"Doing Things Differently"
We are dedicated to challenging traditional ways of behavior modification. All of Everybody wants to enhance and build upon conventional methods of behavior modification. Our aim is to revolutionize the realm of behavior modification and introduce this realm to the education and childcare systems.
AOE provides effective plans that entail a full assessment, parent training, coordination of care with other providers, direct ABA therapy, and supervision of implementation. A proper assessment identifies skills to increase, behaviors to decrease, and barriers to learning. A goal-oriented plan is written by the BCBA based on these assessments with input and consent from parents which is then carried out by an RBT (Registered Behavior Technician) in your home and/or community. This plan consists of strategies to help teach alternative behaviors in place of challenging ones, new skills, and implement parent goals. The BCBA teaches and supervises the plan and makes modifications based on collected data. This quality control ensures that plans are carried out with fidelity and data is taken accurately.
Clients are not required to have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder in order to receive services. AOE believes that all children have the right to receive services, which includes ABA therapy, nutrition/exercise counseling, and sleep training. We accept insurance and private pay funding. We are currently in-network with Blue Cross and Blue Shield, United, Cigna, and Aetna. If we are not in network with your insurance provider, we can give you information for you to submit for reimbursement or provide information on our private pay pricing plan. Detailed information will also be provided in your Welcome to AOE Packet. Contact us for more information or if you have any questions.
Meet our Board Certified Behavior Analysts
M.Ed., BCBA, LBA, Founder & CEO
Nichole Sagar-Seay has been a practicing Board Certified Behavior Analyst since 2019. She has a Master’s in Education with a specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis for gifted populations and autism. She has been in the field of ABA since 2015 and while consulting in schools, she realized that many children that required ABA intervention do not have a diagnosis of autism. Nichole believes in providing treatment regardless of diagnosis and will continue to make the needs of all children her top priority.
Nichole enjoys hiking and going to the river market with her husband and two children. She also has developed a love in creating woodworking projects.
M.A., BCBA, LBA, RBT Field Supervisor
Paula Roark has been with AOE since 2021. She is a KU graduate and loves her Jayhawks. Paula's passions include teaching others about the field of behavior analysis and training our Registered Behavior Technicians to be the most efficient they can be. Paula takes pride in leading our team of RBTs to provide high quality therapy to clients and continue their growth in the field.
Paula enjoys going on hiking vacations, kayaking, and spending time with her three cats.
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Gorycki, K. A., Ruppel, P. R., & Zane, T. (2020). Is long term ABA therapy abusive: A response to Sandoval-Norton and Shkedy. Cogent Psychology, 7(1).
M.A., BCBA, LBA, Sleep Specialist
Haley Parker has been with AOE since 2021. She has a passion for sleep training and learning new things. Haley loves to research new ways to help clients; with her research, she ensures clients are receiving the most current and proven methods. She approaches each individual case with the utmost care and concern striving towards each client's success.
In Haley's free time she enjoys trying local Kansas City coffee shops, playing fetch with her dog Nash, and attempting to keep her plants alive!