Our Mission

Children sitting together in classroom.The mission of ICEI is to provide specialized services to school-aged students who present with serious and complex behavioral and social/emotional conditions and who have, or are at risk of having, developmental disabilities such as Autism Spectrum Disorders. ICEI is funded by the Florida Department of Education to provide services to students who have received supports from the school system but continue to show minimal to no response to interventions.



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FDLRS logoFlorida Diagnostic & Learning Resources System

The USF Interdisciplinary Center for Evaluation and Intervention (ICEI) is part of the Florida statewide program of comprehensive services for children. There are a total of five Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System (FDLRS) Specialized Multidisciplinary Centers, each located on a university campus.  Each center provides unique, specialized services for students having the most complex needs.

In addition to the specialized clinics, FDLRS consists of a network of 19 Associate and 6 Specialized Centers in Florida providing support services to educators, parent, and other professionals who work with students with disabilities.

To learn more, go to the FDLRS website.




Meet Our Team

ICEI Core Team:

Photo of Rose IovannoneRose Iovannone, PhD


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Photo of Krystal McFeeKrystal McFee Fontechia, M.A., BCBA
Behavior Analyst


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Photo of Julianne SchmelterJulianne Schmelter, PsyD
Licensed Psychologist
School Psychologist


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Photo of missing imageMichelle Hite
Speech Therapist


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Photo of Elizabeth CassellElizabeth Cassell, M.A., BCBA
Behavior Analyst


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Photo of Nycole KaukMara “Shelley” Clarke, M.A., BCBA
Faculty Research associate


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Photo of Sara BarnesKristyn Burner
Administrative Specialist


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Photo of Melissa RiddleMarissa Riddle
School Psychologist


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Photo of Gabriella BrodheadGabriella Brodhead
School Psychologist


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Photo of David TichnorDavid Tichenor
School Psychologist


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Photo of Sara BarnesCara Babon
Speech Therapist


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Photo of Sara BarnesNycole Kauk
School Psychologist/Behavior Analyst


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Interdisciplinary Team Members

Photo of Alina FontAlina Font, Ph.D.

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Photo of Carol LillyCarol Lilly, M.D.
Developmental Pediatrics

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Questions & Information

To learn more, contact ICEI:
Phone: 813.974.0968
Fax: 813.905.9836
Email: icei@usf.edu

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