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Meredith P. Keller, M.S., BCBA

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rs. Keller received a B.A. in Psychology and Hispanic studies at Wheaton College in Massachusetts and a M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis at Northeastern University.  Mrs. Keller worked as a Research Assistant and ABA Therapist at The Groden Center in Rhode Island for two years after receiving her B.A. degree in 2005. She then worked as a Clinical Research Assistant on the Advanced Parenting Education in Pediatrics Project (APEP Project) at Tuft’s Medical Center (the Center for Children with Special Needs department).   Mrs. Keller continued on to provide behavior services at the New England Center for Children in both the residential and day school programs while completing her Master’s degree. In 2011, Mrs. Keller received her Board Certification in Behavior Analysis (BCBA) and took a position in Connecticut as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in the Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention (EIBI) Program for ACES. In addition to working in the EIBI program, Mrs. Keller worked as a Supervisor for an In-home services program affiliated with ACES. Mrs. Keller’s research endeavors have focused primarily on the effects of stress and physiological measurement, treatments designed to decrease stereotypic behavior, and the measurement of social validity regarding various treatment programs.  Mrs. Keller joined Connecticut Behavioral Health as a BCBA in October of 2012.  She currently consults in several school districts, leads several social skills groups, and implements behavioral, cognitive-behavioral and social cognitive strategies to treat children and young adults diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder and/or other behavioral and developmental disabilities.