Jennifer Haggar, MS, BCBA
Jennifer Haggar graduated with her Masters of Science in Behavior Analysis in 2014 from the University of North Texas and her Bachelors in Business Administration in Marketing and Photography from the University of Notre Dame in 2009. She became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in 2014. She has been working with children with autism since 2008. She has implemented ABA therapy in the in-home and center settings. She completed her internship and continued as a paid intern at the Child Study Center (a center for children with developmental disabilities) in Fort Worth, Texas where she was able to work with a team of behavior analysts on a variety of cases.
Jennifer decided she wanted to work with children with autism in 2008 when she was volunteering at the Rise School, a school for children with developmental disabilities, and observed a boy with autism. From that moment on, she knew that helping children with autism was exactly what she wanted to do. Not wanting to add a third major, she took many psychology classes in her final year at Notre Dame and applied to the Master program at UNT.
Soon after starting the program, she realized it was much more than working with children with autism that she would love, but the science of behavior analysis and how it can be applied to anyone to help improve the quality of life. Learning about this science and how it can be applied to socially significant issues not only with children with autism, but anyone was a wonderful discovery for her. She is excited to not only offer services to children with autism, but also typically developing children who have behavioral problems. Being able to use her knowledge of the principles of behavior to help improve the lives of children and parents is her passion.