Dr. Toby, Ph.D., BCBA, HSPP
Dr. Lauryn Toby is a licensed clinical psychologist and Board-Certified Behavior Analyst with over 10 years’ experience working with children with neurodevelopmental disabilities. Dr. Toby received her Ph.D. in School Psychology from Illinois State University and completed her doctoral internship and fellowship at the Neurobehavioral Unit – Outpatient Clinic at the Kennedy Krieger Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Her background and training is in the assessment and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders utilizing the techniques of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Dr. Toby has previously taught courses in Applied Behavior Analysis for the Master’s in ABA program at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. She has published in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and has been a contributing author to multiple books on the topic of co-morbid conditions in individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities.
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Erica Outlaw, MA, BCBA
Erica is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst with over 7 years of experience in the field working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental delays. She will be leading the new social skills groups and parent training webinars at LittleStar. Erica received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) and completed her master’s program at Ball State University in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Her background is in the assessment and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders while utilizing the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis. Erica has been employed with LittleStar ABA Therapy for over 2 years and is thrilled to be assisting in the development of all the new services LittleStar will be providing to our families!
Dr. Jane Ford, Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Jane A. R. Ford completed her Master’s and Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) degrees in Clinical Psychology with concentration in children and adolescent psychology, at the University of Indianapolis. Clinical experience during her course of study included community-based behavioral consultation with individuals with developmental disabilities. In addition, Dr. Ford trained at Riley Hospital for Children’s Developmental Pediatrics Department in conducting psychological assessment, individual behavioral treatment, and behavioral consultation in an inclusive early childhood center. She completed an APA accredited internship working with children and adolescents in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship specializing in autism and other developmental disabilities at Greenville Hospital Systems/University Medical Group (currently Prisma Health) in South Carolina as well as the ABC Special Needs Program through the University of South Carolina University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). During her time with the UCEDD, Dr. Ford provided training and consultation in a childcare setting regarding children exhibiting special needs or developmental delay. This experience integrated with her dissertation that addressed childcare experiences and caregiver competencies for children with autism spectrum diagnosis. Following her fellowship, she accepted an appointment as a licensed clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at University of South Carolina School of Medicine. She worked in the Division of Psychology, Department of Pediatrics of Greenville Health System, closely associated with Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics. Dr. Ford recently began a position as Licensed Clinical Psychologist with Little Star ABA Therapy in Bloomington, Indiana, where she conducts evaluations regarding Autism Spectrum Disorder and other neurodevelopmental disabilities.
In her spare time, Dr. Ford volunteered as a victim-offender/community mediator, board member for Community Justice and Mediation Center in Bloomington, Indiana, and hospice volunteer and trainer. Dr. Ford holds a certificate in Rehabilitation Management from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and has completed coursework in Applied Behavior Analysis through Florida Institute of Technology.
Dr. Ford’s clinical interests include cultural factors and non-traditional family structural influences on children’s development and behavior, puberty and sexuality in individuals with disabilities, Selective Mutism, positive behavioral supports, nonviolent communication, and clinical work with interpreters. Personal interests include cat and dog rescue, knitting, water aerobics, riding recumbent bicycles, and spending time with family and friends.
Susan Denis, Diagnostic Coordinator
Susan attended Oakland University in Michigan. She has been working with LittleStar for the past 7 years. She came to LittleStar with 35 years of experience in both educational and psychological services. Susan has two sons and 4 grandchildren. She is grateful to have the opportunity to assist in the development and growth of the LittleStar Diagnostic Clinic and to help guide families throughout the diagnostic process.