About The Learning Tree

The Learning Tree ABA Therapy Center for preschool-aged children is an institution that offers evidence-based behavioral health services to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families by using a compassionate, client-centered approach to maximize the potential of the individuals we serve. Through clinical research, we strive to establish the most effective and efficient treatments as standard practice in our organization.

We are committed to providing children with the intentional care, socially significant skills, and one-on-one time they need to acclimate in a public-school setting, using BCBA-Prescribed and proven therapy techniques.

With today’s increasing number of cases of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the market to provide the necessary therapy is severely lacking in numbers. According to the Center of Disease Control, “About 1 in 54 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)… ASD is reported to occur in all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups,” (cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/data/html). Our goal is to help address the needs of this rapidly growing population.

Joanne Song Yu

Executive Director

Joanne Song Yu is a native Houstonian with a BBA in Finance, BS is Political Science, and MA in International Studies with a focus in American Foreign Policy. For 15 years, Joanne was a dedicated public servant. 

In her most recent role as the Chief of Staff of the City of Houston’s Department of Solid Waste Management, she accumulated a vast number of experiences such as procuring and managing numerous multimillion dollar contracts, managing over 400 employees under her direct and indirect supervision, as well as large scale disaster recovery efforts in accordance with FEMA PAPPG Category A guidelines. 

Joanne is currently pursuing her Masters in Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis in order to qualify to become a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst.

Yisrael Dahvid M.Ed., BCBA, LBA

Clinical Operations Director

YIsrael Dahvid M.Ed., BCBA, LBA is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst who has provided services in the field of ABA since 2016. As a passionate, empathetic, and dedicated leader of the Learning Tree team, as well as a native Houstonian, she seeks to support children on the Autism Spectrum with the functional tools, support systems, and trauma-informed, compassionate care necessary for each child to achieve their highest potential. As an experienced Clinical Director on the national level, she has dedicated herself to individualized care, providing an outreach of support, and providing mentorship and guidance to other BCBA providers in all areas of service. YIsrael received her Master’s in Special Education from Penn State University and at present is pursuing her Ph.D. in Business Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

Brittany Jackson, MPH, BSHCA

Operations Manager

Brittany Jackson is a Clinic Manager whom began her career in 2014. She has a Masters in Public Health, a Bachelors of Science in Health Care Administration and career diplomas in Medical Billing and Coding and Pharmacy Technology. Beginning her career in Ophthalmology/ Optometry in Corpus Christi, Texas as the Clinic Manager of several satellite offices, she relocated to Houston to pursue a new a career field. In 2019, Brittany began her career in Applied Behavior Analysis as an Operations Manager with the mission of being an advocate to ensure accessibility of quality services for children with autism.

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The Learning Tree is a Houston-based learning center for preschool aged children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Using proven applied behavior analysis therapy, we teach children the social skills they need to integrate into the public school system and reach all new potential.

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P: (281) 656-8726
F: (281) 715-4995
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8:00AM - 6:00PM