Trumpet Behavioral Health Kansas City, MO

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Trumpet Behavioral Health Provides Leading Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy for Autism and Related Disorders for Families in the Kansas City area.

We provide consulting, education, and training for parents, educators, and healthcare professionals. Our highly skilled, passionate staff and Board Certified consultants strive to exemplify our role as a trusted, compassionate partner in the journey toward maximizing your child’s potential. Trumpet’s Kansas City clinicians enable clients to achieve their highest possible level of functionality and well-being while supporting their families in being effective participants in that success.

Our Clinical Team

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Josh Sleeper

Regional Director
MEd, BCBA

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Josh Sleeper

Regional Director
MEd, BCBA
Years Working in Field: 13
Years as Certified BCBA: 1

My career began as a part-time position as a therapist while obtaining my undergraduate degree. I immediately knew I would continue to work with children and adults with developmental disabilities for the rest of my life.

After college I left the field for a couple of years before returning to work full-time and obtain my master’s degree in education. In 2009, I opened and operated the Monterey Bay division of TBH through 2012. In 2010, I began the coursework to become a board certified behavior analyst, becoming certified in 2013.

I continue to serve in the role as Regional Director at TBH for the Central California and Bay Area divisions.

Education

M.Ed in Education, University of Phoenix, 2009
B.A. in Sociology, University of California - Berkeley, 2003

Philosophy of Care

The best part about working in this field is spending my day with great team members from whom I learn something new everyday, and amazing consumers who make every moment
memorable and enjoyable.
My professional experience comprises field experience and training which has afforded me the opportunity to hone my skills in an applied setting and develop a unique perspective on how to partner with families to develop a service that is valued and effective.

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Erica Jowett

Clinician
PhD, BCBA

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Erica Jowett

Clinician
PhD, BCBA
Years Working in Field: 12
Years as Certified BCBA: 6

While attending community college, I began working with children with Autism as a part-time job in 2002. During this time, I began to learn about Applied Behavior Analysis and decided to pursue education in the field. I moved from Arizona to Florida to complete my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and earn a Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis. In the summer of 2008, I began my doctoral work at the University of Kansas (KU) under the supervision of Dr. Claudia Dozier. While at KU, I gained experience working with typically developing children, training undergraduates students, conducting research, and teaching a research methods course. I earned my Ph.D. in Behavioral Psychology in the summer of 2014, after which I have had the pleasure of joining the TBH team!

Education

Ph.D. in Applied Behavioral Science, University of Kansas, 2014
M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis, Florida Institute of Technology, 2008
B.A. in Psychology, Florida Institute of Technology, 2006

Philosophy of Care

I am passionate about the field of behavior analysis because it is an evidence-based practice that is effective for changing lives. Over the past 12 years, it has been an excited adventure to see children learn to talk, independently carryout daily living skills, and engage in appropriate behavior as an alternative to problem behavior. I am most excited when working with parents to teach them how to interact and teach their children to be more independent and effectively interact with others.

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Anna Neises

Clinician
MS, BCBA

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Anna Neises

Clinician
MS, BCBA
Years Working in Field: 8
Years as Certified BCBA: 6

Anna Neises is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA) in Missouri. Anna graduated from Kansas State University in 2006 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She earned a Master’s degree in Behavior Analysis and Therapy from Southern Illinois University – Carbondale in 2008. Anna provides services to children and adults with autism or other developmental disabilities. Anna develops and implements treatment plans for skill acquisition and behavior reduction. She also provides supervision to associate clinicians and therapists. Anna’s clinical emphasis and passion is providing early intervention services with a focus on verbal behavior, adaptive skill acquisition, and problem behavior reduction in children between the ages of two and eight.

Education

M.S. in Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Southern Illinois University, 2008
B.A. in Psychology, Kansas State University, 2006

Philosophy of Care

I was first introcuded to the science of behavior in undergraduate school, working in the psychobiology lab. I love how the science can be translated into meaningful change for clients and families. I like celebrating every small step. The shared excitement from the team with each new skill learned is the best part of the job.

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Amy Harper

Senior Clinician
PhD, MA, BCBA

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Amy Harper

Senior Clinician
PhD, MA, BCBA
Years Working in Field: 6
Years as Certified BCBA: 2

During my six-year tenure at the University of Kansas (KU) I have had the opportunity to teach and supervise in several roles. I served as a graduate teaching assistant in the Edna A. Hill Child Development Center’s Educare preschool classroom for 4 years as well as the Little Steps early intensive behavioral intervention (EIBI) classroom for a year and a half. Additionally, I served as an assistant program coordinator in the Edna A. Hill Child Development Center for a year. In these various roles I have gained invaluable experiences that have shaped my ability to be a team member and a leader.

Education

Ph.D. in Applied Behavioral Science, University of Kansas, 2014
M.A. in Applied Behavioral Science, University of Kansas, 2011
B.S. in Psychology, University of Nevada - Reno, 2008

Philosophy of Care

My philosophy of care and teaching is to focus on student and teacher progress as a function of my teaching; therefore, if my teachers and children are not learning certain skills, then it is my responsibility to continue to train so that they are successful. In addition to behavioral skills training and rapport building, I work to maintain a positive attitude. Pavlov said, “In the team of which I am leader, everything depends on the atmosphere.” I wholeheartedly believe that the attitude of a leader fosters team building and a productive work environment. I can’t think of a more rewarding area to work in, and it is my mission to put my all into everything I do.

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Sarah Musselman

Clinician

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Sarah Musselman

Clinician
Years Working in Field: 6
Years as Certified BCBA: 2

Sarah has provided applied behavior analysis services to children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities in the Chicago and Chicago suburbs for four years. In 2012 she moved to Missouri and began providing services to the Kansas City and mid Missouri areas. Her emphasis has been problem behavior reduction, skill acquisition, increasing joint play and social skills, and increasing verbal behavior for children between the ages of five and thirteen. While in Chicago, Sarah’s focus also included increasing independence in the community for adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. She has provided services in a variety of settings including in-home treatment and in private schools for children with disabilities. Sarah has also provided direct training to parents, paraprofessionals, residential staff, and direct service providers.

Education

BCBA in , , 2012
M.A. in Applied Behavior Analysis, Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 2012
B.A. in Speech and Hearing Science, University of Iowa, 2009

Philosophy of Care

I believe behavior change and skill acquisition is a unique experience for each individual and program development should reflect that. In order to achieve the goal of providing the most effective treatment to each individual it is important to include the family and caregivers at each new step of the process. The most effective and appropriate programming is obtained through conducting full assessments within the individuals living and educational environments. Programming should be implemented in the least restrictive environment and always utilize reinforcement. Finally, the process of correct implementation of programming should include collaboration between the family, behavior consultant, and all other members of the IEP team in order to ensure consistency and success.

 

Trumpet Behavioral Health Provides Leading ABA Therapy for Autism and Related Disorders for Families in the Kansas City region.

With in-home services  and TeleHealth delivery of ABA therapy, Trumpet provides services to those in need throughout Kansas and Missouri.

Our services include consulting, education, and training for parents, educators, and healthcare professionals. Our highly skilled, passionate staff and Board Certified consultants work hard to provide the best possible behavior management outcomes.

Autism Services for Military Families

  • Verbal Behavior Assessment and Placement Program
  • Functional Behavior Assessment
  • Program monitoring and evaluation
  • Functional communication
  • Social and play skills
  • Behavior management
  • Parent training
  • Pre-academic/Academic and school readiness

In-home Intensive ABA-based Intervention Service

  • In-home therapy service for children with developmental delays and Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • Focus on skill acquisition and behavior management
  • A combination of incidental teaching, social skill instruction, and structured teaching methods
  • 1:1 intensive ABA-based treatment focusing on skill acquisition and problem behavior reduction
  • Parent, sibling and other care giver involvement and participation during all phases of the therapy program
  • Toilet training

School-Based Services

  • Functional Behavior Assessments (FBAs)
  • Functional Analysis Assessments (FAAs)
  • Program design, development & implementation
  • Individualized Positive Behavior Support Plans (PBSPs)
  • Positive Behavioral Intervention Plans (PBIPs)

Social Skills Group

  • Social thinking group
  • Grouping
  • Social skills play group
  • 'Typical' children are invited and encouraged to attend

Supplementary Services

  • Behavior Consultation with school districts and families
  • Assistance accessing insurance funding for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Presentations and trainings for family groups and other professionals
  • Presentations and trainings covered in a wide range of topics

Insurance Information

We accept most major insurance plans as well as CWA and CES waivers for ABA Therapy for Autism. We are not able to accept straight Medicaid at this time because Medicaid does not cover ABA services. However, we do offer payment plans for private pay for individuals that only have straight Medicaid.

  • Allen Village School
  • BCBS/New Directions
  • Blue Springs School District
  • Cigna Kansas
  • City Regional Office
  • Knob Noster School District
  • MH Net
  • Pleasant Hill R-III School District
  • Private Pay
  • Tricare Insurance
  • United Behavioral Health
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Lees Summit, MO  64081
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