ABA Center of Excellence

 

Cutting-edge therapies to treat autism and achieve desired outcomes

Bancroft’s Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Center of Excellence is a team of Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA’s) who provide evidence-based treatment to individuals diagnosed with autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, dual diagnoses, brain injury and severe behavior disorders, among others. Dedicated to achieving socially-valid outcomes, continuous treatment evaluation and empirical validation of interventions, Bancroft’s ABA Center of Excellence is a unique resource in the region. Through its quality, size and scope, the program provides a truly unparalleled path to quality of life for children, adults, and their families. Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA’s) provide ABA treatment to children and adults enrolled in Bancroft programs and to children in their homes.  As a trusted resource in the region, Bancroft also lends its ABA expertise to school districts for students needing intensive treatment and to hospitals for which we provide on-call behavior assessment and treatment to enable patients with autism to get the care they need. The highly trained experts within the ABA Center of Excellence are sought-after clinicians in the field. Clinicians frequently contribute to behavior analytic trainings, research, presentations and publications within their areas of expertise.
If your child or loved one is struggling with severe problem behavior, experts with the ABA Center of Excellence can help.

Leadership

Tracy Kettering, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Director of Intensive Behavioral Services

Tracy Kettering is the Director of the Lindens Neurobehavioral Stabilization Unit at Bancroft in Haddonfield, NJ. A doctoral board-certified behavior analyst (BCBA-D), she is also an adjunct professor and research advisor in the Applied Behavior Analysis program at Rowan University and an adjunct professor at Rider University. Dr. Kettering earned her master’s degree in educational psychology from Georgia State University, and her doctoral degree in special education and behavior analysis from The Ohio State University with a post-doctoral research fellowship at Providence Services in Portland, Maine. Prior to joining Bancroft in 2011, she was a full-time professor of Applied Behavior Analysis at the The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Kettering has extensive clinical experience and expertise in the areas of functional assessment and treatment planning as well as skill development in individuals with autism and other neurologic impairments. Her research interests include translational research in behavior analysis, functional analysis and function-based interventions for problem behavior, and teaching verbal behavior. Dr. Kettering has presented at regional and national conferences in applied behavior analysis, and has published research in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and Behavioral Interventions.

Lauren Troy, MA, BCB

Senior Director

Lauren Troy is a board-certified behavior analyst and executive director of Bancroft’s Applied Behavior Analysis Center of Excellence. She received her master’s degree in applied behavior analysis from Penn State Harrisburg. She has been a board certified behavior analyst since 2003.

Ms. Troy has been working with children with autism and other developmental disabilities since 2000 in school, home, and community residential settings. She has served in a variety of leadership and clinical roles in her professional career. She has experience training parents and educators across the country on the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS). Ms. Troy’s research interests include staff training, functional communication skills, and working with multidisciplinary teams to promote successful outcomes. She has presented her research at numerous regional and national conferences.