Lorin McGuire, MA, BCBA
Summary of Experience
Lorin has over 12 years of professional experience with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Rhodes College and a Master’s degree in Early Intervention from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. During graduate training, Lorin conducted research on early indicators of autism in infants, completed intensive training at Division TEACCH, and participated in an internship at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center, a nationally recognized model for the inclusion of children with special needs in general education classrooms. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and has extensive experience with techniques based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), including Pivotal Response Training, Discrete Trial Training, Positive Behavior Support and the Picture Exchange Communication System.
Lorin has experience with over 200 individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders, ranging from 14 months through adulthood, but her area of expertise is in intensive programming for children under 5 years of age. She has worked with clients across the spectrum, including children with Asperger Syndrome, PDD-NOS, and moderate to severe Autism. She coordinated the Early Intervention Division for one of the leading non-public agencies in the Los Angeles metropolitan area before moving to Dallas, TX to open a private consulting practice. Lorin has conducted numerous trainings on Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism for direct intervention staff, parents and school personnel. She presented a workshop on play-based ABA methodologies at the 33rd Annual ABA Convention in San Diego, and she presented on behavior management at the Collaborative Care Conference in Dallas, TX.
Lorin also has personal experience with the disorder. She has a nephew with Asperger Syndrome, so she understands the unique joys and challenges faced by families of children on the Autism Spectrum. Her nephew has successfully overcome many of his challenges…he is finishing his last year of college, he is maintaining a job, and enjoying several extracurricular activities.
Lorin believes in the effectiveness of early intervention to help children with Autism and related disorders enjoy a life filled with joy, independence and dignity.