Summit is a behavioral consulting company dedicated to providing professional evidence-based behavior analytic services to children with ASD. We strive to help children gain the skills they need to participate in their communities to the fullest extent possible, and with the greatest degree of independence.

We place an emphasis on staying up to date with the latest evidence-based practices, and staff participate in monthly professional development workshops, to further enhance their teaching techniques. At Summit, we have created a model for our professionals to collaborate on treatment approaches, share best practices, and continuously learn from each other. We value our team approach to our clients’ treatment and believe that parents are an integral team member.


Our Founder & Clinical Director
Jamie Hughes-Lika, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA  

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Dr. Hughes-Lika has been providing evidence-based services for children with autism and related disorders for over 21 years. She has been board certified since 2001 and is a licensed behavior analyst in the state of Nevada.  She is also an Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) Certified Therapist.

She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in both Psychology and Sociology from Saint Ambrose University, in 1999. She then relocated to Denver, CO and worked for an organization providing behavior analytic services, and in 2001 she obtained her BCaBA certification. In 2004, she obtained a Master of Arts degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from The Ohio State University, studying under Professors Cooper, Heron, and Heward. Her thesis consisted of the assessment and treatment of automatically-maintained problem behavior, under the supervision of Dr. Stephanie Peterson. In 2015, she earned her PhD in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities from the University of Kent, in the UK. Her dissertation focused on the development of a 12-week parent-mediated naturalistic developmental behavioral intervention (NDBI) for toddlers with ASD.

Dr. Hughes-Lika is passionate about the dissemination of behavior analysis. In 2015, she was the recipient of the Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis (SABA) International Development Grant for her research and efforts to promote behavior analysis in Albania. Additionally, she conducts university lectures on behavior analysis and provides a competency-based supervision model for individuals interested in pursuing BACB certification.

Dr. Hughes-Lika specializes in naturalistic developmental behavioral interventions (NDBIs) for young children with ASD, as well as providing competency-based supervision services for professionals pursuing BACB certification. She presents her research at national and international conferences and her research studies are currently under review for publication in peer-reviewed journals.


Research Assistant
Amy Schvenski, B.S., RBT

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Amy Schvenski is a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) who has lived in Las Vegas since 2015. She has a Bachelors of Science in Recreational Management from Ohio University and is currently completing BCaBA (Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst) coursework at the Florida Institute of Technology. Amy began working with children as a director of recreational programming for children in various resorts in Florida.  After moving to Virginia, Amy continued on with her passion of working with children by becoming an early childhood educator at Tuckaway Child Development Center of Mechanicsville, Virginia. She then relocated to Las Vegas and continued to work with children ages 3-5 years old in local NAEYC accredited facilities. It was here that Amy decided to pursue a credential in behavior analysis and begin working with children on the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Amy is a single mother of two children, one of which is on the spectrum. She has been working with children in early childhood settings for over ten years.  

 


Research Assistant
Nicole Bozzelli, M.Ed, RBT

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Nicole completed her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology, with an Emphasis in Developmental Psychology, at Southern Utah University in 2013. She then completed her Master of Education Degree in School Counseling from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2016. She is a Licensed School Counselor in the state of Nevada and has completed internships at Title One elementary and middle schools in the valley, as well as the number one ZOOM (designation and extra funding for schools with large percentage of English language learners) school in Nevada. Nicole holds a Qualified Mental Health Associate credential with the state of Nevada that allows her to provide Basic Skills Training, Case Management, Parent Training and Psychosocial Rehabilitation to children and adults with mental health disorders. Nicole specializes in working with adolescents with dual diagnoses, particularly Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. She served as Secretary, briefly, for a mental health non-profit organization in Las Vegas called Solutions of Change. She currently works as a Treatment Coordinator at an outpatient behavioral health facility in Las Vegas, where she oversees client treatment and all mental health providers at the facility. Nicole is enrolled in the Applied Behavior Analysis program at the University of North Texas and is completing her Board Certified Behavior Analyst coursework.