Amanda has an academic background in education and applied behaviour analysis (ABA). She is an Ontario Certified Teacher (OCT) and second-year MA student in the Applied Disability Studies program specializing in ABA. Amanda has achieved a Masters of Applied Disability Studies (M.ADS) from Brock University, a Bachelors degree in Education (BEd), a Bachelors in Psychology (BA), and a diploma in Early Childhood Education (ECE). She is enthusiastic about helping children of all ages develop new skills and exceeding expectations.
Amanda has worked in ABA for 3 years and is passionate about child-centred programming, play-based learning, and natural environment teaching. Her background as a teacher and early childhood educator combined with her knowledge and experience in ABA has provided her with a holistic perspective and approach.
Amanda is motivated to continue her journey as a lifelong learner. She continues to contribute to research in the field of ABA through a variety of research projects. Through her education, she has been exploring the trends in diversity, equity, and inclusion articles in ABA and assessing the validity and reliability of a roommate compatibility assessment for adults with autism. Beyond academics, Amanda enjoys playing hockey, baking, knitting, and Greek Mythology.