Pewaukee
N 27 W 23953 Paul Road Suite 206
Pewaukee, WI 53072
(262) 347-0701











The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with the credentials and work experience of our director, associate director, and Board Certified Behavior Anaylsts.
 

Director:  Christopher P. Wiebusch, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Christopher P. Wiebusch, Ph.D, BCBA-D. is the director of WNCA, Inc., a licensed psychologist and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.  His primary clinical emphases are intensive in-home ABA therapy for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and pediatric neuropsychological evaluation for children and adolescents.  He provides initial diagnosis of clients as well as ongoing clinical and supervisory services to families and staff working with WNCA, Inc.  In addition, through a separate practice, Pediatric Neuropsychology and Treatment Associates, SC, he provides pediatric neuropsychological evaluation of children between ages 3 and 18, investigating developmental disorders such as learning disabilities, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorders, as well as the cognitive consequences of neurologic conditions.   After completing residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Wiebusch has worked in hospital and private practice settings since 1995, and, along with associate director S. Jennifer Nicholson, established Wiebusch & Nicholson Center for Autism, Inc. in 2004.

Associate Director:  S. Jennifer Nicholson, M.A., BCBA

Jennifer graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in speech-language pathology. She also has her Master's degree in Behavior Analysis and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.  Her career with children with autism started shortly thereafter as a paraprofessional in the Lawrence, Kansas School District.  Returning to graduate school in behavior analysis while working both in homes and schools, Jennifer became a certified teacher for children with autism in 1998.  Jennifer came to Wisconsin in 1999 to administrate an in-home program for children with autism.  In 2004, Jennifer and Dr. Wiebusch established the Wiebusch and Nicholson Center for Autism, Inc. and Jennifer established her own consulting business, Pivot Point Consulting, LLC, which provides training for counties, schools and individuals.   She now serves as the Associate Director for WNCA, Inc. an intensive in-home program for children with autism spectrum disorders.  With a specialty in behavior analysis and in working with children on the autism spectrum, Jennifer is able to provide a unique perspective of intuition about the disability as well as best practice training for precise program implementation.

Board Certified Behavior Analyst: Valerie L. Zimmerman, M.S., BCBA
Behavioral Treatment Licensed Supervisor 

Valerie Zimmerman found her passion in high school after tutoring a young boy diagnosed with autism. Since then she has worked directly with typically and atypically developing infants, toddlers, children, and young adolescents using behavior analytic principles to teach skills necessary for success. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Behavior Analysis from the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire where she gained over 3,000 hours of experience programming for skill development for children with autism and directly working with children diagnosed with developmental delays. She then went on to obtain her Master’s Degree in Behavior Analysis from the University of North Texas where she became an Associate Intervention Coordinator at a clinic for children with autism. Valerie’s areas of expertise include: early childhood intervention, parent training, staff training, and program development. 

Therapy Staff:
An intensive in-home therapy team consists of several different staff members.  The Lead Therapist (BTLS), a Behavioral Treatment Therapist and 3-4 Behavioral Treatment Technicians will typically compose the therapy team.

The Lead Therapist and Associate Director oversee the clinic.  At times, the Associate Director and/or other BCBAs may provide additional home or office visits when necessary in addition to meeting regularly with BTLS and Behavioral Treatment Therapists to help oversee the treatment of care. 

A Behavioral Treatment Thearpist (BT Therapist) is an individual who possesses either a Master's Degree with at least 400 hours of direct ABA experience or a Bachelor's degree with at least 2000 hours of direct ABA experience.  In addition, WNCA BT Therapists must complete a mentoring process that equips his/her for managing a case.  A Behavioral Treatment Technician (BT Tech) is an individual who has completed high school and has had at least 40 hours of supervised ABA experience with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.