Dr. Oke has been in private practice in the San Diego area for over 16 years specializing in the area of autism, Asperger’s, and Pervasive Developmental. She is dedicated to providing a warm, supportive environment for children and families while collaborating with parents on treatment goals.
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Dr. Jennifer Oke has over 29 years of education, training, and experience in the assessment and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders. Dr. Oke received her Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego. She participated in research in the areas of Pivotal Response Training (PRT), Discrete Trial Training (DTT), Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), parent training, language development, social interaction and social skills training under the supervision of Laura Schreibman, Ph.D. Her doctoral dissertation focused on sibling groups to educate children about the disorders, give children an opportunity to share their experiences, and teach children strategies to facilitate interaction with their sibling. She received pre- and post-doctoral training at the San Diego Regional Center that provided her with extensive experience with a wide clinical population. Dr. Oke’s responsibilities included the psychological evaluation of children with developmental disabilities and children at risk for developmental disabilities, behavior modification consultation with parents of children with developmental disabilities, parent training groups for families, participation on several interdisciplinary teams, and educational consultation for children with autism.
Dr. Jennifer Oke was a board member for the San Diego Chapter of the Autism Society of America for 4 years from 2002 through 2006. She served as the editor of the chapter newsletter for 2 years. Dr. Oke has served in a variety of capacities for the Autism Tree Project Foundation since its inception in 2003. Currently, she is committee chair of the Parent Mentor Program. She volunteers her time to run the Mommy, Daddy, and Me playgroup, a group that helps parents learn strategies to engage their child with ASD.