Beth Roberts, M.A., LPC, Director
Beth Roberts-Pacchione is the Director of The Social Enrichment Center. She is co-author and co-founder of the Wanna Play Program and co-founder of the Exceptional Needs Foundation. Beth received her Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology at Eastern University and has her license as a Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania. After Beth’s daughter was diagnosed with Global Developmental Delay and autistic tendencies, she was uncertain about how to best help her. She decided to both receive training in and administer a home-based program called Son-Rise. She also researched, tested, and utilized many different alternative therapies, dietary interventions, and behavioral approaches before creating the Exceptional Needs Foundation in 2001. Beth has also been trained in Floortime, Interactive Metronome and has worked in ABA programs. For 10 years at the Pennsylvania location of The Wanna Play Program, Beth facilitated social skill groups and individual sessions for children ages 3 through 17 years.
She is excited about this new direction, in developing The Social Enrichment Center. Beth conducts individual and small group sessions, and contracts with local school districts and community organizations as a consultant and direct service provider. Additionally, Beth provides consulting services to parents of children with special needs, to support treatment program development.
In 2011 Beth was elected to Parenting Magazine’s Mom Congress! Beth looks forward to the work she can do through this opportunity. Find out more about Mom Congress at their website: Parenting.com
Beth authored and published The Wanna Play Program curriculum Making Friends: A Social Skill Program for Inclusive Settings.
Michelle Martin, B.S.Ed, MSW, Assistant Director
Michelle Martin has been working with children for the past ten years. Over these years, Michelle received extensive training in Applied Behavior Analysis and Verbal Behavior. Michelle obtained a Bachelor of Science in Education from Temple University, and is certified in Special Education and Early Childhood Education. Michelle has been working with Beth since the Summer of 2009. Michelle’s duties including providing direct services to children and their family’s as a behavioral consultant, and she is our Education Support Specialist, tutoring children individually based on their academic and interaction skills. Michelle incorporates her extensive training and skills in behavior support, to work with children at home, in schools, and in the community. Michelle recently received her Master of Social Work at New England University.
Lauren Fremont, B.S.Ed. Intern Director and Office Manager
Lauren comes to the SEC with 15 years experience working with preschool and kindergarten aged children. She graduated from West Chester University with a degree in Education and has worked in a variety of settings including Montessori and progressive based schools. Her teaching philosophy embraces the idea that children learn best by being active and invested in the learning process. Having developed the program and curriculum around the progressive model of education, Lauren is passionate about helping children become confident learners.
Additional Staff at SEC
Trained in the SEC approach and philosophy, the SEC child facilitators provide direct services for children and adolescents. Click to view our full list of CHILD FACILITATORS
Available services include occupational therapy, reading support, and speech/ language therapy. Our staff develops individualized program to meet the needs of every client. Click to view our full list of SUPPORT THERAPISTS