I was introduced into the world of special needs children with the birth of my first son, Colby, and found this new learning curve to be steep and very trying on myself and our family.
So many questions, not enough answers, no one who really seemed to be able to put me on a path that would help me to help my son grow to his best potential.
Then, with the help of one of my dearest friends, I learned about ABA (Applied Behaviour Analysis). Finally, a systematic treatment program that showed the progression of my son's skills through data collection!
That was more than 10 years ago, and since then I have acquired a BA in Psychology, and certification as a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA).
Now, I provide Applied Behaviour Analysis in home and center based support for children with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) and other developmental disabilties.
Concerns like toilet training, communication, feeding, social behaviour and problem behaviour can be addressed for children who are experiencing difficulty in these areas.
I provide a program that is specific to your child's needs – not a one size fits all intervention.
I have gained valuable knowledge and experience that only comes with parenting a child with ASD and that learning continues as my son moves toward adulthood.
My goal is to use my knowledge and experience to help families through the pitfalls and frustrations that they encounter when trying to find help for their child with Autism or any other developmental disability.
I want families to know that I know what they are going through, and that hope is ok, as long as hope has direction, and a plan.
Karen is a registered behavior technician(RBT). She is a Columbia University graduate. She has a BA in Economics with a minor in Psychology.
She has working experience as a behaviour therapist with Autism Partnership in Hong Kong. She also spent time volunteering with a speech language pathologist in New York. Karen's outgoing and ability to get silly make her a favorite with our clients. Her commitment to the well being of our clients and concern for their development will serve her in her future goal of becoming a Behavioural Analyst.