Board Certified Behaviour Analyst, Founder of 'Pathway to Learning'

Evelyn obtained her Bachelor degree in Applied Psychology from the University of Ulster, Jordanstown in 2002.  Shortly after this she became a full-time ABA therapist firstly under the direct supervision of Parents' Education as Autism Therapists (PEAT) in Northern Ireland, A Bridge to Learning and an independent VB Consultant in Scotland and later under The Centre for Early Autism Treatment (CEAT).  Evelyn worked as the Child Support Programme Manager for PEAT charity for four years developing and supervising home-based ABA programmes as well as providing behavioural support to schools and organisations.  During her employment with PEAT she also helped develop the content and video models for the Simple Steps multimedia package during its early stages.  She also assisted in carrying out the research for “Meeting the needs of families living with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders” (Keenan et al. 2007) during this time.   In 2008 Evelyn received her Masters degree in Applied Behaviour Analysis with distinction from the University of Ulster, Coleraine. 

In 2009 Evelyn became a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst and worked for CEAT for three years as Consultant Behaviour Analyst and then Senior Behaviour Analyst.  Evelyn has extensive experience and knowledge in the field of ABA, Autism and EIBI and has particular interest in Video Modelling, PECS and Verbal behaviour.  In 2010 Evelyn became the first professional in Ireland/Northern Ireland to receive the Picture Exchange Communication (PECS) Implementer Certificate allowing her to train other professionals or parents in the implementation of PECS. 

During her time at CEAT Evelyn consulted on home programmes in Northern Ireland, Southern Ireland and Italy.  She provided BCBA supervision to candidates pursuing their BCBA qualifications, trained up other consultants and provided senior supervision to other behaviour consultants.  She also held the position of Home School support worker for ABA provision at Tor Bank Special School, Dundonald during this time under the SPEAC charity.  Evelyn has supported Classroom Assistants in the application of behaviour analysis in many schools across three education boards and is committed to supplying ABA to those who need it.

Evelyn works with families, therapists, professionals and BCBA candidates in Northern Ireland and Italy and is dedicated to carrying on the great work of CEAT to families needing ABA through PATHWAY TO LEARNING.