Research has shown Applied Behavior Analysis as a method that promotes improvement in cognitive performance, langauge skills, adaptative behavior and education functioning leading to positive changes in quality of life.
Studies suggest that with early intervention children have a greater chance of integrating in scholl while maintaining independence.
At Parapluie Bleu the ABA Therapists, Speech Pathologists and Occupational therapists create a tailored program that meets the needs of the individual. All therapists use an ABA approach; each therapist uses positive reinforcement strategies to motivate the child to reach his goals.
M.Sc Psychology- Specialization ABA
Cheryl Roussel is a Behavior Consultant who has 8 years of experience working with children in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis. During this time she has worked with learners from the ages of 2-18 years old. She has worked with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Global Developmental Delay, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and behavior disorders. Cheryl has extensive exprience working with teams of professionals (Occupational Therapists, Speech Pathologists, Certified Behavior Analysts and Psychologists) to implement goals outlined in intervention plans and creating behavior plans. Behavior plans have focused on self-help skills, receptive and expressive language, toileting, imitation, social skills and general academics.
She has received her Master of Science degree in Psychology specializing in Applied Behavior Analysis.
Occupational Therapy (OT) focuses on the achievement of independence in activities that provide purpose and meaning to an individual's daily life. Through a comprehensive evaluation, as well as an individualized treatment plan, children learn to become successful and autonomous in all environments.
OT focuses on skills such as:
Social Skill Development
Gross motor skills
Handwriting and fine motor skills
MScA of Occupational Therapy
Cristina Patulli completed her Master of Science (applied) in Occupational Therapy at McGill University. Cristina's interest includes working with children and their families in a variety of environments (clinic, home, and school). Her clinical experience includes working with children with developmental and intellectual delays as well as children with behavioral and social difficulties. Cristina is motivated in helping children to develop skills to allow them to participate in meaningful occupations in a variety of domains. Cristina is committed in using evidence-based practice in the evaluation process and intervention plan. As a result, she has developed knowledge in specialized programs with regards to academic, feeding, and sensory needs.
Our program focuses on working with a team of ABA Therapists and Speech Pathologists to come up with a tailored program to meet the specific needs of the individual.
Speech-language pathology assesses and treats all the processes related to communication and swallowing.
Speech Language Pathologists provide a wide range of services that target among other things:
Receptive and expressive language disorders and delays
Articulation and phonological disorders
Our program focuses on working with a team of therapists to come up with a tailored program to meet the specific needs of each child and their families.
B.Sc., M.Sc.A., S-LP(C) (C)
Carla is a speech language pathologist who works with children with a variety of speech, language and communication difficulties. In her work as a speech pathologist, she draws upon all her experience as an ABA therapist, camp counselor, working in the field of research, and as a lab manager, combined with her educational background in biology, psychology, neuroscience, and speech-language pathology. She has worked with children in special education since she was a teenager, and find it continually rewarding. She believes that by working alongside other professionals, families and teachers, we can offer a well-rounded and team-approach environment which provides multiple perspectives on problem solving, and allows for the development of functional goals that will help the child achieve success within the context of evidence based practice. She is a graduate of Speech-Language Pathology at McGill University and is member of the Ordre des Orthophonistes et Audiologistes du Quebec (OOAQ).