Genesis Behavior Center, Inc. was founded in response to the continuing need for effective, research-based services for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and various behaviors. Dr. Romena Kiryakous of Genesis Behavior Center is committed to providing the highest quality of behavioral intervention for children and families living with autism.
Dr. Romena Kiryakous is the founder and CEO of Genesis Behavior Centers, a behavioral pediatric clinic dedicated to treating children with all needs especially treating those very complex diagnoses. Founded more than 20 years ago, the clinics celebrate many success stories and outstanding outcomes. Dr. Kiryakous earned her master’s degree in psychology and both a Ph.D. and a Doctor of Psychology, with a specific specialty in treating children with difficult cases.
Dr. Kiryakous developed FirstPath, a comprehensive behavioral health software that addresses the clinical and administrative needs of organizations providing care to clients with behavioral developmental conditions. Dr. Kiryakous serves as the vice-chair of the First Behavioral Health Urgent Care Center in Central Valley.
Intervention is based on principles of Applied Behavior Analysis and utilizes technology based on the research of Lovaas, Sundberg & Partington, and others
Primary methods used are Discrete Trial Training (DTT), Natural Environment Training (NET), Verbal Behavior procedures, and functional analysis of behaviors. Each child’s current functioning level is assessed and an individualized program developed to meet his/her needs in the areas of functional communication, social skills, self-help skills, pre-academic skills, and maladaptive behaviors. Services are available in home and at public or private school sites. The mission of Genesis Behavior Center is to give each child and family the tools needed for independence and success in daily life, in the least restrictive environment possible.