Improving Quality of Life Through Effective Intervention
Leanne Mailman


It was while teaching Middle School Special Education that Leanne realized she could be doing more to support her students as well-rounded, balanced individuals. This is when she decided to pursue a post-graduate degree in ABA and become a BCBA. She loves the fact that ABA is based in research because this limits ambiguity and emphasizes effectiveness.

When Leanne was young, she remembers her mother telling her that the meaning of life is to help other people. Since then, Leanne has worked to learn as much as she can so that she might help improve the quality of life of those who may need it. As a BCBA, Leanne’s job is to measure progress via data; however, she will be the first to tell you there is nothing better than experiencing and celebrating all successes with a child and his/her family.

Leanne lives with her husband and two young daughters in Northwest Connecticut. Her girls keep her busy but she considers this the best time in her life. In her (rare) spare time, she enjoys working out, reading, and is learning to garden. In 5 years time, she hopes she will be able to say she ran a marathon, has a thriving vegetable and wildflower garden, and has helped a number of families meet their goals and lead enjoyable lives.