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ABOUT

WHAT WE DO

Ruby Beach Behavioral Pediatrics serves clients ages 2 through early adolescence with autism and other developmental disabilities. 

We provide ABA services to our clients as well as support for parents.

 

ABA services are the only treatment for autism approved by the Surgeon General. At Ruby Beach Behavioral Pediatrics, we realize the opportunity we have to make meaningful impacts on our client's lives through the services we provide.  

HOW WE DO IT

The first step in our clinical process is to evaluate each client during an intake meeting with a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Following the intake meeting, an assessment will be scheduled to allow the BCBA to conduct a 1-1 evaluation in which the child's skill deficits will be measured across multiple domains. An individualized treatment plan will be developed based on the assessment. 

A Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) will implement the client's treatment plan under the close supervision of the BCBA. The BCBA will also have direct therapy hours with each of their clients to ensure the highest quality of care is given. 

Both BCBA's and RBT's are required to complete extensive coursework and continuing education in order to obtain and maintain their credentials. Ruby Beach Behavioral Pediatrics places immense importance on our staff's knowledge, skills, and abilities. 

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OUR TEAM

Meet our Certified Staff! 

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Matthew Mulkearns, M.Ed BCBA

Founder and CEO

Matthew graduated from the University of North Florida with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. Matthew spent three years in the field as a Behavior Therapist before becoming a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) through The Florida Institute of Technology. Matthew spent five years as a BCaBA before obtaining his Master's in Education from the University of Cincinnati and becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). 

Matthew has a vast background of clinical experience with clients of all ages and varying developmental disabilities. 

Megan Alexander

Founder and CEO

Megan manages the daily operations at Ruby Beach, setting staff, clients, and families up for success. She and Matthew share a vision for creating a clinic that exceeds the needs of families while also cultivating a desirable work environment for the staff. Megan's vast experience in medical billing and coding as well as office management allows Ruby Beach to provide exceptional service to those we serve. 

Kendrik Richmond RBT

Registered Behavior Technician

Kendrik graduated from UCF with a degree in psychology. He has been an RBT for 3 years with a focus on building communication and leisure skills for children with special needs. He is passionate about building independence that allows children to embrace the adventures they experience with their peers and family! Kendrik is currently finishing his program to become a BCBA

Erika Fernandez RBT

Registered Behavior Technician

Erika has been an RBT since the summer of 2020 and is currently going to school to complete her masters program to become a BCBA. She brings to the team a background in social welfare and her passion for pediatric services. Erika is fluent in English and Spanish, enhancing our ability to serve more families in our diverse community.

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Morgan Pristupa RBT

Registered Behavior Technician

Morgan obtained her Master in Psychological Science from the University of North Florida. While pursuing this degree, she began working as a RBT and quickly converted from a psychologist to a behaviorist. Morgan has enjoyed being an RBT for 3 years and is on her way to becoming a BCBA. She is enrolled at the Florida Institute of Technology and projected to complete her program in 2023.

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Halie Foster RBT

Registered Behavior Technician

Halie is currently majoring in psychology at Florida State College. She is working towards becoming a BCBA. Halie started out with a background working with adults with developmental disabilities. Last year she became an RBT to work with children with developmental disabilities and fell in love with the children and the field of ABA.

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Sharhonda Riley RBT

Registered Behavior Technician

Sharhonda Riley  brings to the team a strong background she developed working with children who have special needs over the years as a nursing assistant. She is currently finishing up her program to be an RN and plans to continue her journey to become a BCBA.

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