She also served as the Co-Director at a clinic in Northern Virginia where she helped oversee the ABA program, supervised behavior therapists, provided direct therapy, developed programs to increase skill acquisition following verbal behavior methodology, and developed behavior reduction programs to best meet the needs of her clients. Marianne is passionate about helping children grow through the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis and is excited to be a part of the BTEC team!

Brandon Orso, MS, BCBA
Behavior Analyst
Brandon Orso, MS, BCBA, joined BTEC in 2017. He holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Applied Psychology from the University of Louisiana Lafayette and a Post-Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Kaplan University. Prior to joining the BTEC team, he worked extensively with developing functional language and reducing maladaptive behaviors in early intervention. During this time, Brandon served as a clinical director and a regional representative of the Louisiana Behavior Analyst Board, supervised BCBA candidates, provided one-on-one direct therapy, as well as supervision of one-on-one direct therapy. Brandon is passionate about the field of Applied Behavior Analysis, the positive impact that it can have on families, and being part of the BTEC team.  When not working, Brandon enjoys spending time with his family, enjoying the beautiful Pensacola beaches, and watching/talking about anything sports related.

Aabett Johnson, MS, BCBA
Behavior Analyst
Aabett Johnson, MS, BCBA, joined BTEC in 2017.  She holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Michigan State University, a Master's degree in Psychology: Child and Adolescent Development from Southern New Hampshire University, and is currently working towards her PhD in Human Behavioral Health from Capella University. Her experience has covered in-home, community and clinic based settings, providing one-on-one therapy from early intervention to adolescents, verbal behavior and augmentative and alternative communication devices. In her free time she enjoys reading and having adventures outside with her husband and dogs.

Courtney Anderson, MS, BCBA
Behavior Analyst
Courtney has been working in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis since 2011. She holds a Bachelor's degree in psychology and a Master's degree in psychology with a specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis. She has worked with children ages 18 months to pre-adolescence in a variety of settings including clinics, family homes, public schools, and in the community. Most recently Courtney served as an area supervisor overseeing programs for in-home services while consulting with the public schools specializing in autism spectrum disorder intervention. She is passionate about sharing the applications of ABA, empowering families to help their children grow, and helping children reach their full potential. When she's not working, Courtney enjoys spending time with her family, playing board games with friends, reading, and playing with her dogs.

Dena Casey, MS, BCBA
Behavior Analyst
Dena came to BTEC from southern Illinois, where she previously served as the director of a behavioral therapy clinic. Her devotion to behavior analysis was inspired by her own personal journey raising a child with a disability and a desire to help others who face a similar struggle. Her experience has included work with children and teens with developmental delays, genetic disorders, and individuals struggling with social anxiety.
She has also collaborated on research projects that have been published in multiple professional journals. "I believe that all individuals, regardless of ability, deserve acceptance and understanding. As the mother of a child with autism, I am grateful to those who have helped my family and I feel it is important to help others overcome difficulties that interfere with functioning, learning and/or social development."

Michael Sowa, MS, BCBA
Behavior Analyst

Michael Sowa, MS, BCBA, joined BTEC's team in 2018 from Chicago. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs and a Master’s in Applied Behavior Analysis from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Since 2008, Michael has provided ABA services to individuals with different developmental disabilities from 18 months to 22 years in age focusing on early intervention in home, school, and community settings. After providing intensive residential services, Michael learned the importance of a whole team approach facilitating schools, family, therapists, and others to work together providing a cohesive learning environment that best suits the individual.

Roseann Singh, MS, BCBA
Behavior Analyst
Roseann (Rose) Singh is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Western Connecticut State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Psychology from Florida Institute of Technology. Her experience includes working primarily with children ages 2 to pre-adolescence in school and clinic-based settings. Prior to entering the field of Applied Behavior Analysis, Rose proudly served in the United States Air Force learning the true nature of teamwork. Rose is devoted to working with all members of a child’s team to empower each child to develop the skills needed to succeed. “As a mother of a child with autism, I understand the day-to-day struggles and hope to inspire parents to search for what motivates your child and run with it.”

Tonya Bloxson, MS, BCBA
Behavior Analyst
Tonya Bloxson primarily works with young children on the Autism Spectrum. Her educational experience includes a Bachelor’s degree in Teaching & Learning as well as certifications in Exceptional Student Education and Reading. She also holds a Master’s degree in Exceptional Student Education with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis. Tonya not only brings experience of working with children on the Autism Spectrum, but also children with developmental disabilities, organizational behavior management, and parent education. Tonya provides one-on-one therapy in home, school, clinical, and “real-life” settings to provide the best individualized therapy for her clients. Tonya is also a SHRM Senior Certified Professional and has extensive knowledge and experience in ethics and organizational behavior management. In her free time, Tonya enjoys spending time with her son, working out, photography, and traveling (especially to Disney World!).

Chris Turner
Director of Operations
Chris serves as the Director of Operations at BTEC.  His responsibilities include all financial reporting, budgeting, and business operations of the company.  With a background in business and psychology, his leadership is an integral part of BTEC's commitment to delivering the highest quality of family-focused service in the field.  Following college, Chris spent eight years playing Major League Baseball for several teams throughout the US, including the World Series Champion New York Yankees in 2000.  His dedication to excellence is a driving force behind BTEC's superior service!

1508 W. Garden St.  Pensacola, FL 32502
12385 Sorrento Rd., Suite C-3  Pensacola, FL 32507
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