Meet the Members of Our Growing Team

Vivian Cain

Growing up with a learning disability combined with her passion for education inspired Vivian to create Mindful and Modern Therapies (MMT). While in the third grade, Vivian was diagnosed with dyslexia.  For months she spent hours after school working on her phonetics.  She over pronounced words to help improve her reading and writing skills.  Even with a lack of quality intervention she became an honor student, and earned her degree in engineering from North Carolina A&T State University.

After graduation, Vivian began work as a mechanical and industrial engineer.  She landed her first job at Cummins Inc., headquartered in Columbus, Indiana.  Later, she worked at Hillenbrand Industries Inc., but left in 1997 to pursue her MBA degree at Indiana University in Bloomington. At IU, she earned a triple major in International Business, Finance, and New Venture and Business Development. Vivian also spent a year in China doing consulting work as part of her internship.

It was during her graduate studies that she finally received quality intervention at the Dyslexia Institute of Indiana.  It was also during this time when she used her graduate thesis as an opportunity—she wrote a business and marketing plan for Maria Montessori International Academy.  She opened her first school in 2001 and began working with children of all abilities.  The Montessori philosophy of structuring a teacher’s approach to the student’s style naturally provided opportunities to serve many students diagnosed with autism and other disorders.  After 18 years and two schools later, Vivian knew she had to devote more attention to the helping those with autism and founded Mindful and Modern Therapies.

For the last 20 years I have utilized my passion for Montessori teaching and trainings for birth to 3, 3 years to 6 years, and 6 to 12 years with American Montessori Society.  I am currently completing the Associate Montessori Internationale (AMI) Certification for Ages 2 years to 6 years at Montessori Institute of North Texas, and pursing a Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) at Ball State University.

Angela Bricker, BCBA-D

Dr. Angela Bricker is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral, BCBA-D, which has specialized in the education of children and young adults with Autism and Developmental Disabilities for the past 25 years. She has worked in clinical, home, educational, and residential setting and has worked with children and adults. Dr. Bricker also works as an instructor at a local university where she teaches graduate level course in Behavior Analysis. She maintains an Indiana Teaching License and has served on several community and family autism boards and authored quarterly articles for the Autism Companion magazine. Through consultations, she has established multiple school-based programs for children with autism, and he has provided training to teachers, parents, and other professionals within the school systems and within the community. Angela has two papers published:

1) Bricker, A. H. (October 2015). An Examination of Social Stories™ Effects on Student and Therapist Behaviors. Paper accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the Hoosier Association for Applied Behavior Analysis, Indianapolis, IN.

2) Dieringer, S., Zoder-Martell, K. Porretta, D.L., Bricker, A., Kabazie, J.(2017). Increasing Physical Activity in Children with Autism through music prompting and modeling. Psychology in the schools. doi:10.1002/pits.22003

Vivian Cain

Growing up with a learning disability combined with her passion for education inspired Vivian to create Mindful and Modern Therapies (MMT). While in the third grade, Vivian was diagnosed with dyslexia.  For months she spent hours after school working on her phonetics.  She over pronounced words to help improve her reading and writing skills.  Even with a lack of quality intervention she became an honor student, and earned her degree in engineering from North Carolina A&T State University.

After graduation, Vivian began work as a mechanical and industrial engineer.  She landed her first job at Cummins Inc., headquartered in Columbus, Indiana.  Later, she worked at Hillenbrand Industries Inc., but left in 1997 to pursue her MBA degree at Indiana University in Bloomington. At IU, she earned a triple major in International Business, Finance, and New Venture and Business Development. Vivian also spent a year in China doing consulting work as part of her internship.

It was during her graduate studies that she finally received quality intervention at the Dyslexia Institute of Indiana.  It was also during this time when she used her graduate thesis as an opportunity—she wrote a business and marketing plan for Maria Montessori International Academy.  She opened her first school in 2001 and began working with children of all abilities.  The Montessori philosophy of structuring a teacher’s approach to the student’s style naturally provided opportunities to serve many students diagnosed with autism and other disorders.  After 18 years and two schools later, Vivian knew she had to devote more attention to the helping those with autism and founded Mindful and Modern Therapies.

For the last 20 years I have utilized my passion for Montessori teaching and trainings for birth to 3, 3 years to 6 years, and 6 to 12 years with American Montessori Society.  I am currently completing the Associate Montessori Internationale (AMI) Certification for Ages 2 years to 6 years at Montessori Institute of North Texas, and pursing a Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) at Ball State University.

Angela Bricker, BCBA-D

Dr. Angela Bricker is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral, BCBA-D, which has specialized in the education of children and young adults with Autism and Developmental Disabilities for the past 25 years. She has worked in clinical, home, educational, and residential setting and has worked with children and adults. Dr. Bricker also works as an instructor at a local university where she teaches graduate level course in Behavior Analysis. She maintains an Indiana Teaching License and has served on several community and family autism boards and authored quarterly articles for the Autism Companion magazine. Through consultations, she has established multiple school-based programs for children with autism, and he has provided training to teachers, parents, and other professionals within the school systems and within the community. Angela has two papers published:

1) Bricker, A. H. (October 2015). An Examination of Social Stories™ Effects on Student and Therapist Behaviors. Paper accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the Hoosier Association for Applied Behavior Analysis, Indianapolis, IN.

2) Dieringer, S., Zoder-Martell, K. Porretta, D.L., Bricker, A., Kabazie, J.(2017). Increasing Physical Activity in Children with Autism through music prompting and modeling. Psychology in the schools. doi:10.1002/pits.22003

Vivian Cain

Growing up with a learning disability combined with her passion for education inspired Vivian to create Mindful and Modern Therapies (MMT). While in the third grade, Vivian was diagnosed with dyslexia.  For months she spent hours after school working on her phonetics.  She over pronounced words to help improve her reading and writing skills.  Even with a lack of quality intervention she became an honor student, and earned her degree in engineering from North Carolina A&T State University.

After graduation, Vivian began work as a mechanical and industrial engineer.  She landed her first job at Cummins Inc., headquartered in Columbus, Indiana.  Later, she worked at Hillenbrand Industries Inc., but left in 1997 to pursue her MBA degree at Indiana University in Bloomington. At IU, she earned a triple major in International Business, Finance, and New Venture and Business Development. Vivian also spent a year in China doing consulting work as part of her internship.

It was during her graduate studies that she finally received quality intervention at the Dyslexia Institute of Indiana.  It was also during this time when she used her graduate thesis as an opportunity—she wrote a business and marketing plan for Maria Montessori International Academy.  She opened her first school in 2001 and began working with children of all abilities.  The Montessori philosophy of structuring a teacher’s approach to the student’s style naturally provided opportunities to serve many students diagnosed with autism and other disorders.  After 18 years and two schools later, Vivian knew she had to devote more attention to the helping those with autism and founded Mindful and Modern Therapies.

For the last 20 years I have utilized my passion for Montessori teaching and trainings for birth to 3, 3 years to 6 years, and 6 to 12 years with American Montessori Society.  I am currently completing the Associate Montessori Internationale (AMI) Certification for Ages 2 years to 6 years at Montessori Institute of North Texas, and pursing a Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) at Ball State University.

Angela Bricker, BCBA-D

Dr. Angela Bricker is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral, BCBA-D, which has specialized in the education of children and young adults with Autism and Developmental Disabilities for the past 25 years. She has worked in clinical, home, educational, and residential setting and has worked with children and adults. Dr. Bricker also works as an instructor at a local university where she teaches graduate level course in Behavior Analysis. She maintains an Indiana Teaching License and has served on several community and family autism boards and authored quarterly articles for the Autism Companion magazine. Through consultations, she has established multiple school-based programs for children with autism, and he has provided training to teachers, parents, and other professionals within the school systems and within the community. Angela has two papers published:

1) Bricker, A. H. (October 2015). An Examination of Social Stories™ Effects on Student and Therapist Behaviors. Paper accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the Hoosier Association for Applied Behavior Analysis, Indianapolis, IN.

2) Dieringer, S., Zoder-Martell, K. Porretta, D.L., Bricker, A., Kabazie, J.(2017). Increasing Physical Activity in Children with Autism through music prompting and modeling. Psychology in the schools. doi:10.1002/pits.22003

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