Amanda Moralez, M.S., BCBA
Amanda Moralez, M.S., BCBA is the Clinical Director for Achieve Therapy Services. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) whose career has focused on working with children on the autism spectrum. She has seen firsthand the profound impact therapeutic services can have on a child’s life. Amanda holds a Master of Science in Psychology from Walden University and completed the requirements to become a BCBA through Florida Institute of Technology. Amanda has worked in the ABA field for over 12 years and has served as a Behavior Technician, Program Manager, Clinical Director, and Regional Director. During her years of professional experience, she has had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of learners and present research regarding effective behavior intervention procedures. She is thrilled to be serving as the Clinical Director for Achieve Therapy Services because it allows her the opportunity to utilize her passions for fostering effective collaboration across disciplines and helping new clinicians grow.
Megan Skinner, MA, CCC-SLP
Lead Speech-Language Pathologist
Megan Skinner, MA, CCC-SLP is the Lead Speech-Language Pathologist at Achieve Therapy Services. Megan holds a degree as a Master of Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Tennessee and is certified and licensed through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech and Language Pathologists. She has been in practice since 2006. Megan has experience in preschool, elementary, middle, and high school settings, inclusion classrooms, early intervention home health, and pediatric outpatient clinics. Her areas of special interest include auditory processing disorders, autism, childhood apraxia of speech, and severe phonological disorders. Megan has additional training in apraxia through David Hammer and Nancy Kaufman and in auditory processing disorders through Cincinnati Children’s Hospital; she is trained in Lindamood Bell’s Talkies® and Visualizing and Verbalizing® programs and in Barbara Hodson’s Cycles Phonological Remediation Approach for children who exhibit multiple articulation errors. Megan enjoys helping children communicate more functionally and effectively through the strategies provided in therapy and maximizing opportunities for learning and development within a child’s daily life and routines. She believes collaborating with other service providers is key in supporting families as we work towards a common goal.
Beth Lappin, MS, OTR/L
Lead Occupational Therapist
Beth Lappin, MS, OTR/L is the Lead Occupational Therapist at Achieve Therapy Services. Beth holds a master’s degree in Occupational Therapy (OT) from the University of Scranton and is certified through the National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). She is licensed by the North Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy and is an active member of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). Beth has been practicing OT since 2012. Prior to Achieve, she worked with children in a pediatric outpatient clinic, preschool, and nonpublic special education day school, serving middle and high school students with autism. Her areas of interest include sensory processing dysfunction and effective integration of OT and Applied Behavior Analysis in programming for children with autism. Beth has training in the evaluation and assessment of sensory processing dysfunction through Therapeeds with Julia Harper, PhD, MS, OTR/L. She uses skilled interventions including reflex integration, functional vision training, Handwriting Without Tears, Zones of Regulation, Social-Thinking, Interactive Metronome, Therapeutic Listening, Bal-A-Vis-X, and Brain Gym to facilitate the development of foundational skills children need to play, learn, and complete daily routines. She is passionate about fostering a therapeutic community that values families’ needs, evidence-based practices, and collaboration between service providers to deliver comprehensive care.
Sarah Pope, M.S., BCBA
Vice President of Clinical Operations
Sarah Pope, M.S., BCBA serves as the Vice President of Clinical Operations for the Charlotte metro region. With over 16 years of experience in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis, Sarah has seen first hand the profound impact that ABA can have on the life of a child, as well as their family. Over the last decade, Sarah has focused on providing high quality ABA programs to children on the autism spectrum as well as mentoring and supporting clinicians pursuing board certification as a BCBA/BCaBA. Sarah received her undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University. She received her Master of Science degree through the psychology department at Auburn University with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis of Developmental Disabilities. Sarah enjoys seeing all of the progress that Mosaic’s clients make on a daily basis as well as continuing to educate the community about the amazing capabilities of Applied Behavior Analysis.