Gemma Gilmour, MSc, BCaBA – Supervisor and Founder
Gemma has worked with children with autism and related difficulties since 2005. She has an MA in psychology from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland and a MSc in Applied Behavioural Analysis from the University of Wales, Bangor. Gemma gained her BCaBA certification in 2012, having successfully completed all of the necessary academic modules through the Florida Institute of Technology. She plans on sitting the BCBA exam very soon.
Gemma received her initial training working on home programmes run by the Centre for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) both in the UK and Australia and other independent UK-based consultants. She is passionate about helping families who have children with learning and language difficulties and extending her knowledge and experience within the field of ABA. She has attended workshops and conference presentations by world leading experts in the field of teaching children with autism, such as; Dr. Vince Carbone (founder of the Carbone Clinic), Duncan Fennemore (founder of the Centre For Educational Intervention In Early Childhood), Holly Kibbe and Cherish Twigg (founders of Establishing Operations), James Partington (director of Behavior Analysts, Inc.), Dr. Patrick McGreevy (author of Essential For Living), Dr’s Robert and Lynn Koegel (founders of the Koegel Autism Center), Thomas Caffrey (founder of VBN training) and Robert Schramm (founder of the Institute Knospe-ABA).
Gemma has worked with an array of children of a variety of ages but she is particularly interested in working with young children, minimising problem behaviours and teaching functional communication skills. Gemma has experience as an ABA therapist and as a programme supervisor, having delivered and designed programmes for toilet training, sleep issues, fussy eating, self help skills, play and more. Gemma is level 1 certified in Pivotal Response Training and is currently learning about TAG teach.
Gemma is a keen net worker and educator; she feels passionately about disseminating accurate and up to date information about ABA to professionals and parents.