We Are In This Together
The family unit is the foundation for neurodiverse individuals, which is why we work collaboratively with parents and guardians to understand the unique needs of their child. We focus on managing challenging behaviors, improving skills, and establishing healthy family dynamics through personalized consultations and tailored care plans.
Watch Brittany Schwesinger, M.Ed, BCBA, COBA, our Coordinator of Behavioral Services & Behavior Analyst, as she gives tips and tricks on how to prepare your families and friends for gatherings when you have a neurodiverse child.
Watch Alyssa Crawford, M.Ed., BCBA, COBA, one of our BCBAs, discuss increasing tolerance of activities that a neurodiverse individual might not enjoy including doctors appointments and haircuts.
Care Where You Are
In-Home ABA Therapy may help with:
- Reducing behavior challenges
- Enhancing communication skills
- Increasing independence with functional living skills
- Expanding play and leisure abilities
- Building meaningful social interactions with the family
- Assisting with homework, schedules and leisure activity plans
- Daily Living Skills
- Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP) for families and direct care staff
- Discover parent/guardian goals and evaluate needs
- Provide interactive feedback and training to help families manage challenging behaviors and establish desired results
- Assistance with homework, schedules, and leisure activity plans
- Suggestions for creating a home environment to facilitate child success
Success at School
- Individual Education Programs (IEPs): goal formulation, teaching plans, data tracking and analysis procedures
- Assist with the transition to a new school with social stories, on site visits, and gradual exposure
- Help with setup of the home environment for school success with a homework space, material bins, and a proven rewards system for hard work
- Training executive functioning skills at home to help with homework management, chore management, and leisure skills
Instruction in natural environments allows the opportunity for:
- Experiencing new places such as stores, parks, restaurants, etc.
- Learning community social skills
- Practicing behavioral strategies in various locations
- Advocating for sensory breaks
Empowering the Individual
With the goal of working towards independence and enhanced outcomes, our team establishes personalized teaching plans based on each individual’s specific needs.
We provide social skills and instructions the individual can apply in the classroom and other social settings:
- Maintaining personal space
- Determining the importance of a problem
- Being a flexible thinker
- Giving and taking
- Resolving conflict
The goal of our social skills instruction is to work towards independence with self-monitoring.
Daily Living Skills
We help foster independence through visual schedules for tasks such as hygiene, household chores, packing personal belongings, or other skills that promote independence.
We guide your loved one towards independent living by teaching skills such as managing a budget, shopping for items, using public transportation, and maintaining personal living spaces.
Meet our Behavior Analysts
Brittany Schwesinger, M.Ed, BCBA, COBA
Coordinator of Behavioral Services, Behavior Analyst & Intervention Specialist
Brittany Schwesinger is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Certified Ohio Behavior Analyst, and licensed Intervention Specialist. She has a Bachelor's of Science in Education from Miami University and a Master's of Education with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis from Arizona State University. Brittany has ten years of experience working with individuals with disabilities ages 5-22 in the school, clinic, home and community settings. Prior to joining Frazier Behavioral Health, Brittany worked as the Clinical Director at New Story Schools. Brittany began her career at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism as a Classroom Behavior Therapist, Coordinating Teacher, and Coordinator of Educational Services.
Alyssa Crawford, M.Ed, BCBA, COBA
Behavior Analyst & Intervention Specialist
Alyssa Rafoth is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and licensed Intervention Specialist. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Education from the University of Mount Union and a Masters in Arts from Ball State University. Alyssa has over seven years of experience working with children with disabilities ranging in a variety of skill levels. Alyssa previously worked for the Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism as a Classroom Behavior Therapist.
Emily Brindza, M.Ed, BCBA, COBA
Behavior Analyst & Intervention Specialist
Emily Brindza is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Intervention Specialist. She earned her Bachelor's degree from Ohio University and her Master's degree from the University of Cincinnati. Emily has 7 years of experience as an intervention specialist and began her career in the Bedford City School District. In her previous role, she worked with elementary-aged students with disabilities in a self-contained classroom.
Mileena Cook, M.Ed., BCBA, COBA
Mileena Cook is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She earned her Bachelor's degree from Ohio University in Special Education and a Master's of Science in Education with a focus on Applied Behavioral Analysis from Purdue University. Mileena has experience providing ABA services for 7 years in the following settings: homes, schools, clinical, and the community. She has worked with children of a variety of ages (including early intervention) and abilities. She started her career providing in-home therapy and recently transitioned from a clinical position.
Katie Schaefer, M.Ed. BCBA, COBA
Behavior Analyst and Intervention Specialist
Katie Schaefer is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and intervention specialist with 9 years of professional experience. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Education from the University of Dayton and a Master’s of Education in Behavior Analysis from the University of Cincinnati. Prior to joining FBH, Katie was the behavior support specialist at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital. She also worked at Julie Billiart Schools as an intervention specialist, BCBA, and assistant principal. She spent over two years as the Inclusion Director at Camp Southern Ground. Her professional interests include early intervention, social skills training, and parent training.
Our clinicians are in-network with Aetna, Anthem, CareSource, Cigna Evernorth, Cigna Medical, Cleveland Clinic Employee Health Plan, Independent Health, Medical Mutual, Meritian, Molina, OH Medicaid, Optum, Oscar, Tricare, United Healthcare Community Plan, and United Healthcare for ABA and Psychology. We will contact your insurance provider for prior authorization to determine your out-of-pocket costs due at the time of your appointment.