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Sydney LaFleur, MA, BCBA, LBA

Sydney LaFleur, MA, BCBA, LBA

Sydney LaFleur is a graduate of McNeese State University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology in 2015 and a Master of Arts Degree in Psychology with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis in 2017. While working toward her undergraduate degree in 2014, she joined the staff at the McNeese Autism Program as a direct care service provider. She accepted a position as a graduate assistant in 2015. Upon completion of her internship in 2017, she was offered a full-time position with the McNeese Autism Program. She became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst later that year.

Sydney currently serves as the program coordinator for the Super Start and Super School transition programs. These programs provide a mock-classroom setting for extra learning opportunities for learners who will transition out of therapy and into public/private/charter schools. Sydney also provides specific training to graduate students who are interested in working in the school setting upon graduation.

Sydney’s clinical experience ranges from comprehensive therapy in a 1:1 environment provided for patients with aggressive behaviors and early-intensive learners to focused therapy for learners of various ages with social skills deficits (in various group settings), sleep problems, and toilet-training. She has provided staff training for technicians and regular supervision of graduate students seeking certification.

Sydney also serves as the undergraduate internship coordinator for psychology students and an undergraduate psychology instructor. She provides training in Applied Behavior Analysis and works to foster and maintain an interest in ABA for prospective graduate students. Sydney provides continuing education credits to her fellow behavior analysts through current article presentations. In 2018, Sydney worked with McNeese’s Psychology faculty to organize and promote the annual Independence in Autism conference.