Amy Vernagallo, M.Ed., Ed.S., BCBA is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and School Psychologist who has more than 18 years of experience supporting children, adolescents, and young adults with significant emotional and behavioral disabilities, anxiety disorders, high-functioning Autism, and ADHD. She values building collaborative relationships with those she serves and applies her comprehensive knowledge of best practices to support individuals with complex mental health profiles and learning needs increase their access to the tools and resources they need to thrive. Her current practices incorporate mindfulness, positive psychology, ACT,  and applied behavior to support both children and adults. She is committed to empowering both children and their families to achieve their goals. 

Within the educational setting, Amy has served as a School Psychologist and Social-Emotional-Behavior (SEB) Coach specializing in organizational behavior, behavioral intervention plans, and positive supports for behavior change. Before dedicating her work to supporting both systems change and coaching adults to utilize evidence based practices to manage and support the wide variety of challenges that today’s educators face, Amy trained school organizations in the development of positive behavior intervention and support systems through her work with the Illinois State PBIS Network.

Prior to her work with school systems, Amy contributed to research with the University of Chicago that resulted in co-authoring several peer reviewed journal articles regarding the stigma surrounding mental illness.  Amy earned an M.Ed. in Educational Psychology, and Ed.S. in School Psychology from Loyola University in Chicago, she completed certification in Applied Behavior Analysis through Southern Illinois University to become Board Certified in Behavior Analysis. Amy is the proud mother of three children.

Specialties: training (both parents and school personnel), consulting, ACT, social skills training, executive function coaching, psycho-educational assessment, behavior therapy, assessing and creating behavior intervention plans for individuals with emotional and behavioral disabilities, anxiety disorders, ADHD, Autism, students with complex and multiple impairments.

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