Karen Browne, M.A., BCBA
Karen has been in the field of applied behavior analysis, working with children with autism and their parents since 2012. While embarking on a second career in teaching, a friend introduced her to applied behavior analysis. With roots in human behavior and learning, emphasis on individualized treatment, and evidence-based / data-driven practices, Karen knew this was a much better match for her. She joined B.E.S.T. Services, Inc. in 2012. Implementing ABA strategies and coaching parents, she saw first-hand the powerful impact this therapy had for children and their families. Karen continued her training and received her board certification as a behavior analyst in 2016. In 2019, Dr. Wilson and Karen became more aware of the un-met need of families in Texas for in-home ABA services and began working on an agency expansion to the area. In September, Karen moved to San Antonio, Texas and opened BEST Services’ newest location. She is currently focused on expanding services and helping fill the gap for families in the San Antonio area.
Karen believes passionately that all children deserve the opportunity to maximize their potential: to be happy, to participate in the community, to learn and develop their strengths and further, that all parents dream of a happy, fulfilling, and secure future for their child. Some children and families face more significant challenges in accessing that ideal. Karen has several years’ experience developing treatment plans, providing program implementation and supervision, data analysis, and parent training. She emphasizes parent training and utilizes a variety of evidence-based practices, including functional communication training (FCT), task analysis, discrete trial training, and natural environmental teaching (NET). Karen received her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and Master of Arts in Education from Azusa Pacific University. She received her BCBA certification in 2016 and was credentialed in California as a multiple-subject teacher in 2008. Karen is a board-certified behavior analyst and licensed behavior analyst with the state of Texas. She has practiced in California and now in Texas.
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