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.Services Include:
- 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