Natasha (Tash) is the Founder and Clinical Director at Learning Ready Behaviour Services. She is a Certified Behaviour Analyst (CBA) and Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA). Tash completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of Western Sydney; and went on to complete her Master of Education in Applied Behaviour Analysis at Monash University. Tash has since also worked a Sessional Teaching Associate in the same Masters program at Monash University. Tash is a member of the Association for Behaviour Analysis Australia.
Tash began her career in ABA in 2010, working at a leading ABA clinic in Sydney, first as an in-home therapist, and continued gaining experience and supervision to then fulfil various clinic-based roles, including National Training and Development Manager. Within this role, Tash was responsible for delivering ABA training workshops, and ongoing training and development for senior staff, in clinics across NSW, VIC and SA. Tash pioneered in-house therapist training protocols, and was responsible for assessing the quality and effectiveness of staff training procedures.
Tash then moved to the United States of America for two years, where she gained extensive supervision as a Program Supervisor at a world-renowned ABA clinic in Southern California. In this role, Tash worked with a multi-disciplinary team, including behaviour analysts, psychologists, speech pathologists and teachers. She also supervised a number of clinic-based social skills group programs for children aged 2-7 years old.
Tash is passionate about building a high-quality team of clinicians at Learning Ready, and providing ethical, values-driven, effective, and meaningful behaviour services to the children of Sydney and their families!
FAMILY SUPPORT LEADER & BEHAVIOUR CONSULTANT
Amy completed her Master of Education in Applied Behaviour Analysis at Monash University in June 2020. Amy is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA). She is a member of the Association for Behaviour Analysis Australia.
Amy has worked in the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis for nine years, with children from the age of 12 months to 13 years old, with a variety of developmental diagnoses.
Amy is passionate about addressing barriers to children’s learning and using natural environment teaching where possible for the most organic learning environments.
CLINICAL TEAM LEADER & BEHAVIOUR CONSULTANT
Zoe completed her Master of Education in Applied Behaviour Analysis at Monash University in 2020, after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Macquarie University. Zoe is currently studying for the Board Certified Behaviour Analyst certification exam. She is a member of the Association for Behaviour Analysis Australia.
Zoe has held multiple roles throughout her ABA career thus far, including Junior Behaviour Therapist, Senior Behaviour Therapist, and Program Supervisor. She has worked in a variety of settings including in-home therapy, clinic-based therapy, as well as shadowing in preschools and primary schools, and facilitating Social Skills Groups. She has experience working with children ranging from 18 months to 14 years of age, as well as working with children with a range of diagnoses.
Zoe is passionate about making therapy fun, exciting and varied for her clients, as well as ensuring therapy is functional and aligned with the child’s and family’s needs.
BEHAVIOUR CONSULTANT & SENIOR BEHAVIOUR THERAPIST
Olivia completed her Bachelor of Psychological Sciences at the University of New South Wales. She is currently undertaking her Master of Education in Applied Behaviour Analysis at Monash University, and is receiving her direct fieldwork supervision in pursuit of board certification as a BCBA.
Olivia has worked with Learning Ready since 2020. Olivia is committed to developing rewarding relationships with children and their families by applying evidence-based practices. She is passionate about increasing children’s autonomy through developing their functional communication skills. She loves assisting clients in a variety of settings to ensure they feel safe and supported in all environments.
BEHAVIOUR CONSULTANT & SENIOR BEHAVIOUR THERAPIST
Teresa moved to Sydney from Ireland in February 2023. Teresa completed her Masters of Science in Applied Behaviour Analysis at the National University of Ireland (Galway) in 2021, after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology at the National University of Ireland (Maynooth). Teresa is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA).
Teresa has worked in the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis for two and a half years, providing support to neurodivergent individuals and people with disabilities, ranging in age from 4 to 62 years old. Teresa has experience working across home, clinic and school settings.
Teresa strives to bring about meaningful change in the lives of the children she works with and their families. Teresa is passionate about developing and implementing individualised plans that address behaviours of concern, and teach skills that will enable the child greater access to the wider community and to become as independent as possible.
SENIOR BEHAVIOUR THERAPIST
Lulu has worked as a Behaviour Therapist with Learning Ready since 2019, and across that time has supported a range of children from 21 months to 10 years old.
Passionate about helping children and families live their best possible lives, Lulu is determined to make that a reality. Empathy, drive and an energetic spirit inform her approach to work, ensuring each child and their family has a dedicated and motivated Senior Behaviour Therapist on their team.
Lulu is completing her final year of her Bachelor of Psychology. She intends to continue her education with a Masters of Clinical Psychology.
SENIOR BEHAVIOUR THERAPIST
Irene has worked with Learning Ready Behaviour Services since early 2020, and has had the pleasure of working with various children as a Behaviour Therapist.
Irene has completed a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) and a Master of Professional Psychology at Western Sydney University.
Irene is enthusiastic and possesses a great desire to help children and families to achieve their individual goals and needs, with the intent of helping children create positive changes in their lives.
SENIOR BEHAVIOUR THERAPIST
Ross relocated from Ireland to Sydney in August 2023. He has a strong interest in the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) both as a science and as a practice.
Ross completed a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of Limerick in 2017 before starting the Masters program in Applied Behaviour Analysis in 2018 at the University of Galway. From here, he started his journey in the field of ABA, working in many different capacities. After graduating from the Masters program in 2020, Ross continued working full-time in the field. He has experience supporting both children and adults in school, day service, residential, adult education, and after-school clinic settings, as well as within summer programs supporting neurodivergent children. He has over 4 years of experience in the field of ABA. He is hoping to complete his BCBA exam and become a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst in the near future, and is receiving his ongoing fieldwork supervision through Learning Ready.
Ross' main aim every day is to help individuals to learn socially significant behaviours, which can lead to meaningful change in their lives and the lives of the people around them. In turn, he hopes to increase a fruitful, fulfilled life for the individual where they can communicate in the most effective and efficient manner possible. Ross strives to promote inclusion and independence wherever he can and relishes the opportunity to support others in acquiring fundamental life, education, and community participation skills.
Elyse graduated from Western Sydney University with her Bachelor of Health Science (Health Promotion) and Master of Health Science (Health Services Management) in 2014. Her passion for holistic wellbeing and paediatric health lead her to excel in multiple roles across the education and health industries including Telehealth Advisor, Wellness Director, Family Relationship Manager, Health Educator and Early Childhood Educator, where she also attained her Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.
Elyse’s involvement in designing, implementing, and evaluating a range of health and wellness initiatives within the pre-school setting further instilled her passion for early intervention strategies and research lead her to discover the science of Applied Behaviour Analysis.
Elyse began her role as Behaviour Therapist with Learning Ready in 2021, and is committed to providing evidence-based therapy that is flexible, creative, and functional, while ensuring children and their families feel safe and supported. Elyse intends to further her education in pursuit of BCBA credential, and increase her clinical skills while providing meaningful therapy across clinic, school, and in-home settings. Elyse is a member of the Association for Behaviour Analysis Australia.
Emily completed her Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) at the University of New South Wales. She intends to continue her education with a Masters of Clinical Psychology.
Emily has four years combined experience working as a Learning Support Swimming Instructor with kids, and as a Clinical Research Associate for adults with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder at an in-clinic program.
Emily is highly passionate and dedicated to enhancing the lives of children and their families within the science of Applied Behaviour Analysis in an individualistic and fun manner.
Natalie has completed a Bachelor of Psychological Science with Distinction at the University of New South Wales. She has experience working in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) providing support to children aged 2 to 6 years old.
Natalie strives to create a fun and exciting learning environment while building mutual respect and trust with the children and their families. She is passionate about providing a high standard of treatment that enhances each child's independence and self-advocacy skills. In the future she intends to continue her education in the field of ABA while developing her skills as a Behaviour Therapist.
Currently on Maternity Leave.
Lucinda completed a Bachelor of Health Science (Western Herbal Medicine) and is now undertaking her post graduate diploma in Psychology at the University of New England.
After 10 years of working with children in private childcare she has decided to combine her passion for psychology with working with children, at Learning Ready Behaviour Services.
Lucinda is excited to have the opportunity to develop her skills and gain knowledge in ABA while supporting children and their families. She enjoys working closely with families and supporting children in a safe and fun environment. Holistic health is very important to Lucinda and she takes pride in being able to contribute to the wellbeing of the families she assists.
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