Dr. Michelle Ficcaglia is the founder of Thoughtful Parenting. She has been working with children and families for more than 20 years. Michelle holds a BA in psychology from Claremont McKenna College, a PhD in Special Education from UC Berkeley, and is also a doctoral level Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
Parenting is the most humbling and rewarding experience of our lives. As parents we all are occasionally challenged to figure out how to support our children's learning and development/ Thoughtful Parenting is your resource for personalized advice and strategies that work in your real world. We specialize in understanding the unique needs of children with learning disabilities, developmental delays, ADHD, ASD, and other special needs.
Thoughtful Parenting provides families with resources, evidence based knowledge from the field of child development and applied behavior analysis (ABA), and practical tips to meet the challenges of parenting and to nurture confident, caring children.
Thoughtful Parenting has developed a variety of services to meet the needs of your family. We are able to serve families nationwide with our remote consultation services and throughout the San Francisco Bay Area with our in person services.
Using the science of behavior analysis you will learn to understand your child's development and behavior so that you can nurture critical skills. Parents who participate in coaching sessions learn to understand their child's development and use the techniques of applied behavior analysis to support your child's learning and behavior. Our strengths-based techniques include strategies from functional behavioral assessment, PRT, and ESDM.
Education and Social Skills Consultation Services
Our big picture approach to educational and social skills consultation helps families make critical decisions about their child's education
What is RUBI Parent Training?
RUBI is a researched and evidence-based treatment that was
designed to decrease challenging behaviors in children with
Autism Spectrum Disorder by teaching their caregivers
important behavior management tools.