We are convinced that parents are a child’s first and most important educator. The aim of TAG is to partner with and equip parents while we work TOGETHER to expedite their child’s developmental progress. Each of our credentialed team members and therapists have specified training in behavior and childhood development along with a BIG heart for helping children of all abilities THRIVE!
By nature therapy is limited to blocks of time with teaching moments mostly planned in the context of a therapy center in advance – which is GREAT and very necessary! However, life doesn’t often happen like this and parents encounter countless real-life spontaneous opportunities that pop-up each and every day – these are prime learning opportunities. To help bridge this gap of irreplaceable professional therapy and REAL LIFE we provide high quality play-based ABA therapy in tandem with parent training to help children make progress in the home, at school and especially at play!
Meet the Team...
Miranda Dodson – founder & operator
As a parent of a child diagnosed with ASD, I know first-hand the confusion, sadness and overwhelming feelings that accompany the news that your child learns differently and processes the world uniquely.
Through high-quality ABA therapy, our child’s outcome improved substantially and we believe that every child and every family deserve to give their child EVERY opportunity to shine!
I am a wife and mother of 4, who loves making music, cooking and eating yummy food, and reading thought provoking books.
Dr. Lisa McCleary – PhD, LP, LSSP, BCBA-D
Dr. McCleary is our director of clinical services. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analysist with Doctoral Designation (BCBA-D) by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB), Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP #70636) and Licensed Psychologist (#36982) by the Texas State Board of Examiners in Psychology (TSBEP). She is also a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) by the National Association of School Psychology (NASP).
Dr. McCleary enjoys being active outdoors, yoga, running, and eating very good food. Most of all, she enjoys being present with her husband and two kids.
Shelli Reyes – M.Ed., BCBA
Shelli Reyes received her Bachelor’s degree in Special Education from Stephen F. Austin State University. After working as a teacher in McKinney ISD, specializing in Early Childhood and Autism, Shelli completed course work in Applied Behavior Analysis and pursued her Masters Degree certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Shelli has dedicated the past 17 years working in a variety of school districts, including Nacogdoches ISD, providing educational and behavioral analytical services for children with autism, emotional-behavioral disorders and other developmental delays.
In her free time, Shelli enjoys spending time with her family, watching her kids play sports, cheering her husband on in his coaching career and spending time with friends.
Jane Wright – COTA/L, RBT
Jane Wright is a board certified Occupational Therapy practitioner (COTA/L) as well as a Registered Behavior Technician. Jane has extensive experience working in pediatrics and specializes in Sensory Disorders and Autism. Jane loves bringing creativity and fun to every session. Building a strong connection with her clients and their families’ while helping improve their lives is her greatest passion.
Jane loves horseback riding, spending time with her family and friends, and snuggling with her two dogs Aspen and Po’boy!
Taylor Reid – SLP-CCC
Taylor Reid is a licensed Speech Language Pathologist with a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language hearing Association (ASHA). She holds a Master of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Stephen F. Austin State University.
Taylor has experience in home-based therapy with children with Autism, feeding difficulties, and other speech, language, and developmental delays. She enjoys fostering strong social connections and communication skills through play; providing training to children and caregivers in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) to help families THRIVE!
Taylor is a wife and mother, with a little girl at home. Her favorite days often include time spent: listening to lovely stories, cooking recipes learned from others, enjoying the outdoors, and playing games with friends and family.