• Board Certified Behavior Analyst #1-10-7222
  • NYS-Licensed Behavior Analyst #001042
  • Associate Certified Coach (ACC)
  • ADDCA ADHD Coaching for Families
  • Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) Provider
  • Linehan Institute Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training
  • SMARTS Executive Function & Mentoring Program

Deanna Hyslop is a child behavioral specialist who offers a naturalistic approach to behavioral therapy and coaching that includes a combination of closely partnering with the parents and incorporating the child as the leader in each step of the skill development process. Using her expertise in behavioral science and coaching, she provides parent training and assesses and treats behavioral skills in young children and adolescents including: social and emotional skills, executive function skills, adaptive skills, play skills and communication skills. Deanna specializes in autism spectrum disorder, ADHD and executive functioning. 

She is certified by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB®) and is licensed by the State of New York Education Department. She holds a master of science in behavior analysis from Northeastern University where she studied learning theory and behavior science and gained extensive clinical experience through the program’s learning partnership with The New England Center for Children. Deanna is a certified provider of the Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®), an evidence-based social skills treatment program providing parent-assisted social skills training for children and young adults who face social difficulties, and was trained by the founder and director Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson at the UCLA PEERS® Clinic at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Behavior. She received advanced training in executive functioning, ADHD, positive psychology and family coaching through the Advanced and Family ADHD coach training programs at the ADD Coach Academy and is certified through the International Coaching Federation. Deanna is also a SMARTS executive function program provider and trained with the Research Institute for Learning and Development.

Deanna has 15 years of experience working with children and adolescents within public and specialized schools, as well as in private practice in New York City, Boston and Chicago. She recently relocated from New York to the Chicago area and is currently doing both in-person and virtual sessions in Chicago and virtual sessions in New York. Before relocating, she worked with Bio Behavioral Therapeutics, a private psychiatric practice on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, and was also a social and behavioral coach at the NYU Child Study Center PEERS® and Children’s Friendship programs.  Deanna also co-created the Evolved Education Company’s whole-child paradigm and student guidebook and created and led a social skills workshop for teens with high functioning autism spectrum disorder at the Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities. Deanna endeavors to support parents in meeting the needs of their child and to support and celebrate variations in learning and behavior. She is a member of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, the New York State Association for Behavior Analysis, the Illinois Association for Behavior Analysis, the International Coaching Federation and the American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders.