Alexandra Fine is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (1-19-37855) and a certified Special Education and Early Childhood Education teacher in New York. She graduated with dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Early Childhood and Special Education from the University of Delaware. She received her Master’s degree in Severe and Multiple Disabilities and completed her advanced degree in Applied Behavior Analysis at Teachers College, Columbia University.
Alexandra was introduced to the field of Applied Behavior Analysis while working at a day camp out on Long Island when she was in high school and instantly knew it was the field for her. It was there, that she began working as a 1:1 behavior therapist for many years to address the needs of individual children with Autism while integrating them into typical camp settings. Throughout college, Alexandra worked in a variety of different schools to gain experience as a Special Education teacher and spent a year teaching her own classroom. Alexandra has spent the last few years working in clinic and home settings providing 1:1 ABA therapy for a variety of children as well as creating programming and behavior plans while also supervising other therapists.
She has extensive experience providing direct service to a variety of children with Autism and other disabilities while tailoring individual programs to improve cognitive, social, adaptive, academic and communication skills and decrease problem behaviors. She has experience working with children with AAC devices (i.e. high-tech devices) and is passionate about teaching her clients and their families the importance of them. She has experience with children who exhibit severe tantrums, aggression, non-compliance and property destruction as well as children who have difficulty potty training. She has experience conducting Functional Behavior Assessments and developing Behavior Intervention Plans. She also has experience conducting assessments such as the VB-MAPP and ABLLS-R. Additionally, Alexandra has worked with children with Autism, who are very high functioning, and implemented behavior plans to transition them into less restrictive environments. She believes it is important as a behavior analyst to collaborate with the child’s team (teachers, speech language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, psychologists, doctors, etc.) to maximize treatment outcomes.
Alexandra is passionate about ABA and hopes to continue to grow and apply her knowledge while making meaningful impacts in the lives of the individuals and their families she works with.