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Rebecca Plesko-DuBois, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Services

  • Psychological testing for concerns about attention, behavior, relationships, social skills, mood, problem solving, cognitive functioning, learning, executive functioning, memory, independent living skills, and mental health.
  • Assessments for Autism and Developmental Disabilities (Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule Second Edition, ADOS-2)
  • Multi-Disciplinary Team Assessments
  • Educational testing for accommodations for standardized tests (SAT, ACT, GREs, etc.)
  • Consultation for complex diagnosis, developmental issues, and treatment planning

Biography

Dr. Plesko-DuBois established Blue Ridge Psychological Services, PLC in August of 2010 in order to provide comprehensive assessments to children, adolescents, and young adults. In 2013, Blue Ridge Psychological Services, PLC expanded into Aligned Clinical & Educational Services, PLC in Crozet, Virginia to offer a wider range of multi-disciplinary and collaborative clinical services.

Dr. Plesko-DuBois worked at the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind in Staunton, VA from 2002 – 2011 in various roles. She served as the school psychologist from 2002-2009, providing comprehensive assessments, clinical supervision, consultation for program development and data analysis, as well as group or individual counseling. Dr. Plesko-DuBois was the Director of Clinical and Educational Supports during the 2009-2010 academic year, supervising the delivery of all clinically related services, the behavior management team, transition services, school counseling and specialized health care planning. From 2010 – 11, Dr. Plesko-DuBois worked as a part-time psychologist assisting with the admissions process and the VSDB Child Assault Prevention (CAP) Project.

Since 2004, Dr. Plesko-DuBois has been a member of the Virginia Network of Consultants (VNOC) supporting local school divisions with services for their students who are deaf or hard of hearing.  VNOC was created by the Virginia Department of Education, in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Health, and the Partnership for People with Disabilities at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Plesko-DuBois has also enjoyed teaching as an adjunct professor at the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. She taught psychopathology to graduate students in counseling and clinical psychology. In the past, she has also worked at the Center for Clinical Psychology completing comprehensive psychological assessments.

Education

  • B.A., Psychology, Biology Minor, Wake Forest , 1995
  • M.A., General & Experimental Psychology, The College of William & Mary, 1997
  • Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, The Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology sponsored by The College of William & Mary, The Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk State University, and Old Dominion University, 2002
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Virginia Treatment Center for Children (VTCC) at the Medical College of Virginia, 2003

Certifications and Memberships

  • American Psychological Association

Nicole Schroeer, MS.Ed, BCBA, LBA

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Services

  • Functional behavior assessments and treatment plans
  • Multi-Disciplinary Team Assessments
  • Staff Training in the areas of Behavioral Interventions, Autism Spectrum disorder, and working with clients with individual or multiple-disabilities
  • Deaf Services
  • Areas of specialty include: clients with ID/DD, ASD, Deaf/HOH, and multiple disabilities

Biography

Nicole Schroeer (she/her/hers), joined ACES in 2013 after working for over two decades as an educator and behavioral analyst in the public and private sectors. Nicole has supported individuals with disabilities through both direct service, and staff and program development. Most recently she provided clinical services at the Virginia Institute of Autism and at the Virginia School for Deaf and Blind. Her development work  included developing online training materials for behavior analysts as Director of Learning Technologies at CentralReach, and producing and delivering CLASS® assessment materials as Program Development Manager at Teachstone. Prior to this work, Nicole spent a decade teaching and building staff development programs at a large statewide social service agency in New York City.

Nicole believes in a collaborative approach to treatment that ensures interventions are appropriate and implementable across environments, practitioners, and family members. She seeks not only to reduce behaviors, but to help access safe and sustainable means of achieving the best quality of life for clients and the people who love them.

Education

  • B.A., State University of New York at New Paltz, 1994
  • ASL/English Interpretation Program, LaGuardia Community College, 2000
  • M.S., Education Studies, Bank Street College of Education, 2002
  • M.S., Education, Early Childhood, General, and Special Education, Bank Street College of Education, 2009
  • Behavioral Science, Applied Behavior Analysis, Florida Institute of Technology, 2013

Certifications and Memberships

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA): Behavior Analyst Certification Board
  • Licensed Behavior Analyst: Virginia Board of Medicine
  • Virginia State Postgraduate Professional License: Early Childhood Special Education, Early/Primary Education PreK-Grade 3
  • NY State Professional Teaching Certificate: General Education and Special Education Kindergarten –Grade 2

Sarah Shreckhise, M.S., CCC-SLP, BCBA

Speech-Language Pathologist, Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Services

  • Multi-Disciplinary team assessments for children with complex needs for support, such as children with communication delays, sensory impairments, developmental disabilities, and/or medical problems
  • Consultation & training for students who are deaf or hard of hearing or for those with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Consultation and assessments relating to educational and communication needs for Deaf/Blind students
  • Early literacy development for students who are deaf or hard of hearing using See-The-Sound: Visual Phonics and developmental word study

Biography

Sarah joined ACES in 2012, where she offers collaborative, multi-disciplinary assessments and specialized consultation for children with complex communication profiles. Sarah is a member of the Virginia Network of Consultants (VNOC), supporting local school divisions with services for students who are deaf or hard of hearing and providing communication or behavior assessments for deaf or hard of hearing students throughout the Commonwealth. Sarah also works as a lead speech-language pathologist at Rehabilitation Associates in Richmond, VA. Since 2012, she has provided diagnostic, rehabilitation, and habilitation services, as well as progress monitoring for early intervention, school-based, and clinic-based settings.

Earlier in her career, Sarah worked at the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind (VSDB) for eight years as a speech-language pathologist for the educational program and supporting individual and group therapy for communication. She also served as the Autism Team Coordinator for five years, developing school-wide training as well as individual service plans.

Education

  • B.S., Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, 2002
  • M.S., Speech-Language Pathology, James Madison University, 2004
  • BCBA, Applied Behavior Analysis, Professional Development, Florida Institute of Technology, 2011

Certifications and Memberships

  • Member of American Speech-Language Hearing Association
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence

Susanne Wilbur, M.A., M.S., M.S.W.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Services

  • Consultation only
  • RYT 200 Hatha Yoga Teacher

Biography

Susanne Wilbur has worked in many different roles and with many different types of people in her career as a social worker and community advocate here in the Piedmont. She developed Charlottesville’s first outreach program for the deaf community.

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker with almost 20 years of experience in screening, assessment and treatment planning in various capacities
  • Case Manager/Intensive In-Home Clinician with the Valley Community Services Board
  • Supervisor at Piedmont CASA
  • Lead Behavior Specialist with Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind
  • Psychotherapist with ACES since 2013
  • Community Development Liaison for Civic Access.
  • Prior to becoming a social worker, Susanne worked as an instructor for rock climbing, backpacking, white water rafting, adaptive skiing in Colorado and Wyoming. She thoroughly enjoys working with children, pre-adolescents, adolescents and adults. She works with a variety of issues related to depression; physical, sexual or emotional abuse; major life transitions and substance abuse along with serious mental illness in collaboration with the support of community services boards.

Education

  • B.A., Human Ecology, Connecticut College, 1981
  • M.Ed, Experiential Education, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1985
  • MSW, Social Work, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1999