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Trumpet Behavioral Health – Scottsdale Provides Leading Autism Therapy Using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Our Scottsdale 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.

Our Clinical Team

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Adeline Low

Clinical Director
MA, BCBA

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Adeline Low

Clinical Director
MA, BCBA
Years Working in Field: 8
Education

M.A. in Behavior Analysis, University of Houston - Clear Lake, 2013
B.A. in Psychology, University of Kansas, 2009

Philosophy of Care

I have personally seen and experience the impact autism can have on an individual and their family. Thus, I see the importance of providing high quality care based on best practice. I believe that every individual, regardless of their abilities, is able to reach their full potential through great and compassionate ABA services. I was first exposed to the field of Applied Behavior Analysis when I was studying at The University of Kansas and my love for this science grew tremendously through my experience at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. I am excited to continue enhancing my skills in this field and serve individuals with developmental disabilities and their families through Trumpet Behavioral Heath – San Jose.

Melissa Kotarski

Senior Clinician
MEd, MS, BCBA

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Melissa Kotarski

Senior Clinician
MEd, MS, BCBA
Years Working in Field: 10

I graduated from The University of Pittsburgh with a BS in Education with a concentration in Applied Developmental Psychology, from The University of Rochester with a MS in Human Development with a concentration in Early Childhood, and from The Pennsylvania State University with an M.Ed in Special Education with graduate certificates in Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis. I have been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst since 2010 and have worked in ABA and Autism programs since 2007 in both Pennsylvania and Texas, and now Arizona. Over the last nine years I have had the opportunity to work with families and individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum and Related Disorders from 12 months of age through adulthood, assisting them to become independent members of their communities. My experiences span across a variety of settings including: school, home, clinic, residential treatment centers, and day habilitation programs. My passion and dedication to this population stems from my nephew being diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified during the beginning stages of my graduate studies.

Education

M.Ed. in Special Education, Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis, Pennsylvania State University, 2010
M.S. in Early Childhood Development, The University of Rochester, 2006
B.S. in Applied Developmental Psychology, The University of Pittsburgh, 2005

Philosophy of Care

My philosophy of care is to provide ethically based Applied Behavior Analysis services to individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum and Related Disorders and their families.

My passion lies in maintaining an ethical culture organizationally thus providing and promoting a supportive and safe environment for all clients and employees and utilizing quantitative analysis and prediction to promote optimal short and long term outcomes.

Michael Liby

Clinician
MA, BCBA

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Michael Liby

Clinician
MA, BCBA
Years Working in Field: 5

I started working with developmentally disabled children after taking a part-time job working in an autism clinic. I immediately knew that this was a career path I would enjoy and shortly after, I began pursuing my master’s in Applied Behavior Analysis. I have worked with children and adolescents from 2 years of age up to 12 and love learning new techniques and procedures to provide for these clients.

Education

MA in Applied Behavior Analysis, Ball State University, 2015
BA in Business & Non-Profit Management, Earlham College, 2010

Philosophy of Care

The best part about this line of work is witnessing the progress the children make during our time with us and the transformation that the progress has on the family as a whole. I have seen the outlook of a mother or a father go from bleak to excited after only a few weeks of ABA services. That is what makes this job so great.

Travis Heth

Clinician
MS, BCBA

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Travis Heth

Clinician
MS, BCBA
Years Working in Field: 14

I began working with a wide range of individual with autism spectrum disorder and other disabilities after graduating from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2003. I later earned a degree in Behavior Analysis at the University of North Texas, to further my aim of providing the highest quality care to the people I serve. My experiences have prepared me to provide one-to-one instruction, conduct assessments, teach basic principles of applied behavior analysis to parents and staff, and oversee the implementation of behavior plans.

Education

M.S. in Behavior Analysis, University of North Texas, 2011
B.A. in Psychology, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2003

Philosophy of Care

I love providing therapies to children with autism spectrum disorder because of the potential for positive development and growth. Teaching skills that these individuals may use the rest of their lives is one of the most rewarding experiences I could ever hope for. I strive to create a learning environment that is both comfortable and fun.

Beth Suarez

Associate Clinician
PhD, MS, BCBA

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Beth Suarez

Associate Clinician
PhD, MS, BCBA
Years Working in Field: 16

While earning my PhD in ABA at Western Michigan University, I chose to also enroll in clinical psychology courses that would enable me to work as a clinical psychologist in Michigan. My clinical practice was based on the basics of ABA, but with a clinical focus. After a few years of practice, I took time to be a stay-at-home mom and enjoy living in Mexico with my husband who had an expatriate assignment there. Five kids and 9 years later I returned to the workforce with a new energy and focus for pure ABA. I now have a special needs child of my own.

Education

PhD in Applied Behavior Analysis, Western Michigan University, 2001
MS in Applied Behavior Analysis, Western Michigan University, 1997
BS in Environmental Science, Michigan State University, 1992

Philosophy of Care

As a mom of many kids, one with William’s Syndrome, I have come to appreciate not only how useful ABA is, but also how difficult it can be to implement ABA well. I think my unique passion for ABA (I co-authored Principles of Behavior 4.0 and 5.0 with Richard W. Malott) as well my understanding of all things family combine to give me a desire to help kids and their families with data-driven best practice.

Jennifer Campbell

Associate Clinician
MEd

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Jennifer Campbell

Associate Clinician
MEd
Years Working in Field: 4

I have always been extremely curious about why people behave the way they do. It was this curiosity that led me to the path of earning a degree in psychology. I was completing my last semester at the University of North Florida when I learned about applied behavior analysis (ABA). I was enrolled in a behavior modification class(my favorite class of my undergraduate degree) and my awesome professor encouraged me to continue my education in the field of ABA. Due to life events, it took me seven years to commit to completing my education. I enrolled at Arizona State University (ASU) in 2012 and graduated with my masters of education with a concentration in ABA in 2013. I have been working with children diagnosed with developmental disabilities (Autism and Fragile X) since 2013. I have implemented ABA therapy in the home setting as well as in a center based environment. My clients have ranged in age from toddler to young adolescent.

Education

M.Ed. in Applied Behavior Analysis, Arizona State University, 2013
B.A. in Psychology, University of North Florida, 2005

Philosophy of Care

I love making a positive difference in the lives of my clients and their families. It makes me so happy to see a client that did not make eye contact prior to receiving services look at me and reciprocate my smile, I love playing with them while teaching them how to communicate, play, and learn. Building relationships with my clients and watching them progress in every way makes my career in this field my highest professional reinforcer in life.

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What’s Unique About the Scottsdale Autism Center

The Scottsdale Autism Center has large, open areas that facilitate great motor/play opportunities for our young partners. Frequently, you might witness a theme-based race during the long, wide hallway to add extra fun to the activity. We have 4 set apart rooms for discrete trials that provide a distraction-free environment when we need it! Our team is happy to have available a large motor room with a jungle gym and trampoline for social and gross motor experiences for our clients. Further, we have a large play area devoted to more fine motor experiences and pretend play. Last but not least, we have carpeted and tiled areas for our older learners to practice household chores such as sweeping, mopping, and vacuuming!

Insurance Information

We accept most major insurance plans for ABA Therapy for Autism. We are not able to accept DDD at this time because it does not cover ABA services.

  • Aetna
  • BCBS AZ
  • Cigna
  • Humana (LifeSynch)
  • Magellan
  • 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

Benefits of Center-Based ABA Therapy

  • Training & Supervision
  • Clinician Collaboration
  • Social Skills
  • Generalization
  • School Readiness
  • Consistency of Services

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

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