Meet the Team
MS, BCBA, CAS – Vice President of Behavioral Services
Mrs. Sobrino-Sanchez has obtained a master’s degree in special education and Speech-Language Pathology with specialization in the Mentally Handicapped from Moscow State Pedagogical University. She has completed her second Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling with advanced concentration in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) from Nova Southeastern University in 2007.
Mrs. Sobrino-Sanchez has worked with a wide variety of individuals including young children and adults with autism spectrum disorder, dual diagnoses, mental handicaps, as well as typically developing children for over 27 years. Her extensive work experience consists of a variety of settings: university, schools, developmental centers, and private homes. Mrs. Sobrino-Sanchez has conducted trainings for parents, paraprofessionals and teachers in behavior management. She also has vast experiences ranging from extensive training in Early intervention, Social skills, Functional daily living skills, along with skills from the VB-MAPP, Direct Instruction, use of PECS and other Augmentative devices.
Mrs. Sobrino-Sanchez presented a poster at the Applied Behavior Analysis Convention in Atlanta, May 2006 and was published in the International Journal of Special Education.
MA, BCBA – Assistant Clinical Director
Mr. Vallejo completed the Board Certified assistant Behavior Analyst coursework and practicum experience at Florida International University. He later completed his graduate studies and Board Certified Behavior Analyst requirements at the University of South Florida.
Mr. Vallejo’s primary focus is parent advocacy, therapist competency assessments and community integrated interventions by individualizing the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis and applying them to socially significant behaviors. Jacob’s experience includes discrete trial training modification, treating high magnitude self-injurious behavior and parent advocacy. Through Therapies 4 Kids, Jacob currently provides Behavior Analysis services to children with disabilities in our various clinics.
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MS, BCBA, CAS
Vanessa is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Certified Autism Specialist in the state of Florida. She received her bachelor’s degree in General Psychology (summa cum laude) at Carlos Albizu University in 2011 and then went on to complete her master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis from Nova Southeastern University in 2014.
Throughout her career, she has had the pleasure of serving individuals diagnosed with developmental, neurological, intellectual disabilities and related disorders from two years of age to 65 years of age. She also has experience working with individuals struggling with addiction. Furthermore, Vanessa is skilled in running group therapy, parent advocacy, conducting functional assessments, behavior therapy and creating behavior intervention plans that teach active daily living skills, functional communication skills and independent functioning.
Mrs. Cohen is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She received her bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a minor in psychology at CUNY Queens College in New York. She then completed her Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis from CUNY Queens College. Mrs. Cohen has been in the field for over 5 years.
Throughout her fieldwork, Mrs. Cohen has worked in various settings, providing direct care in Long Island and Queens New York as well as the South Florida area. Mrs. Cohen has experience in verbal behavior, social skills, classroom management, as well as providing one-on-one direct care in homes, group homes and schools. She has worked with children and adults with various diagnoses such as Autism and Down Syndrome.
Mrs. Cohen has previously worked in a school setting providing teacher support, classroom management as well as overseeing a social skills class for elementary school aged children.
Presently, Mrs. Cohen works at Therapies 4 Kids, providing behavior analytical services to children in addition to supervision for RBTs, BCBA and BCaBA students.
Ms. Conroy is a BCaBA, graduated in December 2018 with a master’s in applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). She has been in the field of ABA for 10 years and certified for 6 years. During her time in the field, Ms. Conroy has demonstrated many skills in various settings, such as clinics, schools and communities. As a direct service provider, Ms. Conroy has treated kids from as young as 2 years old to adults. She is also a licensed teacher in the state of Florida, in Health, Physical Education and Exceptional Student Education.
Ms. Conroy is currently supervising all RBT’s and therapists in Coral Springs and Boca Raton clinics. Under supervision of BCBA, Ms. Conroy evaluates new patients, creates behavioral treatment plans, and data analysis on a weekly basis. Ms. Conroy demonstrates fluency in programming through Catalyst Data Finch, INC, electronic data collection and provides support and training to all clinics.
Ms. Conroy has extensive experience in early intervention, IEP’s, natural environment teaching, as well as providing one-on-one in-home therapy.
Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst
Aldo initially completed his undergraduate studies in general psychology (Universidad Catolica Andres Bello, Caracas Venezuela).
He went on to pursue a Master’s in Clinical Psychology (graduating with honors at Centro de Salud Hospital Psiquiatrico El Penon) along with a Master’s in Philosophy (Universidad Simon Bolivar) in Caracas, Venezuela.
Over the past 25 years, Aldo has worked in the field of developmental disorders with an emphasis on early diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders (18-24 months).
He also taught graduate level courses with focus on developmental disabilities at Universidad Metropolitana and Universidad Monteavila in Caracas, Venezuela and as an International Professor at Universidad del Azuay in Cuenca, Ecuador.
Aldo’s clinical focus has also consisted of directing non-for-profit agencies that help children, teenagers and adults on the spectrum.
He is fluent in various programs and intervention methodologies for ASD like PECS, TEACCH, ESDM and gold standard ASD assessments like ADOS, ADI-R, CARS-2 and PEP-3.
Currently Aldo is providing applied behavioral analysis services to children with disabilities at various Therapies 4 Kids locations.