Instructor: Evette Berardi-Cox
Evette Berardi-Cox graduated with a bachelor's degree in forensic psychology from Florida Institute of Technology in 2006, and then completed a Master of Science degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Florida Institute of Technology in 2009. Evette worked at Sea World throughout her college years and has a special interest in how the principles of behavior 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; she then joined a private agency where she was part of a crisis intervention team, and she also conducted in-home and daycare assessments and treatment for young children with autism for the Missouri 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.
Evette is currently employed by ABA Technologies, Inc., as a curriculum development specialist where she aids in the development and maintenance of the Florida Tech ABA Online course materials. She is also a co-instructor for the online program. Recent endeavors include serving on the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis (FABA) executive board as secretary and co-presenting a Train the Trainer workshop on caregiver skills at conferences, including FABA (2018) and ABAI (2019).