02/26/2016 03:12:08 AM

Texana Director Elected to Serve on Texas Association for Behavior Analysis Council

Rosenberg TX – February 2016 – Kate Johnson-Patagoc, Director, Specialized Services has been elected to serve on the Texas Association for Behavior Analysis (TxABA) Council which is a great honor; as there are only ten members representing Texas.  Johnson-Patagoc was also named Vice-President of Behavior Analysis Public Policy Group – Texas (BAPPG-TX). These appointments recognize Texana’s expertise in the field of applied behavior analysis as the only proven treatment for autism spectrum disorder.

Texas Association for Behavior Analysis’ mission is to advance the science and application of behavior analysis to improve the world in which we live. To that end, TxABA strives to disseminate knowledge from the science of behavior analysis to the public and to professional behavior analysts working in Texas and its neighboring states (Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, and New Mexico).

George Patterson, Chief Executive Officer commented “we are very proud of Kate Johnson-Patagoc who is extremely dedicated to her programs at Texana Center. She and her staff have really put our autism programs on the state and national maps as a center of excellence.”

Kate Johnson-Patagoc has been with Texana since 2009. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with over 20 years experience working with children and adults with developmental disabilities or brain injury. She obtained her B.S. from North Dakota State University and her M.S. in Behavior Analysis and Therapy from Southern Illinois University. She has worked as a Behavior Analyst in Illinois, Tennessee, and Kentucky, where she directed a behavior analysis treatment program for from 1997-2009. Kate has published research articles in Behavior Modification, Behavior Therapy and The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. She lives in Katy with her husband and two young sons.

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