Sabella is a Florida Licensed and Nationally Certified School Psychologist and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in clinical psychology. She graduated from Nova Southeastern University’s Specialists in Psychology (Psy.S) program in 2013 and has been a part of the CPS team ever since! Sabella completed her internship year through the School District of Palm Beach County where she was involved with the Response to Intervention (RtI) process, was trained in Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA) and gained valuable experience working with students of various exceptionalities and socio-economic backgrounds. Her primary role as a member of a multidisciplinary team was assessing and evaluating students for eligibility of Exceptional Student Education (ESE) services. Throughout her undergraduate and graduate education Sabella’s focus has been on childhood development, special populations, behavioral interventions, and working with individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Prior to joining the CPS team in 2013, Sabella worked as a behavior therapist and classroom assistant with children with autism for many years and completed several courses in applied behavior analysis (ABA). She is also trained in Lindamood Bell Seeing Stars and Visualizing and Verbalizing reading intervention programs. Sabella primarily conducts diagnostic and educational evaluations. In addition, she works as a one on one educational and behavioral “coach” during the school year and during our Brainforest Adventures Summer Camp. She firmly believes in helping every child enjoy learning and to lead a stress free life. Sabella is also a regular yoga practitioner. Her research interests include ADHD, mindfulness, and emotional regulation.