Nicole L. Stewart
MSEd, BCBA, LBA-NY

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All About Me

I am an ambitious, driven and dedicated educator and behavior analyst who has been working within the special needs population for over 15 years.  Whether I am working directly with a client, coaching parents, or mentoring aspiring clinicians, my work relies on a combination of scientifically-validated teaching and empathic rapport building. I focus on solutions, tactics and interventions that are practical and functional not only for the child, but also for the family and support system around the child.  I extend my support beyond direct-care to mentorship and supervision for BCBA fieldwork, as well as being an ACE provider for CEUs.  In all facets of my work, I rely on behavior analytic principles with a high level of individualization to the client.  

I hold a Masters of Science in Education in Severe Special Needs from Simmons University where I gained experience through the program's partnership with the New England Center for Children.  In addition, I have an Advanced Certificate in ABA from Florida Institute of Technology.  I am a certified teacher in MA (students with severe needs) and NY (students with disabilities), a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA), and a licensed behavior analyst in NY State (LBA-NY).  I have had the opportunity to work in residential, public school, private school, home-based, community-based and center-based settings.  My most recent position before moving into private practice was as the Director of Educational and Behavioral Services at Manhattan Behavioral Center, where I led the center's clinical growth from the onset of it's development.  In addition to the services I provide privately, I am also an adjunct professor in the ABA program at CUNY Hunter College. 

Areas of expertise include:

  • Autism & developmental delays

  • Rare genetic disorders with multiple disabilities

  • Supporting children in inclusive settings

  • Verbal behavior training, including implementation of AAC devices

  • Transdisciplinary collaboration

  • Pre-school & elementary aged children

  • Parent & caregiver support & training

  • Educational evaluations & advocacy

  • BCBA supervision and mentorship of new BCBAs

  • Leadership training