After receiving her bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Nilda has worked with children from all backgrounds and special needs. Her passion for working with children prompted her to also acquire her teacher certification in elementary education. With over 10 years’ experience as a teacher, Nilda is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Exceptional Student Education with specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of West Florida. Having an art background, she also believes art therapy can open a child to express themselves on a deep cognitive level, promoting mental and emotional growth. She has completed her 40 hour RBT course and is thrilled to simultaneously continue her studies in becoming a BCBA while serving children and their families through our family at Progressive Behavioral Science!