22555 N. Miller Road Suite 110 Scottsdale, AZ 85255

About The Scottsdale Children’s Institute

The Scottsdale Children’s Institute (SCI) offers a unique program like no other in the state of Arizona. Our kindergarten readiness program offers an inclusive, structured, scientific approach to teaching that is based on the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA). We provide our learners with a learner-driven, positive environment and we strive to foster a love of learning in each and every student.

One of the leading causes of the current educational crisis prevalent in America’s education system is the tendency to blame the child for poor performance. At SCI, we believe that if effective teaching is in place, students will always learn. It is our goal to shift the responsibility of achieving success within the educational system away from solely the child and their parents because we recognize that as educators, it is our responsibility to provide high-quality instruction in an environment conducive to learning.

Based largely on the CABAS® (Comprehensive Application of Behavior Analysis to Schooling) model developed by…

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Our Facility

Our facility was designed to be one of the best in the country – We have a brand new 8,000 square foot therapy and training facility located in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Meet Our Team

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Kieva Hranchuk Ph.D., BCBA-D
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Jacob Boney Psy.D., BCBA-D
  • Lynn Kernes Lynn Kernes Lead Teacher
  • Meghan Owens Meghan Owens Lead Teacher
  • Cecilia Aguilar Cecilia Aguilar Teaching Assistant
  • Chelsea Most Chelsea Most Teaching Assistant

The SCI Difference

Our approach is a data-driven process. We take data on every single response emitted by every single student during every program, every day. We do this because children are constantly learning and their behavior provides us with valuable information about their strengths, weaknesses, and the ways in which they learn.

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