Brad Dickey, Ed.S., NCSP, BCBA
Director at Jackson Hole Behavioral Services, LLC
Brad Dickey is a Board Certified Behavioral Analyst (BCBA) within the field of applied behavioral analysis and a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. Brad specializes in early identification and treatment of behavioral disorders including individuals’ diagnosed with developmental disabilities. He has over 10 years of experience working with persons' diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other behavioral disabilities. Brad has published articles in the Journal of Behavioral Education, has received awards for his research, and continues to conduct research related to behavioral treatments. Brad’s goal is to help others succeed academically and behaviorally so they become more productive and happy members of society.
John McElwee MS, BCBA
Clinical Supervisor at Jackson Hole Behavioral Services, LLC
We feel extremely fortunate to have John as part of our clinical team at Jackson Hole Behavioral Services! John has more than 30 years of experience providing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services to children and adults diagnosed with Developmental Delays such as Autism. He presently serves as a consultant with the Pennsylvania Autism Initiative, which provides educational and behavioral heath consultation to school districts in Pennsylvania. He serves as adjunct faculty member for the Graduate School of Special Education at Wilkes University. His research and clinical interests include applications of Relational Frame Theory as well as Precision Teaching to increase language development. He has presented frequent workshops at national and international conferences on developing generative language programs and he has numerous peer-reviewed publications in journals specializing in ABA. Below are some of John's more recent articles.
Ming, S., Stewart, I., McElwee, J., & Bynum, K. (2015). Contextual Control Over Derived Relational Responding in a Teenager with Autism. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders,19 :7-17.
Moran, L., Walsh, L., Stewart, I., McElwee, J., & Ming, S. (2015). Correlating Derived Relational Responding with Linguistic and Cognitive Ability in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders,19: 32-43.
Moran, L., Stewart, I., McElwee, J., & Ming, S. (2014). Relational Ability and Language Performance in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders & TypicallyDeveloping Children: A Further Test of the TARPA Protocol. The Psychological Record. 64(2), 233-251.
Stewart, I., McElwee, J., & Ming, S. (2013).Language generativity, response generaliztion and derived relational responding. The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 29, 137-155.
Moran, L., Stewart, I., McElwee, J., & Ming, S. (2010). Brief Report: The Training and Assessment of Relational Precursors and Abilities (TARPA): A Preliminary Analysis. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 40(9),1149-1153.
Stewart, I., McElwee, J. & Ming, S. (2010). A critical analysis of conventional descriptions of levels employed in the Assessment of Basic Learning Abilities (ABLA). The Behavior Analyst, 33, 127-131.
Alana Lawson, B.S. Child & Adolescent Development
Case Manager & Lead Therapist at Jackson Hole Behavioral Services, LLC
Alana Lawson earned a B.S. in Child and Adolescent Development from Appalachian State University in 2012 and has been working with children over the past 6 years in a variety of settings. While in college, Alana discovered her passion to help with children with special needs while working as a support aid for a preschooler diagnosed with autism. Her passion was solidified in 2012 during an internship at Children's Hospital Colorado, Child Life Department. After the internship, Alana pursued a career as a preschool teacher in Longmont, Colorado, where she gained invaluable experience supporting children diagnosed with Autism, Rhett’s Syndrome, Emotional/Attachment Disorders, Down Syndrome, and other Developmental Disabilities. Alana's desire to support children with special needs has led her to join the JH Behavioral Services team in May 2015 as the first behavioral therapist. Her interests include helping children acquire communication skills, self-help skills, and social skills as well as educating parents around functions of behaviors. Alana is enrolled in an ABA masters program through Montana State University and is a huge asset to JH Behavioral Services.
Laura Shaw, B.A. Psychology & Sociology
Lead Therapist at Jackson Hole Behavioral Services, LLC
Laura holds a B.A. in Psychology and Sociology from Middlebury College and is currently pursuing her M.Ed in Foundations of Behavioral Analysis at the University of Cincinnati. At a young age Laura discovered her love of working with children and has many years of experience doing just that. Most recently she worked as a preschool teacher for three years in Jackson, Wyoming and began her journey in applied behavioral analysis in 2015. It only took Laura a few weeks to realize how much she enjoyed doing behavioral therapy with special needs children. Since then Laura has moved full steam ahead pursing her masters degree online and gaining as much working experience as possible in the field. Her specific interests include family and early intervention, integrating ABA strategies into the school systems, positive behavioral support systems and educating parents and teachers on applicable ways to use ABA therapy techniques in the classroom and at home. We are thrilled to have Laura be part of our team!