Hailey Purvis is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Clinical Director at Animate Behavior. Hailey’s interest in mild to severe problem behavior has driven her results-oriented approach to autism intervention. She is keenly interested in the ways which data may be leveraged to make real impact for special needs children and adults.
Hailey first became attracted to working with special needs children when she accompanied a family member to therapy sessions. She pursued and honed her interest when attending Berry College while earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Attracted to the evidence-based methodologies of ABA, she then earned a Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Florida State University, Tallahassee where she studied under Dr. Jon Bailey. Hailey is a frequent contributor to the body of ABA research. She has supported studies on repetitive behavior in females, performance management and efficiencies in the delivery of function analysis. This background has informed her development of family-centered solutions.
Hailey has had the opportunity to work with a diverse body of clients, possessing varying abilities and ranging from under three years old to adulthood. She has worked in a variety of roles and settings including mainstream and special needs classrooms, and one-on-one clinical environments. Hailey has provided ABA consultation services and training to educators and families. Additionally, she led the development and evaluation of class-wide and individual intervention plans.
Creating caring and highly communicative relationships with families and clinicians are foundational to Hailey’s approach to ABA. As a member of the Animate Behavior leadership team, her family-focused supervisory style empowers clinical team members and helps to bring out the full potential of her clients.