Phone: (610)- 296- 6700 ext 355
Degrees and Certifications:
Undergrad: B.S. Elementary Education/ Special Education, St. Joseph's University- Philadelphia Masters: M.S. Ed. Education/ Applied Behavior Analysis, Temple University- Philadelphia
Beth Burckley, M.S. Ed., BCBA
Ms. Burckley is a board certified behavior analyst working with the Middle School and VTC Programs.
She started her career almost 20 years ago working in homebased ABA early interventions programs.
As she finished her undergrad in elementary and special education, Ms. Burckley taught for several years in a variety of special education settings.
While completing her graduate work, Ms. Burckley worked in roles that support programming oversight and individualized goal progress monitoring for students in school and residential settings.
Her passion and experience include functional behavior assessment, positive behavior support plan development and teacher coaching in evidence based practices including instructional and classroom management strategies.
Parent Resources During COVID 19
Feel free to email me with questions, concerns and to set up Zoom Meetings.
My online office hours are 9 am to 11 am for Zoom Check Ins with Parents and Students.
Here is a great quick read for general tips and ways to structure your days: https://manhattanpsychologygroup.com/managing-behaviors-while-homeschooling-during-covid-19/
This website has themes for each day of the week and ideas activies daily: https://sites.google.com/view/lwsra-parent-resources/home
More ideas for schedules and daily activities: https://www.accessingabilities.com/blog/2020/3/23/parent-supports-and-activities-for-children-at-home
Setting Rules and Expectations: https://www.accessingabilities.com/blog/2020/3/18/the-importance-of-understanding-consistency-and-breaking-the-rules
Providing positive praise of the behavior you want to see and focusing on reinforcement of appropriate behavior helps to set the tone for increasing the behavior we want to see and decreasing problem behavior. Avoid telling your student to stop a behavior repeatedly. Rather review appropriate behaviors and then praise those. This approach is effective at school and home.
Function of Behavior
It is important to understand WHY a student is engaging in problem behavior.
We can then use that information to replace that behavior with a more socially appropriate behavior.
Teaching is key to reduction of problem behavior.