International Center for Cognitive Development

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Educational Background

Gianna received a B.A. from the University of South Carolina with an Experimental Psychology major and Neuroscience Minor. After graduation, she received her BCaBA graduate certificate from Florida Institute of Technology. She is currently taking steps that will, ideally, lead her to obtain to a PhD in Behavior Science.
Professional Background

Gianna has taken on many roles in the field of Behavior Analysis and Education.

Behavior Analysis
She began her journey as a behavior technician, providing direct behavior therapy to individuals with developmental disabilities. Within two years, she began supervising other technicians, as well as providing training and performance evaluations- assisting her colleagues in reaching their maximum potential in the field of ABA. She has previously held certifications as a Registered Behavior Technician as well as a Board Certified Autism Technician. Most recently, she became certified as a Board Certified assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA). Gianna has worked with individuals from early intervention up to age twenty five. 

As a side project, Gianna works with the Global Autism Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to worldwide training and dissemination of Applied Behavior Analysis. Last year, she traveled to India and worked with staff at SOREM, an educational institute for the developmentally disables. Gianna trained educators at SOREM on implementing both language building procedures as well as behavior support plans for students. 


Gianna has worked in the field of education since 2013. Beginning her career as a teacher at a learning program for students with behavioral disabilities, she has now moved on to teaching SAT preparation, literature, and cooking classes in Vietnam for students from ages five to seventeen.

Research Interests

Gianna is interested in conducting research on culturally adapted developmental assessments and diagnosis procedures for individuals on the Autism Spectrum.

BCaBA Services

Developmental Assessments
Functional Behavior Assessments
School Observations
Recommendations for RBT and other support services 
Development of Behavior Support Plans for both home and school settings
Report on Progress approximately every three months
Parent and teacher training procedures 

Gianna Liccio BA., BCaBA
Applied behaviuor  analysis