Sarah Ryan, M.S., BCBA


Sarah Ryan is a BCBA with diverse expertise in serving individuals across a variety of educational, recreational, and home settings. She has worked with a wide range of age groups within the special needs population, spanning from 2 – 50+ years of age. Sarah has enjoyed working with early learners at Chicago ABA Therapy in setting a solid foundation for children and families’ long-term success.

Sarah received her bachelor’s degree in Therapeutic Recreation with a minor in Psychology from the University of Iowa.  After working as an ABA therapist where she developed a passion for behavior analysis, she earned her master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Post-graduation, Sarah was asked to continue her time at the university teaching as an adjunct professor.

Sarah’s interests and current role center around compassionate behavior management, staff training, and professional development. Sarah has been a certified Safety Care Trainer since 2018, teaching safe and respectful behavior management strategies to other professionals. Sarah ensures quality behavior analytic training for all staff while mentoring future BCBA’s and helping them hone their clinical skills.