MEd (Inclusive Education) - QUT
GradDip (Psych) - Monash University
GradDipEd (Early Childhood) - QUT
Registered Teacher (QCT#835483)
BCBA (BACB# 1-19-38033) CBA (#0022-0922)
NDIS Advanced Behaviour Support Practitioner (#P1918990)
My Mission Statement
To brighten the lives of the clients I work with and to improve the quality of their lives by sharing my knowledge, understanding and compassion.
I wanted to develop a deeper understanding of why children behave in a variety of contexts, from the home to school and in the community.
When my first child began school I volunteered to read with the students. It was from this experience that I became passionate about helping those children who struggle academically as well as socially and emotionally in the school environment. So my journey began, completing a Graduate Diploma in Early Years (QUT), then moving on to complete a Masters of Inclusive Education (QUT). I have worked in the public education sector for 10 years and experienced first-hand all the barriers students with disabilities and their parents/carers face within the school system. As an Inclusion Support Teacher, I wanted to understand why children behave in various contexts, from the home to school and in the community. This lead me down the path of behaviour analysis where I studied to become a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA). I have also recently completed a Graduate Diploma in Psychology through Monash University.
I am an NDIS Advanced Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner, a registered teacher with the Queensland College of Teachers as well as a member of the Association for Behaviour Analysis Australia, the Association for Positive Behavior Support (APBS), and the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS). I am passionate about utilising Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to support and assist my clients and their families in achieving values-based outcomes that matter to them.