Classroom Observation

If your child is having trouble in school, it would be beneficial for one of our certified professionals to observe their behavior in the classroom while collecting data on issues such as non-compliance, outbursts, lack of focus, motivation, and any other problems that may affect their ability to function properly in a school setting.

Teacher Consultation & Training

Following a detailed observation, data collection and analyses, our specialists will go over the results gathered with the teacher, aides and other relevant school personnel. We will happily work alongside these professionals to bring about desired behavioral changes and to provide adequate training services for implementing behavioral intervention procedures, when necessary.

Behavior Management

If it should be determined that your child needs the accommodation of a one-on-one ABA clinician within the classroom setting to help with classroom behavior management and academic functioning, our professionals would be happy to help. Services are available in both public and private school settings.

IEP Meetings

Having one of our behavioral professionals attend your child’s IEP meeting can mean the difference between your child having either a productive or unproductive school year. It is of paramount importance that all professionals involved with your child are on the same page, are working toward the same goals, and are implementing the same educational tools, strategies and techniques across environments. Our behavioral specialists can help delineate an effective IEP by contributing information regarding skill mastery levels, the selection of appropriate targets for acquisition, advocating for needed educational supports and services, general placement concerns and parental support.

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.