Employee Spotlight – Megan Merritt

Employee Spotlight – Megan Merritt

Interview With Megan

Tell us a little about yourself:

I started working at TEAM 4 Kids about a year ago when I was hired as their first BCBA with a mission to build the ABA department. I have absolutely loved being part of the TEAM and growing with a multidisciplinary clinic. I received my Master of Science in Human and Family Development and Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis from ASU. I am an Arizona native but I have lived in both California and New York for brief periods of time. I am addicted to watching cleaning & decorating videos on YouTube and love decorating. cleaning, and organizing my own home and my friends places as well!

Why did you become a BCBA?

I first learned about ABA when I became a nanny for an amazing family while I was pursuing my bachelors degree at ASU. I worked closely with two siblings with autism for years, collaborating with multiple therapists on their team and learning different techniques to help them with their language development and behaviors. Once I was able to see the positive impact that the therapy was having, I decided to pursue my master’s degree and become a BCBA so that I could help as many families as possible.

Why do you think your coworkers nominated you for having a can-do attitude?

I’m not sure why my co-workers nominated me but I do know have the best co-workers ever! Our department wouldn’t be where it is without them.

What do you love most about working for TEAM 4 Kids?

I love the company culture and the support of my amazing team! I love that TEAM 4 Kids offers so many different therapies under one roof and that all of the therapists on a child’s team can collaborate on a daily basis.

If you had one wish, what would it be?

I would wish that I had the ability to take away people’s pain & suffering.

 

Nominations for Megan:

Megan is very helpful to other disciplines in providing creative ideas for managing difficult behaviors.”

Megan is always willing to answer any ABA questions that I have.  She also is very helpful with providing techniques and helpful ideas when needed.”

She is a great leader and has helpful ideas”

She’s always smiling, willing to help other disciplines”

“She does great at making sure she tries to reach out to each kid when we refer them.”

I have not had the chance to work with Megan yet but every time I see her during meetings she is always offering up great advice and is always willing to complete any task given to her. We appreciate you Megan!!”

She is always on the go and stepping in and up to get everything done. She is always smiling and on her toes when it comes to the ABA team.”

She will always help and observe a child not on caseload for ABA”

Megan is always willing to help me out when I ask and she’s provided such valuable and helpful feedback! I’m so grateful to work with her!”

Megan is the definition of a CAN-DO attitude.  She has designed, developed, and built an entire department in the midst of a pandemic.  She has added so much value to the comprehensive care TEAM 4 Kids provides.”

Megan has always had a “can-do” attitude since the day I met her and I see her exhibit this quality all the time.”

She always has a positive attitude”