NewWave Behavioral provides Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services for people with autism spectrum disorders, and developmental delays.
We offer a wide range of consulting services, including ABA Services and Therapeutic Consultation, with the necessary tools and expertise to treat patients with behavioral challenges. We partner with our clients, their families and healthcare practitioners to develop effective strategies and design treatment plans best suited for individuals, families, or the entities we serve.
NewWave Behavioral Consultation exists to solve the critical issues facing our clients, both large and small. Our unique approach is not only what differentiates us, but also what makes us successful. We provide a broad range of services and solutions to help organizations facilitate change, achieve their vision and optimize performance and productivity.
NewWave Behavioral Consultation Services relies on the science of Applied Behavior Analysis in connection with client-centered principles to produce definable and socially significant outcomes. Challenging behaviors often occur because these very behaviors are knowingly or unknowingly being reinforced in the environment - by either gaining something positive or escaping from something negative. We focus on the context and function of the problem behavior in the environment. Identifying the function of the behavior(s) of concern is key to developing our plan to address the unwanted behaviors and efficiently promoting desired behavior. The plans may include altering environments and teaching new skills.
Our strategy in helping our clients may include:
1. Interview individual and team members to identify concerns & desired outcomes.
2. Observing clients in their environments.
3. Develop data collection methods to identify the antecedent, behavior, and relevant consequence.
4. Develop a support plan detailing prevention, teaching, & reactive strategies.
5. Train team members to collect data and implement interventions.
6. Evaluate activities conducted by team members.
7. When applicable, use ACT and related techniques.
Always Present in Our Client's Environment
We work closely with families, teachers, and other educators to improve learning behaviors and help students get the most out of their schooling. We monitor client's behavior by onsite monitoring when necessary and through direct communication with educators. We understand the importance of education in the growth of our clients through learning from teachers. Accordingly, we appreciate teacher's roles in the lives and growth our our clients. and responsibilities. We want only the best for the students and aim to support the teacher's goals and to work with teachers and staff to provide behavior assessment and effective interventions to improve our client's behavior and learning.
Whether you are a teacher or a parent of a child who often struggles at school, we can help your student reach their full potential.
In Home ABA Services
Our professionals use evidenced-based practices based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and partner with each family to develop and implement an individualized therapeutic plan. We also help families coordinate flexible logistics so that therapy sessions remain focused on our clients.
When indicated, our professionals are trained in and can utilize Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to encourage clients to develop psychological flexibility, combining mindfulness skills with the practice of self-acceptance.
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Mandana Roushanmeidan, M.Ed., BCBA
(Board Certified Behavioral Analyst)
Mrs. Roushanmeidan is a board certified behavioral analyst and therapist with a decade of experience working with and treating children and adults with behavioral and psychological challenges. She began her training and healthcare career as a nurse, practicing in acute and subacute clinical settings. Later, she became fascinated with human behavior and relationship. She studied human behavior and earned a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology from Northern Arizona University as well as an Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) certificate from George Mason University.
NewWave programing and services focus on identifying behaviors that cause problems and set forth a behavioral plan to target and treat those behaviors. We closely monitor our client's progress and readjust our treatment approach accordingly.
NewWave uses a positive and client centered approach to counseling. We focus on identifying our client's strengths, use analytics to measure gaps and progress, and utilize them to help you change the feelings, thoughts, and behaviors to improve your quality of life.
Mandana and her team have a range of specialties and experiences to draw from, having worked in homes, and in a specialized clinical setting for children with Autism. Our team has been able to help many families who's kids are struggling with ADHD, developmental delays, academic challenges, and range of limitations that Autism can impose. We are especially passionate about early-intervention, academic readiness, skill building and adolescent social skills acquisition.
Specifically, Mandana's area of focus includes assessing the social and emotional education of young children and youth, increasing the language capacity of bilingual students and building academic skills utilizing behavior analytic techniques. She has written about phobias and lectured on other forms of behavioral challenges. Throughout her career, she has worked in treating executive function limitations and its' related disorders in youth and increasingly in adults - including ADHD, anxiety disorders, learning disabilities such as dyslexia and dysgraphia.
Meet The Team
Golnaz (Naz) is a licensed and Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). She has been working in the field of Mental Health and Applied Behavior Analysis since 2014 in a variety of settings, such as hospital, clinic, school, and home. Naz has always been fascinated by human behavior. It was through pursing her lifetime passion for what drives human behavior and why we behave the way we do that she earned her post-master’s certification with an extensive training in Applied Behavior Analysis from Johns Hopkins University in 2020.
She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from University of Maryland. Naz’s major areas of interest are Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), parent and staff training, and cultural and ethical issues in the field of behavior analysis.
Mackenzie Is a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCABA) with 5 years of experience working with children and adults with developmental disabilities. She has provided services to clients in both in-home and clinic based settings. In 2019 she received her Bachelor's Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Ball State University. In 2022 she completed her Masters Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis with a certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorder from Ball State University.
Mackenzie lives on the Eastern Shore of Maryland with her husband and two children. She enjoys traveling, spending time with family, and crafting."
Katie is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) who has been working in the behavior-analytic field for 6 years. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Furman University in 2017 and received her Masters Degree in ABA from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2022.
Katie specializes in providing ABA services for children and adolescents diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) ages 2-15. Outside work, her hobbies include exercise, painting, and traveling.
She believe in having an analytical, yet compassionate attitude towards others, which she credits with allowing her to provide the best services possible for her clients and their families.
Thoraia is a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT). She has a Masters Degree in Healthcare Administration from Strayer University and has been working in the ABA field for 3 years.
Thoraia is passionate about volunteer work in the community and schools and is particularly active in Northern Virginia where she lives with her family. A proud mom, she embraces a playful but professional approach to practicing her profession. She enjoys sports and feels passionate about making a positive impact in people's lives.
Tel: 703-595-0441, Fax: 571-583-9173
Fairfax, VA, USA