EFI PYLADAKI-FEINSTEIN, M.S, BCBA, LMFT
Efi Pyladaki-Feinstein, is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She earned her BA degree in Psychology from the University of California of Los Angeles (UCLA) and her Masters of Science degree in Clinical Psychology with a Marriage and Family emphasis from California State University of Los Angeles. Efi started to work with children and families diagnosed with ASD as an undergraduate student at UCLA. She attended behavioral modification classes taught by Dr. Ivar Lovaas and right after graduation, she worked as behavioral therapist at the Lovaas Institute for Early Intervention. Efi has over fifteen years of experience working with children with autism and developmental disabilities. She has extensive experience in parent education and parent training, developing behavior intervention and behavior management treatment programs, at clinic based settings, school and home settings as well as out in the community. Efi takes pride in her work and strives to design highly individualized treatment plans for all her clients. She is grateful to be able to work with families and children and be part of their developmental journey. Outside of her work, Efi volunteers at local animal rescue organizations and loves to go on adventures with her husband, son and their 5 dogs.
TANNER LOEWENBERG, M.S, BCBA
Tanner is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst that discovered the field of autism and children with special needs while working at a summer camp while in college. Summer camp opened Tanner to a world that he had never been exposed to before. Children with special needs were fully integrated into the camp with a paraprofessional to assist. With a major interest in the expanding field of special education, Tanner decided to get his Masters in Education with an emphasis on Autism and Aspergers studies. The Autism and Aspergers Masters Degree was received from the University of Kansas and is the only one in the world. Tanner’s years of experience in the school and home setting has given him great knowledge in expanding the universe of children with special needs and also how to teach neurotypical children how to create friendships with children with special needs. Tanner has extensive knowledge in Discrete Trial Teaching (DTT), Floortime Therapy, the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), classroom integration, Positive Behavior Suppers (PBS) and Community Based Intervention (CBI). When Tanner has some downtime, he also enjoys watching movies, painting with oil paint and reading.
ALEXANDRA PRAPPAS, M.A., BCBA
Alex is a BCBA who has always had a passion for working with children. She discovered her love for ABA while working as a BT at a center for behavior therapy in Michigan. Seeing the change and positive impact the therapy had on kids and their families helped drive her to continue her education in ABA. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Psychology, Alex went on to get her Masters in Special Education with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis at Ball State University. While completing her degree she worked in a clinical setting where she got the opportunity to conduct a research study on imaginative play interventions. This experience expanded her knowledge and love for teaching play and social skills within early childhood development. Alex’s favorite part of working with children within this field is how much she learns from them on a daily basis. She believes strongly in an individualized treatment approach that includes parent training and involvement. Alex’s areas of training include discrete trial teaching (DTT), natural environment teaching (NET), picture exchange communication (PECS), and Social Skill development. Outside of work, Alex enjoys hiking, skiing, and traveling with friends and family.
Delona Huang, M.A., BCBA
Delona Huang began her work with children through CAST over six years ago. She initially joined CAST in 2013 as the Office Manager, and developed an interest in helping children with developmental disabilities, as she experienced how Applied Behavior Analysis has helped and made a positive impact in the lives of so many children and their families. This ultimately encouraged Delona to join the clinical team and continue her studies to learn more on how she is able to best serve the clients and families. Delona obtained her Bachelors Degree in Psychology with a minor in Education from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and received her Masters in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University. She has finished the BCBA coursework and is currently in the process of completing the certification requirements from Florida Institute Technology, in order to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). She is also accruing her clinical hours towards her MFT Licensure. Outside of CAST, Delona enjoys staying active with her husband by doing yoga, hiking, tennis and volunteers in the international students ministry in her church.