Coordinator of ABA Department/Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Christine Jurik is the ABA Coordinator at Galvin Therapy Center. She is a Licensed Board Certified Behavior Analyst and has been an ABA clinician since 1999. She attended Western Michigan University’s Behavior Analysis Program, where she helped open the WMU Center for Autism and managed cases in its three clinics (Diagnostic, Problem Behavior, and Parent Training). Following graduate school, Christine worked as a Research Scientist on the NIH study entitled “Randomized, Controlled Trial of an Intervention for Toddlers with Autism: The Early Start Denver Model” (“Pediatrics”, 2010). She provided direct therapy to eight of the study’s participants, trained parents weekly, and trained/supervised various staff implementing her individualized ABA therapy curriculums. Additionally, Christine had the privilege of helping write the “Early Start Denver Model Curriculum Checklist for Young Children with Autism”, along with the manual “Early Start Denver Model for Young Children with Autism: Promoting Language, Learning, and Engagement”. Christine was the ABA Department Coordinator at an interdisciplinary outpatient therapy center in California for 4 years, where she collaborated with her patients’ SLPs, OTs, and PTs on a daily basis. Galvin Therapy adopts the same collaborative model of treatment, and Christine feels blessed to have the opportunity to do so again to achieve the best possible outcomes for her patients! Additional clinical experience throughout Christine’s 23+ years in the field include helping open a local school for autism, working in an outpatient hospital clinic, supervising in-home and in-school ABA programs, and running year-round social skills groups. In her free time, Christine enjoys spending time with her husband and children, playing Uno Splash in their hot tub, and going on adventures to parks, beaches, and Cedar Point. After a long day at work, she prefers to unwind via listening to music, watching reruns of favorite shows, and snuggling with her dogs (the 14 year old “OG” and an adorable, mischievous puppy).