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Emily Goyen

Emily Goyen MSc BCBA
Consultant Behaviour Analyst

emily@openavenues.co.uk

I have over 10 years experience working with young people with learning difficulties, and began tutoring on home-based ABA programmes after graduating from my undergraduate degree in Psychology in 2009. Two years later I became a lead tutor, and I began supervising therapy programmes 2 years after that. I have experience supporting learners of a wide range of abilities between 15-months to 25-years of age, and in a variety of settings including home based programmes, an ABA Saturday school, mainstream schools, and special needs schools. I completed my Masters degree in ABA at Bangor University in 2017, and qualified as a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) in February 2020.

I feel passionate about making effective teaching and behaviour support affordable and accessible to families who are not otherwise able to access effective therapies or support services for their child.

As well as my Masters degree I have completed a number of training courses including:
  • Florida Institute of Technology - Adolescents and Adults with Autism
  • Autism Training Solutions - Creating Function-Based Behaviour Plans
  • Michelle Garcia Winner – Social Thinking
  • Autism Training Solutions – Verbal Behaviour Milestones Assessment and Placement Programme
  • Rob Horner – Improving the Lives of Individuals with Challenging Behaviour through Positive Behaviour Support
  • Dr Patrick McGreevy – Essential For Living, A Comprehensive Functional Skills Curriculum for Children and Adults with Moderate-to-Severe Disabilities
  • Professor Greg Hanley - Treating Severe Problem Behaviour: A Focus on Strengthening Socially Important Behaviour/Developing Effective and Preferred Treatments for Stereotypy
  • Dr Andy Bondy - Evidence-based Communication Strategies in ASD
  • Dr Henry Roane - Implementing a Parent Training Program to Address High-Frequency
    Challenging Behaviours in Children with ASD
  • Heather Kadey BCBA - Assessing and Treating Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder in Children: Novel Approaches to Examining Selectivity, Refusal, Skill Development, and Treatment
  • Samantha Parker BCBA - Trauma and Behaviour
  • Dr. Germán Teti - Functional Assessment in Acceptance and Commitment Training

What our parents say about Emily

"Through Open Avenues Emily has helped my son in various aspects ie build his functional skills, activity lists, choice boards, able to recognise and manage his emotions.

Emily is extremely organised, efficient, caring and very competent supervisor. Highly recommend her".

Dr. Daripally

"Emily has been working with us for over 18mths and she is fabulous, she keeps my son’s program in order and stays on top of any issues that may arise, she also trains up my less experienced tutors at preschool and home and does this in a very professional manor without causing any disruption to the setting.

Emily is so enthusiastic about ABA, and the new and exciting techniques that may help our children, she keeps herself up to date with the latest advances and clearly enjoys her job and helping our children reach there potential. She spends a lot of time making resources or looking into alternatives if something isn’t working for my son. 

She also has a lot of experience working alongside and carrying out the recommendations of OT and SLT’s which is invaluable for most parents.

I’d happily recommend her to anyone for supervising or training parents and tutors, and she is also great at working with my son."

Mrs Davenport

Thomas Low

Thomas Low MSc
ABA Supervisor

tom@openavenues.co.uk

Hello. My name is Thomas Low and I have been working in the field of ABA for 5 years. I have experience working with a variety of learners from young children through to young adults. I have an undergraduate degree in psychology where I discovered an interest in teaching/learning and special educational needs. Following my undergraduate degree, I discovered ABA and began working with young children and teenagers with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

I fell in love with the work and watching children with difficulties achieve great things and acquire new skills essential for living and learning. After a year as a tutor, I wanted to learn more about ABA so undertook a Master’s degree in ABA at the University of Kent, Tizard centre. I received my MSc in ABA in 2019. Since then I have been continuing tutoring to extend my experience to a range of learner age groups. I started as a supervisor with Open Avenues in January 2020 to extend my experience of training new tutors and advising parents on behavioural management techniques, and teaching skills based on ABA.

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Hours

Monday 9.00am 6.00pm
Tuesday 9.00am 6.00pm
Wednesday 9.00am 6.00pm
Thursday 9.00am 6.00pm
Friday 9.00am 6.00pm
Saturday 9.00am 3.00pm
Sunday Closed Closed

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