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In 2013, I became a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst. I have spent my entire career working with children with special needs and their families. I have extensive experience in clinical as well as community settings. I have worked primarily with autistic children but have considerable experience working with typically developing children with challenging behaviour as well.
I graduated with a Master of Applied Disability Studies degree from Brock University. I also hold an Honours Bachelor of Social Work degree from Lakehead University. I worked for many years at Zareinu Educational Centre (now known as Kayla’s Children Centre). At Zareinu, I held many positions, from classroom assistant to Behaviour Analyst. In my 14 years at Zareinu, I was fortunate to learn from a trans-disciplinary team of therapists who were passionate about helping our students achieve their maximums. Working with Psychologists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Social Workers, Special Education Teachers, Early Childhood Educators and Recreational Therapists provided me with a very well rounded understanding of and respect for these vital disciplines.
How I can help your child and family
I offer 4 services based on your family’s needs.
I will help you better understand how you and the environment are impacting and maintaining your child’s behaviour. Using Applied Behaviour Analysis, I will provide you with alternatives and help guide you to effective ways that you can change your child’s behaviour. Looking at the antecedents, behaviours and consequences will be the starting point for this service. We will meet weekly or biweekly and will discuss what has happened since our last meeting. I will ask you to take some data because it can be difficult to remember everything and then analyze the information and identify patterns.
I work with private schools or daycares to identify the function of challenging behaviour and to develop intervention plans that will be effective and easy to implement. Individual programs or class-wide behaviour interventions can be developed. Realistic data tracking and follow up are provided. These meetings can happen weekly, bi-weekly or monthly depending on your needs.
If your child with autism or other developmental disability is struggling with a specific skill or skill set, I can develop a targeted intervention to address this need. I would develop the intervention and teach you or a caregiver how to implement it. We will meet weekly or bi-weekly. Manageable data collection would be an integral part of this intervention with the goal of empowering you to implement the same strategies to address future goals as they arise.
If you’re looking for a comprehensive ABA Therapy program, to address all areas of your child’s development I can be the Clinical Supervisor for your child’s ABA program. I qualify as a Clinical Supervisor for the Ontario Autism Program and am listed on the OAP provider list. I will complete a curriculum assessment and develop all of the teaching programs and targets for your child’s ABA program. I am happy to work with you to develop your child’s treatment team and to train the staff in all of the behavioural interventions that they will be implementing. Supervisions would occur either weekly or monthly, depending on the supervision structure of your ABA team.
If you are pursuing BCBA or BCaBA certification, I am also available to supervise all of part of your experience hours.
I would be happy to discuss your ABA Therapy programming needs. Please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Call me: 1-877-797-0437
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