Alternative Behavior Strategies, (ABS), a leading provider of services to children with autism spectrum disorders, announced today that Natalie Roth, PhD has been appointed Vice President of Clinical Services, a new position within the company. She previously served as Director of Clinical Services and will continue to report to Jeffrey W. Skibitsky, MA, BCBA, LBA, president of ABS.
“Dr. Roth is a seasoned and trusted leader who consistently delivered results in preparing clinical systems to ensure retention of quality during growth, while helping expand applied behavior analysis (ABA) services in North Carolina and California,” said Skibitsky. “I have tremendous confidence in Natalie’s ability to continue helping ABS drive and extend its leadership as the leading provider of services for those with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).”
Dr. Roth, who is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in childhood neurodevelopment delays, will immediately assume responsibility for the alignment and prioritization of the organizational clinical excellence across the company.
“I am incredibly energized to help ABS move into its next phase and looking forward to the opportunities we have to serve patients by applying best practices in behavioral treatment, and in seeking new ways to meet the needs of children and families by providing knowledge, treatment and hope,” said Dr. Roth. “ABS’ growth strategy has never been more compelling, and I am grateful to have the chance to participate with our leadership team under the guidance of our new CEO, Dr. Adam Singer.”
Dr. Roth joined ABS in 2015 and was the first clinical psychologist to collaborate with ABA care. She was appointed Director of In-Clinic Services in 2016, where she participated directly in the development of an expanded range of collaborative services, including speech, occupational therapy and psychology, including assessment and psychotherapy. She was named Director of Clinical Services in 2017, a role in which she was responsible for expanding and developing psychology services in North Carolina and California.
Prior to joining ABS, Dr. Roth served with the Utah State Health Department, Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN), a multidisciplinary assessment clinic held in conjunction with the University of Utah Pediatrics. While at CSHCN she developed a specialty in assessing young children with neurodevelopmental disorder, including ASD.
A graduate of the American Psychological Association (APA) approved psychology program at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, Dr. Roth earned practicum experience through a pre-doctoral internship at St. John’s Hospital, Child Development Center in Santa Monica, California.
About Alternative Behavior Strategies
Alternative Behavior Strategies (ABS) is dedicated to providing services to children with developmental delays and their families. The company provides wrap around care enabling children and their families to obtain the services they need in one place. Services include applied behavior analysis (ABA), and speech therapy and occupational therapy designed to complement ABA services, as well as diagnostic evaluations and social skills groups. ABS operates centers in California, Utah and North Carolina. ABS is designated as a Top Behavioral Service Provider by the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence. For more information: https://alternativebehaviorstrategies.com/