Lynn Wilson, Ph.D., BCBA-D was one of the very first applicants nationally to receive certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and has worked in the field of autism for over 20 years. She has taught Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) at the university level, published and presented research, and has an extensive background as a clinician. She received her undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees at Western Michigan University (WMU) in Kalamazoo, Michigan, one of the most recognized universities in the world for the study of Behavior Analysis, and was lucky to have as one of her advisors the extraordinarily gifted behavior analyst and teacher of Verbal Behavior, Jack Michael, Ph.D.
Years prior to establishing ABA & Verbal Behavior Group, she was instrumental in developing the initial framework for ABA to be accessible to families through the San Diego Regional Center. She also conducted hundreds of behavioral needs evaluations for children with autism, made referrals for ABA, and reviewed corresponding ABA programs. This gave her an awareness and an aspiration to eventually open her own agency to provide effective and authentic ABA services which she has seen to be life-changing for children with a diagnosis of autism. As the Clinical and Executive Director of ABA & Verbal Behavior Group, she is both grateful and proud to be a mentor to the team of talented behavior analysts she has hand-picked and who are truly second to none in every way that matters.
As a result of her training at WMU, she is intimately familiar with how ABA works and how it should be conducted. Behavior analysis has been a life-long career and she is 100% committed to leading a company that provides genuine, ethical, and scientifically based ABA. Her employees know that she is passionate about the field and might jokingly tell you she practically sees the misapplication of ABA as a moral failing. But despite her adherence to the necessary precision of methods based in science, she has genuine care and compassion for each and every family and truly sees the progress of each child as a thing of beauty.