Dr. Kieva Hranchuk is the clinical director of the Scottsdale Children’s Institute. Dr. Kieva moved to Scottsdale, AZ from New York, NY for the purpose of developing clinical, training, and research programs at SCI. Dr. Kieva recognized a need for this particular type of program in the valley and decided to dedicate her time and effort towards creating a program that would meet needs not currently being met for Arizona families.
Originally from Ottawa, Ontario in Canada, Dr. Kieva received her Bachelor of Arts Honors degree in Psychology from Queen’s University in Kingston, ON and a post-graduate certificate in Behavioral Science from George Brown College in Toronto, ON. She then went on to earn her Master’s degree in Teaching as Applied Behavior Analysis from Teachers College, Columbia University, and her Ph.D. in Applied Behavior Analysis from Columbia University in New York City. Dr. Kieva is also a New York state certified teacher with certificates qualifying her to teach students from the ages of birth through 6th grade.
She has spent numerous years studying the CABAS® model (Comprehensive Application of Behavior Analysis to Schooling), and specializes in preschool and elementary level inclusive educational settings. Dr. Kieva has seven years of experience as a front-line staff working directly with children both with and without disabilities. Five of those years were spent working as an inclusion teacher with students ranging from preschool to third grade.
Dr. Kieva specializes in kindergarten readiness and her research focuses on how teaching procedures can be effectively modified to cater toward a child’s existing skills to prepare them for general education settings. She is also interested in the ways in which effective teaching procedures can accelerate student learning. Dr. Kieva loves working with children, as well as with their parents and families to ensure that the students are receiving the best education possible.
When Dr. Kieva is not working with her students and their families, she loves spending time with her husband and their puppy, her friends and family, traveling, reading, and playing the violin.
Areas Of Specialty
- Academic and behavioral assessment
- Curriculum design and development
- Individualization of academic goals and programming
- Differentiated instruction
- Verbal behavior analysis
- Early Intensive Behavior Intervention
- Development of behavior management plans,
self-management plans, and self-monitoring procedures