Arguably the most important step in ABA intervention for your child will be his or her ability to take the skills they have mastered in a controlled environmental setting and successfully use them in the home, school and general community with his or her immediate family members, teachers, and therapists.

In order to achieve this, it will be imperative that all members of the family and educational team are fully informed, involved and committed to the same treatment goals. No matter how many hours of ABA therapy your child receives, it will never equal the amount of hours they spend at home with you or at school with teachers in their everyday natural environment. Our work means nothing without this final piece to the puzzle: generalization.

ABA in essence is an intervention not only for your child, but for your child’s entire circle which may include parents, step-parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, and even pets. Our professionals will dedicate time to teaching all parties involved the skills needed to achieve success with your child. The quality of your interactions are guaranteed to improve in no time! Your success is important to us and we will help you achieve it in the many ways described below. Always remember: perfect practice makes perfect!




Applied Behavior Analysis:

The Instruction Manual You Wish Your Child Came With

No More Diapers!

A Parent's Guide to Effective Toilet Training

I Can't Take My Kid Anywhere!

How to Survive Community Outings

Turning Daily Routines Into Learning Experiences
Stuck on Chicken Nuggets & French Fries:

How to Expand Your Child's Palate

My Child Is Out of Control!

Keep Calm and Call a Behavior Analyst

When Will We Ever Get Some Sleep?

Bedtime Problems & Autism

Fun Games and Quality Time with Your Ausome Child

Karelix Alicea


Founder / President of Lotus Behavioral Interventions

Miss Alicea received both her bachelor's and master's degrees in psychology with a specialization in behavior analysis under the direction of the esteemed Dr. Jacob L. Gewirtz at Florida International University (FIU), and is currently in the process of completing an Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership and Applied Behavior Analysis from Nova Southeastern University.

Following a period of almost 10 years of experience in the field, she founded Lotus Behavioral Interventions in 2009. Miss Alicea taught undergraduate-level behavior analysis coursework for several years at FIU and Carlos Albizu University, and is a graduate-level intensive practicum supervisor at Simmons College, Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) and University of South Florida (USF), all of which are Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) accredited programs.

She has presented on the benefits of sign language and telehealth services for children with autism in addition to ethical service delivery, supervision and entrepreneurship at various professional conferences, including the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis (FABA) and ABAI.

Miss Alicea is an active member of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts (APBA), and can render services in English, Spanish, American Sign Language (ASL) both face-to-face and via telehealth with the use of HIPAA-compliant technology.