03.05.17: New Clinical Supervisor and Early Intervention Consultant Join Beam ABA Team
Beam ABA, providers of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) therapy for those with autism or other complex behavioural needs, has appointed two new consultants, underlining its commitment to early intervention. Oderay Alonso Sancha-Davila and Manasi Rajadhyaksha have joined as Early Intervention Consultant and Clinical Supervisor respectively.
Oderay Alonso Sancha-Davila has worked for over 15 years in ABA and autism across the UK. She has led ABA practice and provision for young people aged between two and 17. Oderay will oversee Beam ABA’s existing early intervention service for children up to seven years old, managing referrals and assessments. She will also have clinical oversight of early intervention cases.
Oderay has a degree in Psychology and an MSc in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). She is accredited as a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA).
Manasi Rajadhyaksha has over ten years’ experience in the field of ABA. She comes to Beam ABA from the prestigious Lovaas Centre in the US, where she specialised in early intervention, working with children as young as 18 months. Manasi has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, an MA in Special Education, focusing on emotional and behavioural disorders, and is working towards a Behaviour Analyst Certification Board (BCBA) accreditation.
ABA is used widely in the US where it is seen as a mature science. Manasi will be bringing this valuable experience to the UK where she will work with Beam’s early intervention team.
Both Manasi and Oderay have a wealth of experience in working with individuals and families at home, at school and in the community.
Manasi Rajadhyaksha commented: “Beam ABA has a long track record in providing ABA programmes for children that deliver real change in behaviour, which enhances the individual’s life, but also the lives of their families. It’s fantastic to be part of a professional and expanding team who are using ABA to enhance children’s quality of life.”
Oderay explains, “Early intervention is key to maximising a child’s full potential for learning during this critical stage of their development. The sooner a strong foundation of core skills is established and behaviours identified, the sooner a child can progress towards making life-long changes for themselves and their families.”