Meet the dedicated and kind Julia! Julia is a registered behavior therapist (RBT) mentor at our Southlake PediaPlex clinic! As an RBT mentor she works in our ABA Therapy department as well as helps to train our new hires at PediaPlex.
Julia is a Registered Behavior Therapist mentor at our Southlake PediaPlex location and has worked here for a little over a year now. Julia wanted to become an ABA therapist because she has always had a passion for working with kids! After getting her degree in child psychology from The Ohio State University she was even more convinced that this was something she could do and love (and she wasn’t wrong!).
When Julia isn’t at work, you can often find her watching Academy Awards nominated movies and television shows with her mom. One of her favorite things to do is watch the Academy Awards and then after the award season she will go down the list and watch all of the best motion picture and tv show nominees. A fun fact about Julia is that in 1999 she touched the Stanley Cup after the Dallas Stars won! She said that she almost got her family kicked out of the event by doing so – but besides that it was fun!
As an RBT mentor she works 1-on-1 with clients in our ABA therapy program and also helps train our new PediaPlex employees and mentors them during their first few weeks. As an RBT, she does ABA therapy which means she helps children to increase certain skills like language and communication and improve other skills like learning and memory through the use of positive reinforcement. The more you make an activity reinforcing for the child – the more they will increase that behavior! Her favorite part about working at PediaPlex is that she gets to hang out all day with so many adorable and amazing children. “Not a single day I have been here has felt like work because I just love it so much!”
One of our PediaPlex parents wanted to tell us just how much her son likes to working with Julia! Check it out:
“Julia is great. She’s so sweet and always updates me with how things went each day which is so important as Ryan can’t! Ryan always seems happy to go with her and ‘talks’ about Julia at home, and he only does this with his favorites!!” – Kim
ABA Therapy stands for applied behavior analysis and is a type of therapy recommended for children on the autism spectrum. It is an evidence-based approach to intervention that helps children learn a variety of functional skills, such as communication, following directions, turn taking, and toileting. When starting ABA therapy at PediaPlex in Dallas-Fort Worth, we will perform an initial evaluation to determine a plan of care for that child. Every child has an individual treatment plan that is monitored and updated by one of our BCBA’s.
At PediaPlex, we also offer speech therapy and occupational therapy so your child is able to receive all of their services in one convenient location. With multiple locations in the DFW area including Southlake and Fort Worth, PediaPlex is here to help you and your family!
If you think your child might benefit from ABA Therapy, please visit our website today for more information.
-The PediaPlex Family