Jessica Dodson, M.A., BCBA, LBA

ABA Director

Jessica attended Calvin College and graduated with a degree in Psychology, minoring in Social Work. She attended Western Michigan University to obtain her master’s degree in Behavioral Analysis. She then went on to acquire her Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) certificate.

During a gap year in college, Jessica began working as a behavior technician.  Among her first clients was a sixteen-year-old boy with Autism who had limited vocal and functional living skills. Over the first few months of working with him, he learned to vocally request to eat, brush his teeth, and engage in independent leisure skills. Seeing the impact that ABA therapy can make, even for older children, was the catalyst that set her on her career path.

As the Director of ABA, Jessica is passionate about helping the staff at Oxford Recovery center grow. She believes that an exceptional staff equates to an exceptional client experience. Her goal is to continue expanding ABA Academy as well as Camp ABA. She feels that Oxford Recovery Center’s focus on the skills most appropriate for each child, as well as their family, is what sets them apart. The ability to combine ABA therapy with all other services available at Oxford Recovery Center, such as Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment and Neurofeedback, is something that she finds extremely exciting. Having doctors and nurses on staff to assist with the health of the child by providing genetic testing, dietary planning, and primary care. This is something most other ABA programs don’t offer and is a huge benefit to her as ABA director.

In her free time, Jessica enjoys playing board games and hanging out with her three cats. She sees her time at Oxford Recovery Center as one of her greatest achievements.