Janelle McDonald, MA, BCBA, LBA
Director, Aurora Behavior Clinic
Janelle joins the Aurora Behavior Clinic with over 10 years of experience providing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy. She began her career by providing services to a wide range of clients after working privately with a client diagnosed with autism while attending college. Through her work, Janelle gleaned experience providing early-intervention, home and clinic-based therapy, and parent/caregiver training. Ms. McDonald received her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from The American University and completed her BCBA course sequence from Florida Institute of Technology. She is passionate about providing the best quality services to clients as well as emphasizing the importance of parent/caregiver training so that skills learned during sessions are generalized to outside of the clinic as well.
Alexandra has over 5 years of experience providing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy. She began her career in a private day school for individuals with Autism as a registered behavior technician (RBT). Alex has experience in providing ABA services for individuals of all ages across multiple settings (i.e. schools, clinics, in-home). She studied Psychology as an undergrad and earned her M.Ed in Special Education with a graduate certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis from George Mason University. Before moving to the northern Virginia area, she worked in a dual role as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and Specical Education Teacher. She enjoys creating individualized plans using the principles of ABA to help her clients reach their goals. She is passionate about teaching self-awareness and promoting inclusion in the community and public schools.
Tetiana is originally from Ukraine and has been in the states working as a childcare provider since 2009. She has been working at The Arc of Loudoun since March 2015 as an ABA Instructor. Tetiana is currently working at the Aurora Behavior Clinic. She is responsible for implementing behavior plans, collecting data and overseeing her students’ day to day programs. In addition to her duties as an ABA Instructor, Tetiana helps run Cannon’s Connection, a social skills program designed to improve social interaction. She is passionate about furthering her knowledge and understanding of ABA and is currently taking advanced training courses. Tetiana is committed to helping her students reach their full potential.
Sandra Gladney, ABA Technician
Sandra began working at the Aurora School 2 years ago, and brought with her 12 years of experience working with children with behavioral challenges and intellectual disabilities. Currently, Sandra holds the position of ABA Instructor at The Aurora School. As an ABA instructor she expertly implements behavior plans, collects data and is responsible for her students’ day to day programs. In addition to her position at the Aurora School, Sandra works at the Aurora Behavior Clinic, where she continues delivering ABA services to children. Sandra strives to keep current in the field of ABA and is actively furthering her education in Applied Behavior Analysis. Sandra is passionate about helping children and loves to see the progress they make.