We provide Practical ABA training designed to empower parents, foster practitioner growth and encourage teamwork. We nurture your ability to enact powerful change in the lives of the special needs child in your life.
My name is Chahinaz Igheldane, the founder of Piecing Together ABA in Miami, FL. This labor of love first began in 2010 when I took my first Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) courses at Florida International University (FIU). After learning about how ABA strategies could improve the quality of individual's lives, I knew immediately that this would be an incredibly rewarding career.
By the time I graduated with my Bachelors of Psychology from FIU in 2012, several amazing families had already given me the opportunity to provide therapy for their children in their homes and share my knowledge of ABA with them. I have had the honor of transforming the lives of many children since then, whose beautiful and bright personalities have always left a lasting impression on me. Those early experiences would strengthen my commitment and passion for ABA strategies. Three years later I became a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA). Since then I have worked in homes, schools, centers and summer camps with, children between the ages of 2 and 15, in both English and Spanish.
In the pursuit of a greater impact I worked towards my Masters degree in Psychology with a specialization in ABA. After graduating from Capella University in 2018, I also successfully completed my BCBA certification.
I founded Piecing Together ABA in order to organize, educate and mobilize parents, teachers, and practicing professionals in the special needs community. I've seen the results of these strategies firsthand and watched breakthrough after breakthrough using simple techniques and want to share these actionable and effective strategies with you. I regularly attend conferences and seminars in order to stay up to date on the most recent advancements in the ABA field.
It is incredibly exciting when teachers or parents seek to incorporate ABA strategies in their routine, or when therapists wish to improve their craft. Throughout my career I have been surprised by how little practical ABA training is provided to teachers, therapists, parents and caregivers who consistently interact with the children. Realizing how this shortage of information hinders children's ability to fully benefit from therapy, I started to put together everything I had learned about ABA over the past decade. It is my sincerest hope that everything I learned, from the everyday struggles parents face to the silliest of ways to help a child learn, will benefit all families.
We believe all people with special needs can embrace who they are, can define their future, and can change the world.