My areas of special interest include:

Behaviour Consultation

As a behavioural consultant for children and adolescents, aged 0 to 18 diagnosed with global delays, severe emotional and/or behavioural challenges, those diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum (ASD) and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), Reactive Attachment Disorders (RAD), disrupted attachment experiences, and other diversibilities.

In this capacity I provide developmental and behavioural intervention techniques using developmental models to assist the family and the school professionals to effectively meet the needs of the child. I am familiar with a number of methods, which provides individuals, child and parent groups, an opportunity to learn through play, structured teaching techniques, and engagement.


Dance
like nobody's watching;

love like you've never been hurt.

Sing like nobody's listening;

Live like it's heaven on earth.

~ Mark Twain.

 
I am also available to provide emotional and behavioural assessments to assist in the planning of developmentally functional programs that can provide training in positive behaviour management, engagement, and self co- and self-soothing techniques. I make use of standardized measures, obervations, and interviews to individualize programming to best suit the needs of the child and the family based on their strengths and priorities.

In this capacity, I utilize an eclectic approach that is child-centered and family focused to provide the best fit for all the individuals involved in the application of the intervention.

Parent and Caregiver Support
I can assist parents and caregivers in gaining a better understanding of their child’s psychological/emotional issues and/or mental health diagnoses. Also, I can provide support to parents who may be struggling with feelings of loss, anxiety and stress that they may be feeling in light of the adjustments they may be required to make due to a child’s unique behaviours.

Parenting Support
Many parents and/or caregivers struggle when attempting to find a balance between setting appropriate boundaries and exploration. I provide individualized support to the parent in choosing positive behaviour management techniques that fit with the caregiver’s parenting philosophies when attempting to play and interact with their children. I will support a parent in learning to better connect with their child at the child’s developmental level and playfully engage in reciprocal interactions