DR Major

Michelle Major, Ph.D, BCBA, NCSP

Founder,
Clinical Director

Dr. Michelle Major is a licensed and nationally certified school psychologist. She has over 18 years experience working with children with disabilities in both the private and public sectors and has had extensive experience in the administration of developmental and neuropsychological assessments. Dr. Major specializes in the assessment and diagnosis of, as well as intervention for, children with autism and low-incidence disabilities.

She began her career in this field as an inclusion teacher and a verbal behavior therapist (ABA) for children with autism. She later conducted research in the field of disabilities and education.  Dr. Major served as the Autism Task Force Leader for the executive board of the Florida Association of School Psychologists in 2008.

Rickell

Rickell A.C.Curry, BA, MACP

Professional Therapist

Rickell predominantly works with children and adolescents to help with social, emotional and cognitive development. She has worked in a variety of fields including education, and social work.She has recently obtained her Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Child & Adolescent Treatment from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, Illinois.  She also holds a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from St. Thomas University in Fredericton, New Brunswick Canada.

As a part of her masters program, Ms. Curry also has training in Parent-Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT) and Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). She has worked in diverse communities at a college level where she conducted both individual and group therapy sessions with students.

Dr. Curtis-Downes

Dr. Desdemona Curtis-Downes, BA, MBBS, DM

General Psychiatrist

Dr. Curtis got her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology and Chemistry at Tusculum College, Greeneville, Tennessee, USA, she got her Psychiatry Degree from University of the West Indies.

She began practicing medicine in 2003, at the Princess Margaret Hospital, and later transferred to the Sandilands Rehabilitation Center. She joined our Team in 2011.

SLP Krysta

Krysta Leong Poi, M.Sc. SLT. MRCSLT MHCPC

Pediatric Speech and Language Therapist

Krysta Leong Poi is a Pediatric Speech and Language Therapist. She was born and raised in the Caribbean, in the islands of Trinidad and Tobago.

Krysta’s educational background is in Psychology and Linguistics, which she studied at the University of the West Indies in Trinidad. After working as a Speech and Language Therapy Assistant in Trinidad, she went on to complete a master’s degree in Speech and Language Therapy at the University of Reading in England. She then worked there as a speech and language therapist in a private clinic setting in central London. Krysta is a member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and the Health and Care Professions Council.

Krysta has worked alongside occupational therapists, applied behavioral analysts/tutors, mainstream and special education teachers, teaching and learning support assistants, play therapists and educational and clinical psychologists. She supports and encourages working as part of a collaborative team, with all key agents involved, centered around the child. Krysta is driven toward providing a holistic approach to her client’s needs and believes in empowering parents and caregivers to be closely involved in their child’s therapy.

Krysta has attained formal training qualifications including the Makaton Language Program, Sounds for Literacy: Cued Articulation, The Hanen Centre: More Than Words Program, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) Program, LEGO Based Therapy Training and the application of Verbal Behavior in ABA Treatment Programs for children with Autism.

Neeky

Aldrinique Beneby

Administrative Supervisor

Aldrinique join our team in 2013. Aldrinique obtained an Associate of Science degree from North Lake College in Irving, Texas. She also has a Bachelor of Science dual degrees in Business Administration and Hospitality Management from Florida Memorial University and Florida International University.