Jennifer Pla, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA


Jennifer earned her Bachelor's degree in psychology (B.A.) from the University of South Florida and Master's degree and teaching certification in special education (M.Ed.) from the University of Maryland. She then completed post-graduate studies in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), which led her to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA). In 2013, Jennifer founded Koaba Kids, LLC to focus on providing personalized education and behavior programs for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other special needs.

Jennifer believes that every child is a unique learner and their education and behavior plans should be customized accordingly. Her individualized approach and extensive experience are the foundation of Koaba Kids, LLC. 

About Our Founder

Empowering both children and families to reach their highest potential.

Teaching children to understand themselves first and, in turn, teach us to better understand them.

Viewing each child as a unique learner by creating programs based on their individual needs and not just their diagnosis.

The importance of collaborating with other specialists (teachers, speech therapists, occupational therapists, psychologists, etc.) when creating educational and behavioral plans.

Allowing every child's voice to be heard, recognized and appreciated. 

Creating goals that can be generalized to all environments (home, school, daycare, 

community, etc.). 

Emphasizing the importance of diet and exercise as a key role in physical, behavioral and mental health. 

Aligning our curriculum with the state curriculum to ensure your child is prepared for school.

Jennifer is a Board Certified

Behavior Analyst, ABA consultant and founder of Koaba Kids, LLC. She has been training families and educators on the application of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in homes, schools and the community for over 16 years. 

What We Believe

Koaba Kids, LLC   
San Diego, CA & New Orleans, LA