8 Apr

TUCCi’s Newest BCBA

We have some great news to share!

Britton Brown from Tuolumne region has recently passed the BCBA exam.

She has worked in the ABA field for the last six years and has been with TUCCi since July 2018. She has provided direct service as well as coordination in our organization. Previously she worked in home programs in San Diego, where she is originally from, and school programs in Sonora.

Britton completed her studies in the Behavior Analyst program through Arizona State University.

When she is not busy working and studying, Britton enjoys hiking in the mountains. Hopefully with the passing of the BCBA exam, she will have more time for this activity!

From all of us at Tucci Learning Solutions, we are excited to announce your great accomplishment of becoming a BCBA.

Way to go Britton!

29 Mar

20 YEAR EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION

JOE POTTER, RBT & COORDINATOR OF SERVICES

Tucci Learning Solutions is excited to announce that Joe Potter was recognized today in the Monterey region for his 20 years of service with our organization.

Joe’s started his employment on March 20th, 1999. He has provided direct service, coaching, and coordination to numerous learners, their families, and school staff. He is planning to continue his studies to become a BCaBA.

ACKNOWLEDGE FROM COLLEAGUES

Joe was my first introduction to TUCCi and has been a huge support to me during my journey with the company. He is funny and loving and has shown me our purpose is not just a “job” but forming connections with our kiddos. He is available, open-minded, and has been one of my biggest encouragers along the way. I appreciate his guidance and service so much! Thank you, Joe!

-Ashley Chesney, RBT

Wow this is so awesome for Joe! 20 years is such a great accomplishment! Tucci is lucky to have Joe! He is friendly with everyone in the company that I see him interact with and is always willing to help. All the cases that I have with him are so organized and he works with everyone’s ideas and opinions in a way that is productive but with an open mind. It also helps that he is such a people person and can quickly build rapport with the parents he works with. His joking demeanor makes for a great learning environment for the adults and kids on the teams. Congrats Joe on 20 years!

Megan Kraftzeck, BA in Training

In 2003 Joe traveled weekly to my classroom in Campbell, CA with Vicci to coach the instructional support staff and myself through the Course of Study. We loved our visits from Joe and how he quickly became part of our classroom. He didn’t hesitate to play and instruct the students. He made so many encounters teachable moments related to the CLM. With his gentle, cheerful and caring personality, our time with Joe was always something that we looked forward to. We were learning and having fun doing it. I feel lucky to be working and learning with Joe so many years later. Thank you for all that you continue to do for so many.

-Rae-Ann Arevalo, Dir. of Staff Development

Overall just have to say what an all around great guy he is. No matter what, you know he will have your back and support you whether its work related or personal. Joe is always there to brighten things up and see the positive. I/our Tucci family are so very lucky to have him on our side.

-Rachel Tololi, Program Coordinator

I’ve known Joe Potter for 20 years now… when we met, we were very young adults. I’ve watched as Joe grew his family – married his wife, and had 1,2,3,4 kids!! As the youngest of 13, we were all a little nervous that Joe might not stop having more kids! Ha! But as Joe became a steadfast family man, his loyalty to our company also grew. We all know Vicci has very good instincts, and she saw in Joe that he was a natural with kids, he cares about what happens to kids, and he has integrity. Joe embodies the core values of our company, and I’m so proud to know him and work with him! 

-Kristen Wood

It is truly an honor to be working with Joe. He always inspires me whenever he is with any of our clients. Joe always makes sure that his presence is a reinforcing stimulus around the learner’s learning environment. A master when it comes to pairing and correlating…a “pro” when it comes to the delivery of reinforcement (contriving and capturing) during naturalistic teaching procedures. (So I decided not to compete with him!!) Our learners are always excited to see Joe. I am hoping that his enthusiasm and passion with what he does will also be his great motivation for him to become one of the best BCBAs. I’m excited to see him sharing his data and graphs…to see him as BCBA. We need people like him in this field. Joe is one of the best Certified CLM Coaches I have ever met and I have ever worked with. Cheers to 20 years Joe!

-Maribel Castillo, Behavior Analyst

I was lucky to observe Joe demonstrating intervention plan in an overlapped session, it was exactly an exemplar of teaching. I was very excited and expecting to work with him one day and learn his ways of implementations, for me Joe is a great teacher. I was deeply impressed by his professional working style, timely on-site support, amazing intervention with the learner. Joe is my model that I’m going to work to be a coordinator like him in the future.

-Yvonne Su, BA in Training

25 Mar

Congratulations to Nipa Gandhi Bhuptani and the entire ABTI Team!

Thank your CLM Center of Excellence for this #share

“So proud of our CLM Global Affiliate, the Applied & Behavioral Training Institute, who was featured in the magazine “Baby & Child, the UAE Edition” for the amazing work they are providing for children and families!” 
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25 Mar

Student artwork inspiration!

Thanks, CLM Center of Excellence for this #share It’s definitely an inspirational thought for all of us.

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21 Mar

TUCCi’s Newest RBT

Congratulations

Tucci Learning Solutions is happy to announce that Michiko Couchman, a Behavior Analyst in Training in the Monterey region, is the newest RBT in our organization.

Michiko Couchman, M.Ed. joined Tucci in September of 2018, with the goal of bringing her skills and passion for ABA to the company as she works toward her BCBA certification. As a former broadcast journalist, previous English language teacher in Japan, and a military spouse, Michi brings a variety of unique experiences and lessons to the services she provides. She currently works several home cases, and says she genuinely enjoys the challenge of tailoring her work to the vastly different needs of each individual she teaches. She is, of course, buoyed along in these endeavors through the support of all the incredible TUCCi staff and mentors with whom she is blessed to work.

In her spare time, Michi loves dancing, singing/songwriting, learning new languages, and spending time with her wonderful husband and two brilliant, energetic kids.

Way to go Michi!

Michiko Couchman
BA in Training
RBT
27 Feb

CSUMB Career Fair

Tucci Learning Solutions again was represented at the Cal State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) on Wednesday, February 20th, 2019. Jen Woolfoot, Rachel Tololi (pictured) and Tony Catalano met potential employees and shared the news about the services Tucci Learning Solutions has to offer in the schools, homes and communities.

TUCCi continues to be grateful to be involved in such events at CSUMB and looks forward to meeting other possible future employees who are studying in the psychology and education fields.

19 Feb

CLM Center of Excellence

We are super excited for Vicci Tucci, Developer of the Competent Learner Model, to make visits to the East Coast over the next couple of weeks including; Clarion University, Vista, the Shenandoah Valley Regional Program, Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit, Lincoln Intermediate Unit, Clarke County, and Virginia Institute of Autism!! It is going to be an awesome three weeks!!!!!! Vicci TucciCompetent Learner Model (CLM)School of Education at Clarion University of PA
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19 Feb

School of Education at Clarion University of PA

“Clarion has been approved to have a Verified Course Sequence through the professional organization that maintains the credential requirements for those practicing ABA. This organization is the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB). This coursework sequence has been verified to meet the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst Examination or Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination®. Applicants will have to meet additional requirements to qualify.”

For more information, connect to: 
http://www.clarion.edu/abaclm

7 Jan

ANNOUNCEMENT – WELCOME SHEILA CORNELIUS

TUCCI’S PRECISION TEACHING COACH & NEWEST CLINICAL DIRECTOR

Tucci Learning Solutions is excited to announce introduce Sheila Cornelius.

Sheila has been immersed in assisting in finalizing the three new Course of Study units that focus on precision teaching since recently joining Team TUCCi. She will assist staff company wide in implementing this important methodology in combination with the Competent Learner Model. Her role is key in our organization to train staff with the focus of starting with BCBAs and BA in training.

As the new Clinical Director for the Santa Cruz region, Sheila will also be helping support the staff and implementation of the CLM with the Santa Cruz region staff.

Sheila is a teacher. She uses Precision Teaching, Behavior Analysis and Direct Instruction in her pedagogy.

She volunteers, reads, writes and walks her dog in her spare time. She surrounds herself with people and activities that she loves.

Welcome Sheila!

7 Jan

ANNOUNCEMENT – Congratulations Jessie Wang

TUCCi’s Newest BCBA

Tucci Learning Solutions is excited to introduce Jessie Wang as our newest Behavior Analyst. Jessie recently passed the BCBA certification exam.

Jessie began her employment with our organization on June 18th, 2018 as a Behavior Analyst in Training doing direct service and learning about instruction using the CLM.

She is originally from China. She came to the United States four years ago and graduated from Southern Illinois University in May 2018 with an MA in Applied Behavior Analysis. She moved to California shortly after graduation and swiftly began employment with us in the Monterey region.

Jessie started in this field working with children in clinical setting. She is experienced in implementing district trial training to young children. With continued learning and practice deeper in school and home settings, she is amazed by how broadly behavioral principles and teaching technologies can help to serve the families in need. In leisure time, she likes reading ABA and more non-ABA materials, traveling and making friends.

We are very excited for Jessie for this achievement and look forward to her working as a BCBA with her TUCCi colleagues.