Mission Statement

  1. The mission of The Learning Lab
  2. Is to produce behavior analytic educational media
  3. That is easily consumable and accessible
  4. For students, practitioners, parents, and other professionals
  5. In a way that provides value to society and the behavior analytic community.

The Team

James Macon received his undergraduate degree in 2008 from Western Michigan University and his Masters degree from the University of Cincinnati.   His career has included work throughout many different applications of behavior analysis, including early intensive behavioral intervention, behavioral reduction of severe problem behavior, consultation in both schools and hospitals, and as an OBM consultant.  His primary research interests are in Organizational Behavior Management and Behavioral Systems Analysis.  He is currently serving as Regional Clinical Director for a large mid-western behavioral health agency.

Lauren DeClaire is Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) who completed her Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis at Western Michigan University. Her work focuses on early intervention for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder as well as the application of Organizational Behavior Management. Her research interests include decreasing Self-Injurious Behavior (SIB), self-management skills and Behavior Systems Analysis in the workplace.

Brian Kaminski, BS, RBT is a graduate student at Western Michigan University.  He currently serves as an early intervention behavioral therapist for children and adolescents diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, providing ABA services in home, center based, and school settings throughout the state of Michigan.  To view more of his work, please visit briankaminski.org.  Brian can be reached at briankaminski.aba@gmail.com

Contributing Authors

Angela Nelson is Rethink’s Executive Director of Family and Clinical Services, overseeing consultation services, content generation, and the parent experience. She has oversaw early and intermediate intervention programs at an agency in Los Angeles, where she conducted functional behavior assessments, developed behavioral plans, consulted with schools to develop classroom strategies and goals, oversaw home therapy programming, and conducted parent training.  She has also supported children and adults, one-on-one, with a variety of disabilities in their classrooms, homes, and communities for many years.   She has created multiple therapeutic support groups, including a group for adults with Asperger’s Syndrome and a group for siblings of children with special needs. Angela holds a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology and Counseling and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).  To learn more about Angela’s work, please visit her at www.rethinkbenefits.com.