Little Lighthouse LBAPS, PLLC was founded by Dr. Ivana Krstovska, a New York State Licensed Psychologist, New York State Licensed Behavior Analyst and Doctoral Level Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Dr. Krstovska has over two decades of experience working with children with developmental disabilities as a New York State Certified Special Education Teacher and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She has provided special instruction in the Early Intervention Program for children from birth to
3 years of age who are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), preschool intervention for children 3 to 5 years of age who are diagnosed with ADS and other developmental disabilities, and behavioral intervention for children with ASD in elementary educational settings.
Dr. Krstovska received her doctoral degree in Psychology, Learning Processes and Behavior Analysis, with a specialization in Developmental Disabilities from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). Since 2013, she has taught graduate and undergraduate classes related to psychology, special education, applied behavior analysis, developmental disabilities, and autism as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychology at Queens College and Lehman College, CUNY.
Dr. Krstovska conducts behavioral and psychological evaluations and provides training in behavior modification and classroom management for early intervention, preschool and school-based organizations and programs. Her clinical and research interests focus on building early social-communication skills in young children with ASD, such as teaching eye gaze, requesting, joint attention, developing play skills, replacing problem behavior with functional communication, and providing parent and staff training.