Carla Diran MA BCBA. Carla is a board-certified behavior analyst working with children who have autism and other related disorders for 20 years. She is highly trained in developing skillsets for children in order to help them mainstream in society and function without being labeled. Carla firmly believes in parent training and helping parents not only understand their child’s condition but also to help them use the strategies and methods to create a consistent and natural growing and healing environment for their children.
As a behavioral analyst working with autistic children, Carla’s role is crucial in helping these children develop the necessary skills and behaviors to improve their quality of life and social interactions. Her primary objective is to assess and analyze the child’s behavior, identify areas of difficulty or challenges, and develop effective intervention plans to address those specific needs.
Here are some key aspects of Carla’s role:
- Behavioral Interventions: Based on your assessments, behavioral analysts design individualized behavior intervention plans (BIPs) tailored to each child’s unique needs. These plans typically involve strategies to teach new skills, reduce challenging behaviors, and promote positive behaviors.
- Parent and Caregiver Training: Collaboration with parents and caregivers is crucial to ensure consistent implementation of intervention strategies in various settings. Carla provides training and support to help them reinforce positive behaviors and manage challenging ones.
- Communication Skills: As she works closely with children with autism, clear and effective communication is essential. She is adept at using visual aids, simple language, and other communication tools to ensure understanding and engagement.
- Empathy and Patience: Working with children with autism requires empathy, patience, and understanding. Carla encounters various challenges, and each child’s progress may vary. Carla remains patient and supportive throughout the process.
Her work as a behavioral analyst can have a profound impact on the lives of these children and their families. She approaches her role with compassion, dedication, and a commitment to helping each child reach their full potential.
Carla is also a Member at Large of HealWithin International
Excerpt from Carla Diran’s The Powerful She Chapter: “The Unveiling”
One time driving to our condo in Palm Springs, I started yet another fight with my sister. My father got so mad that he turned and told me that if I didn’t stop it right there and then, he’d leave me on the side of the freeway. And he did just that. Stopped the car and asked me to step out. Thinking I would run back to the car I decided to walk the other way. It was then and there that I knew I had had enough…
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