Center Based Program Team
Our Early Childhood Education Specialists design the lesson plans to ensure the curriculum and all activities are age appropriate, while addressing all areas of child development for our Center Based Program.
Our Bachelor’s Level Behavioral Therapists work directly with the children after completing rigorous training in behavioral strategies, as well as child development theories and principles.
Our BCBA and Master’s Level Case Supervisors have extensive experience and clinical expertise, working closely with parents and caregivers, designing individual treatment plans, and overseeing each child’s progress.
Our BCBA and MFT Licensed Clinical Director oversees all operations, ensures that families receive the support they need, and that the treatment program addresses each child’s individual needs.
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.
Alexandra Prappas, MA, BCBA
Clinical Case Supervisor
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.
Melissa Corry, M.Ed., BCBA
Clinical Case Supervisor
Melissa is a BCBA who has been working with individuals with disabilities for 10 years. As a summer camp counselor in high school, she helped families and campers overcome obstacles, achieve goals, and develop meaningful relationships with one another. It was this experience that led Melissa to pursue a career that allowed her to help children and families in an even more meaningful way. After graduating the University of Georgia with her bachelor’s degree, she went on to get her master’s in special education with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis at The University of Texas. During her time in school and as a behavioral therapist, Melissa developed her clinical expertise by working with children of all ages and skill levels. She has also worked in clinics, schools, and home settings, catering her treatment approach for every environment. She believes strongly that all behavior is a form of communication and that it is our job to help children find and use their voice. Melissa’s areas of training include discrete trial teaching (DTT), natural environment teaching (NET), functional communication training (FCT), and positive behavior supports (PBS). Outside of work, Melissa enjoys traveling with friends and family, listening to podcasts, and going for walks/hikes around LA.