Mobile Thinking works with autism and software professionals to ensure that its software is as helpful as possible to our customers. Below are the biographies for the members of the Mobile Thinking advisory board.
Toni Richard is a parent of a child with autism, a Mobile Thinking customer, and runs the Reno Autism Information Network.
Ms. Marguerite Hillman is a pioneer in educational program design and development for pre-K thru adult learners. As Senior Vice President of Development for CDIA, Ms. Hillman is responsible for the design, development, and implementation of global literacy and communication programs. Prior to joining CDIA, she has been president of Cosmos Literacy, where she created a new CD/online early reading program and developed a series of Reader Rabbit products, ELL assessment systems, math and language arts programs, and correlation tools for educational publishers. Her simultaneous work as principal of Hillman Consulting has resulted in important assessment, professional development, and instructional design applications for clients ranging from Plato Learning, Pearson Education, Knowledge Adventure, and Harcourt Achieve to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Q Group. Previously Ms. Hillman served in design and development leadership capacities at Lightspan, Jostens Learning, Computer Associates, Andersen Consulting, and a variety of technology companies. Her recent publications include “The Web and Early Literacy,” published in Computers in the Schools by The Hawthorn Press (2004) and “ELL Professional Development—Making a Difference for Diverse Students,” in Harcourt Happenings, (Fall, 2005). Ms. Hillman holds a BA in literature and MA in American Studies, as well as a Lifetime Adult Teaching Credential in Language Arts and in Literature and History.
Marla Saltzman is the Clinical
Director of Autism
Behavior Intervention, Inc., and is a board certified behavior analyst
(BCBA) who has specialized in the treatment of children with autism since
1995. In 1996, Ms. Saltzman began working with the Center for Autism and
Related Disorders (CARD), where she held a variety of positions ranging
from therapist (Behavior Intervention Implementation) to Senior Clinical
Supervisor. In 1999, Ms. Saltzman's interest in providing behavioral
treatment for children with autism took her to Sydney, Australia where she
established and managed a well respected practice, providing treatment and
consultation to over 100
Ms. Saltzman received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with Honors from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She went on to receive her Master of Arts in Psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno's Behavior Analysis Program where she was her class' valedictorian. At UNR, she received extensive training in the philosophy of behavior analysis, behavioral assessment and intervention, verbal behavior, and behavior analysis in education. She has presented at numerous conferences both in the United States and abroad, including the Association for Behavior Analysis (ABA), the California Association for Behavior Analysis (Cal ABA), and the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis (FABA).
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