Ronald Lefevre has worked with at risk youth providing counseling in a group home setting and 1:1 setting since 2006. Ron was responsible for developing and monitoring at risk youth behavioral programs. He has extensive training in crisis intervention and has assisted psychologists with conducting assessements such as the minnesota multiphasic personality inventory.
Ron has worked as a behavior interventionist for children with autism since 2008 for a public school district, and has received several awards such as interventionist of the month and the “I make a difference award” from his superiors and families that Ron has worked with. Ronald has provided services as a class shadow aide, 1:1 applied behavior analysis (ABA) in the home and clinic settings, and parent consultation.
He graduated from the University of California, Irvine in 2006 with dual degrees in Psychology/Social Behavior & Criminology/Law and Society. He obtained his Master’s Degree in Education with emphasis in Applied Behavioral Analysis in 2013. Upon graduation from the University he served as an intern for Community Service Programs as a Juvenile Diversion Specialist. In this position, he counseled first time law offending youths and placed them in a community service setting in which the charges would be dropped if the community service was completed.
In addition to Ron’s education and experience, Ron enjoys researching academic journals in applied behavior analysis that allows him to be knowledgeable about current topics and treatments in ABA. Ron has applied this knowledge to his current cases and has developed single-subject designs for helping families that need help targeting and reducing maladaptive behaviors.
Ronald is a firm believer in positive reinforcement and believes in a family-centered model. He has worked with a diverse population of students of all ages and is always available to families in need.
He is passionate about the field of ABA and has dedicated his career to enrich the lives of children with an autism spectrum disorder.
Ron was born in Taiwan and came to California at the age of two when his father was transferred to work in Newport Beach as a electrical engineer with Ford Aero space in 1985. Ron was raised in Lake Forest, California and still resides there with his wife and dog. He is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Taekwondo, and wrestling practitioner. His most recent interest has been downhill mountain biking which he started just 3 years ago. You can see Ron on his bike at Aliso Woods Canyon or Whiting Ranch on the weekend. Ron is always available to families even when he’s flying down the trails.
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