I love parent training and making strong connections with families. I have worked in the field of Autism, delivering and supervising ABA therapy, for over 25 years. In my career, I have been especially honoured to support families through their whole journey raising a child with ASD (from diagnosis to young adulthood). I work closely with our team of Project ImPACT therapists to ensure that each family’s needs are met.
Having grown up in Brampton, I am proud of our community’s diversity, and I am passionate about providing culturally-sensitive care to children and families. I am a child and adolescent therapist at Eastwood Psychologists, working half time with families while I complete my Ph.D. in School and Clinical Child Psychology at the University of Toronto (OISE). My training to become a psychologist has included evidence-based treatments and diagnostic assessments for ASD. I have been honoured to support families as they navigate the process of their child’s ASD diagnosis. One of my greatest joys is helping parents move from feeling overwhelmed and unsure about how to proceed, to a place of empowerment, confidence, and hope.
Life is full of little milestones, and for over ten years I’ve had the opportunity to share in these accomplishments with incredible children and their families. Since graduating from George Brown in 2010 with an Advanced Diploma in Autism and Behavioural Science, I have enjoyed helping children reach their potential and teaching parents how best to support their children every step of the way. Each child comes with their own array of skills and I love finding their strengths and creating activities to grow those abilities. As a Polish Canadian, I can provide services in English and Polish. Outside of work, I enjoy board games, exploring nearby towns and a myriad of arts and crafts.
I am a Registered Behaviour Technician and a Mom of an autistic teen. I am also a wanderer, writer, thinker and lover of poetry. My favorite thing to do is to spend time in the woods with my children. The best part about working with a newly diagnosed young child with autism is knowing that you are playing an essential role in the most formative years of their life. I believe empowering families through training and education will set the foundation for the best possible outcomes in parent child interaction, school and community for a young person with a diagnosis of ASD. I speak English, Urdu and Hindi.
My name is Rebecca, I am a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst with a passion for working with children with Autism and their families. ABA therapy is only a few hours a session – parents spend the rest of the day with their children, which makes them their child’s primary therapists! I love including parents in their child’s therapy; they make a world of a difference for their children when they’re taught how to be involved. As a Project ImPACT therapist, my goal is to help caregivers deepen social-emotional bonds with their children to facilitate communication. Since 2020, I have become very comfortable and creative with delivering therapy online, and I look forward to working with you. Aside from teaching, you’ll find me playing soccer or spending time with my beautiful 1-year-old daughter. I speak English and Portuguese.
Soon after moving to Canada and completing an Autism & Behaviour Sciences post-graduate certificate in 2007, I worked as an ABA therapist and IBI supervisor, integrating natural-environment teaching (NET) and play-based approaches to teaching children with Autism. I then completed a Masters degree in Psychology and joined Eastwood Psychologists in 2013, where I provide learning interventions and psychotherapy to individuals across the lifespan (including their caregivers). I’ve always believed that collaborating with families ensures the best outcomes for children. I speak English and Tagalog and have extensive experience working with multicultural families, including First Nations/Inuit/Métis families. I am available to work with families virtually. I look forward to working with you as you make your home environment a place for learning and growth.