Chayna Aldi, BCBA, LBA
Chayna holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Applied Behavior Analysis from Eastern Connecticut State University. She completed her Master of Science degree in Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis at the University of Saint Joseph. Chayna’s work experience includes more than seven years in a private school setting, with additional experience within in-home settings, as well as community-based settings. During her graduate career, Chayna conducted her thesis research on selective eating/severe feeding disorders. Chayna presented this research under the supervision of Dr. Missy Olive at various state conferences.
Chayna’s professional experience entails managing severe behaviors, program development, social skill development, functional communication training, crisis management, staff training, community skills, leisure skills, and transition programming. Chayna has supervised individuals pursuing BCBA certification since 2016. In addition, Chayna has a background in staff training on ABA applications to ensure student success and generalization of skills across multiple settings.
With her clients, Chayna hopes to bring meaningful behavior change that are functional and important to increase quality of life by collaborating with parents and other professionals. She values evidence-based practices and promoting effective and scientifically based procedures with her clients. Chayna belongs to several professional organizations such as CTABA (Connecticut association of Behavior Analysis), Association of Behavior Analysis International, and BALC (Behavior Analyst Leadership Council). In her spare time, Chayna enjoys spending time with her husband and their son Jack, exercising, reading, cooking, and going to the beach.