Alex Maasdam B.S.

Mr. Alex Maasdam is an Administrative Assistant for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Inc. in Southwest Florida. Alex provides support for both the Behavioral Education and Therapy Program and Parenting for Success Program as well as translation services and interpretation for Spanish-speaking clients when requested. Alex received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a specialization in Family and Child Therapy from Liberty University, and he also gained experience with clinical behavioral interventions while working with children who had learning disabilities during his senior practicum.

After graduation, Alex has worked on humanitarian projects in South America for the past three years while pursing the goal of developing Spanish fluency, most recently completing a fellowship through the Colombian Ministry of Education while helping inner city youth in rural Colombia. He now combines his interest in psychological services and helping underprivileged social populations by working with Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Inc to serve families in the greater Southwest Florida area.

EDUCATION

  • B.S. in Psychology and Counselling
  • Native level Spanish fluency certification from ECELA (partners with the Cervantes Institute of Spanish language)

PERSONAL INTERESTS

  • Photography and the fine arts
  • Musical performance, especially Western musical genres of the 20th century
  • International culture and cuisine
  • Cycling
  • Making good memories with friends and family

Alyssa Gonzalez, Clinical Supervisor

Andres Gallego, M.S., BCBA

Andres Gallego started working with Florida Autism Treatment Center since 2012 right after he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Florida International University. As an autism therapist he was able to provide direct treatment to many clients and work with families in multiple locations including center, school, and home based settings. While working within the field he learned from his colleagues and enjoyed the wonderful work environment which propelled him to continue growing within the field of Applied Behavior Analysis. A year later he acquired his certification and became a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst. As a BCaBA, Andres then became the head therapist trainer in the Kendall location where he was able to train new staff members who would later become new autism therapists.

In 2016 Andres earned his Master of Science degree in Psychology from Kaplan University and later acquired his certification and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. He is now currently a Clinical Supervisor at the Broward location of Florida Autism Treatment Center where he oversees verbal behavior, language acquisition and behavior reduction programs. Andres also consults internationally with clients overseas in South America where he is able to work with families through areas such as remote consultation.

CURRENT INTERESTS

  • Verbal behavior and language acquisition
  • Staff and family training
  • Assessment and treatment of problem behaviors

EDUCATION

  • Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Florida International University
  • Masters of Science in Psychology from Kaplan University

SPECIAL INTERESTS

  • Running 5ks and 10Ks
  • Reading
  • Spending time with friends and family

Anna Galiano

anna-galianoAnna Galiano is a Clinical Supervisor at the Florida Autism Treatment Center (Broward location). She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and has an M.A. in Psychology from the University of Social Sciences and Humanities that she earned in 2008. She completed her Behavior Analyst Professional Development Program from the Florida Institute of Technology.

Anna started her carrier as an occupational therapist in 2006. She was helping adults with physical, mental, and cognitive disorders to become more self-sufficient and improve their social and communication skills, which had a positive impact on their everyday life.

In 2012 Anna joined Behavior Analysis, Inc., to further her experience in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), facilitating learning and skill development for children with autism.

Since then she has worked in therapy centers, homes, schools, and community environments with children with autism and related disabilities of all ages conducting functional behavioral assessments, developing and implementing behavior intervention plans, as well as training and supervising parents and other professionals

Anna’s ultimate goal is to make a difference in each individuals’ live by providing high quality behavioral intervention services and implementing effective ABA strategies. Anna is also a current member of the Florida Association of Behavior Analysis.


CURRENT INTERESTS

  • Verbal behavior and language acquisition
  • Assessment and treatment of problem behaviors
  • Staff and family training
  • Social skills training

EDUCATION

  • M.A. in Psychology from University of Social Sciences and Humanities
  • B.S. in Psychology from University of Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Behavior Analyst Professional Development Program from the Florida Institute of Technology.

PERSONAL INTERESTS

  • Being a mother and spending time with family
  • Scuba Diving
  • Traveling
  • Experiencing new cultures
  • All things food related!