USF Student Awarded Fellowship Grant by BCOTB 2022

October 11, 2022 9:26 am Published by

BCOTB Press Release

University of South Florida student and Registered Behavior Technician (RBT), Julissa Robles has been awarded a fellowship grant by BCOTB of $10,000.

As a USF alumnus who independently carried the full financial burden for college, I understand the challenges that students face with having to pay for tuition, books, and housing, all while attending school and fulfilling practicum requirements. Therefore, BCOTB is proud to, once again, participate in the USF Fellowship program where we can assist one of their students, and one of our staff members, with college tuition while providing high-quality supervision for their practicum experience. With the cost of living, tuition, and demand for ABA services for children with autism at an all-time high, providing this opportunity, for a fourth year, to a fellow USF Bull is one of the many ways that BCOTB can give back to its local community. Go Bulls!”

– Kelley Prince CEO of BCOTB

 Behavioral Consulting of Tampa Bay (BCOTB), the leader in ABA Therapy, established the fellowship program in 2016 to provide WMI Provider Host High CPU Usage financial assistance for students who are pursuing their Master’s Degree in ABA Therapy and have demonstrated a desire to pursue a career helping individuals with behavioral needs. 

Along with the educational financial assistance of the Fellowship Program the student will also experience a valuable working practicum experience with a BCOTB clinic.” 

– Heatherann Tenowich, Director of Clinical Operations  

I’m so grateful to BCOTB to allow me this fellowship opportunity to further pursue my education in the ABA field! Making a difference in the lives of those in the autism community has been so rewarding, I could not imagine myself doing anything else! Through this fellowship, I hope to bring my research interests and experiences to the field and participate in collaborating with other professionals at BCOTB!” Robles says.

Robles chose a career in behavioral health because she believes that it is a rewarding field in which the lives of individuals receiving behavioral services are positively impacted. 

Robles is a second-year Master’s student in the Applied Behavior Analysis program at the University of South Florida. She has worked in the ABA Therapy field for three years and has had experience working with children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities.

About Behavioral Consulting of Tampa Bay

BCOTB, Behavioral Consulting of Tampa Bay, implements Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) with an emphasis on verbal behavior for children with autism and related disorders. BCOTB’s skill acquisition programs are customized for each child’s learning needs and focus on teaching language and communication, self-help skills, compliance behavior, and appropriate peer and social skills. BCOTB provides discreet trial teaching in addition to natural environment teaching while using errorless learning techniques. To maintain the highest level of service, BCOTB’s Board Certified Behavior Analysts provide intensive training and daily supervision to its Behavior Therapists.

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