Jenny Dunn, BCaBA
Education and Continuing Training
I received my Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley and my education in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) from Florida Institute of Technology. I continue to keep my skills current through continuing ABA education. I remain active in the selective mutism community through attendance in national conferences/workshops and keeping in close contact with families with selective mutism to better understand and meet their needs.
My interest in helping children reach their full potential grew from my experience of raising my two children and from my personal life experiences with this diagnosis. As a mother, I understand the joys and challenges of parenting. I recognize that each child I work with has a unique set of interests, abilities, and needs. Using ABA strategies, I provide a compassionate, positive environment for children and celebrate every step of their progress.
The journey to overcome the symptoms of selective mutism requires collaboration among parents, school professionals and therapists. I see my role as one that helps parents and school professionals navigate the treatment strategies so that it is more manageable and less overwhelming.
I am dedicated to providing personalized effective behavioral treatment to help children build their confident voices.
I network and collaborate with other treating professionals. Dr. Ruth Anan, BCBA-D, regularly reviews my treatment strategies. A Licensed Psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst, she has been treating children with selective mutism and other developmental disorders for over 20 years and had served on the Selective Mutism Association Board of Directors. Our collaboration ensures that my clients are getting the most effective care possible.