Yosmara Massana

Registered Behavior Technician

Yosmara joined the MIS team in October 2018. Yosmara holds a master's degree in Behavior Analysis; she is currently pursuing her BCBA certification. She earned her RBT certification in September 2018 and has provided therapy to children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and related disorders in both the home and clinic settings since 2016. A passionate ABA practitioner, Yosmara enjoys working with children and is passionate about the value Applied Behavior Analysis brings to families and how it can significantly improve the quality of life for children with autism.

Therapeutic Specialties

Verbal Behavior, Decrease Aggressive behaviors, Decreaase Tantrums, Parent Training, School Support, Social Skills, Increase replacement behaviors

What is important to you, for your client to feel, when working with you?

As an advocate for children with special needs, my primary goal is to respect the clients' individuality. Making my clients feel safe and loved is something I strive for at all times

Who do you believe you are for a client as they manage their problems?

I am seen by clients as a caring, fun, protective "friend" who speaks up for them when they need it, and who teaches effective communication skills while giving them the tools to establish and maintain relationships.

What drives your passion for seeing clients?

Knowing that, with each session I provide, I am able to contribute to their personal growth and development, as well as the quality of life of their families.

How do you believe clients "get better"?

Successful therapy depends on different factors, knowing your client's strengths and limitations, collaborating closely with parents and teachers. Most importantly, advocating for their rights, making your clients' sessions fun, finding out what motivates them, and using lots of positive reinforcement.

ABA Department

Yosmara Massana

Education

Florida International University, Bachelors Finance

Masters Capella, Behavior Analysis

Client Age Range

Children (2-6), Children (6-12)

Languages Spoken

Spanish

Personal Hobbies

When I am not working, I enjoy reading, listening to music, and traveling

"If a child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn."
-Ignacio Estrada