Sharon Baxter, MA
Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA)
Sharon Baxter is a board certified behaviour analyst (BCBA). She designs comprehensive applied behaviour analytic or ABA programs for students diagnosed with autism in the home, school and community settings. She also provides clinical direction as the Senior Behaviour Consultant for 7 adults and youth living in ABA Teaching Homes.
Sharon is active in the ABA community in the Lower Mainland. She currently serves on the Board of the Autism Society of British Columbia (ASBC) and is a former member of the board of the British Columbia Association of Behaviour Analysis (BC ABA). She is also on the ABA Support Worker Advisory Committee at Surrey College.
Sharon completed a Master of Arts Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis and the Education of Students with Behavior Disorders from Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Simon Fraser University.
Conference and Public Speaking Experience
- Presenter, BC-ABA Conference, Vancouver, March 2015:
‘Using the iPad to Increase Independence with Learners with Autism’.
- Presenter, BC School Trustee Association, Vancouver, April 2014:
‘Surrey’s ABA Journey’.
- Presenter, BC-ABA Conference, Vancouver, March 2014:
‘What Comes After Academics: Teaching Leisure and Vocational Skills, and The Desensitization of Medical Procedures To Adolescent and Adult Learners’.
- Presenter, BC-ABA Conference, Vancouver, BC, March 2011:
‘Improving Student Listening Repertoires: Listener Emersion, Two Case Studies’.
- Presenter, ABAI Convention, Phoenix, Arizona, May 2009‘Residential Program Models for Adolescents and Adults with Aggressive and Other Challenging Behaviours’, and a poster titled, ‘A Case Study: An Application of Rapid Toilet Training for an Adolescent with Autism’.
- Presenter, BC-ABA Conference, Vancouver, BC, March 2009:
‘A Case Study: An Application of Rapid Toilet Training for an Adolescent with Autism’.
- Workshop Leader, ABA Convention, San Diego, California, May 2007A 3 hour workshop titled “Generalization and Maintenance in Discrete Trial Programs for Children With Autism”.
- Workshop Leader. ABAI Conference. Atlanta, Georgia, May 2006 “Running Your Home-Based ABA Program: A Parent-Professional Perspective”.
- Presenter. ABAI Conference . Chicago, Illinois, May 2005:
‘Assessing the Effects of a Relaxation Procedure on Assaults’.
- Presenter. ABAI and EABA Conferences, San Francisco, California, May 2003; Parma, Italy, July 2003:
‘Tactics Used Within The Jigsaw CABAS School 2002-2003 To Increase The Students’ Levels Of Verbal Behaviour And To Decrease Maladaptive Behaviours’.
- Presenter, CABAS (Comprehensive Application of Behavioral Analysis to Schooling) Conference, February 2003, New York:
‘An Example, of Listener Immersion To Increase Student Acquisition Rates’ and ‘A Self-management Tactic To Decrease Disruptive Behaviors In The Classroom”.