Autism Consulting and Educational Services

Lorin McGuire, MA, BCBA

Lorin McGuire, MA, BCBA

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Summary of Experience

" Lorin has been such a great help with my professional development as an ABA therapist. She has spent time in training with me, helping me gain additional knowledge that has definitely helped me become a better therapist and has shown in my work. Her instructions have always been easy to understand and conduct, and she provides great examples that have improved my teaching style with the children I do therapy with. One of the children that I recently started doing therapy with was one of the first children I observed under Lorin's supervision. There was a few months in between from the time I first observed him until I started working directly with him, and in that short amount of time, his language and ability to share and wait patiently have all greatly improved - these are all goals that Lorin implemented in to his program and worked hard on with this child's therapists. I absolutely love working under Lorin's supervision and feel very confident that my abilities at providing therapy have improved since I have been working with Lorin! "

–Hillary, Behavioral Therapist

     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.

" Lorin has been our consultant for almost 2 years.  She has done an excellent job setting goals that address our son's ongoing needs.  I constantly see him using what he learns in his ABA sessions in his every day life.  Lorin is good at giving helpful constructive feedback in a positive and supportive way, and she is great at collaborating with other professionals who work with our son.  Lorin also consults at his school occasionally to help transfer skills he has learned at home to the school environment, as well as to identify challenges he has in school to work on in the home program.  Lorin really cares about his progress and our family's happiness.  She has celebrated with us during successes, and she has been sad with us during our more difficult times.  It's obvious that this is more than just a job for her. "

–Laurie, Parent