Chrissy Poulton began working in the field of Autism in 1998 while pursuing her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Rutgers University. In 2000, she gained membership in the Psi Chi, the international honor society of psychology and was the Vice President/Treasurer of the Rutgers Camden Chapter. She worked for the Lovaas Institute practicing Applied Behavior Analysis, beginning as a one-on-one instructor leading to a role as a consultant for out of state clients. She graduated Summa Cum Laude in the Summer of 2006 and received her Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from St. Cloud State University. Chrissy is also an authorized provider of the Integrated Listening Program, which is a music listening therapy that provides engaging brain stimulation to improve performance in school, work, and life.
Chrissy was previously a Certified RDI® Consultant. Chrissy became interested in Relationship Development Intervention (RDI®) after attending a two day seminar hosted by Dr. Steven Gutstein, the founder of RDI®, which is a step by step, family based program, where parents and caregivers are provided the tools to turn core deficits of ASD into assets! Parents and caregivers learn how to effectively guide their child’s learning in the area of Dynamic Intelligence and in doing so help them to become flexible thinkers and creative problem solvers. Chrissy took some time off to start a family and did not pursue recertification.
Chrissy enjoys working with children and families with her vast experience and background in helping children on the spectrum.