Evette Berardi-Cox graduated with a bachelor’s degree in forensic psychology from Florida Institute of Technology in 2006, then completed a Master of Science degree in applied behavior analysis at FIT in 2009. Evette worked at SeaWorld throughout her college years and has a special interest in how the principles of applied behavior analysis apply to animal training.
She became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2009, and upon graduation worked for ABA Technologies, Inc. She spent the next few years working in the ABA field in various settings and with various populations, including group homes with juveniles and adults with intellectual disabilities, behavioral problems, and criminal offense histories. After moving to Oklahoma, she also worked in-home with adults with dual diagnoses.
Subsequently, Evette became a behavior analyst for the state of Missouri, where she led a “Behavior Resource Team,” followed by joining a private agency where she was part of a crisis intervention team. She also conducted in-home/daycare assessments and treatment for young children with autism for the MO First Steps Early Intervention Program.
Evette has experience working directly with clients and conducting assessments, writing skill-acquisition programs and behavior plans, supervising behavior technicians and BCaBAs, conducting staff and parent training, and reviewing behavior plans on a Human Rights Committee.
She currently resides in Florida and is employed by ABA Technologies, Inc., as a curriculum development specialist where she aids in the development and maintenance of course materials and is also an online co-instructor.