The Executive Director (ED):
The Executive Director oversees & provides overall direction for the current and future functioning of APPLE. Specifically, the Executive Director sets company strategy and direction, sets and models company values and behavior, and ensures company adherence to mission and values. As part of maintaining those values, Dr. Apple, with the Clinic Director, drives the more global service needs for your child and family. She directly supervises all Clinical Supervisors through group trainings/support and mentors all on an individual basis. Treatment plans are reviewed by Dr. Apple (and/or the Clinic Director) prior to submission to ensure for the best quality of care. As needed, Dr. Apple conducts home visits or requests clinic visits for your child to monitor progress and give direct feedback. Additionally Dr. Apple participates in student IEP meetings and any other pivotal meetings and issues determined to be necessary by the team and/or family. Dr. Apple maintains an “open door” policy to all A.P.P.L.E. families – she is available for direct family contact at any time.
Clinic Director (CD):
The Clinic Director (CD) oversees all clinical and administrative functions related to the operation of the clinic.The CD provides supervisory oversight to all Certified Behavior Technicians/Registered Behavior Technicians, Program Managers, Clinical Supervisors, and other staff members working in the clinic. The CD directly oversees BCBAs in their capacity as supervisors at the clinic including, but not limited to, direct observation and supervision in clinic sessions, treatment plan review and regular individual meetings. The CD is present at the clinic to ensure each child is receiving the highest quality of care through intermittent observations and follow up. As a service provider, the CD consults; provides training to caregivers; conducts behavioral evaluations of children with ASD or other developmental disabilities; conducts performance evaluations for behavior technicians or staff; and develops, implements, and supervises treatment plans for clients that they are directly providing services.
Direct Service Team
The Clinical Supervisor (CS):
The Clinical Supervisor (CS), a master's level provider with a BCBA, directly consults with your child's direct services team. The CS, in consultation with the Leadership Team, directs the initial assessment process and assessment update, writes treatment plans, and prepares individualized programs for your child. On a regular basis, the CS conducts supervision sessions (present with the Behavior Technician/Program Manager) to monitor progress and provide direct feedback in order to facilitate success/change. The CS also attends critical meetings (IEP/school meetings, etc) as needed (and authorized by insurance). In order to facilitate the “wrap around” approach to services, the CS is the direct liaison with other providers who work with your child (e.g. school, OT, SLP). As part of the treatment plan, the CS provides parent support in training to facilitate in the integration and generalization of your child's skills into everyday life.
The Program Manager (PM)*:
The Program Manager, a pre-master's level or master's level provider provides regular support of the direct intervention services your child receives and its ongoing development. The Program Manager makes needed modifications to ongoing programs through the provision of direct intervention . As a result of each direct intervention session, the Program Manager provides information for the team to review regarding strategies/changes. The Program Manager assists the CS in program development as needed.
*The Program Manager is not a required component to a service team.
The Behavior Technician:
The Behavior Technician provides direct intervention using the principles of applied behavior analysis under the direction of the CS and in accordance with the treatment plan and programming goals. The Behavior Technician prepares, updates and maintains curriculum notebooks, including documenting modifications and graphing programming data.