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Gina Neikirk is a licensed psychologist (Ph.D.) and a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA-D).  She is a graduate of Loma Linda University with a doctorate in clinical psychology and minor in developmental neuropsychology.  She has worked with individuals diagnosed with autism and developmental disabilities since 1994.  She has performed diagnostic and cognitive/developmental evaluations for over ten years.  She is the founder and executive director of Playful Beginnings, Inc.

Care is given to maintain the high quality of intervention by hiring and providing ongoing supervision and training of well qualified staff members who are dedicated to providing a positive learning experience.  The behavioral therapists have training and experience in working with children identified as experiencing developmental and behavioral needs.  They have degrees in the areas of psychology, child development, education, or social work.