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Elmtree ABA Services, LLC

At Elmtree ABA Services, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality services to children with autism and their families. We use the scientifically-validated principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA) to increase functional skills and decrease challenging behavior. We are committed to ensuring the services we provide are the most effective and efficient for each individual child and family.


Lindsay Peters, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LABA
Owner, Executive Director

Originally from Illinois, Lindsay Peters received BS in Psychology from the University of Colorado in 2000, her M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis from Northeastern University under Dr. Jason Bourret in 2007, and her Ph.D. in Applied Behavior Analysis from Western New England University under Dr. Rachel Thompson in 2016.

Lindsay has been working with individuals on the autism spectrum and their families since moving to New England in 2002. She has served individuals ranging in age from 2 to 22 and has worked in residential, school, and clinic-based programs. Lindsay is proficient in the areas of functional assessment and function-based treatment, teaching verbal and social behavior, and staff and parent training.

Lindsay’s passion for clinical work also extends to applied research. She has co-authored papers published in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, Behavioral Interventions, and Behavior Analysis in Practice. Her areas of interest are diverse but are recently focused on the assessment and teaching of social skills.

Lindsay is dedicated to providing the highest quality, evidence-based ABA services to the clients and families she serves. She employs a team approach to her work, collaborating with families and other professionals. She is thrilled to be sharing her experience and love of the work she does through Elmtree ABA Services.

 

Publications:

Bruzek, J. L., Thompson, R. H., & Peters, L. C. (2009). Resurgence of infant caregiving responses. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 92, 327-343.

Karsten, A. M., Andrade, M., Cividini-Motta, C., Conde, K. A., Donnelly, M. G., McConnell, K., Moore, K., Peters, L., Roberts, K., Stocco, C., Sveinbjornsdottir, B., & Vanselow, N. (2012). A review of Behavioral Foundations of Effective Autism Treatment. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 5, 47-52.

Peters, L. C. & Thompson, R. H. (2013). Some indirect effects of positive practice overcorrection. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 46, 613-625.

Peters, L. C. & Thompson, R. H. (2015). Teaching children with autism to respond to conversation partners’ interest. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 48, 544-562.

Bancroft, S. L., Thompson, R. H., Peters, L. C., Dozier, C., Harper, A. (2016). Behavioral variability in the play of children with autism and their typically developing peers. Behavioral Interventions, 31, 107-119.