New Jersey: Autism Diagnosis, Assessment and Treatment
Continuum Behavioral Health serves New Jersey. During the assessment process, each child receives a comprehensive functional assessment that identifies core deficits and problem behaviors that may be interfering with the child’s ability to learn and participate in daily life at home, school and in the community. Every child’s program is individualized to meet his or her needs, learning style and guided by what is developmentally expected.
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Meet Our Family
Christine Crowell, M.A., BCBA
Ms. Christine Crowell is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with a Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and a Bachelors degree in Psychology from McDaniel College. She has been consulting since 2007, and her previous training includes the assessment and treatment of challenging behavior at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, as well as, serving as behavior analyst for Matthew’s Center for Visual Learning. Ms. Crowell has also delivered presentations and training seminars at both local and international conferences.
Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Ms. Mary Usher is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with a Master’s degree in Applied Psychology with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis from Rider University. Mary has over 6 years of experience working with children and adults with autism and developmental disabilities in residential, center-based and home settings. Her professional areas of interest include functional assessment and treatment of severe problem behavior, verbal behavior and organizational behavior management.
Michele Altomare, BCaBA
Human Resources Manager
Ms. Michele Altomare is a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Thomas Edison State University. She completed her post baccalaureate coursework in applied behavior analysis at Florida Institute of Technology. She began her career in 2012 as an ABA instructor providing 1:1 therapy to children with autism and other related disorders in home and school based settings. Michele joined the Continuum team in 2014. Prior to working in the field of ABA she worked in the fields of Early Childhood Education and Special Education. Michele is also the Behavior Tech Manager for Continuum- NJ. She is responsible for scheduling NJ’s team of Behavior Technicians, as well as recruitment and training of new Behavior Technicians. Her professional interests include language acquisition, early intervention, natural environment teaching, and training others to implement ABA programs and techniques.
Rebecca Lasoski, M.A., BCBA
Ms. Rebecca Lasoski is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who received her Masters Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Rowan University. Rebecca has over 8 years experience working with children, adolescence and adults diagnosed with autism, brain injuries and intellectual disabilities in home settings and residential placements. Her previous training includes the assessment and treatment of severe problem behavior, transition planning, and data based medication management while at Bancroft. Her professional areas of interest include parent training, interdisciplinary team collaboration, community based instruction, and functional analysis. Ms. Lasoski has presented research on a variety of topics including the assessment and treatment of ritualistic behavior at multiple national conferences.
Kristina Barone, M.A., BCBA
Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Ms. Kristina Barone is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and consultant with a Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Georgian Court University and a Bachelors degree in Psychology from Rider University. She has been in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis for over three years and has recently joined our team. Before consulting as a Behavior Consultant she was a case manager for a DCP&P funded program and taught parent training classes.
Christina Cofer, M.S., BCBA
Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst
Ms. Christina Cofer is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst for Continuum. Christina earned a Bachelors degree in Psychology from Stockton University and a Master’s of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis from Capella University in 2018. Christina’s previous experience has been working as a Registered Behavior Technician with children with developmental disabilities in the home setting as well as supporting children and families as a Care Manager through the New Jersey Children’s System of Care. Ms. Cofer currently works with Head Start eligible Children and Families in the home and preschool setting through providing parent training and parent workshops focusing on imparting the skills to creating behavior change and promote skill acquisition with preschool-aged children in both the general education and special education settings. Christina’s areas of interest include functional behavior assessment, parent training and social skills training.
Joelle Gambino, M.S., BCBA
Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Ms. Joelle Gambino is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst for Continuum. Joelle earned a Bachelors degree in Psychology from Rowan University and a Master’s of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis from Saint Joseph’s University. Joelle began working in the field of aba in 2016 as a RBT working with children and adults with autism and developmental disabilities in the home as well as in the school setting. Joelle also has over 3 years of experience working for NJ Early Intervention system. Her area’s of interest include PECS training, working on daily living skills, and the treatment of problem behavior.
Lindsay Laielli, M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
Lindsay Laielli is a nationally certified Speech Language Pathologist who has 10 years of clinical experience providing services for children from birth through 21 years of age. Lindsay has spent a majority of her career with a local Special Services School district where she primarily provides services to students within their preschool disabled and autism programs. It is through this work opportunity, Lindsay has gained extensive experience working with children on the Autism Spectrum establishing functional communication systems through Augmentative and Alternative Communication modalities. In addition, Lindsay has provided early intervention services transitioning to participation on a target evaluation team for New Jersey since 2015. Through her experiences, Lindsay has grown passionate for parent education and collaboration leading her to seek training through the Hanen Organization. Lindsay currently holds certification as a Hanen It Takes Two to Talk Speech Language Pathologist.
Amanda Foti, RBT
Amanda Foti is a Jr. Consultant and Registered Behavior Technician pursuing her BCBA credentialing. She obtained both her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and her Master of Applied Psychology degree with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis from Rutgers University. Amanda has worked in the field of ABA providing services to children and adults with autism and developmental disabilities since 2018, and has been with Continuum since 2019. She began as a behavior technician providing home-based ABA therapy but has experience utilizing behavior plans in the school and community settings. Amanda’s passions include natural environment teaching, the implementation of skill acquisition programs and behavior reduction protocols, as well as parent training.
Hayley Decicco, RBT
Hayley is a Registered Behavior Technician pursuing her BCBA credentialing. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Speech & Hearing Sciences from George Washington University and a masters degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Ball State University. Hayley has worked in the field of ABA since 2015 in both in-home and school settings. She has experience with clients ranging in age from 3 to 15 years.