About

So, who is Milestones?

Milestones specializes in teaching children who may be behind in their language, behavior, or social development. We use the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to make learning fun while helping students reach new heights. At Milestones, it is our mission to help each child reach his or her developmental Milestones.

Our team is comprised of multiple BCBAs with outstanding backgrounds. BCBAs provide frequent supervision of line technicians and are heavily involved with each students’ program. This leads to rapid analysis of data and increased rates of progress. Our line technicians are carefully chosen based on background, experience, and personality. Additionally, our Owner and Director, Melissa Raymond is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst herself! Incorporating best practices into every aspect of Milestones is part of her personal mission.

ABA Theapy in a Nutshell

ABA Therapy in a Nutshell

Behavior Analysis focuses on the principles that explain how learning takes place. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) uses these principles to bring about meaningful and positive change to behavior. The teaching methods of ABA have been well researched and shown to be effective in creating behavioral changes. Positive reinforcement, among other principles, are applied to create increases in desirable behavior (language, play, communication) and decreases in problematic behaviors (tantrums, aggression, self-stimulatory behaviors).

Melissa CoCo Raymond

Licensed Behavior Analyst
Owner / Director

Melissa Raymond, owner and director of Milestones Behavioral Services, has always had a passion for helping others. She was introduced to the field ofABA in 2004 and opened Milestones Behavioral Services in 2012. Her passion and commitment is passed down to her exceptional staff of BCBAs and Registered Line Technicians. Melissa’s mission is to help children reach their developmental milestones and to provide a fun and happy learning environment of all of those who are a part of the Milestones family.

Melissa CoCo Raymond Licensed Behavior Analyst
Highly trained professionals

The Milestones Staff

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MELISSA COCO RAYMOND

​MA, BCBA, LBA

About Melissa

Melissa Raymond, owner and director of Milestones Behavioral Services, has always had a passion for helping others. She was introduced to the field of ABA in 2004 and opened Milestones Behavioral Services in 2012. Her passion and commitment is passed down to her exceptional staff of BCBAs and Registered Line Technicians. Melissa’s mission is to help children reach their developmental milestones and to provide a fun and happy learning environment of all of those who are a part of the Milestones family.

MICHELLE STOKES​

​MS, BCBA, LBA

About Michelle

Michelle joined the team at Milestones in 2013 and currently serves in the role of Licensed Behavior Analyst. She joined the team at Milestones as a line technician while earning her bachelor’s degree. In 2015 Michelle was promoted to a lead line technician and she began to training new employees as they joined the team. Michelle earned her bachelor’s degree in 2016 in Psychology, and Social and Criminal Justice in from Ashford University. Michelle earned her Master’s degree from Capella University in Psychology with a specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis in 2017. She earned the credential of BCBA in 2017 and LBA in 2018. Michelle's primary focus is on level 3 early learners because she enjoys problem solving in order to begin the path to learning to include working on early communication skills, play skills, potty training, and home skills. Michelle enjoys working with early learners, training others in the field of ABA, and working closely with parents on the clients goals. Michelle has two children on the autism spectrum. When she saw the impact that early intervention can make she made the decision to pursue a career in ABA.

CHANNING LANGLINAIS

​MA, BCBA, LBA

About Channing

Channing joined the Milestones team in 2017 and currently serves in the role of Licensed Behavior Analyst. Channing earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from University of Louisiana of Lafayette in 2014. She then earned her master’s degree in Behavior Analysis in 2017 from University of Houston Clear Lake. She also earned the BCBA and LBA credentials in 2017. Channing specializes in training caregivers and staff, assessing and implementing interventions for reducing problem behavior, and teaching learners daily routines and functional life skills. In her spare time Channing enjoys yoga, hiking, and traveling.
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JENNIFER LYNNE LANGE

​MS, BCBA, LBA

About Jennifer

Jennifer joined the team at Milestones in 2017 and currently serves in the role of Licensed Behavior Analyst. Jennifer earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Texas A&M University in 2014. Jennifer specialized in developmental psychology and received a double minor in neuroscience and linguistics. She graduated summa cum laude. Jennifer earned her master’s degree in psychology from McNeese State University in 2017. She graduated summa cum laude. Jennifer earned the credential of BCBA in August 2017 and the LBA credential in November 2017. Jennifer is passionate about the field of ABA and her interests lie in early intensive behavioral interventions, EIBI. She is particularly interested in the development of early language skills. She enjoys spending time with her husband hiking, watching movies, and traveling.

KAYLA WILBURN

​MS, BCBA, LBA

About Kayla

Kayla joined the Milestones team in 2013 and currently serves in the role of Licensed Behavior Analyst. Kayla oversees all of our students who receive services in the school setting. She began working in the field of ABA in 2010 as a line technician. Kayla received her bachelors degree in psychology from McNeese State University in 2012 and her master’s degree in criminal justice with an emphasis on ABA from St. Josephs University 2016. She earned the BCBA and the LBA credentials in 2016. Kayla loves working in the school setting where she is able to watch her students thrive academically and socially. In her spare time Kayla enjoys spending time with family and friends.

ABA INSTRUCTORS / LINE TECHNICIANS

ABA INSTRUCTORS/LINE TECHNICIANS

All of our instructors are carefully chosen to ensure that your child receives nothing but the best. All instructors receive hands on training in addition to classroom training. They are registered with the Louisiana Behavior Analyst Board and have passed a national background check. All instructors have past experience working with children and possess a passion to teach and help our students learn!