Ariel Kornblum is a New York state licensed Psychologist (#021301), and candidate for Board Certification in Behavior Analysis. Ariel received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from The George Washington University, and completed her graduate degree at St. John’s University.
Ariel is trained in a variety of techniques based on the principles of behavior analysis including: Discrete Trial Instruction (DTI), Natural Environment Teaching (NET), Functional Communication Training (FCT), Pivotal Response Training (PRT), Early Start Denver Model (ESDM), and Picture Exchange communication (PECS). Ariel completed her postdoctoral year at Block Institute in Brooklyn, NY, which serves individuals with disabilities of all ages. During her time at Block, Ariel helped to build an ABA educational program, trained staff in behavioral management techniques, and oversaw the implementation of individual behavior plans school wide. Ariel was the head of the crisis intervention team at Block Institute, and has experience managing a wide range of challenging behavior. She also has experience in leading school based social skills groups in both special education, and general education settings. Ariel has successfully collaborated with parents, teachers, and related service providers to best serve her clients.
Ariel’s knowledge of child development and the cognitive processes underlying learning, in addition to extensive training in applied behavior analysis help her to bring a unique perspective to treatment with both special needs and typically developing children. Ariel specializes in home and school based behavioral treatment of a variety of diagnoses, developmental delays, and behavioral challenges. All treatment is individually tailored to the specific needs of her clients, with a focus on high quality, evidence based intervention.