Jacqueline Bediako is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (1-17-28966) and Licensed Behavior Analyst in the state of New York (002432). Jacqueline earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Philosophy at the University of Bristol in England, a Masters in Special Education at Brooklyn College, City University of New York (CUNY), and a Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of North Texas.
Jacqueline started her career in the field of Special Education at an inner city school in East London as an Inclusive Support Assistant, where she focused on providing academic support to children with disabilities between the ages of 11 and 16. In 2007, Jacqueline began working as Child Development Specialist at a residential school with the May Institute in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. As a Child Development Specialist, Jacqueline was introduced to the science of ABA, and her work focused on applying the science to treat challenging behaviors such as aggression and self-injury.
Following her time in Cape Cod, Jacqueline pursued a career in Special Education where she worked as a Special Education Head Teacher, Department Chair and Assistant Head of School prior to transitioning to working full-time as a behavior analyst. Jacqueline became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2017, and has applied her knowledge of special education and ABA in a variety of settings including a boarding school, group home, day school and private homes. Jacqueline is currently a home-based behavior analyst with an interest in caregiver training. She is also interested in wellness for practitioners and focuses much of her work on creating healthy work environments where both practitioners, and learners
can thrive equally. Jacqueline is currently serving as the Membership Chair for Black Applied Behavior Analysts.