Gileene (Gilly) Daradar, BA, RBT

Behavior Therapist


In the process of a Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis

Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science with a concentration in Psychology and Sociology
Benedictine University


  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Natural environment teaching
  • Behavior Reduction
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Intentional Relationship Model
  • Discrete Trail Teaching
  • Functional Communication

Where are you from?Chicago, IL.
What did you study?BA in Social Science with a concentration in Psychology & Sociology.
Name the moment that inspired you to take your career path.I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science with a concentration in Psychology & Sociology from Benedictine University in 2013. This led to my interest in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), with the help of my advisor when I first took her Behavior Modification class. From that point on, ABA has been a passion of mine and watching the kids’ progression as they acquire more skills is what makes this field worth it and constantly keeps a smile on my face! I hope to receive my Master’s in ABA and to become a BCBA in the near future.
What do you specialize in?I specialize in Applied Behavior Analysis, natural environment teaching, Behavior Reduction, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intentional Relationship Model, Functional Communication, and Discrete Trial Teaching.
Coffee or tea? COFFEE!!!
Favorite therapeutic swing?Lycra Swing.
What do you consider to be your greatest accomplishment? Working full-time while being a full time student and graduating in 3 years.
Books or movies?Movies.
Where would you go on your dream vacation? Australia & New Zealand.
Favorite children’s book or song? Oh, The Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss.
What skill are you most proud of? Being bi-lingual (Tagalog & English).
Winter or summer? Summer.