Ms. Rioux-Tamayo is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She earned her Masters degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree at the University of California, Los Angeles where she worked with Dr. Ivar Lovaas for a period of five years. She served as both a Tutor and a Behavior Consultant at the Lovaas Institute.
In 2001, she joined ABC, Inc. and assisted in opening a site in Valencia, California. At ABC, Inc. she has worked as a Behavior Consultant, Senior Behavior Consultant, Program Manager, and Director. She is currently the Clinical Administrator of the North Los Angeles region. She oversees the Santa Clarita, Antelope, and San Fernando Valley locations.
Ms. Rioux-Tamayo is responsible for both in-home and site-based behavioral services which consist of the Infant /Toddler program, Center based services, and Social Skills groups. She oversees the development of behavior intervention plans, treatment programs, and parent training for infants/toddlers, children, and adults with developmental disabilities and autism. She has conducted workshops in Applied Behavior Analysis for parents, consultants, therapists, and teachers specializing in early, intensive intervention techniques. She works in conjunction with Behavioral vendors in the North Los Angeles region to improve programs, funding options, and services offered to people with developmental disabilities through her active participation and membership in the California Consortium for Behavior Analysis (CCBA). She is currently serving as the Ethics chair for CCBA.