Vicki Madaus Knapp, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA is the director of the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Program at Daemen College and Assistant Professor in the Education Department. Prior to joining the faculty of Daemen College, Dr. Knapp previously held clinical and leadership positions at The Summit Center. Dr. Knapp teaches, consults, provides workshops, and conducts research on the topic of Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Dr. Knapp holds a Doctorate in Developmental and Child Psychology from the University of Kansas with a specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis. She obtained her Master of Science in Clinical Behavioral Psychology from Eastern Michigan University and her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Western Michigan University. She is currently a New York State Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA) and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at the Doctoral level (BCBA-D).
An expert on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs), Dr. Knapp has been practicing in the field for more than 20 years. She currently serves on the auxiliary panel of the New York State Office of Professions Board for Behavior Analysis. She has also held positions as education chairperson, conference chairperson, and president for the New York State Association for Behavior Analysis (NYSABA), and served on the conference committee for the Association for Professional Behavior Analysts (APBA). Her recent honors have included the Excellence in Service to NYSABA and the NYSABA Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Behavior Analysis.
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Ashley Brehm, M.S.Ed., BCBA, LBA is an assistant professor in the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program. Prior to joining Daemen College as a faculty member, Brehm previously held clinical and leadership positions at The Summit Center and was an adjunct faculty member with Daemen. Brehm has consulted with various professionals and families through training and workshops and also provides insurance based services using ABA with individuals with autism spectrum disorders.
Brehm holds a Master of Science in Special Education from Canisius College and a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary and Special Education from Gannon University. She is currently a New York State Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA) and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).
Brehm has over 10 years of experience in the field of ABA and special education. She has experience training special education teachers to use evidence based practices in their classrooms, which is based off of her experience as a special education teacher for children with autism and working in a school for children with developmental disabilities for eight years. Brehm is highly interested in training special education staff to use evidence based practices within the public school system. She has experience with treating individuals with autism to both reduce challenging behavior and increase functional skills. Brehm also has a passion for teaching non-verbal children with autism functional communication. Her dedication for applied behavior analysis comes from wanting to make a difference for those with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities and their families.