Led by our Clinical Director Shana Huizenga, our team of talented clinicians provides individualized, evidence-based interventions based on the principals of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in client’s home, community and/or school.
We are proud to announce the opening of our new AST Learning Center. Our center-based program serves kids 18 months to 8 years* and supports many of the necessary skills for school, including communication skills, behavior goals, social skills and making friends.
* AST provides home-based services for children up to age 21.
“I want learning to be fun. I look forward to seeing clients and helping staff, children and their families accomplish their goals while having a good time together!”
Shana is AST’s Clinical Director for the Greater Seattle area. A native of the Puget Sound area, she is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Shana is a proud Washington State University Cougar, having received both a bachelor’s in social sciences and psychology from WSU. She received her master’s degree in clinical psychology with an emphasis in marriage family therapy from Pepperdine University. Shana started her career as a Behavior Interventionist with AST in Southern California in 2005.
“Seeing the difference we can make in the life of a family is incredibly rewarding. I am motivated every day to support our staff and families so that they can achieve their goals and create their own success story.”
Jocelyn Thompson is a Vice President of Clinical Services for LEARN Behavioral based out of Sacramento, CA. Jocelyn currently manages services in Northern and Southern California, the Pacific Northwest, New Mexico and Louisiana. For the last 15 years, Jocelyn has worked with diverse populations in multiple settings as a behavior analyst and a social worker. Jocelyn received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from UCLA where she studied under the direction of Dr. Ivar Lovaas and completed an internship at the Lovaas Institute for Early Intervention. Jocelyn then received her master’s degree in social work from California State University, Los Angeles, where she also completed graduate coursework in Applied Behavior Analysis. Jocelyn has actively promoted the field of applied behavior analysis through her involvement and work with local, state and national organizations. In 2013, she was selected by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) to be part of the workgroup that developed and piloted the Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) certification. She currently serves as the marketing/outreach chair for Autism Speaks-Sacramento Walk, is a committee member of the Autism Intervention Network at the UC Davis MIND Institute and is on the ABA advisory panel for EQ Health Solutions. Jocelyn is also a member of the California Association for Behavior Analysis (CalABA) stakeholders advisory committee and was elected to the CalABA Board as their Professional Association Liaison. Jocelyn is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in California and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).
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