THe authors

BRYAN ANDERSON, MSW

 

 

 

KELLY FERRARO

 

 

 

 

 

STEPHANNY F.N. FREEMAN, Ph.D

 

 

 

 

 

TANYA PAPARELLA, Ph.D.

 

Bryan Anderson is a behavioral therapist and clinical social worker.  He received his B.A. in Psychology from Kenyon College, and his M.S.W. from Columbia University.  Bryan trained and worked at the University of California, Los Angeles in the Early Childhood Partial Hospitalization Program (ECPHP) for 4 years.


Kelly Ferraro was the lead therapist at the University of California, Los Angeles, Early Childhood Partial Hospitalization Program (UCLA ECPHP) for a classroom of children with high-functioning autism and severe behavior disorders.  Kelly helped design and implement comprehensive treatment plans to improve the students’ behavioral, social, emotional, and cognitive functioning.                    


Dr. Freeman is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Division Psychiatry at UCLA, a licensed clinical psychologist, and Co-director of the Early Childhood Partial Hospitalization Program (ECPHP).  She received her Ph.D in Educational Psychology with a specialization in Special Education.  Her current research areas include targeting core deficits and intervention, best-practice interdisciplinary interventions, and play/social skills development.               


Dr. Paparella is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Division of Child Psychiatry at UCLA and a licensed clinical psychologist.  As Co-director of ECPHP, she is a specialist in the field of autism, having spent more than 15 years in intervention and research. Her current clinical and research interests relate to the effectiveness of early intervention, particularly with respect to predictors of outcomes for toddlers on the autism spectrum.