After completing her degree, she practiced as a school psychologist in the United States. She then earned her M. Ed and Ph.D. in school psychology from the University of Utah. She has completed her pre-doctoral internship at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus Ohio where she worked exclusively with families who have children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Her training background includes behavioral and cognitive-behavioral approaches. She has extensive experience working with children with disabilities, including children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Dr. Yamashita-Hecht’s training and interest include assessment, Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS), Multi-tier System of Supports (MTSS) early intervention for children with disabilities, parent training, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), schoolwide training for teachers and administrators, social skills training and behavior consultation.
Key Concepts: developmental problems, behavioral problems, Autism Spectrum Disorder, family intervention, bilingual language support, psychological evaluations, cognitive-behavioral, psychological assessments, English, Japanese, school/clinical psychology.