Natalie McKelly received her Masters in Early Childhood Special Education with an emphasis on behavior and Autism from the University of Missouri – Columbia. She then went on to work as an Early Childhood Special Education teacher where she received the Teacher of the Year Award from her school district. She also had the opportunity to publish an article about classroom inclusion for The Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children.
Natalie obtained her Educational Specialist degree in Behavior Analysis from Lindenwood University which led her to work as a behavior therapist at a day center for adults with developmental disabilities. She was able to create and implement effective behavior change plans for clients with severe aggressive behaviors and other high needs.
Natalie’s experience and expertise in behavior analysis allows her to provide effective services to individuals of all abilities, backgrounds and ages. These include but are not limited to behaviors associated with autism and other developmental disabilities, forming and maintaining meaningful relationships, acquiring and sustaining career skills, and decreasing tantrum and aggressive behavior.
Along with working as a behavior therapist at West County Psychological Associates, Natalie also currently works as a special education teacher in an Autism classroom in a local area school district.