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Mariana Pacheco, Board Certified Assistant Behaviour Analyst (BCaBA)

Description

I am a bilingual Board Certified Assistant Behaviour Analyst (BCaBA) with experience working with children with a diagnosis of Autism. I speak the English and Portuguese languages and provide behaviour analytical services in both languages.

My passion in life is to work with children and young people and I enjoy seeing how much they can learn through play and motivating activities. I started working with children with autism as a volunteer in 2017. I fell in love with the field of ABA after seeing many children showing improvement in their communication and learning. I have experienced how ABA based interventions have positively impacted in the lives of children and their families.

I started my career in the USA, where I worked in the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis for four years, providing services in clinics and in family homes. Whilst in the USA, I completed the Applied Behaviour Analysis course sequence via the Florida Tech Institute (FIT) and became certified as a BCaBA in May 2020. I relocated to South West England and started working at home and school based ABA programmes with Blossom ABA Ltd. in September 2021.

Academic Qualifications and Professional Training

Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA)
Certificate number: 0-20-10994
Behaviour Analyst Certification Board (2020)

Verified ABA Course Sequence- BCaBA level
Florida Institute of Technology, USA (2019)

Masters Degree in Project Management
Keller Graduate School of Management (USA, 2007)

Bachelors Degree in International Business
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil, 2005)