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Apral Foreman, M.S., BCBA

Apral Foreman, M.S., BCBA

In 2010, Apral Foreman discovered behavior analysis through her college coursework, preparation for graduate school, and personal life experiences. After that life-changing discovery, Apral received her bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Mississippi in 2012. In 2014, she received her master's degree in psychology (with an emphasis in behavior analysis) from West Virginia University. Shortly after receiving her master's, she became a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA) in 2015. Apral has worked with children, adolescents, and young adults with diagnoses ranging from attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and she is passionate about teaching others to understand and use the principles of behavior analysis.

Autism awareness has dramatically increased over the past few decades. This rise in autism awareness and subsequently, research, has increased the availability of evidence-based treatment for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). However, treatment is limited for adults with ASD (Gerhardt & Lainer, 2011; Milley & Machalicek, 2012). The lack of services for adults contributes to some of the challenges they face such as unemployment, reliance on caregivers, and limited social relationships (Howlin, Goode, Hutton, & Rutter, 2004). These challenges can significantly reduce the quality of life adults with ASD experience.

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