Randolph, Mass. — Sarah Frampton, M.A., BCBA, has joined May Institute as Director of Skill Acquisition to provide clinical leadership in the area of applied verbal behavior. She is working with the organization’s clinical leadership team to use the science and practice of behavior analysis to increase meaningful communication, social interaction, and the development of language with individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other intellectual and developmental disabilities.
May Institute is a nonprofit organization with a national reputation for excellence in the field of applied behavior analysis (ABA) that serves individuals with ASD and other developmental disabilities, brain injury and neurobehavioral disorders, and other special needs.
Ms. Frampton collaborates with May Institute’s clinical leadership team to lead trainings and oversee the implementation of ABA specifically in the area of applied verbal behavior. She assists with the development of behavior analytic assessments and interventions for use across May Institute, including in all May Center schools, adult services programs, early intervention programs, and in consultative work in schools. In addition, she assists in the development of a verbal behavior curriculum for use across all May services.
“I am thrilled that Sarah has joined our team at May Institute,” said Cynthia Anderson, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Senior Vice President, Applied Behavior Analysis, and Director of May Institute’s National Autism Center. “She brings a wealth of knowledge about the application of behavior analysis to social communication and interaction, and has a significant amount of hands-on, real world experience. She is an integral and invaluable member of our team.”
Ms. Frampton comes to May Institute from the Marcus Autism Center, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, where she created, supervised, and monitored behavior analytic interventions for individuals with ASD. In 2016, she won the Researcher of the Year Award from the Marcus Autism Center’s Language and Learning Clinic.
She has published more than a dozen articles and presented numerous papers and posters on teaching generative language skills to individuals with disabilities.
A Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Ms. Frampton is currently enrolled in the doctoral program in Behavior Analysis at Simmons College. She holds a master’s degree in Special Education from California State University.
About May Institute
May Institute is a nonprofit organization that is a national leader in the field of applied behavior analysis, serving individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities, brain injury and neurobehavioral disorders, and other special needs. Founded more than 60 years ago, the organization provides a wide range of exceptional educational and rehabilitative services across the lifespan. For more information, call 800.778.7601 or visit www.mayinstitute.org