Robert Schramm

Robert Schramm

Director and Lead Supervising Behavior Analyst, M.A., BCBA (Certificant 1-04-1960)

Robert grew up very close to his uncle who was born with Down Syndrome. It is because of a desire to see better lives for people like his uncle that Robert became a Special Education teacher. Robert became a certified teacher in Illinois and then California after graduating from Southern Illinois University in 1991.

Nadine Schramm (maiden name Knospe)

Nadine came to the world of Autism as a caregiver. Not as a student of ABA, but as a person who wanted to help children with autism live better lives. She found her first job working with a boy with autism in the late 90s and got introduced to ABA.

Isabel Huth

Isabel Huth

Supervisor / Teamleader, Diplom-Psychologin
Isabel began her experiences with children with autism in the summer of 1999 where she garnered hands-on and theoretical experience with the science of ABA from the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (C.A.R.D., Inc.) in Los Angeles. Her studies at C.A.R.D. took place under the supervision of Doreen Grenpeeshe Ph D. This led Isabel to the study of Psychology…
Tina-Henrike Kleine

Tina-Henrike Kleine

Supervisor, Diplom-Sozialpädagogin, BCaBA (Certificant 0-15-6875)
Tina graduated with a diploma as a social pedagogue from the University of Applied Science - Bielefeld in November of 2004. While studying, Tina worked as a sport therapist with children with autism and other developmental delays at the "v. Bodelschwinghsche Institutions Bethel", Europe's largest institution for children and adults with disabilities. From August to November 2003, Tina also spent…
Katja Volkmer

Katja Volkmer

B.A. Soziale Arbeit, BCaBA (Certificant 0-15-6878)
Katja earned her degree from the "Fachakademie für Sozialpädagogik" in Bamberg in 2004. As a certified Kindergarten teacher, she gained several experiences working with children with and without special needs. Katja's introduction to the world of autism intervention began in August of 2004 when she spent time in the U.S. as an au pair for a family with a young…
Katja Keane

Katja Keane

Trainee Supervisor, M.Sc. ABA, BCBA (Certificant 1-21-50341)
Katja graduated from the Irish College for Humanities and Applied Science in Limerick, Irland, as a counsellor/psychotherapist and worked for many years in one of Ireland’s leading mental health charities. In this role, she offers psychological support, developed workshop programs for students, and delivered these workshops in schools. She has also presented a course on "Counseling Skills and Practice" at…
Michael Naatz

Michael Naatz

Supervisor, M.A., BCaBA (Certificant 0-16-7006)
Michael was first introduced to working with people with disabilities as a driver completing his German national service time. His experiences convinced him to pursue sociology at the University of Bayreuth and the University of Mainz where he received A Master's of Arts degree (M.A.). During his studies, Michael worked at a senior citizen's residential facility, helping the elderly and…
Anne Langer

Anne Langer

M.Sc. Psychologie, BCBA (Certificant 1-21-51267)
Anne graduated with a Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Psychology from the University of Frankfurt in February 2016. During her studies, she focused on child- and adolescence related mental health topics and was introduced to ABA during a class on Intervention Methods for Children with Autism-Spectrum-Disorder (ASD). She learned about different interventions such as TEACCH and PECS, but it was…
Julia Kröger

Julia Kröger

M.A. Clinical Casework, BCaBA (Certificant 0-22-13471)

Julia gained her first experiences with people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) during her voluntary social year in the summer of 2009. She worked in a residential group of a specialist hospital of the “v. Bodelschwingh Foundation Bethel” in Bielefeld. In fall 2010 she began her studies, but continued to work in the residential group.

Elif Chorengel

Elif Chorengel

B.A. Psychologie, BCaBA (Certifiant 0-22-13653)
Elif graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology from Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey in January 2012. Shortly after her studies, she started working as an ABA instructor at an early intervention center in New York for 14 months with young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and PDD-NOS ages 1-4. She gained an extensive experience implementing…
Jessica Webster

Jessica Webster

B.A. Psychologie
Jessica was born in Germany and raised in Southern California. She graduated from California Lutheran University in May 2014 with two Bachelor degrees, one in Psychology and one on Theology and Christian Leadership. After living in Germany, she moved back to California and began working as a one-to-one ABA instructor for a company that provides Early Intervention ABA therapy in…
Liudmila (Mila) Blokhina

Liudmila (Mila) Blokhina

M.A. Psychologie, BCBA (Certificant 1-21-50341)

Mila successfully completed her psychology studies in 2015 with a master’s degree. In the last year of her master’s degree, she began working as a teacher in a Montessori kindergarten, for which she completed her training as a Montessori teacher. During this period she also gained her first experiences with children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) within the kindergarten environment.

Ann-Kathrin Frahm

Ann-Kathrin Frahm

B.A. Pädagogik und Philosophie
Ann-Kathrin completed her studies in general pedagogy with a focus on mental and physical disabilities from Kiel University in June 2019. During her studies, she worked for people with disabilities in the education and nursing sector. Upon graduation, she began working as an educational consultant where she supported people with disabilities, who previously lived in institutions for many years. Here…
Maria Schneider

Maria Schneider

M.A. Pädagogik

Maria got her first experience of using the ABA principles to support children on the autism spectrum in 2013 as an au-pair in the USA. She was responsible for a boy with autism and worked closely with his responsible BCBA and the home therapy team. She gained experience implementing behavioral plans, using different teaching techniques, collecting and graphing data, and…

Linda Zheng

Linda Zheng

M.Sc. Educational and Developmental Psychology

Linda completed her Masters in Psychology in June 2021. During the last two semesters, she worked parallel to her master’s thesis at a school as an integration assistant and accompanied a boy with developmental delays. In addition, she also worked with the boy at home. Linda acquired her first knowledge of Applied Behavior Analysis during her studies.

Jessica Pengelly

Jessica Pengelly

M.Sc. Psychopathologie und klinische Psychologie
Jessica graduated with a Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Abnormal and Clinical Psychology from Swansea University in Wales. Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) was one of the modules in this course, which introduced her to the basics of ABA. Alongside her studies in 2018, Jessica worked as an ABA tutor for 8 months, where she was able to put theory into…
Office Team

Office Team

Janine Kolisch, Silke Weisenstein, Tanja Mahnke
Janine Kolisch, Silke Weisenstein and Tanja Mahnke make up our amazing office team! They work closely together with the cost coverage sources throughout Germany, supporting our Knospe-Families and interested new families and they are an important support staff for our consultant team as well.
Elmo

Elmo

Staatlich geprüfter Therapiebegleithund
Elmo is a state-approved therapy dog. He has been part of the Knospe-ABA team since 2020 and has been able to support Ann-Kathrin in her work as a consultant. He began training as a therapy dog in 2019 at the Academy for Animal Assisted Therapy in the therapy center in Kiel and completed the training in 2021. In the 1.5…