Center for Health, Learning & Achievement
Alicia N Braccia MA, CAS, ABSNP
Florida Licensed School Psychologist SS710
School Neuropsychology Diplomate
Alicia Braccia is a Florida Licensed School Psychologist who received her Masters Degree and Certificate of Advanced Study in School Psychology at Fairfield University, in Connecticut. She has a Diplomate in School Neuropsychology from Texas Women’s University. Prior to moving to Florida and forming the Center for Health, Learning and Achievement’s multi-disciplinary team, she was a Teacher, Peer Supervisor and School Psychologist in the New York Public School System.
Mrs. Braccia brings over 25 years of experience as a Certified Teacher and School Psychologist from Preschool through 12th grade. She also does transition planning for young adults and college students. She has worked as a School Psychologist in private practice in Florida for over 10 years.
Mrs. Braccia's areas of expertise include identification & intervention of Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, Gifted Assessments, ADHD, Austism Spectrum Disorders and Nonverbal Learning Disorders. She offers Parent and Professional Training Seminars, Educational and Remediation consulting, as well as Psychoeducational testing and, Neurofeedback & Brainmapping.
MA, Exceptional Ed.
Jennifer Merkel, MA has her bachelors in speech therapy and audiology and her masters in Exceptional Education. She is an Associate Level Orton Gillingham. Ms. Merkel specializes in the intervention and remediation of Dyslexia, Executive Dysfunction and Learning and Processing Disabilities. She utilizes research based interventions that emphasizes differentiated learning and multi-modal instruction. She also has training and experience with sensory motor development and reflex integration. Ms. Merkel is bilingual and is fluent in Spanish, so she works well with English as a Second Language Learners.
- Orton-Gillingham Trained Language Therapist for Dyslexia
- Comprehensive, Systematic Writing Instruction and Support
- Sequential, Remedial Math instruction K-6
- SAT & ACT Preparation
- Study Skills and Organizational Coach
- Executive Function Interventions
M. Ed, Exceptional Education Teacher
Teresa Perry has a Bachelorís degree in Elementary Education and a Masterís degree in Special Education from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Teresa has also obtained her Elementary Education (GradesK-6) and also her Exceptional Student Education(Grades K-12) for the state of Florida.
Teresa has training in the following programs: Learning Strategies, the Wilson Reading Program, Lindamood-Bell Visualizing/Verbalizing program and On Cloud Nine, Math U See, Feursteinís Instrumental Enrichment, and many other study skills programs. Teresa has combined her classroom teaching experience and specific program training to provide one-on-one remediation for students and guide parents in choosing the appropriate programs to meet their childís needs.
Kendall A. Braccia, BA
Kendall graduated from Flagler College with a Bachelors degree in Psychology. Her primary focus was child and adolescent developmental psychology, with a thesis focusing on learning disabilities, and more specifically, autism spectrum.
She has continued her education and is trained in the Lindamood and Bell Programs: LiPs (Phonemic Awareness/ Language Foundations), Visualizing and Verbalizing (Comprehension/ Memory), Seeing Stars (Symbol Imagery/ Language Development), and On Cloud Nine (Math Foundations). She has also been trained in Feuerstein's Instrumental Enrichment-BASIC, a multifaceted program focusing on executive functions and critical thinking. In addition, she has been trained to provide the Wilson Remedial Reading Program.
Kendall is passionate about helping children and young adults reach there highest potential. She is very understanding and shares a unique perspective of the stress and anxiety that comes with having a learning disability. Kendall is Dyslexic and went through many of the remedial therapies that she provides today. It is in her firm belief, that with the right tools everyone can learn and excel.
Florida Licensed School Psychologist SS1059
Julie Mejia is a Florida Licensed School Psychologist who received her Specialist Degree in School Psychology at the University of Central Florida. She has over 15 years of experience working with children and adolescents in Clinical/Mental Health, Private Practice, and Public School settings. Ms. Mejia has over 10 years of experience as a School Psychologist within Orange County Public Schools, Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade.
Ms. Mejia's areas of expertise include identification/diagnosis and intervention planning in the following areas: ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Behavioral/Emotional Disorders, Intellectually Gifted, Intellectually Disabled, and Learning Disabilities.
- Professional Consultation
- IEP Consultation and Advocacy
- Educational Consulting
- Behavioral Consulting
- Provision of Trainings/Workshops for Teachers and Parents.
Vocational Specialist & Educational Consultant
Rebeca graduated from the University of Central Florida with her BA in Psychology. She continued her studies in business administration and earned her MBA in early 2009.
Rebeca has worked as a Vocational Evaluator since 2013 helping individuals with disabilities enter the workforce. These include an array of mental, emotional, educational and physical disabilities. She has a genuine passion for helping others succeed in their personal, educational and professional lives.
Rebeca has also worked as a Crisis Specialist and facilitated support groups for at risk middle and high school students in Orange and Seminole county. She is an AHCA approved Targeted Case Manager and Supervisor and Substitute Teacher for Orange County Schools.
Comprehensive Vocational Evaluation Community Based Evaluation Educational Consulting