Kausar Wali is a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA), SEN certified, MSc, B.Ed., with over 17 years of experience in this field. Kausar completed the Applied Behavior Analysis course sequence through Florida Institute of Technology (U.S.A) and obtained Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) certification in 2017.
Kausar started her career in behavior therapy after her son was diagnosed with autism in 2001. Since then she has gained extensive experience working with children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Down Syndrome, Rett syndrome, Learning difficulties, and other developmental delays (mild to severe), ranging in age from 2 to 23 years. Additionally, she has experience working with adolescents with mental health issues such as low self-esteem, emotional irregularity, anxiety, and so on. Kausar has over 7 years of experience in a supervisory role across clinics, special needs schools, mainstream schools, and home settings. She has conducted numerous training courses and workshops for Paraprofessionals as well as parents. She has worked as a senior trainer of a parent training program for 6 years.
Kausar is proficient at collaborating with families and other professionals involved in developing and implementing intervention plans to benefit the child. She has successfully trained more than 60 parents of children with autism and other developmental delays, equipping them with tools and strategies to work effectively with their children. Kausar is proficient at conducting assessments using Assessment of VB MAPP, Basic Living skills (ABLLs), Basic Language Assessment (BLA), Assessment of Functional Living Skills (AFLs), Preference assessments, Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) to develop programs for skill acquisition and reducing challenging behaviors. She also has experience in training parents and staff in the application of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) technology such as Proloquo2go, PECS, and Makaton /American sign language into learners’ ITP in schools, clinics, and home settings.
An advocate of inclusion, Kausar has worked with different schools as an ABA Supervisor and case relationship manager. She has designed individualized educational/treatment programs including the required accommodations and modification of curriculum as well as the learning environment within mainstream education. In addition to this, she has worked closely with schools in assessing children with SEN needs, developing and implementing social skills, academic programs, positive behavior support plans, and training staff and teachers.
Her contributions to the field of childhood development and special education were recognized and appreciated as she received the HRH Princess Haya Award in the year 2008 for her exceptional contribution towards this cause.