MEd (Learning Support & Inclusive Education); BCBA; GradDipEd (Early Childhood); BA Soc
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 teaching degree in Early Years, then moving on to complete a Masters in Inclusive Education & Learning Support. 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. In my role as an Inclusion Support Teacher, 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. This lead me down the path of behaviour analysis where I studied to become a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA). I am currently in the process of completing a Graduate Diploma in Psychology.
I am a registered teacher with the Queensland College of Teachers as well as a member of the Association for Behaviour Analysis Australia, the Association for Behavior Analysis International, the Association for Positive Behavior Support (APBS), and the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS). I also have a Level 1 credential in Practical Functional Assessment and Skill-Based Treatment of Severe Problem Behaviour.
I am passionate about utilising Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to support and assist my clients and their families in achieving outcomes that matter to them.