Meet our staff

Applied Behavior Analysis Team

Brooke Allen, BCBA Director

Brooke Allen has practiced as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) since 2006 upon the completion of her Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. It has been Brooke’s passion to ensure learners are provided opportunities to make their world larger through access to inclusive settings with equal opportunities in the community and schools. Her career aspirations have focused on the growth of ASD programs implementing ABA across a variety of settings, including: community, home, private and public schools, clinics, and Universities. Her expertise includes conducting behavioral assessments, providing behavior analytic interpretations, developing and implementing appropriate assessment and intervention methods for learners within schools, clinic and home settings, designing and implementing social skills programming, teaching others to deliver ethical behavior analytic interventions utilizing evidence-based research, and supervising the work of educators, BCBAs, and Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT). Brooke has supervised the completion of nearly two dozen individuals seeking their BCBA, designed and implemented public and private school ASD classrooms, and contracted to numerous school districts to support students and staff. As a prior owner of an ABA clinic and as the Director of ABA for a large non-profit that employed thirty ABA staff, Brooke has navigated the processes of administration and management. These opportunities have yielded the design of a staff retention program and hands-on training series, increased access to a high demand-low supply therapy for ASD individuals across the lifespan, and assisted in creating coloration opportunities across disciplines, including SLP, OT, counseling, diagnostics, and psychiatry. Brooke enjoys spending time with her husband, Seth, and their three children (Caiden, Savannah, and Millie) traveling, watching movies, and narrating the thoughts of their dog, Molly! Each and every day, Brooke approaches her career with the mindset that “You were given your gift for the joy you may give in return.”

Lydia Roberson, BCBA

Lydia was born and raised in the small town of Gray, Georgia. She received her Bachelor's degree in Special education from Augusta University and earned her Masters degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of West Florida. Prior to her Master’s, Lydia worked as a Special education teacher until her and her family relocated to Missouri where she worked at the University of Kansas Medical Center implementing autism training programs, training providers to teach parent training, and worked with a team to create a supervision curriculum and website program for BCBA supervision student

Ella Clarkson, RBT

Ella Clarkson was raised in Liberty, Missouri. She began her career has a registered behavioral technician in November of 2022 at an ABA clinic in Lee's Summit, Missouri. She has always enjoyed working with children. Her favorite thing about being a RBT is watching her patients grow and master programs. In her free time, she loves spending time with her little girl, spending time outside, and reading. She is looking forward to getting to know the littles and their families she will be working with!

Mikayla Sponder, RBT

Mikayla Sponder was raised in Humansville, Missouri. She began her career as a registered behavioral technician in October 2023 with Springhealth Behavioral Services. She is currently continuing her education at Walden University to become a child centered play therapist! Her favorite part about being an RBT is watching her clients master programs and the connections being built. In her free time, she likes to play with her dog or spend time with her niece.

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