Rebecca Strawbridge, M.A., BCBA, LBA
Rebecca Strawbridge, M.A., BCBA, LBA, (Germantown, MD) is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Licensed Behavior Analyst who has worked with children with developmental disabilities for over 8 years in both home and school settings. Prior to her current role, Rebecca was a Behavior Technician with Little Leaves and also worked as an ABA therapist for a local organization that services individuals with autism across the lifespan. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from Salisbury University and her M.A. in Professional Behavior Analysis from Florida Institute of Technology.
Facts About Rebecca
Originally From: Gaithersburg, MD
Time with Little Leaves: 8 years
Educational Background: Bachelor’s in Psychology, Masters in ABA
Favorite Hobby: Bike riding on the local canal
Dream Vacation: Anywhere warm with a beach
Center: Germantown, MD
We asked Rebecca to reflect on her eight years in the organization, what drove her to pursue ABA therapy as a career, and how the “community” around Little Leaves continues to motivate her and her coworkers to provide for clients.
Being able to support my team is a big one. Also, seeing the little milestones of all the clients, the smallest step can be the biggest accomplishment and everyone on the team gets excited
Why did you choose to pursue ABA Therapy as a profession?
I’ve always loved working with children. But seeing how much of a difference we can make in their lives, it was an easy choice.
What drove you to Little Leaves initially?
The opportunities to grow! Little Leaves has definitely provided those opportunities—I started here as a Behavior Technician, and within a year I was promoted to Behavior Specialist, a role I enjoyed through this past fall, when I was promoted to my current position (Supervising Behavior Analyst).
What makes Little Leaves special to you?
The community and friendships I’ve formed with my co-workers.
When one of our first clients graduated from the center to go to preschool. Everyone came together to make it super special for the client and their team.
How does Little Leaves nurture staff internally to allow for growth within the organization?
Little Leaves really promotes professional development for its entire staff and gives every single person a chance to participate in order to grow their skills, regardless of their position.
What is the most rewarding part of your role with Little Leaves?
Being able to support my team is a big one. Also, seeing the little milestones of all the children, the smallest step can be the biggest accomplishment and everyone on the team gets excited.
What is one piece of advice you would give to professionals considering a career in ABA Therapy?
Never let the bad days keep you from appreciating the good days and don’t let the fear of failing keep you from trying.