About Me

I have been working with neurodivergent individuals with behaviour challenges or developmental exceptionalities since 2004. Certified as both a Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) and BC Teacher, I have taught in both public and private schools. I am experienced in collaborating with school teams and advocating for effective and appropriate behaviour support for young people. I serve families in home settings as a Behaviour Consultant, providing assessment, planning and coaching to promote positive behaviour change in the home and community. I am passionate about seeing young people be successfully included in their community through effective positive behaviour support. Coaching family members, caregivers and others working closely with an individual is an important part of behavioural health and I enjoy working closely with both the client and those closest to them. I am a certified PEERS Instructor and am trained to deliver PEERS online via a telehealth model. ​

I have experience working in a large school district in the Lower Mainland, supporting students and teachers in promoting positive behaviour change in the classroom. Additionally, I have worked in the private school system, serving students with complex needs. My passion is working with young people to see them succeed by developing skills and behaviours that foster a better quality of life as they grow and mature.  I value research and am always seeking to understand behaviour in a deeper way by informing my practice with current findings both from within behavior analysis and other related fields.

Collaboration is important to me and I thoroughly enjoy working on large teams with schools and other behavioral health or medical professionals. In fact, I'm so excited about this that I have created podcast and blog called The Behavioral Health Collective designed to promote collaboration between behavioural health professionals. 

 

 

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Scope of Practice

Challenges with Technology Use
Challenges with Technology Use

e.g., tantrums or meltdowns when tech time is over, cannot relinquish tech to parent, child is in control of tech

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Challenging Home Routines
Challenging Home Routines

e.g., morning, after school or bedtime routine

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Lack of Flexibility & Rigidity
Lack of Flexibility & Rigidity

e.g., strong adherence to 'their way,' unable to roll with changes, hard to find compromise

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Barriers to Inclusion in Community/School
Barriers to Inclusion in Community/School

e.g., making friends, riding the bus, participating in extra-curricular activities independently, following classroom routines, independent functioning, participating in classroom activities

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Lack of Cooperation
Lack of Cooperation

e.g., hard time following instructions, constant negotiating

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Limited Leisure/Play Skills
Limited Leisure/Play Skills

e.g., not able to independently make use of down time, few leisure activities of interest

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IEP Advocacy
IEP Advocacy

e.g., family having a hard time working with school team and advocating for their child, behavioural challenges at school, difficulty getting needs met at school

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Poor Executive Functioning Skills
Poor Executive Functioning Skills

e.g., following routines, planning, time management, planning social life, task initiation

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Challenges with Transitions
Challenges with Transitions

e.g., changing activities, leaving a non-preferred activity, leaving the home

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Making & Keeping Friends
Making & Keeping Friends

e.g., social skill limitations, such as initiating conversation, reading social cues, knowing when to do certain social behaviours

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Fighting/Aggression Toward Others
Fighting/Aggression Toward Others

e.g., frequent and/or intense fighting that is atypical for age of child, verbal and/or physical aggression such as verbally abusive statements, intense hitting/kicking towards family members

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Anxiety
Anxiety

e.g., struggles with change, avoiding certain activities, hard time self-regulating

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Education

B.A. Honours, Queen's University

B.Ed. Queen's University

M.Ed. University of British Columbia (Autism & Developmental Disabilities)

Qualifications

Board Certified Behaviour Analyst

(BCBA)

 BC Certified Teacher

Certified PEERS Trainer

Experience

Home Behaviour Consultant

District Resource Teacher

 

Public Special-Education Teacher

Autism school teacher and educational assistant

Workshops and Teacher Training

Training

ACT Bootcamp for BCBAs

Positive Behaviour Interventions & Supports  Coach

PECS Training

Person-Centred Planning Facilitator