Celecia Lyew Kong, M.S., BCBA

 Mrs. Celecia Lyew Kong is the Program Director of Behavior Analysis and Therapy Inc. in Southwest Florida and oversees two programs. The Behavioral Education and Therapy Program utilizes behavioral training and support in order to prevent children from entering the foster care system. The Parenting for Success Program provides behavioral training and support to foster families dealing with children who have a history of trauma and abuse.

Celecia received her Master’s degree in Psychology with a specialty in Applied Behavior Analysis from Florida State University. Her interest in behavior analysis began during her undergraduate studies at Florida State University, where she worked on an undergraduate honors thesis with Dr. Jon Bailey focused on decreasing the tantrum behavior of a 5 year old boy using progressive muscle relaxation. During her graduate studies, Celecia worked in a variety of schools in Leon County. Celecia has worked in alternative schools, secondary schools, and elementary schools as well as preschools, developing and training teachers on individualized behavior plans for children exhibiting problem behaviors in the classroom. While in graduate school Celecia developed skill acquisition programs for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and supervised other therapists on the teaching techniques for the skill acquisition programs.

CURRENT INTERESTS

  • Assessment and treatment of problem behaviors
  • Parent and staff training

EDUCATION

  • M.S. in Psychology with a specialty in Applied Behavior Analysis from Florida State University
  • B.S. in Psychology from Florida State University

PERSONAL INTERESTS

  • Family and friends
  • Teaching Praise Dance
  • Judge Judy

Chantelle Spence, B.S.

Ms. Chantelle Spence is a Behavior Specialist for our Behavioral Education and Therapy Program in Southwest Florida. This program provides behavioral training and support to foster families. Chantelle provides a high level of individualized behavioral support to assist foster and adoptive families as well as relative and non-relative caregivers in dealing with children who have a history of trauma and abuse.

Chantelle is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Counseling with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis and Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University. Her interest in behavior analysis began when she was an undergrad at Nova Southeastern University and assigned as an intern with the Broward County Public School. During this time, she worked with high functioning children who were exhibiting problem behaviors in the classroom. Working in this setting prompted her to pursue her Masters in Counseling.

 

 

 

CURRENT INTEREST

  • Caregiver training
  • Assessment and treatment of problem behavior
  • Child welfare

EDUCATION

  • Currently pursuing M.S in Counseling with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis and Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University
  • B.S. in Psychology from Nova Southeastern University

PERSONAL INTERESTS

  • Photography and the fine arts
  • Spending time with family and friends
  • Brain teasers/puzzles
  • Listening to music

Claudit Casanova

 

Ms. Claudit Casanova is our Billing Supervisor and works closely with our families and their insurance companies. She also provided clerical support to our administrative and clinical staff. Claudit has been with BAI for over five years and is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Communications.

Diannon Mendez, Bookkeeper

Diannon is our second bookkeeper on board. She is currently providing support to our main bookkeeper in the Administration office in Davie. Prior to joining Behavior Analysis, Inc., she accumulated 4 years of general bookkeeping experience while working for a small IT company. She has two small children at home and enjoys spending her free time with them. When not in the office, she can be found at the baseball or soccer field with her kids, on the beach, or just relaxing at home. Her hobbies include cooking, reading, and fitness.