Michelle Ficcaglia

Dr. Ficcaglia has been working with children with developmental disabilities and their families for more than 20 years.  She specializes in working with children diagnosed with ASD.  Dr. Ficcaglia has worked with families and institutions in a variety of capacities including as the founder of a research based parent education nonprofit, consultant specializing in appropriate placement and services in the school district, parent educator, and behavior analyst. She has also managed large cross disciplinary teams of behavior analysts, speech therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and educators.  She has been serving in an advisory capacity to BCI for the last year.  Dr. Ficcaglia’s responsibilities at BCI include supervision of client programs, mentorship and training of clinical staff, clinical program development, and quality assurance.

Affiliations

California Association of Behavior Analysis
Association of Behavior Analysis International

Areas of Interest

Early intervention
Parent Education
Naturalistic teaching strategies including PRT, ESDM and, NET techniques
Program development

Education

BA Psychology Claremont McKenna College
Ph.D.  Special Education UC Berkeley
BCBA-D University of Massachusetts Lowell

The BCI Mission and what it means to me

Dr. Ficcaglia is passionate about BCI’s mission to bring the highest quality services to individuals and their families regardless of location.  She feels honored to contribute to all levels of the BCI team through her efforts in program development, quality assurance and staff mentorship.