Tyler Krueger is a board certified behavior analyst and state licensed lead therapist. He received his master’s degree in applied behavior analysis from St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, MN under the supervision of John Rapp, BCBA-D. While at SCSU Tyler also played 5 years of Division II football.
Tyler has over 10 years of personal experience working with individuals diagnosed with autism and related developmental disabilities. This experience includes work within both school, center and in-home settings, serving hundreds of individuals with varying degrees of cognitive functioning and chronological age. Tyler specializes in problem behavior reduction through the use of functional assessment and intervention. Tyler is also a certified crisis management instructor in the system of PCM (Professional Crisis Management). This system focuses on treating individuals in crisis with respect and dignity while safely teaching relaxation behavior through cognitive behavioral principles.
His experience with skill acquisition plans involve teaching receptive and expressive language, social skills, self-care skills, independent living skills and various academic skills. He has attended a number of IEP meetings, authored specific IEP goals, and has formulated data collection methods to ensure those goals are being monitored properly. Tyler has a passion for community, professional and parent education. He has given a number of presentations and trainings on the basics of autism and behavior management to a variety of professionals and parents.
Tyler is also a published author in the peer-reviewed Journal of Behavioral Interventions with an article on the reduction of self-stimulatory behavior. Tyler has merged his love of sports with his passion for assisting individuals’ diagnosed with autism by helping to establish the first annual autism football camp in SE Wisconsin through a partnership with his alma mater Marquette High School. This event has had over 150 participants during its first two years.
During his personal time Tyler enjoys spending time with his wife, Hilary, friends, and family. His hobbies include coaching Olympic weightlifting, working on his health and fitness through CrossFit, and teaching his three children to cheer for the Packers and the Brewers.
“From the day I could first remember as a young child, I have always had an internal drive to serve people. My mother has taught as a special education teacher for 40 years in the Milwaukee Public School district and my sister is diagnosed with a learning disability, which has given me a unique and personal perspective on individuals diagnosed with developmental disabilities. It wasn’t until I discovered the science of applied behavior analysis (ABA) and began working in the field of autism that I can say I have found my true calling. It is my passion to use the principles of positive behavior support and individualized assessments and treatment plans to maximize the quality of life for all individuals diagnosed with autism and their families. I look forward to having the privilege to meet you and discuss what Centerpiece LLC can do for you and your family”