Mary Kate Yaukey

Developmental Specialist

Mary Kate PhotoI received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a Specialization in Health and Development from Stanford University, and am currently in my final year of coursework to obtain my Master of Education degree in Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of Washington. Additionally, I will apply to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in the fall of 2021.

Throughout my professional career, I have served as a research coordinator in the field of clinical psychology, an early elementary school teacher in an inclusive setting, and most recently as a social-emotional learning specialist and instructional coach for grades K-4. My interdisciplinary background, academic pursuits, and unwavering commitment to providing compassionate, effective, and individualized care guide my work with children and their families.

My clinical areas of interest include naturalistic developmental behavioral interventions (NDBIs)
for young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), social, emotional, and cognitive skill
development in children with ASD, twice-exceptionality (2E), interdisciplinary collaboration,
and inclusive learning environments for all students.

I am originally from Florida, but a Californian at heart. I enjoy adventuring with my husband,
cooking for those I love, traveling to new and old places, and doing CrossFit with my friends.