Vijaita Mahendra has a background in Clinical Psychology, having certified and worked as a Clinical Psychologist in India before moving to the US. She worked in a research setting at Temple University’ Adult Anxiety Clinic, before returning to her favorite clientele, small children, in an early intervention set-up.
Vijaita then worked towards gaining an RBT and subsequently her BCBA certification. She thoroughly enjoyed supporting kids in a center set-up focusing on skill building, social interactions and behavior reduction goals. Vijaita then transitioned to working in a school setting as a consultant Behavior Analyst, working with cases requiring frequent crisis intervention. She helped the school staff, with support from Behavior Technicians, manage and reduce extreme behaviors so as to better integrate kids in a school setting. Since her move to India, Vijaita is helping organizations in the ABA field, train Behavior Analytic staff and streamline their services so as to better serve our kids on the spectrum.