“I don’t manipulate people, just their environment.”
Thao saw herself as a special education teacher before falling in love with the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). She is compelled by the process functional analysis and applying her skills to help individuals with developmental disabilities. Thao is a director at our Covina location, where she manages the parent training, social skills and community integration programs. Her motto is, “Begin by managing your own behaviors and you will learn how to manage others.”
In 2008, Thao began working in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). She was a behavioral instructor for a few years, and under the mentorship of Dr. Pedros Adzhyan, Thao earned her master’s degree in ABA at California State University, Northridge.
Once a week, Thao paints her fingernails as a way to de-stress and release her inner artist.