In 1997 Wayne Tashjian established Behavior Therapy Clinic (BTC)
as a private agency that serves children of all ages with
Disorders and Pervasive Developmental Disabilities. Applying the
principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), we’ve developed individualized
treatment programs for the home, school, and community settings.
BTC holds a Nonpublic Agency Certification from the California
Department of Education as well as a vendor contract with the
Regional Centers. BTC has worked
collaboratively with public schools, including the
Los Angeles Unified
Unified School District,
Glendale Unified School District,
Burbank Unified School District
and numerous private and religious schools.
BTC provides direct services for children
and their families in the Los Angeles area
(South Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and the Westside). We are also available for
consultation outside of the Los Angeles area.
BTC is available for private consultation and treatment as well.
is a preferred provider for the major Insurance carriers and some smaller ones too.
Currently BTC offers services in the following areas:
We believe every child who walks through our doors is a unique individual,
each with their own set of strengths and challenges. No matter where a child
might fall on the Autism spectrum, our work uncovers exactly how to
connect with your child and design an individualized treatment program
that significantly improves their life. To accomplish this, each program
is overseen by a
Board Certified Behavior Analyst
- Functional Behavior Assessments
- Early Intervention
- Discrete Trial Teaching
- Intensive ABA Intervention
- Parent consultation/training
- School based treatment
- Adaptive skills training
- Family and individual counseling
- Group Parent Training (coming soon)
Wayne Tashjian is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and
Board Certified Behavior Analyst with more than 30 years of experience
in the field of Autism. In 1981, Wayne Tashjian,
then a psychology major at UCLA, had the privilege of
studying under the late Dr. O Ivar Lovaas, considered one of the pioneers
and leaders in treatment of Autism. During his years at UCLA,
Wayne participated in seminal research: treating children,
supervising and training interventionists, consulting, and developing programs.
With his future shaped by his time at UCLA, Wayne subsequently
dedicated his life’s work to the study and treatment of autism.
Today, Wayne is a highly regarded autism specialist. Wayne is an active member of the Southern California Consortium for Behavior Analysis. He has been President and treasurer, and sits on a number of committees and task groups. Wayne has consulted nationally
to families, school districts, day programs, residential treatment
facilities, and television and motion picture productions.
As the Executive Director of BTC, Wayne continues to work
directly with children, consult parents, train and supervise staff,
as well as direct the agency.
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