Veronica Dunning, UKBA (Cert.), BCBA & CEO


I am a bilingual UK Behaviour Analyst (UKBA, Cert.), Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) and a Qualified Behaviour Analyst (QBA). I first started my career as a Teacher of English as a Foreign Language in Brazil in 1995. I started in the field of ABA in 2012, personally supporting my autistic son and I completed the Behaviour Analysis and Therapy Masters with the University of South Wales in 2016.

I have training and extensive experience implementing a wide range of behaviour analytical assessment tools and curricula including the VB-MAPP (Sundberg, 2008), AFLS (Partington & Mueller, 2012), IGLR (Ward, 2013), EFL (McGrieve, 2012), PEAK (Dixon, 2018), AIM (Dixon & Paliliunas, 2018) and running Dr. Greg Hanley's evidence based Practical Functional Assessment and IISCA. I am also trained in Talk Toolsⓒ at level 2. In my role as a behaviour analyst, this additional knowledge equips me to support oral motor therapy delivery by our behaviour techinicians when we work with qualified speech and language therapists who are trained at Talk Tools Levels 3 and 4.

As a senior behaviour analyst, I also support Blossom ABA Limited Families in obtaining funding for ABA services which includes contributing towards the drafting of Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP-England) and Statement of Special Needs or Individual Development Plans (Wales).

Alongside my personal, professional and behaviour analytical experience, I value working as part of a multidisciplinary team, taking into account people's different backgrounds, needs and culture. I am a mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT) practitioner. I also have experience managing, training staff and teams, running events and supervising ABA teams and practitioners locally and internationally. I have also been actively involved in supporting families and disseminating the science of behaviour analysis over the years.

As part of a company that has established mission and values, we seek to work with a like minded team, and each member of our team is an essential part of our company.

Visit the Meet the founder page for additional information about our ABA journey.


Membership of Professional Bodies

UK Society for Behaviour Analysis (UK SBA Membership No.100453)
Association for Contextual Behavioural Science (ACBS)
Registered with the Education Workforce Council in Wales (EWC)

Qualifications & Certifications

UK Behaviour Analyst (UKBA)
UK Society for Behaviour Analysis
Certification number: 100453

Level 5 Diploma in Trauma Informed and Mental Health Informed Schools (Practitioner Status)
Trauma Informed School UK (TIS)

Qualified Behaviour Analyst (QBA)
QABA Board
Certification number: 10787

Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA)
By the Behaviour Analyst Certification Board (BACB)
Certification number: 1-18-303-70

Masters in Behaviour Analysis & Therapy
University of South Wales (Treforest, United Kingdom)

B. A. in TEFL (Teaching of English as a Foreign Language) and English Literature
Universidade Federal da Paraiba (Paraiba Federal University, Brasil)

Below are some of my professional training

The supervisor's journey: Empowering ABA professionals for effective supervision and ethical leadership, 2.5 days (Dr. Yulema Cruz and Dr. Karly Cordova, Vitoria, Brazil)

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

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

PEAK Level 2 Certification Training, 2 days (Dr. Megan Miller, PEAK ABA Solutions, Sao Paulo, Brazil)

The Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Bootcamp (The ACT Bootcamp), 3 days (Praxis, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA)

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

Practical Functional Assessment and Skill-Based Treatment of Problem Behavior Associated with Autism & Intellectual Disabilities, 2 days (Dr. Gregory P. Hanley, Ph.D., BCBA-D, London, UK), UK SBA Speaker Series

PEAK Relational Training System - Level 1 Certification Training, 2 days (PEAK ABA Solutions, Bristol, UK)

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, 6 hours (TAGteach international)

TAGteach, Level 2 certification, 2 day workshop (TAGteach international, Essex, UK)

Developing positive relationships with people in distress using D.ESCAL8 techniques (Accredited by BILD, updated yearly), 3 days (Des Cooke, BCBA, De-Escal8, Haverfordwest, UK)

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

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) - Clinical Skills Building Intensive - Intermediate Level with Steve Hayes, 2 days (Contextual Consulting, London, UK)

Recent advances in the assessment and treatment of challenging behaviour, 1 day (Dr. Wayne W. Fisher, PhD, BCBA-D, Bristol, UK), UK SBA Speakers' Series

Assessment and treatment of paediatric feeding disorders, 1 day (Dr. Cathleen Piazza, PhD, BCBA-D, Bristol UK), UK SBA Speakers' Series)

Meaningful social development: teaching games and more, 2 days (Steve Ward, MA, BCBA, Bristol, UK)

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

Understanding and Implementing Effective Autism Programming from Toddlers to Teens, 2 days (Dr. Mary Barbera, Bristol, UK)

Prior to 2014
Developing Self Esteem, Social Skills and Relationship Skills, 2 days (Alex Kelly Ltd, Cardiff, UK)

We are accredited by the BHCOE.