New Castle began behavior services programming in the spring of 2022, with the addition of Lorraine Woodruff, our Board Certified Behavior Analyst. With specialized academic training and practical experience, Mrs. Woodruff will be evaluating, designing, and implementing personalized protocols for our students to enhance skills and improve classroom behaviors. At the core of her work lies the evaluation of the intricate relationship between behavior and environmental factors. Using proven techniques like positive reinforcement, Lorraine will teach our staff how to assist students in developing new behaviors, modifying existing ones, and exhibiting desired behaviors under specific conditions. While her expertise is often sought after in working with students diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders, traumatic brain injuries, intellectual and developmental disabilities, Mrs. Woodruff also excels in website coding and organization, and has a small agricultural family business. Our analyst brings her exceptional skills to any setting.
We are excited to have a BCBA on board who’s ready to make a positive impact on the lives of our students and contribute to the success of our corporation.
Lorraine is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with 10 years of experience in the field of ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis). Lorraine has worked in clinical, school, home, and day habilitation settings. Her primary focus of care as a behavior analyst has been working with individuals with Autism and comorbid diagnoses. She has been trained in the implementation and ethics of multiple physical management techniques. Most recently, Lorraine has been in the educational sector; providing classroom consultation for both special education & general education teachers, conducting intensive FBAs, and supervising 1:1 behavior supports within school settings. Lorraine is passionate about disseminating the science of ABA and the impact it can make across settings.