Staff Spotlight: Breanne Hartley, PhD, BCBA-D

Number of years at Little Star Center: Start date – April 1, 2015 (Breanne is the former clincial director at Verbal Behavior Center for Autism, which is now joined with Little Star Center).

Title and responsibilities at Little Star Center

Clinical Director; I provide supervision and oversight of the clinical practices amongst all Little Star Center programs.

 What do you most enjoy about your job at Little Star Center?

I enjoy the opportunity to see the principles of Behavior Analysis applied every day to help make a significant difference in children’s lives. Seeing children acquire new skills is a true joy. Additionally, having a part in teaching parents and other staff members how to utilize the principles of behavior is tremendously rewarding. It is a privilege to witness lives forever being changed for the better. This is what makes working at Little Star Center a wonderful experience.

 What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

Greet people with a smile; it represents you well and can also have a lasting impact on others.

 One thing I want people to know and understand about working with children affected by autism is…

All children are capable of learning and changing their behavior, and each child has their own unique strengths and interests. Identifying those strengths and interests allows for meaningful learning opportunities to be applied to the acquisition of functional skills.

A few other details about Breanne

I have two little boys that keep me very busy and active outside of my time working at Little Star Center. We visit the park frequently, take bike rides, and play in the water now that the weather has been warmer!

I have been married to my husband, Mike, for almost seven years. We have two young boys;  Cameron is 3 and Jackson is a year old. I have a dog, Milo, a Cock-a-poo who is 5.