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About Sarah

Sarah realized that Behaviour Analysis was her calling when she first started working with children with autism in 1999. Once she discovered its effectiveness and the impact it had in helping children with autism and their families, it inspired her to pursue a Masters of Arts in Psychology, with a specialization in Behaviour Analysis from the University of Nevada, Reno. She is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) who’s mission is to empower parents and educators with practical, evidence-based strategies that will help improve the quality of life for people with autism. Learn more. 

Recent Posts

Autism and Anxiety

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Anxiety and autism was the topic last month when I presented at the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute in Westborough MA to 100 or so Therapists, Psychologists and BCBAs. This topic is very near and [...]

Technology and Autism

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Technology is becoming more and more accessible with a wide variety of functionalities.  For example there are devices that can help you improve your posture, measure your heart rate and galvanic skin response, take pictures [...]

College Students and Anxiety

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I have been teaching college and university students on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, for more than 10 years now. I have also noticed that as time passed, more and more students appeared to [...]

Sleep

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Most of us can recall a time that we were so tired or sleep deprived that we could barely function. This, in and of itself reminds us of how critical sleep is to our overall [...]

Getting Lost

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A lost child - a parents nightmare. I have partnered up with Dr. Kendra Thomson at Brock University to evaluate a parent training package on teaching parents how to teach his/her child with autism what to [...]

Crossing the Street

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The ability to cross the street or go out in the community is not something that we should ever take for granted. It allows us to experience so many incredible things. I remember one of [...]

Recent Events

Behavioral Entrepreneurism: Perspectives, Challenges & Rewards

Chicago Illinois

This is a panel discussion presentation at the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI). Sign up to my newsletter for a report on the conference.

Autism and Wandering

Kerry’s Place, Simcoe

This workshop is geared to helping parents and his/her child with autism’s wandering behaviour.

Comparison of Brief Versus Extended Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Seattle, Washington

This is a symposium presentation on the theme of using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to help college students cope with stress and anxiety.  We will be presenting our research from the past semester on using ACT to help college students with test anxiety among other things.  Sign up to our newsletter for a report after the conference and to read more about what we learned about supporting college students.