Dr. Patel is the Executive Director of Clinic 4 Kidz. She supervises all therapists working with your child. Clinic 4 Kidz will also assist families in finding other therapists who can work with your child in the home and/or school environments. A team of therapists with expertise in various areas will work with your child.
Information about Meeta R. Patel - PhD, BCBA-D
Dr. Patel has been working with children with autism and other disabilities for over 20 years. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
Dr. Patel received a BS degree from the University of California at Davis in 1996 in Psychobiology. She continued her graduate training in Psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno and received her Ph.D. in Psychology under the supervision of James Carr, Patrick Ghezzi, and Sidney Bijou in 2000. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2001 under the supervision of Cathleen Piazza.
Dr. Patel joined the faculty at the Marcus and Kennedy Krieger Institutes in 2001 and Emory University School of Medicine in 2002 and was a case manager in the Pediatric Feeding Disorders and Early Intervention Programs at the Marcus and Kennedy Krieger Institutes from 2001-2003. Dr. Patel founded Clinic 4 Kidz in 2003 and currently serves as the Executive Director.
Dr. Patel is a consulting editor on the Behavioral Develpment Bulletin and previously has served on the editorial board for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and Education and Treatment of Children.
Her primary research interests are in the area pediatric feeding disorders. In addition, she is devoted to conducting research to better train parents to work with their children in the home environment. Dr. Patel's research focuses on developing appropriate treatments to increase oral intake and decrease tube dependency. In addition, she is conducting research that focuses on the long-term success of children with pediatric feeding disorders. Dr. Patel also has an interest in treating children with autism who display food selectivity.
Information about Aida Miles MMSc, RDN, LD, FAND
Aida Miles works as a registered dietitian for Clinic 4 Kidz. Aida has been a registered dietitian for over 20 years and has devoted most of her career to the area of pediatric nutrition. She holds a Masters of Medical Science degree from Emory University (Atlanta, GA) and is a Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition.Aida has held numerous leadership positions within her profession.Aida is currently on the board of directors of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Speaker of the Academy's House of Delegates.
In addition to her duties at Clinic 4 Kidz, Aida is the Director of the graduate training program for future dietitians at the University of Minnesota as well as faculty of the University's Leadership in Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities program. Aida also has worked as the nutritionist for the Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program at the Marcus Institute in Atlanta.It is during her tenure at Marcus that Aida developed her expertise at being an integral part of a team treating children with severe feeding problems.
Aida is currently pursuing her PhD in Higher Education from Bethel University.
Information about Danielle Shahan SLP.D, CCC-SLP
Dr. Shahan has a doctorate in speech-language pathology from Nova Southeastern University. Her clinical research and and dissertation focused on oral-motor/muscle-based therapy. Dr. Shahan has worked as a speech-language pathologist in the private practice, school, and hospital settings, and as a clinical instructor of graduate students at California State University, Sacramento. She is currently working with children at Clinic 4 Kidz with feeding problems who display oral motor deficits.
In addition to her duties at Clinic 4 Kidz, Dr. Shahan lectures and completes evaluations and program plans nationally. She presents staff and parent trainings in oral-motor techniquies and interventions for children diagnosed with variety of disorders. She consults frequently in school settings to design and implement safety feeding protocols for children with oral-motor-feeding difficulties.
Information about Stephanie Miller - MA, BCBA
Stephanie Miller is a case manager at Clinic 4 Kidz and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.Stephanie earned her Masters degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg in 2010.During her graduate study she completed multiple internships, including a placement at the Penn State Milton Hershey Medical Center Feeding Program, and her thesis focusing on repeated taste exposure to treat severe food selectivity in young children with Autism.
Stephanie has been working in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis since 2007 specializing in children diagnosed with developmental disorders.She has been building early intervention programs for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder to teach receptive and expressive communication skills, socialization with peers, and self-help skills.She has experience teaching appropriate replacement behaviors for children with severe aggression and self-injurious behavior.
Information about Ashlee Jackson - MS, BCBA
Ashlee Jackson is a case manager at Clinic 4 Kidz and Board Certified Behavior Analyst who has worked with children with autism and other developmental disabilities for over five years providing early intervention and behavioral services.
In 2010, Ashlee received her BA degree in Psychology from California State University, Northridge. Shortly after, in 2012, she earned her MS degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from California State University, Los Angeles. During her graduate study she completed her thesis research project under the supervision of Dr. Henry Schlinger. Her research compared the relative effectiveness of independent and interdependent group contingencies in a parent-implemented token economy to increase compliance in children.
Information about Chelsea Paula - MA
Chelsea Paula is a case manager at Clinic 4 Kidz. Chelsea received her BA in Human Development from California State University, East Bay in 2011 and received her MA in Psychology with concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis in 2016.
Chelsea has been working with children with autism and other developmental disabilities since 2004. She has worked in special day classrooms, full-inclusion classrooms, and has provided early intervention and behavioral services for children between ages of birth to twelve years old. Through her experiences, Chelsea has trained and collaborated with occupational therapists, speech pathologists, behavior analysists, physical therapists, and feeding therapists.
Chelsea is currently pursuing her BCBA certification through the Behavior Analysts Certification Board.
Information about Vicky Pham - MA
Vicky Pham is a case manager at Clinic 4 Kidz. In 2010, Vicky earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from San Jose State University. She earned her Masters of Science degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from National University, La Jolla in 2013.
Vicky has been working in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis since 2008 specializing in children diagnosed with developmental disorders. She has worked in-homes and schools providing behavioral services for children between 18 months to 11 years old. She has experience in pivotal response training, positive behavior support plans, differential reinforcement systems, and parent consultations.
Vicky is pursuing her BCBA certification through the Behavior Analysts Certification Board.
Information about Kerri Caltabiano - BA
Kerri Caltabiano is a Case Manager at Clinic 4 Kidz. In 2008, Kerri earned her BA in Psychology from the University of Tampa. In addition to her coursework in psychology, Kerri concentrated in Dance Pedagogy for alternative populations. Through this concentration, she developed and implemented several Movement Therapy programs in various facilities for children with developmental delays and adults with neurodegenerative diseases.
From 2010-2012, Kerri taught in Seoul, South Korea, during which time she gained exprience teaching in inclusion classroom settings, as well as one-on-one tutoring with special needs learners.
Prior to joining Clinic 4 Kidz, Kerri had been working as a Lead Therapist in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis for 2 years. She has experience providing early intervention and behavioral support services to children with developmental disorders in home settings, as well as in special day classes and full-inclusion classrooms.
Kerri has started her Masters in ABA with emphasis in Autism at Ball State University and is expected to graduate in 2018 and will pursue her BCBA cerfication upon graduation.
Information about Holly Ney - MA, BCBA
Holly Ney is case manager and Board Certified Bahavior Analyst at Clinic 4 Kidz. Holly has been working in the field of behavior analysis for over 7 years with 3 years dedicated to serving children with pediatric feeding disorders.
In 2013, Holly earned her bachelor’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis with a focus on early autism intervention from the University of Kansas. Prior to beginning her graduate work, Holly worked at the Pediatric Feeding Disorders Unit at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. In 2016, Holly received her master’s degree in psychology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. During her graduate study, she completed her internships at the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Munroe-Meyer Institute in the Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program under the supervision of Dr. Cathleen Piazza.