Our Team & Centre

Meet the Team

We are an excellent team that boasts of decades of experience in Malta. The professionals are passionate about excellence in autism treatment for children with most team members having outstanding academic credentials. The assessment may take place in several locations including our clinic, your home, or a childcare centre. In most cases, the evaluation may involve one or several specialists, depending on your child’s needs.

Jacqueline Abela DeGiovanni CEO Hand in Hand

Jacqueline Abela DeGiovanni
CEO of Hand in Hand
Clinical Supervision BCBA
Board Certified Behavior Analyst, BCBA
MSc in Applied Behaviour Analysis (Queen’s University Belfast)
Post Graduate Diploma in Play Therapy (Play Therapy UK)
Diploma in Individual Educational Needs (University of Malta)
MA in Early Childhood Education (University of Sheffield)
Co-founder of Play Therapy Malta

Ana Barkaia Clinical Supervision BCBA

Ana Barkaia
Clinical Supervision BCBA
Board Certified Behavior Analyst, BCBA
M.A IN Psychologist/ Psychotherapist (Ilia State University -Tbilisi/Georgia)
M.A in Psychological Sciences-Behaviour Analysis (James Madison University United States)
Co-author of the book “How To Manage Child’s Behaviour” .
Co-founder of Georgian Association of Behaviour Analysis (GABA)

Palazzo Zondadari

Palazzo Zondadari is a new Therapeutic Centre. This beautiful Palazzo is strategically situated in the heart of Rabat and opened to the public on 29th October 2019. The Centre has a spacious back garden, creativity room, and sensory room to fulfil leisure and life-skills training sessions.


Palazzo Zondadari