I am a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA) working in the Los Angeles, Ventura, and Orange Counties. I started this company at the end of 2012 to provide the highest quality of care to individuals, groups who struggle with behavior problems. I wanted to help the entire community, any age, any diagnosis, no diagnosis at all! Really apply behavior analysis to anyone who wanted the help. I really wanted to create a company where I'd love to work, where every clinician is supported, happy, enjoys what they do, is proud of what they do, and so provides the highest quality of care.
A little bit of my history.....
I began working in this field during my undergraduate studies at the University of California, San Diego in 2006 in the autism clinic on campus. I was an informal research assistant running trials for the graduate students on Pivotal Response Training (PRT) and teaching initiation and beginning sounds to children with autism ages 3-5. I became sucked into the field of behavior modification and applied behavior analysis (ABA) in those initial years.
I graduated in 2007 from UCSD and began working as a behavior interventionist in the Los Angeles Unified School District helping children with various diagnoses mainstream and become independent. After a few years of working in the schools, I began working with the children and their families in their homes. Once I received my Masters, I qualified to supervise those one-on-one behavior therapists and train the parents. My role became a trainer, mentor, and supporter to the staff and families.
While supervising, I received my Masters from Pepperdine University in 2010, took continuing education classes from Florida Institute of Technology to qualify to sit for the BCBA exam from 2010 - 2012. I received my BCBA from the behavior analyst certification board in June 2012.
Quickly afterwards, I opened up Noga Klain and Associates, Inc.