Director of the Training Division, Behavioral Architect

Monica Saydak Yenokida first began in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis in 2002 when she began working with children with special needs as a behavior therapist.  She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Loyola Marymount University in 2003 and began working at CUSP in 2004.  Monica went on to get her masters in Applied Behavior Analysis from St. Cloud State University in 2008 and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2009.

Currently, Monica is a Program Designer at CUSP where her main responsibilities include: writing goals and objectives for IEP’s and IFSP’s, designing programs to target the goals, conducting functional assessments and analyses, designing behavior intervention plans, and providing ongoing training to behavior technicians, senior technicians, case supervisors, B.C.B.A. candidates, and parents with children with special needs.  She has worked with children and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger’s syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder, PDD-NOS, Emotional Disturbance, and Traumatic Brain Injury. She also travels to work with families that live outside the state of California and provides supervision, workshop trainings, and program design support.

Monica is excited to be a part of the CUSP family and looks forward to her continued growth in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis.