Aspire Employee Amanda Gill
IBHS Assistant Clinical Director
Amanda earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development & Family Services at Penn State University. After getting her bachelor’s degree, Amanda obtained her master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) from Temple University. Her thesis evaluated teaching methods used to help individuals with Autism learn to accept being told “no.” Practicing as a BCBA/LBS, Amanda has over a decade of industry experience servicing clients in-home, at-school and with clinic-based programs. She also has a background in clinical training.
Since beginning her professional career in ABA, Amanda has remained an advocate for the evaluation and implementation of best practice treatment methods for individuals with Autism. She has been a member of the Pennsylvania Association for Behavior Analysis since 2018, and Amanda has presented on several ABA topics, including the treatment of aggressive behaviors with access to physical play, identification of effective communication systems and use of psychotropic medication in conjunction with ABA services. She has also been published for her research on Increasing the Wearing of Multiple Prescription Prosthetic Devices.
Through her experiences at conferences and symposiums across the country, Amanda has been able to both learn and share information about ABA practices in an effort to grow professionally and make a positive impact in the Autism community. She is passionate about helping clients find the best intervention strategies that work for each individual and their families. Amanda’s wealth of experience in the field only reinforces the notion that every individual deserves individualized care.
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Temple University M.Ed. with concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis
The Pennsylvania State University, BS, Human Development & Family Sciences
Nipe, T.A., Dowdy, A., Quigley, J., Gill, A., Weiss, M.J. (in press). Increasing the Wearing of Multiple Prescription Prosthetic Devices. Education and Treatment of Children
Dayton, E., Chock, J., Davison, L., Gill, A., & Dowdy, A. (2016, May). Functional analysis and treatment of aggression maintained by access to physical play. Symposium conducted in Lambert, J.M., (Chair), Attention, escape, and tangible, Critical analysis of problem behavior and its controlling variables, at the 2016 ABAI Annual Convention in Chicago, IL.
Dayton, E., Gill, A., Chin, T., Lovero, C., & Lush, R. (2016, May). Identifying a communication system utilizing a component analysis. Symposium conducted in Croner, J.S., (Chair), Strategies for identifying effective communication systems using comparative and component analyses, at the 2016 ABAI Annual Convention in Chicago, IL.
Dayton, E., Gill, A., Lovero, C., Chin, T., & Lush, R. (2015, May). An analysis of the rate of acquisition and the accuracy of discrimination across communication modalities. Poster presented, at the 2015 ABAI Annual Convention in San Antonio, TX.
Dayton, E., Lush, R., & Gill, A. (2015, May). An evaluation of a competing items assessment on fire alarm pulls maintained by automatic reinforcement. Poster presented, at the 2015 ABAI Annual Convention in San Antonio, TX.
DiPietro, A., Dayton, E., Quigley, J., Nipe, T., Hinchcliffe, R., Gill, A., Finlay, A., and Chok, J. (May, 2018). Medication and applied behavior analysis: Best when taken together. Symposium to be conducted in Griffith, A., (Chair), Psychotropic medication and applied behavior analysis, at the 2018 ABAI Annual Convention in San Diego, CA.
DiPietro, A., Dayton, E., Quigley, J., Nipe, T., Hinchcliffe, R., Gill, A., Finlay, A., and Chok, J. (February, 2018). Reducing risk for metabolic syndrome in individuals with asd through polypharmacy reduction and an interdisciplinary aba treatment model. Poster presented at Association for ABAI Autism Conference in Miami, FL.
Dowdy, A., & Gill, A. (2018, February). An evaluation of matched versus unmatched stimuli to reduce rumination. Poster presented, at the ABAI Autism Conference in Miami, FL.
Nipe, T., Dayton, E., Lush, R., Gill, A., & Palmieri, L.M. (2016, May). Reducing pica by differentially reinforcing the exchange of the inedible item. Symposium conducted in Chok, J. (Chair), The assessment and treatment of automatically maintained pica, at the 2016 ABAI Annual Convention in Chicago, IL.
Gill, A., & Quigley, J. (2017, May). An evaluation of teaching children with autism spectrum disorder to accept no. Symposium conducted in Dayton, E. (Chair), Function-Based Assessment with Idiosyncratic Interventions to Address Socially-Maintained Problem Behavior, at the 2017 ABAI Annual Convention in Denver, CO.
Gill, A., & Quigley, J. (2018, May). An evaluation of a token economy to increase the duration of prosthetic compliance. Poster presented, at the 2018 ABAI Annual Convention in San Diego, CA.