Dawn Michelle Stites
Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Michelle is a BCBA who graduated from Ball State University with a Masters in Behavior Analysis. Originally from Southern California, but has made South Florida her home. She went back to school after her older son was born and decided to persure her dreams of working with children. She believes in the Science of Behavioral Analysis combined with love can make all the difference in the world for a child. She hopes to be a light to your child and family. Providing the care and tools that can help them achieve their highest outcomes possible. She has two beautiful boys of her own, so if she is not working, you will find her at the beach or in the pool swimming.
Verbal Behavior, Daily Living Skills, Decrease Aggressive behaviors, Decreaase Tantrums, Parent Training, School Support, Social Skills, Token Systems, Language Support, Improve Attention Concerns, Increase replacement behaviors, Self Care, Learning and Academic Skills
What is important to you, for your client to feel, when working with you?
It is important that my clients know that their child will recieve the highest level of care sprinkeled with love. I want my families to feel comfortable with communicating openly and sharing the goals they have in mind for their child.
Who do you believe you are for a client as they manage their problems?
I will be there for your child and family to navigate through a new diagnosis or continue to lend support and achieve new goals. I always strive to bring imagination to solving problems.
What drives your passion for seeing clients?
I love the positive reinforcement I recieve when a great plan comes together. Behavior plan that is. There is nothing better than seeing a child reap the benefits of everyone coming together for their success.
How do you believe clients "get better"?
A child has the highest outcomes when the parents are on board with the interventions and their is follow though in all enviroments. Consistency is imparitive.
Florida International University, Bachelors in Psychology
Ball State University, Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis
Client Age Range
Children (2-6), Children (6-12), Teens (13-17)
When I am not working you will find me at the beach with my boys or in the pool.
"Be kind whenever Possible. It is always Possible." The 14th Dalai Lama