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Ariella Parker


Ariella Parker,
Ph.D., BCBA-D

Regional Clinical Director of ABA Services

Ariella Parker is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), with an emphasis in Special Education, where she developed extensive expertise in both Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT) and Positive Behavior Support (PBS) methodologies.  Ariella also has specialized training in various other ABA approaches including Discrete Trial Training (DTT), and The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS).  Ariella’s research has focused on reducing overselective responding in early language development and using behavioral momentum within the PRT methodology to promote functional and spontaneous language skills in young children with autism. She has presented her research at both national and local conferences.

Ariella has over 16 years of experience working with children with autism of diverse ages.  Her areas of expertise include early intervention, behavior management, parent education, school consultation and paraprofessional training, clinical supervision, and staff professional development. Ariella participates in planning committees in collaboration with the state regional center and other local provider groups to serve the children within her community.  Ariella currently resides in Ventura with her family.

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