who is reaching new heights?
Betsy Soshnik is the Clinical Director of the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Program at Reaching New Heights. She is a Board Certified Behavioral Analysist (BCBA) and Licensed Certified Ohio Behavior Analysist (COBA). Her love for ABA started back in college when she worked as a special needs camp counselor. Betsy received her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and Gender Studies at Indiana University, She took classes at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio to work as a behavioral technician providing in-home ABA therapy. She went to graduate school at University of Missouri, St. Louis and received her Masters in Education in Community Counseling. She worked as an Inpatient Children’s Therapist before coming back to Ohio to start her BCBA coursework to become a BCBA. She has 7 years experience providing ABA services to clients ages 2-19 years old. Betsy enjoys spending time with her husband, son George and daughter Audrey.
Betsy holds licenses from:
- The Ohio Board of Psychology
- Behavior Analysis Certification Board
Laina Culley is an ABA tech at Reaching New Heights. Laina received her Bachelor’s degree in education from Ohio University, and spent the last couple years teaching in public schools and at Monarch Center for Autism. During these years, she developed a passion for behavior, where behavior comes from, and how it can be taught. She is now pursuing her Master’s at Cleveland State, and is completing coursework that fulfills requirements to become a BCBA! She is so happy every day she spends at RNH, and isthankful to be able to work side by side with such incredible, kind, loving people. When Laina is not at work, she enjoy spending time with her fur baby (a three-legged rescue dog named Champion), reading, and doing jigsaw puzzles. Laina also has a burning passion for Mexican food, and would eat it every single day if she could! She looks forward to getting to know the kiddos and parents better as she works as part of a team to teach and foster growth!
Jen Craig is an ABA tech at Reaching New Heights. Jen and Donna were co-workers in Solon City Schools and Donna knew she wanted her to be part of this new team. She has over 10 years of experience working with children, in grades K-12, including those with multiple disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Jen was instrumental in facilitating social skills and language groups where she used behavioral management skills and tools including visual schedules, token economies, and augmentative communication devices. Jen worked with a multi-disciplinary team that included a BCBA, Intervention Specialist, School Psychologist, Speech Language Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, and Physical Therapist. Jen lights up when she sees a child succeed using the tools and strategies she has provided, and it is her passion to be able to help them reach their highest potential. When not at work, she can usually be found either snuggling with her cat Rosie (since her 16 yr old son doesn’t snuggle anymore), or doing her son's laundry, as he is involved in track and field almost all year round. Jen also has a 19 yr old daughter who attends Ohio University. Jen can’t wait to meet all of the wonderful families and begin working with the children. She feels blessed to become a part of this awesome team of smart, dedicated, and passionate therapists.
""We started seeing Sara in October 2017. My 3 year old son took to her right away (which he never does!) and really loved going to her! It's been amazing to see his development. When we started going, his speech was pretty incomprehensible; he left the ends off of most words and was struggling to say sounds in a consistent way. By February (non even 6 months later!) he's now almost completely understandable and we're getting SO MUCH SPONTANEOUS SPEECH. It's really wonderful, and we credit Sara with a big part of that. We highly recommend her!