I have worked with Linda for the past 5 years in school districts in Pennsylvania. She was a coach and mentor to me when I was an Educational Consultant for classrooms using ABA therapy for children with autism. Linda was especially helpful in working with children displaying challenging self- injurious behavior as well as self- stimulatory, obsessive compulsive behavior that was interfering with the child’s educational performance. Linda taught teachers how to organize their classrooms for optimal learning. She also taught them how to assess and design individual therapy goals to meet their educational needs. Linda is a hands on “teacher of teachers,” always willing to teach as well as model to make staff feel competent in learning new procedures. Her method of presenting material is systematic and easy to follow. I would highly recommend Linda’s trainings or consultation services.
Kimberly Bennett M.Ed, BCBA, BSL, LSLP
CEO, Journey Center
Linda Franchock was a valuable asset to the Autistic Support Program at the Claysburg-Kimmel Elementary School. As a newly established program, our staff needed assistance on how to use positive reinforcement to shape behaviors. While assisting in the classroom, Linda trained staff on how to collect and interpret behavior data. She taught staff how to collect antecedent behavior consequence (ABC) data and graph the results. Through her training and coaching, the autistic support team were able to write comprehensive behavior plans to support our students.
Director of Special Services, Pa school district
Mrs. Franchock is a true professional. I consulted with her many different times and the results were always the same; outstanding. One specific time, I was having trouble with a students curriculum. He had maxed out and needed new direction. Mrs. Franchock worked tireless hours to come on with a solution and the student was challenged and thrived! I chose to work with Mrs. Franchock because she is one of the most respected and hard working professionals I have ever worked with, and her work ethic is tireless. She truly cares and is a difference maker. She is always professional developing and growing. I would go to Mrs. Franchock every time I had a question or problem. She is a true professional in every sense of the word and has helped me grow as a teacher and a person. Her knowledge of students with Autism is unparalleled. Simply put, Mrs. Franchck is amazing at what she does.
Joshua Zupon, Special Education Teacher
I have known Linda for many years and have had the pleasure to collaborate with her on projects relating to autism and/or managing challenging behavior. Linda’s wealth of experience and knowledge of managing challenging behavior in the classroom whether a child has autism or not has been of benefit to me. I admire her ability to identify target behaviors, functions of behavior and then provide interventions for decreasing those behaviors. To this day I use strategies in my own consultations and trainings that I have learned from her. Linda has always been available and willing to answer my questions and provide guidance for specific situations. It is due to Linda’s guidance and training that I feel confident when asked to provide consultation services to educators who need support with managing challenging behaviors of students. I would not hesitate to contact Linda for support and/or consultation as she employs best effective practices for increasing student success.
Cherie Neely, M.Ed.
Educational Consultant (supporting autism, inclusive practices and Traumatic Brain Injury)
Linda is a very professional consultant & trainer with an excellent understanding of applied behavior analysis and how to effectively apply this science in order bring about positive growth in children who have special learning needs, their families & the professionals who support them. It is always my pleasure to have the opportunity to collaborate with this talented colleague.
Cynthia L. Swank, M.Ed., BCBA, LBS, Director/Owner
Swank Early Skills Development
Linda provided consultative support and guidance to 3 professional teams serving students with Autism and a variety of other diagnoses in a classroom setting. She was an invaluable resource in directing our application of verbal behavior strategies to promote learning and generalization of skills. Linda’s experience and knowledge base were critical in teaching both students and adults to promote compliance and optimize learning. She fluently adapted presentation of materials to meet the needs of staff on multiple levels. Linda provided constructive advice on everything from organizing the classroom, to setting up protocols for training and implementing learning programs, to cultivating functional skills and communication. She effectively supported staff in collecting and analyzing data to make evidence-based decisions for student programming, and intuitively customized student programs to meet their individual instructional needs.
Linda possesses the expertise, professionalism, and interpersonal skills required to successfully support students, families, and professionals in the application of researched-based programs to promote successful learning. I highly recommend her services.
Occupational Therapist and Internal Coach supporting students with autism