About

Veronica Dunning, B.A. MSc. QBA, Director & Senior BCBA

Director & Senior Board Certified Behaviour Analyst

Description

Veronica Dunning is a bilingual Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) and autism mum. She obtained a bachelors degree in Arts in and started her career as a Teacher of English as a Foreign Language in 1995. From initial experience working with her son and how effective ABA has been in her son's life, Veronica has been setting up and supervising ABA programmes since 2012. She obtained her Masters degree in Behaviour Analysis and Therapy through the University of South Wales in 2016.

Veronica has has experience in collaborating as part of a multidisciplinary team and in providing high quality service to learners and their parents. She has also got experience in providing parent coaching to support families with achieving meaningful outcomes for the life of their children which has ultimately been beneficial for the whole family. Furthermore, Veronica has been actively involved with disseminating the science of behaviour analysis and has experience managing staff and teams and supervising teams locally and internationally. Her experience in setting up ABA programmes and building evidence of progress has been key in supporting Blossom ABA Limited Families in obtaining funding for ABA. This support includes contributing towards the drafting of Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP-England) and Statement of Special Needs (Wales).

Veronica is a mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) practitioner. She is committed to providing excellent customer services to both staff and clients, and the team receives regular human resources and Organisational Behaviour Management (OBM) input from highly specialist practitioners.

Academic Qualifications and Professional Training

Veronica Is a member of the following professional bodies:

Association of Behavior Analysis International (ABAI)
Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS)
UK Society for Behaviour Analysis (UK SBA)
Education Workforce Council for Wales

Roni has undertaken the following professional training:

2021

Developing positive relationships with people in distress: De-Escalate Training
18 hour training with Des Cooke, BCBA, British Institute of Developmental Disabilities (BILD) Trainer

2020

Accept, Identify and Move- AIM: A Behaviour Analytical Curriculum for Social Development in Children
12 hour online training with Dr. Mark Dixon, Emergent Learning

2019

IGLR Level 1 and Advanced Training
15 hour online course with Steve Ward, Whole Child Consulting

PEAK Level 2 Certification Training
By Dr. Megan Miller, PEAK ABA Solutions, Sao Paulo, Brazil

2018

Introduction to the Accept, Identify and Move Curriculum (AIM)
By Dr. Mark Dixon, PEAK ABA Solutions, UK

Talk Tools Level 2- Oral Motor Therapy: Assessment and Programme Plan Development
By Monica Purdy, EG Training Ltd, Appleby Magna, UK

Practical Functional Assessment and Skill-Based Treatment of Problem Behavior Associated with Autism & Intellectual Disabilities, Dr. Gregory P. Hanley, Ph.D., BCBA-D
UK Society for Behaviour Analysis Speaker Series, London, UK

2017

PEAK Relational Training System - Level 1 Certification Training
PEAK, Bristol

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) at the cutting Edge
Live Webinar, Stephen Hayes
Association for Contextual Behavioural Science

Social thinking
Day 1: Implementing Social thinking concepts and vocabulary: A day to develop team creativity, Dr. Michelle Garcia Winner
Day 2: Master Class 1: Exploring key Social Communication concepts through hands on activities.
Social Thinking, SLT Communication Courses, Beaconsfield, UK

TAGteach, Level one certification, Online course
TAGteach international.
TAGteach, Level 2 certification, 2 day workshop
TAGteach international, Essex, UK

2016

Masters in Applied Behaviour Analysis & Therapy
University of South Wales, Wales, UK

Developing positive relationships with people in distress using D.ESCAL8 techniques (Accredited by BILD)
De-escalate, Haverfordwest, UK

Picture Exchange Communication System - PECS Level 1 (Basic) 2 Day Workshop
Pyramid Consultancy, Cardiff, UK

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) - Clinical Skills Building Intensive - Intermediate Level with Steve Hayes
Contextual Consulting, London, UK

Recent advances in the assessment and treatment of challenging behaviour
Dr. Wayne W. Fisher, PhD, BCBA-D, Bristol, UK (UK SBA Speakers' Series)

Assessment and treatment of paediatric feeding disorders
Dr. Cathleen Piazza, PhD, BCBA-D, Bristol UK, (UK SBA Speakers' Series)

Meaningful social development: teaching games and more
Steve Ward, MA, BCBA, Bristol, UK

2015

Early Denver Start Model - 1 day introductory training
The MIND Institute, Cardiff, UK

Understanding and Implementing Effective Autism Programming from Toddlers to Teens
Dr. Mary Barbera, Bristol, UK

EHCP plans in England, Statement of SEN in Wales, funding and tribunals for ABA specific provision, Haverfordwest, UK
Fiona Slomovick, The advocacy and mediation consultants Ltd.

Prior to 2014

Developing Self Esteem, Social Skills and Relationship Skills
Alex Kelly Ltd, Cardiff, UK (2013)

Bachelours in Arts (Teaching English as a Foreign Language and Literature- Letras)
Universidade Federal da Paraiba, Joao Pessoa, Brazil (1995)