Dr. Carol Bline is a Clinical and Developmental Psychologist who specializes in the field of developmental disabilities and individuals on the autism spectrum. She has been in practice for over 24 years.
Dr. Bline is the Executive Director for Developmental Associates, LLC and employs Psychology Aides that are focused on in-home programs, behavior management, school consultations, home consultations, and other non-traditional psychological services. We have over 60 years’ experience in Applied Behavioral Analysis Therapy and Discrete Trial Training Programs.
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DR. CAROL A. BLINE
Dr. Bline completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies at Cornell University. She took a position as a Residential Teacher in a residential facility for children with autism for a year, then completed her doctoral degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She then completed an internship at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Both of these programs are approved by the American Psychological Association (APA). She has been licensed by the State of Ohio as a Clinical Psychologist (OH #5339) since 1987.
Through Developmental Associates, LLC, (DA) Dr. Bline practices one-on-one therapy with children and adults, as well as administers evaluations for autism spectrum disorders and/or learning disorders. DA houses the Psychology Aides/ Residents and is focused on in-home programs, behavior management, school consultations, home consultation, and other non-traditional psychological services.
Dr. Bline has a special interest in autism spectrum issues as she is the sister and guardian of a precious young man, Greg, who is a year younger than she. Greg fit the classical definition of autism when he was a young lad, and was frequently distressed, upset, and completely unable to communicate until he learned sign language at age 8. He was not diagnosed with autism until age 6, and subsequently entered into a rudimentary applied behavior analysis/ discrete trial training program under the direction of a protégé of Ivar Lovaas. He is now a happy, content, socially engaged young man who fully participates in the activities of life. He remains her inspiration and motivation.
Meet Our Staff
Amy is a dedicated educator who is passionate about helping children reach their full potential. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from Otterbein University and her Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from American InterContinental University. Amy also has a Reading Endorsement from Ashland University and Behavior Analysis from the University of Cincinnati, and is completing her Board Certification for BCBA in October, 2018. She is licensed to teach grades 1-8 in General Education and grades 1-12 in Reading. Amy is a Certified Life Coach and WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) Facilitator. She has over 15 years of teaching experience. For the last decade, Amy has served students with various developmental disabilities and has taught in many settings. Her enthusiasm and dedication for helping children, along with her educational background, make her an excellent addition to the Developmental Associates Team.
Ashley Moore has an extensive career in the psychology field for over ten years. She is a dedicated therapist who promotes the healthy personal and behavioral growth of her clients. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Otterbein College and her Master of Science in Education from University of Dayton. Ashley is a licensed school counselor. Over the last decade, Ashley has served students and clients with various disabilities in a variety of settings. Ashley has extensive experience in running small and large group curriculum for all ages. She has been with Developmental Associates for seven years and has been a tremendous asset to our team.
Bethany is the newest edition to our facility and brings with her a plethora of business experience and knowledge. She was raised in Lancaster, Ohio and studied Business Management at the Lancaster and Pickerington campuses of Ohio University. As Intake Coordinator, she will be handling all intake scheduling, paperwork and insurance billing.
Brittaney has six years of experience in the field of developmental disabilities working with individuals aged two to twenty-five years old. Brittaney has been with Developmental Associates for 2 1/2 years as a Behavioral Consultant. She obtained her B.S. in Psychology and Exercise Science at Capital University. She has vast experience executing the goals of a behavior intervention plan with early, intermediate, and advanced learners while managing extreme, maladaptive behaviors. She conducts fun, high energy client specific programs using Intensive Teaching Time, and Natural Environment Training to develop social skills, coping mechanisms, sensory integration and academic learning with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and other related disabilities.
Brittaney’s passion for helping others meet their fullest potential drives her each day to become a better therapist. Outside of work, Brittaney enjoys staying active, exploring new places and foods, and Outreach Ministry.
Erin is a behavioral intervention therapist with a Bachelors’ degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences from The Ohio State University. For the past 10 years, she has acquired experience with families and children of all ages. She enjoys teaching social skills through play interactions and music (using her guitar.) She also has two therapy rabbits, Bebop and Rocksteady, who accompany her to the office and to homes for sessions. She uses them in sessions with clients to help with recognizing nonverbal cues, understanding perspectives of others, improving impulse control, and so much more.
Leigh Anne Lawson
Leigh Anne Lawson has been with Developmental Associates (DA) for two years. She studied Business Management and Psychology at Columbus State and Ohio State University. She is a Columbus native, and utilizes her vast experience in the legal field to keep DA HIPAA compliant, organized, and constantly moving forward through the latest healthcare practices of e-Health. As DA’s Practice Manager, Leigh Anne manages all business practice management, handles our funding resources and seeks out new growth opportunities, oversees office management, is responsible for the psychological evaluation process, and is our General Zoo Keeper.
Michael has been with Developmental Associates for three years and has been working in the field of autism for ten years. He has his Bachelors’ degree in Education from the Ohio State University and his Masters’ in Psychology with a specialization in Child and Adolescent Development. Michael is certified to teach Crisis Prevention Intervention and has trained our entire staff to become CPI certified. His hobbies include reading, exercise, and all sports.
Pam is originally from New York and moved to Ohio in 2002. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Albany and a Master’s Degree in Sociology and Education from The Ohio State University in 2006. Pam is currently licensed to teach grades 4-6 and will be a certified instructor in IMSE Comprehensive Orton-Gillingham in May 2018. She has been working with children with special needs for the past 15 years both in private and public sectors. She has worked with children in preschool and has experience helping teenagers transition into adulthood. She enjoys being outdoors, attending community events, coaching soccer, teaching Sunday School classes, and is a Cub Scout Leader.
Jenn is a Behavioral Intervention Therapist and qualified Teacher with Bachelor’s Degree in Early Elementary and Special Education and Master of Arts Degree in Autism Spectrum Disorders. She is licensed to teach in grades Prek-5 and in a special needs setting for grades K-12. She specializes in individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), and a variety of communicative needs. She enjoys teaching social/communicative skills through game play in natural environments while centering on each individual’s unique areas of interest. “In addition to my professional experience, special needs/autism is my entire world … literally. My little boy has autism/significant communicative needs and is my sole inspiration for everything I do and everyone I help.”
Tara has been working with children and individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder for about three years. She came to Developmental Associates at the beginning of 2017. She has a Bachelors’ degree from Miami University in Kinesiology and Health Promotion, with a focus in Child Developmental Psychology. She loves spending time with her family and giant pup, photography, and taking her kayaks out on the water.