Kristin Fayad is a New York State Licensed Behavior Analyst and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Rutgers University in New Jersey. During her undergraduate studies, she enrolled in a fieldwork experience at the Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center (DDDC), which is where she decided to further her education in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). She decided to pursue her Masters in Education at the Graduate School of Education (GSE) at Rutgers University in New Jersey while providing home-based ABA therapy to her own clients. She became a certified Special Education and Elementary Education Teacher in New Jersey.
Once she finished her Masters, she continued to provide ABA therapy services and completed an online BCBA course sequence at the Florida Institute of Technology (FIT). The lessons learned from the professionals online were both informative and inspiring. She completed this coursework in 2013, and began searching for supervisory experience from well known professionals, which is when she decided to pursue a Masters degree in Teaching as Applied Behavior Analysis at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York. In her second year of the Masters program, Kristin taught a self-contained classroom with students from 3rd to 5th grade, where she used all evidence-based ABA instructional approaches under supervision of her professors at Teachers College.
Kristin is passionate about teaching individuals with developmental disabilities skills that will improve their quality of life, and to help other professionals and parents to utilize these evidence-based practices in the natural environment. Kristin has been working with individuals of all ages and abilities by utilizing ABA since 2010. She is passionate about helping students to be successful at school, and being independent and successful learners at home as well. Her main goal is to work with teachers and parents so that they utilize effective strategies to increase positive behavior in her clients across all settings.