Sarah Murray holds a Bachelor of Honours degree in Applied Psychology from the University College Cork, and a Master of Science degree in Applied Behaviour Analysis from the National University of Ireland, Galway. Sarah is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) with the Behaviour Analyst Certification Board. Sarah is also an International Behaviour Analyst and is a member of the Psychological Society of Ireland, a member of the Division of Behaviour Analysis and Special Interest Group in Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Sarah has travelled to Belarus, working in children's orphanages and adult institutions, working with a wide variety of abilities. In addition, Sarah spent one year working as a volunteer research assistant in Galway, teaching an extensive social skills curriculum to children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
To date, Sarah's main area of expertise lies in working with children who have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, and to equip such children with the tools that they need, in order to navigate the world around them.
In particular, Sarah has an abundance of knowledge and experience in the education and development of children in early years and in early intervention. Teaching functional speech, language and communication, and alternative/augmentative modes of communication to children who present with different abilities, is one of Sarah's core areas of expertise. The repeated, successful outcomes of teaching verbal behaviour to children, is something that Sarah prides herself on.
Sarah's proficiency extends to designing and implementing positive behaviour support programmes, in order to reduce behaviours that challenge and to teach functional, replacement skills that are socially meaningful for children, and provide significant and meaningful change for their families.
In addition to the above mentioned, Sarah has a countless wealth of other experience, particularily in working with multiple children in one household, such as numerous sets of twins, triplets and multiple siblings.
As well as possessing competency in the above area's, Sarah possesses a keen skill set in teaching social skills, reading skills, play skills and group, peer and sibling interactions.