Dr. Christine O'Rourke-Lang received her Ph.D. from Columbia University, with a concentration in behavior analysis. She is nationally Board Certified in Behavior Analysis (BCBA-Doctoral) and is also a Licensed Behavior Analyst. She specializes in working with children with general behavioral and social skill needs, as well as specific diagnoses including emotional and behavioral disorders, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, developmental delays, and speech and language impairments. Dr. Lang is also a tenured Associate Professor and Chairperson of the Special Education Department and Applied Behavior Analysis program at Mercy College, in New York City and Westchester County.
Our team of clinicians are experienced professionals consisting of Board Certified Behavior Analysts-Doctoral (BCBA-D), Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA), Licensed Behavior Analysts, School Psychologists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW), Certified Special Educators, and Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT). We are highly skilled across a broad range of developmental levels and have extensive experience providing support within various domains including behavior management, social skills, academics, social-emotional needs, and activities of daily every-day life.
Social skills development groups are offered for 8 week sessions and children will learn to make friends, identify and regulate emotions, and resolve conflict. Evidence based strategies are used across a variety of activities designed to simulate real-world social issues for kids.
Individual or group support are geared towards helping families gain the background knowledge and skills necessary for meeting the multifaceted demands of fostering meaningful and lasting positive behavior change.
Direct 1:1 behavior therapy is provided by our highly skilled therapists and Board Certified Behavior Analysts to address a wide range of repertoires to meet a variety of learning needs.
Based upon behavior evaluations, intervention plans are developed utilizing a team approach, focusing on positive behavior change strategies. FBA's are conducted within home or school settings in order to identify the controlling variables for challenging behaviors.
Functional teaching within the natural environment is essential for students to learn skills in the context within which they need to be utilized, and also increases the likelihood for generalization and maintenance.
Our Doctoral Level Behavior Analysts and Licensed, Board Certified Behavior Analysts provide the highest quality consultative services to school districts and families. Behavior consultation includes comprehensive evaluations, functional behavior assessments, the development of individualized positive behavior change plans, ongoing staff training, family support, and professional development opportunities.
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