Dr. Sutton is trained in applied behavior analysis (ABA), pivotal response training (PRT), cognitive behavior therapy, and developmental/play-based strategies, among many other intervention methodologies. She specializes in using results from her diagnostic findings to create individualized treatment plans that can then be implemented by the family, by herself, and by other community providers. She provides consultation services to families, schools, and community agencies throughout the United States and abroad. Dr. Sutton’s research has been published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, Infancy, and the American Journal of Human Genetics, among others. She is a frequent guest speaker, presenting across the U.S. as well as in Canada, Italy, and Bermuda.
Sarah Sinai is a board certified behavior analyst. Sarah provides Applied Behavior Analysis services to individuals with autism and complex psychiatric profiles in residential, school, clinic and community settings. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Florida and her master’s degree in applied behavior analysis from the University of South Florida. Sarah specializes in conducting functional behavior assessments, implementing Pivotal Response Training (PRT), and designing individualized skill acquisition and behavior reduction programs with individuals of all ages. Sarah also has extensive experience using natural environment training to promote independence in both work and community settings with transition-aged youth/young adults. Sarah collaborates with Dr. Sutton in the development, monitoring, and implementation of these interventions.
Marion is a Music Therapist – Board Certified, and Fellow of the Academy for Neurologic Music Therapy. She obtained her Master’s Degree in Neurologic Music Therapy at Colorado State University, and is a mezzo-soprano who also plays the guitar, violin, piano, viola, bass, percussion, various world instruments, autoharp, and mountain dulcimer. She has extensive knowledge in music composition, theory, and history, and is skilled in improvisation, arrangement, teaching, and conducting. She has 11 years of clinical experience working with individuals and groups of all ages and abilities, including those with autism spectrum disorder. Born in Venezuela, Marion is fluent in Spanish and English and can speak French at a conversational level. She has extensive training, education, and experience developing programming that maximizes the benefits of the arts in all areas of learning and development.
Dr. Zern is both a licensed Clinical Psychologist and a doctoral level Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Florida and her doctoral degree in psychology from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Zern specializes in the assessment and treatment of developmental and behavioral disorders among children and adolescents, including Autism Spectrum Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and Learning Disorders. Dr. Zern conducts psychoeducational evaluations (including gifted evaluations) in order to assist in treatment planning in the academic setting. Dr. Zern is also experienced in assisting children and their families in obtaining supports in the school, including attending meetings to facilitate in the development of Individual Education Plans (IEP) and 504 Plans. Dr. Zern is also experienced in applied behavior analysis (ABA), and works with families to implement language, academic, social skill, self-help and behavioral programs for children diagnosed with developmental disabilities. Additionally, she is able to provide therapy in a variety of settings (home, school and/or day care) in order to generalize skills to the natural environment when necessary.