Improving Quality of Life Through Effective Intervention
Colleen DeMello


Coral is both compassionate and analytical, and found a career in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to be a perfect way to combine these two-character traits. Coral has spent nearly a decade providing ABA services to public schools, where she develops and supports intensive programs for students with special needs. She especially loves building strong working relationships with school teams and building the capacity of others to use positive, effective interventions with their learners. The best part of her job is seeing the smiling faces of her students every day.

At the University of Florida and at the University of North Texas, Coral had the privilege to study under some of the renowned in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis. She now loves to pass on the information she has learned by providing training to parents and school staff, and by supervising RBTs and BCBA candidates. She feels that a career in ABA is both important and fulfilling and loves to encourage and assist others along this path.

When not working, Coral enjoys spending time with her husband and three boys, who always keep her busy and entertained. Coral loves to travel, and has driven coast to coast in an RV, taken a road trip across Europe, and lived for a year in Granada, Spain where she acquired conversational Spanish language skills. She hopes to one day become a fluent Spanish speaker.