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ABOUT GAEL
Gael is a graduate of the Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Program at the Western Connecticut State University, and a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).

Since 2017, Gael has been working in the field of ABA, she has worked with neurodiverse individuals in the paediatric, adolescent, and adult population. Gael is committed to the use of evidence-based practices and specializes in the assessment and treatment of challenging behaviors. Her scope of competence ranges from behavioral assessments to the development of function based interventions and skill acquisition programs.

ABOUT ALLISON
Allison DePalma is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who obtained her Master of Arts from the University of South Florida 2020.

She began her career as a certified registered behavior technician in 2016 working with autistic individuals who experienced severe behavioral challenges, specifically aggression, self-injury, and communication deficits. Although this is her primary realm of treatment, Allison has experience providing treatment to those with an extensive range of needs between the ages of two and 22. Allison relates much of her work to living with an autistic sibling. This personal experience has resulted in Allison being exceptionally passionate about empowering families through the ABA process. Allison emphasizes the importance of working as a team, and provides collaborative treatment to both clients and caregivers. Through this synergistic approach, Allison seeks to improve the independence of those she serves, as well as instill confidence in her families that learning goals can be achieved.

ABOUT PRERNA
Prerna was born in India and moved to Calgary in 2002. She completed her Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, from University of Mumbai, India. She gained her OT Registered License after arriving in Canada.

She always had a passion to work with children. Hence, she dedicated her 20+ year career working as an OT specializing in children with special needs. In her free time, Prerna enjoys cooking, listening to music, going for walks in the nature, spending time with her family and friends and travelling.

What is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst ?

A BCBA is a graduate-level certification in behavior analysis.

Independent practitioners who have completed field work supervision and passed a board exam to ensure necessary qualifications and competencies to deliver safe, effective, and quality behavior-analytic services.

BCBA's are also regulated by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board and adhere to a code of ethics unlike Behavior Consultants that are not BCBAs.

Behavior Analysis

Behavior Analysis is the science of human behavior. It operates from the premise that behavior is influenced by one's environment and learning history of situations that precede and follow a behavior.

What is ABA ?

Applied Behavior Analysis is the application of the science of learning, with the aim to increase socially significant and age-appropriate behaviors and decrease behaviors of concern. Children who receive a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or another developmental delay, may benefit greatly when receiving access to a tailored, Comprehensive Early Intensive Behavior program, based on the principles of ABA.

Intervention

Intervention is based on an assessment process to better understand the individual's behavior concerns, values and goals. The treatment focuses on increasing socially-significant behaviors that are positive and adaptive, while making challenging behaviors less effective or necessary for the individual. Ultimately, behavior change will take into account the individual's preferences, strengths and goals to help them thrive.

Creating Positive Outcomes,
One Step at a Time.

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