Kansas City, Missouri

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471 SW Ward Rd
Suite 7
Lees Summit, MO  64081
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Trumpet Behavioral Health – Kansas City Provides Leading In-Home Autism Therapy Using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)






Our Kansas City team of Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) and therapists collaborate with educators, healthcare providers, families, and most importantly, each person we serve. At Trumpet, we utilize a multi-layered approach to serving our clients: from our in-house insurance team to our financial consult, we make the process of accessing services as seamless as possible.

We believe clients come first. We strive to live out this value each day in all that we do.

About Our Clinicians

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

Josh Sleeper

Regional Director

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Josh Sleeper

Regional Director
Years Working in Field: 15

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.


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.


Amy Harper

Senior Clinician

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Amy Harper

Senior Clinician
Years Working in Field: 8

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.


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.


Kelsey Owen


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Kelsey Owen

Years Working in Field: 5

I began working with adults diagnosed with developmental disabilities my freshman year of college through an organization called Best Buddies. Because of my involvement with Best Buddies, my faculty advisor recommended I complete my junior year internship with a local clinic providing ABA services, where I decided this was the field I was going to further pursue. In 2014, I received my master’s degree in Psychology with a specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis from Florida State University. I passed my certification exam to become a BCBA in 2014, as well as obtained my licensure in the state of Missouri the same year. I have worked in a variety of settings including clinic and center-based for clients ages 3-17, groups homes for clients ages 21-47, day programs for adults ages 21-47, and a voluntary day program for adults with traumatic brain injuries ages 18-66. I have also provided in-home services and school consultation services for clients ages 3-17.


MS in Psychology with a specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis , Florida State University, 2014
BS in Psychology, Florida Southern College, 2012

Philosophy of Care

I love working with individuals with developmental disabilities because I believe that everyone can learn regardless of their diagnosis and ABA helps each individual reach their full potential. I have seen the impact behavior analytic services have had of the daily lives of individuals and their families, and that’s what makes my job so rewarding. I love that every day is different on the job and I’m constantly on my toes trying to keep up with the clients I work with. It’s rare that a day goes by that I don’t go home having learned something new from my clients.


Katie Koehler

Associate Clinician

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Katie Koehler

Associate Clinician
Years Working in Field: 3

Prior to completing my bachelor’s degree in communication disorders from the University of Arkansas, I realized that there was something missing. This is when I began working with several children with autism and was introduced to the world of ABA. I continued to pursue a master’s degree in special education with a focus in applied behavior analysis at the University of Arkansas. I was given a wonderful opportunity to participate in various areas of research working with communication devices, EIBI, and social skills, to name a few. I have experience working with children with autism in a variety of settings including clinic and home-based settings.


MEd in Special Education, University of Arkansas, 2015
BS in Communication Disorders, University of Arkansas, 2014

Philosophy of Care

Providing therapy to children with autism is truly my passion. Every day is a different and a new adventure. I am proud to work in the field of ABA because I am able to share about a science that I am passionate about, has research to back up why it is such a successful method of intervention, and make a life-changing difference in the lives of those around me.

Our In-Home Services Provide Families With a Variety of Benefits: 

  • Insurance Specialists to help families navigate ABA therapy coverage options
  • Coordinated therapy across all providers & physicians
  • Parent training and support
  • Individualized programming for each consumer
  • Free Insurance Eligibility Review
  • Board Certified Clinicians


  • BCBS/New Directions (Kansas City)
  • Cigna
  • MHN
  • United Behavioral Health

Center-Based ABA Therapy for Autism and Intervention Services

  • Initial educational and functional behavior assessments
  • 1:1 intensive ABA-based treatment focused on skill acquisition and problem behavior reduction
  • Functional communication and social skills
  • Practice transitioning and independence
  • Early group learning skills
  • Toilet training
  • Social skills groups, based on age and skill level

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

Autism Services for Military Families

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

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