Raquel R, MS, BCBA

Behavior Analyst, Onboarder
Blue Bird Day Employee Since 2018

Credentials and Certifications

  • Registered Behavior Technician- BACB 
  • CPR/First Aid certified 
  • Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (CPI) 

Clinical Expertise

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder 
  • Function-Based Interventions 
  • Verbal Behavior 

My Story

My high school required students to complete a 40-hour service project before graduation. I found myself volunteering at a special recreation and have loved working with children, especially children with autism, ever since!  After completing schooling in California and London, I began working in ABA doing in-home therapy with children and adolescents with autism. After working as a behavior technician and RBT for 5 years, I decided to go back to Pepperdine in October of 201and recently completed my master’s in behavior psychology. 

My Education

Master of Science Behavioral Psychology
Pepperdine University

Master of Science with a distinction in Neuroscience
University College London

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Pepperdine University

My Blue Bird Day

I love being able to focus on play-based learning strategies and incorporate reinforcement and motivation into a variety of learning environments from individual sessions to small group environments. 

Blue Bird Day

Blue Bird Day fosters socialization, sensory regulation, and pre-academic learning in children ages 2–7 years in therapeutic rotations that simulate  preschool and kindergarten settings. Our compassionate therapists practice a relationship-based and family-centered approach, provide parent training, and collaborate on goals and individualized intensive treatment plans for your child.

We believe in a collaborative and multi-disciplinary team approach to therapy.  A team of occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, dietitians, developmental therapists, behavioral therapists, physical therapists, and therapeutic assistants are created for each child to ensure child and family are fully supported and the best possible results are achieved.  

Options for individualized, group and virtual therapy sessions are available as well. 

Want to learn more or you have a specific question? Feel free to connect with us here!