Clinical Team

Andy Bondy, PhD

Andy Bondy is president and co-founder of Pyramid Educational Consultants. Dr. Bondy is an innovative leader in the field of autism and applied behavior analysis. He directed a statewide public school system for students with autism for fourteen years. He is co-author of the PECS Training Manual. He also wrote the Pyramid Approach to Education, a training manual that offers an integrated orientation to developing effective educational environments blending applied behavior analysis with functional activities and creative communication strategies. Dr. Bondy received his MA and Ph.D. from the UNC Greensboro, and completed his clinical internship in 1976 at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Bondy has presented numerous papers, lectures and workshops in regional, national and international conferences and conventions on behavior analysis, PECS and the Pyramid Approach to Education. He has remained active in research and writing, and continues to develop new and innovative methods of helping children with autism and related developmental disorders.

Lori Frost, MS, CCC-SLP

Lori Frost is vice-president and co-founder of Pyramid Educational Consultants. She is co-author of The PECS Training Manual. She has been the driving force behind creating PECS, a unique system that allows children with limited communication abilities to initiate communication with teachers, parents, and peers. Ms. Frost has a wealth of background in functional communication training and applied behavior analysis. She has assisted in the development of a number of training packages designed to teach language and academic skills. Ms. Frost received her BA in speech pathology and audiology from the University of Arkansas, and MS in speech and language pathology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1982. She has worked in many public and private school settings as a speech pathologist. As a Pyramid consultant, Ms. Frost has traveled across the country and the world, teaching workshops on PECS and the Pyramid Approach to Education. She has presented a number of papers and lectures on autism and communication, co-authored several articles and chapters, and is respected by professionals in her field as a leader in functional communication systems.

Catherine Horton, MS, CCC-SLP, BCBA

Catherine Horton is dually-certified as both a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Maine with a B.A. in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She went on to earn a M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of New Hampshire. Catherine has earned the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Educational Leadership from the University of New England. Most recently, Catherine has also completed all requirements for certification as a behavior analyst. Prior to her employment with Pyramid Educational Consultants, Catherine worked as a speech language pathologist providing therapy to children with significant special needs in hospital, group home and school settings. Catherine has been a consultant at Pyramid for over 10 years. She currently provides trainings regarding PECS and the Pyramid Approach to Education to parents and professionals across the United States. Catherine also consults to educational teams across the country, focusing on the development of functional communication systems and effective educational environments for students with special needs. She has also published literature in both Focus on Autism and the Autism Advocate. Catherine has a wealth of expertise in working with students with developmental disabilities and is passionate about her work.

Donna Banzhof, MEd, BCBA

特级欧美免费大片视频,特级毛片WWWDonna Banzhof is a Consultant and a Senior PECS Supervisor and Trainer for Pyramid Educational Consultants. She earned a graduate certificate in Behavior Analysis from the University of North Texas and, a master’s degree in Educational Psychology from Temple University. She has been working in the special needs field since 1990 in various capacities, teacher, administrator and consultant. Her background and experience fosters creativity in consulting professionals, paraprofessionals and parents to improve the quality of life for individuals and their families. She provides consultation, workshops, and training to various schools, homes and adult services. She focuses on functional programs utilizing a comprehensive analytical approach, the Pyramid Approach to Education.

Tony Castrogiovanni, PhD

Tony Castrogiovanni began his career in 1977 providing psychological and behavior analytic services to children and adults who were being discharged from The Willowbrook State Developmental Center in New York back into their local communities. It was there that he developed one of the first token economy based service agencies in New York as well as developing a teaching curriculum of ‘Boehm" concepts.(a list of critical prepositional phrases and simple directions for work and school behavior developed by Anne Boehm). In the over 20 years since then he has specialized in the treatment of severe problem behavior, PDD and Autism Spectrum disorder as it impacts behavior and education, and has developed both site-based and in-home programs for children and adults with autism. He has taught at the State University of New York at Stony Brook where he also received his Masters and Doctorate in Psychology and has published in peer reviewed journals such as the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior and Research in Developmental Disabilities. An experienced presenter, Dr. Castrogiovanni has spoken at numerous conferences both to train teachers and other staff as well as to present findings from on-going research to professional audiences.

特级欧美免费大片视频,特级毛片WWW For the past several years he has conceived, developed, and directed two programs that served children and adults in an innovative manner that produced better outcomes than previous programming had achieved. While with Chimes Delaware he was the Clinical and Residential Director serving over 80 adolescents and adults. He most recently comes to Pyramid from the position of Director for the Bancroft Center for Autism Research and Educational Services in Haddonfield, New Jersey where he oversaw the development of in-home programs for over 30 children, the development of Pyramid style classrooms in many school districts on the east coast of the USA, as well as developing a consultative arm that provides direction for changes in organizations to meet best practices. During this time, he was a member of the Monitoring and Review Board for the Delaware Autistic Program. Dr. Castrogiovanni has been providing private consultation to families, schools, agencies and businesses since 1989. His entrepreneurial spirit and business background bring a unique perspective and understanding to program development that allows the development of outstanding clinical and educational procedures that make sense for the individual client as well as the larger environment in which the program takes place.

Jesseca Collins, MEd, BCBA

Jesseca Collins特级欧美免费大片视频,特级毛片WWW has been involved in the field of special education throughout her life as a peer buddy and through various organizations supporting children and adults with developmental disabilities. She holds a Master’s degree in Elementary and Special Education from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is a certified elementary and special education teacher in Colorado and California. Jesseca completed her coursework in applied behavior analysis at San Diego State University and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst is 2011. She has been working professionally in the field in both public and non-public school settings since 2004 as an instructional assistant, teacher and program specialist. In both the public and non-public settings, she supported the establishment or strengthening of programs for students on the autism spectrum or with developmental disabilities. She has also worked at summer camps for children with Autism and has travelled to Accra, Ghana to support an organization for children with Autism. Jesseca has provided support in the school, home, and community settings. She strives to make a meaningful impact on the quality of life for individuals, families, and professionals. She believes in an integrated team based approach to education and values the unique personality of each individual.

Julia Hoffman, MS, CCC-SLP

Julia Hoffman is Pyramid USA's Supervisor and Trainer. She has worked as a speech and language therapist since receiving her Master's degree in 1987 from Fontbonne University in St. Louis, MO, USA. Her work experience includes serving as Program Director at a residential treatment center for people with autism and other learning difficulties, providing consultation and training for schools and families, and developing in-home intervention programs for people with autism. In addition, Julia served as Director for an agency in Missouri providing on-site therapy and full-time inclusion support for children with autism attending mainstream schools. Julia has extensive experience of consultation, training and implementing programs based on applied behavior analysis. She joined Pyramid UK in April 2003 and Pyramid USA in 2016.

Jo-Anne B. Matteo, MS, CCC-SLP

Jo-Anne B. Matteo特级欧美免费大片视频,特级毛片WWW began her career as a public school speech-language pathologist in Connecticut in 1980. She received her B.A. in Communication Disorders from Southern Connecticut State College in 1979, M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from Adelphi University in 1980, and an advanced degree in Administration and Supervision from Southern Connecticut State University in 1983. As a special education administrator since 1994, she has been involved in staff and program development. She is the founder of a public school program for preschool and elementary children who present with significant special needs in the areas of communication, cognitive, social, behavioral and motor disabilities. These students have been using PECS to improve functional communication skills while they take part in a classroom that has been implementing the Pyramid Approach to Education. Jo-Anne has worked in this program as the speech-language pathologist and the program coordinator. Jo-Anne has presented extensively at various conferences and workshops to parents and professionals in the areas of speech-language development, functional communication and program design. She is also an active member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Erin Moran, M.Ed., BCBA

特级欧美免费大片视频,特级毛片WWW Erin completed a BA double majoring in Psychology and International Studies in 2012 and later a Masters of Education in 2015. She is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst and has worked in home, school and clinic settings around the world. Erin has used PECS in a variety of settings with children as young as 18 months and up to 23 years old. She organised a parent-training program in Kazakhstan that centred around PECS and was able to present this research at a national conference. In addition to being a PECS consultant, Erin is currently completing her PhD at UCL's Institute of Education. Erin joined Pyramid in 2017 and is especially interested in parent/staff training and integrating the Pyramid Approach to Education into classroom settings.

Anne K. Overcash, MEd

Anne K. Overcash, M.Ed. is a Senior Consultant and PECS® Supervisor for Pyramid Educational Consultants in the United States. With nearly 30 years of experience in the field of autism and developmental disabilities she specializes in providing training and consultation to those who serve individuals with complex communication needs. In addition to communication training and consultation, she provides training and consultation on developing effective educational environments with a focus on enhancing learners’ skill sets and decreasing unwanted behaviors. Anne has worked extensively across the USA as well as internationally. Her background in a variety of educational settings, including public schools and comprehensive knowledge of the Picture Exchange Communication System® (PECS®) and The Pyramid Approach to Education® combined with years of training groups provide a unique platform from which Anne is able to deliver empowering training sessions and effective consultation.

Krysten Spottiswood, M.A., BCBA

Krysten Spottiswood is a Consultant for Pyramid Educational Consultants of Canada. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master of Arts Degree in Applied Disability Studies with a specialization in Applied Behaviour Analysis from Brock University in Ontario, Canada. Krysten is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst. She started her career as a rehabilitation therapist and case manager working with individuals with an acquired brain injury. She later worked as a case manager and senior therapist with children, adolescents, and young adults with intellection and developmental disabilities including autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Her clinical experience includes work in educational and residential services. She has completed research relate to the impact of instructional strategies on the communication behavior of children with ASD who use augmentative/ alternative communication (AAC) systems. Krysten has presented her research both nationally and internationally, and has co-authored a book chapter on the use of AAC systems for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She has also served as a research assistant on numerous committees for the Ontario Association for Behaviour Analysis (ONTABA).

Keiko Suzuki, MEd., BCBA

特级欧美免费大片视频,特级毛片WWWKeiko Suzuki has a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction (Applied Behavior Analysis) from Arizona State University and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in Applied Behavior Analysis. Keiko started her career as a research scientist in a field of Environmental Geochemistry, teaching and researching in various research groups in the UK and in the US. She has PhD in Chemistry from Sheffield University (UK), Master of Science in Environmental biogeochemistry from Newcastle University (UK) and Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from Aberdeen University (UK). Her career change into the field of Applied Behavior Analysis was after her son was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She has gained extensive experience working as a bilingual (Japanese & English) registered behavior analyst in homes and in schools serving students with a variety of needs. Keiko’s experience as a BCBA includes providing assessments, staff training and consultation across a wide range of school districts in her community. Keiko is a strong Special Education advocate for her son and for her students in her community. She loves working with her students as well as teachers and other specialists on the team to collaborate and work as a team for the student’s future and their independence.

Jill Waegenaere, MA, CCC-SLP

Jill Waegenaere, is a licensed Speech and Language Pathologist certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She graduated from Michigan State University with a B.A. in Communication Science Disorders, and continued her studies there to earn her M.A. in Speech and Language Pathology. While at MSU, Jill worked with both adults and children in a variety of settings and participated in Study Abroad Programs in both England and Mexico. Prior to her employment with Pyramid Educational Consultants, Jill worked as a speech language pathologist for an Early Childhood Program, providing services to children with Autism and other special needs. She has also worked in Early Intervention for the State of Illinois, where she gained experience working with children with communication, cognitive, social, behavioral and motor disabilities. Jill has experience implementing PECS and the Pyramid Approach to Education across environments including home, school, and the community.

Jaime Wedel, MEd, CAGS, BCBA

Jaime Wedel特级欧美免费大片视频,特级毛片WWW has a Master's degree in general education from Fitchburg State University in Massachusetts and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in School Psychology from Plymouth State University in New Hampshire.  She earned a Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders from Antioch New England Graduate School.  Most recently, Jaime completed the Behavioral Intervention in Autism program at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.  She recently completed her fieldwork and supervision to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in Applied Behavior Analysis. Jaime started her career as a special education teacher, where she served students with a variety of needs in inclusion, resource, and separate settings.  She worked as a school psychologist in New Hampshire and North Carolina.  In North Carolina, part of her job as a school psychologist involved co-chairing an Autism Team that provided assessment, trainings and consultations in a district of thirty-five schools.  Jaime's experience also includes working at a neuropsychological clinic in New Hampshire, where she evaluated students and provided consultation to families, schools, and other professionals.  She loves working with all students, but especially those with autism and more significant needs.

Disclosures

Financial and Non-Financial Disclosures
Andy Bondy, PhD

Financial: Dr. Andy Bondy receives royalties for the titles, Autism 24/7 and A Picture’s Worth, 2nd Edition.
Non-financial:特级欧美免费大片视频,特级毛片WWW Dr. Andy Bondy holds a non-compensated board seat with The Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies.

Lori Frost, MS, CCC-SLP

Financial: Lori Frost receives royalties for the titles, Autism 24/7 and A Picture’s Worth, 2nd Edition.
Non-financial:特级欧美免费大片视频,特级毛片WWW No relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Donna Banzhof, MEd, BCBA

Financial: Donna Banzhof receives compensation as an employee of Pyramid Educational Consultants, Inc.
Non-financial:特级欧美免费大片视频,特级毛片WWW No relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Tony Castrogiovanni, PhD

Financial: Dr. Anthony Castrogiovanni receives compensation as an employee of Pyramid Educational Consultants, Inc. Non-financial: No relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Jessica Collins, MEd, BCBA

Financial: Jesseca Collins receives compensation as an employee of Pyramid Educational Consultants, Inc.
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Julia Hoffman, MS, CCC-SLP

Financial: Julia Hoffman receives compensation as an employee of Pyramid Educational Consultants, Inc.
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Catherine Horton, MS, CCC-SLP, BCBA

Financial: Catherine Horton receives compensation as an employee of Pyramid Educational Consultants, Inc.
Non-financial: No relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Jo-Anne B. Matteo, MS, CCC-SLP

Financial: Jo-Anne Matteo receives compensation as an employee of Pyramid Educational Consultants, Inc.
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Anne K. Overcash, MEd

Financial: Anne Overcash receives compensation as an employee of Pyramid Educational Consultants, Inc.
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Erin Moran, M.Ed., BCBA

Financial: Erin Moran receives compensation as an employee of Pyramid Educational Consultants, Inc.
Non-financial: No relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Krysten Spottiswood, M.A., BCBA

Financial: Krysten Spottiswood receives compensation as an employee of Pyramid Educational Consultants, Inc.
Non-financial: No relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Jill Waegenaere, MA, CCC-SLP

Financial: Jill Waegenaere receives compensation as an employee of Pyramid Educational Consultants, Inc.
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Jaime Wedel, MEd, CAGS, BCBA

Financial: Jaime Wedel receives compensation as an employee of Pyramid Educational Consultants, Inc.
Non-financial: No relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

All presentations provided by Pyramid Educational Consultants, Inc. will focus exclusively on PECS (The Picture Exchange Communication System) and or The Pyramid Approach to Education.