Work. With Purpose
If you’re a talented, dedicated and nurturing physical, occupational or speech therapist who loves working with children with medically complex needs, please visit us at our Hiring Event and Free ABA CEU Course from 8:30 AM-4 PM on Saturday, January 6. Meet our lead therapists and learn about joining the Sage Care family.
Registration is open to all external/internal ST, OT and PT’s. Come and learn more about employment opportunities with Sage Care. Bring your resume and meet our team!
8:30 a.m. Registration Begins
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. CEU Course
Emily Cardona, Sage Care HR Director
Course Description – ABA Strategies to Overcome Problematic Behavior
The principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) are often used to increase desired behaviors and decrease problem behavior. This presentation discusses basic principles of behavior, the ABCs of behavior and the functions of behavior. The course will provide support strategies for clinicians to use to facilitate better therapeutic outcomes in treatment when behaviors are present in the client and to educate as to when a referral for additional behavioral support services is appropriate.
Ann Eldridge, M.Ed, BCBA
Ms. Eldridge is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with more than 20 years of experience designing learning environments for persons with autism and developmental disabilities. A co-founder and the Senior Clinical Advisor for Early Autism Project, Inc., she holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Special Education from Southern Wesleyan University and a Masters Degree in Special Education from Clemson University. She also completed the Applied Behavior Analysis for Special Education Graduate Certificate Program at The Pennsylvania State University.
For fifteen years, Ms. Eldridge was a Special Education teacher in the South Carolina public school system, and in 1996 she was recognized by the South Carolina Autism Society as that organization’s Teacher of the Year. Ms. Eldridge began her career in Applied Behavior Analysis in 1994, when the Wisconsin Early Autism Project (WEAP) served several children in her inclusive preschool class.
In 1997, she began working as a consultant with WEAP and in 1999 she became a full-time consultant with the company. In July of 2000 Ms. Eldridge was named director of the South Carolina Early Autism Project, Inc., which at that time was the Southeast branch of WEAP. Ms. Eldridge has received extensive training in applied behavior analysis and autism from Dr. Glen Sallows, BCBA.
Dr. Vincent J. Carbone, BCBA-D provided Ms. Eldridge with the training and clinical mentorship that led to her certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She has collaborated with Tammi Kasper, CCC-SLP/BCBA and Jennifer Godwin, BCBA to design individual ABA programs and speech protocols.
Ms. Eldridge holds memberships in many professional organizations. She lives in Sumter, South Carolina.