Behavioral Health Center of Excellence Awards Distinction to San Francisco’s Educational and Developmental Therapies

San Fransisco, CA – The Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE) today announced that the organization has awarded Education and Developmental Therapies (EDT), an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) service agency based in San Francisco, with a Distinguished Award. The award celebrates exceptional special needs providers that excel in synthesizing the areas of clinical quality, staff satisfaction and qualifications and consumer satisfaction.

“EDT is an exceptional model of an ABA program, dedicated to providing state-of-the-art services to children and their families,” said Sara Gershfeld, Founder of BHCOE.” A Center of Excellence is able to adopt and implement quality standards that promote thriving futures for their consumers. There are only a handful of companies that have achieved this level of distinction nationwide and we are very pleased to add EDT to this celebrated group.”

BHCOE is a trusted source for recognizing top-performing behavioral health providers. Acting as a third-party, the organization systematically measures and reports on existing quality criteria in the behavior analysis community using standardized methods and practices, and awards only those service agencies that meet elite standards.

“We are so pleased that BHCOE recognized our commitment as a behavioral agency and awarded us this distinction,” said Juanita Travers, MA, BCBA, Clinical Director of EDT. “At EDT, our effort, our goal, our inspiration is to do all that we can and beyond to teach children the skills, competencies and capabilities to become a productive, independent adult. As a result, our model strives to develop highly effective intervention programs that help our clients become people who love, find joy in others, cherish learning and pursues great works.”

About Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE)
The Behavioral Health Center of Excellence is a trusted source for recognizing top-performing behavioral health providers. BHCOE offers a third party measurement system that differentiates top services providers from exceptional services providers. The BHCOE criterion features standards developed by subject matter experts to measure state-of-the-art behavioral health services. The organization’s partnership with Love My Provider, an online review site of services for families impacted by special needs, allows awardees to be featured as a Center of Excellence on For more information, visit

About Educational and Developmental Therapies (EDT)
EDT, Inc provides educational and therapeutic services overseen by Board Certified Behavior Analysts trained in the science of human behavior. These services include Verbal Behavior (VB) and competent learner programming, discrete trial training (DTT), Direct Instruction (DI), Precision Teaching (PT), Pivotal Response Training (PRT), Behavioral Cusps Training (BCT) and related evidence-based programming as identified by the National Autism Center’s National Standards Project. For more information, visit

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