The purpose of this webinar is to define applied behaviour analysis (ABA) and clarify how it fits into the Ontario education system through the implementation of Policy and Program Memorandum 140 (PPM-140). Applied Behaviour Analysis has been shown to be an effective, evidence-based treatment for autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Systematic and guided application of these principles within the educational setting can improve the behaviour, communication, learning, and social challenges experienced by children with ASD.
Tracie Lindblad, Reg. CASLPO, M.Sc., M.Ed., BCBA
Tracie is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) with over 25 years experience working with children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). She received her BCBA in 2010 when she became one of only three SLP-BCBA credentialed individuals in Canada and the only professional with this designation in Ontario at that time.
Tracie is also the founder and President of Four Points, a private centre providing intensive Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) therapy to children with ASD. She is the Clinical Director within the ABA programs for the centre-based clients and functions as the Clinical Supervisor for clients in funded (DFO) home-based programs.Tracie is the co-founder and executive director of the Child Development Centre of Oakville and the owner/clinical director of the Halton Hills Speech Centre, private paediatric speech and language centres in the Halton region.