Meet Kim Tran
Kim Tran is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst, #1-18-30533.
Having worked with children for the majority of her life, Kim decided to pursue this passion academically and received her Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies from University of Houston. While co-teaching in a fifth-grade classroom at the UH charter school, she worked with a student with multiple disabilities. She was introduced to the field of ABA when parents recruited the assistance of a BCBA to evaluate the child’s progress in school. Once she saw the ABA strategies in place, she knew it was the right profession for her. Shortly after, Kim decided to pursue a BCBA credential herself and enrolled in the master’s program at Texas A&M. She received her Master’s degree in Special Education with an emphasis in Applied Behavioral Analysis from Texas A&M University.
Kim began her own ABA experience working as a BI in TAMU’s Autism Clinic located in Bryan, Texas. She assisted in program planning and visual data analysis, providing direct intervention on one-on-one basis, as well as leading several social skills groups for clients ages three to young adult of varying developmental levels. Kim has also used different augmented alternative communication systems such as PECS and text-to-talk electronic devices. Kim spent her last year in her graduate program gaining experience in providing direct intervention to clients in school, home, and community settings before moving home to the South Bay area.
Kim joined AKA as a registered behavior technician and quickly studied her way to becoming a BCBA. As a newly certified behavior analyst, Kim looks forward to the working closely with current and future families to provide support as a program supervisor.
Influenced by her grandma’s dementia diagnosis, Kim hopes to one day provide ABA services to geriatric populations.