Improving Quality of Life Through Effective Intervention
Leah Giacomoni

Biography

Clinical Supervisor

Since she was a small child Leah was drawn to teaching and helping others. While growing up in Vermont, she volunteered with groups serving children and teens with disabilities as a peer mentor. Leah discovered that making every-day differences in the lives of others was going to be her life focus.



After pursuing her degree in Education, Leah took a position at a specialized private school for students with neurological disabilities and traumatic brain injury. In this position, she was exposed to Applied Behavior Analysis. She saw first hand the differences consistent teaching, data collection, and breaking down skills into components could have on student skill acquisition. She was hooked! After moving to NYC, she went on to teach at an ABA based school for students on the autism spectrum for 8 years.

Leah completed her undergraduate degree in English and Elementary Education at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York. Upon graduation she took an assistant teaching position in a Special Education classroom and fell in love with the field. She returned to school to attain her dual certification in General and Special Education from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She further continued her studies in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis at Florida Institute of Technology. Leah has been working in the field of ABA since 2010 and obtained her certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2020.

Leah has experience working with a wide demographic of learners; ranging from ages 5-22 in multiple settings. Throughout her career, Leah has gained extensive experience designing and overseeing intensive behavioral interventions. Leah has worked in private schools, public schools and private home-based organizations.She has a passion for community inclusion, and supporting young adults with disabilities to become more independent. Her goal is to improve the lives and happiness of her clients and their families. When not working, Leah enjoys spending time with her family and her 135 lb Newfoundland Maggie.