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Consultant Information
Region(s) Served
Profile of Cilents Served
Services Provided Directly Relating to Autism
Education
Formal Coursework/Programs Specific to Autism
Supervised Practical Training Related to Autism (academic and workplace)
Professional Experience
Snapshot of Practice as Professionals Working with Individuals with Autism
Description of fee schedule
References

Consultant Information

 

Title:

Mrs.

Last Name:

Penney

First Name:

Henrietta

Profession:

Behaviour Consultant

Agency Affiliation:

Understanding Behaviours

Street Address:

960 Eagle Drive

City:

Kelowna

Province/State:

British Columbia

Postal Code/Zip Code:

V1Y 4T1

Telephone: (including area code)

250-762-9073

Fax: (including area code)

 

E-mail:

henpenney@yahoo.com

Website:


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Region(s) Served

 

Fraser

 

Interior

X

Vancouver Coastal

X

Vancouver Island

 

North

 

Areas served within region(s)

Kelowna, Vernon, Kamloops, Peachland, Penticton

Languages in addition to English:

 


Profile of Clients Served:
Preschoolers
Ages 6 - 12
Ages 13 - 18
Adults
Asperger's Syndrome
X
X
X
X
Rett's Syndrome
X
Autism (Autistic Disorder)
X
X
X
X
Childhood Disintegrative Disorder
Pervasive Development Disorder Not Otherwise Specified
X
X
X
X

Services Provided Directly Relating to Autism

 

Individual assessment, establishing goals and priorities for treatment

X

Overall design of an individualized intervention program

X

Development of specific teaching strategies/programs

X

Training of interventionists and/or parents

X

Supervision of data collection and analysis, monitoring progress

X

Behavioural consulting, designing and supervising interventions for challenging behaviour
X

Designing, implementing, and supervising language and communication programs

X

Designing, implementing, and supervising programs related to motor skills

X

Designing, implementing, and supervising programs related to activities of daily living

X

Designing, implementing, and supervising programs related to sensory problems

X

Designing, implementing, and supervising programs related to teaching social skills

X

Designing, implementing, and supervising programs to teach academic skills

X

Designing, implementing, and supervising programs to teach vocational and job skills
X
Family or individual counselling
X

Community training sessions and workshops

X

Other services
Intensive Behaviour Intervention Instructor Therapist Training

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Education (specify area of study)

 

 

Degrees/Diplomas/Certificates

Name of Institution

Year Degree Obtained

Master of Science of Ed

Niagara University - 716-286-8000

1991

Certificate in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA)  Administered by: Ontario Behavioural Association

Oxford Regional Centre
Woodstock Ontario (Closed )

1987

Bachelor of Arts

University of Waterloo - 519-888-4567

1985

Diploma in Applied Arts

University of Waterloo

1984
Diploma in Social Work University of Waterloo
1983

A. Formal Coursework/Programs Specific to Autism
 
Applied Behaviour Analysis Principles & Methods
Behavioural
Assessment & Measurement
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Child Development
and/or Speech Language Development
 
Full
Partial
Full
Partial
Full
Partial
Full
Partial
University Graduate level coursework
X
 
X
     
 
University Undergraduate coursework
X
 
X
     
X
 
College coursework  
 
X
     
Certificate Programs (e.g, Douglas College Autism Specialty)
X
 
X
         
Other Courses (e.g., Hanen; describe)  

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B. Supervised Practical Training Related to Autism (academic and workplace)

 

1. Working directly with children with autism

Practicum/Internship

 

Employment/Practice-Related

Over the years I have worked with children with autism spectrum disorders and their families in various capacities, under the direction of a number of distinguished supervisors.

For example, in 1992 while working at Cambridge Association for Community Living, my supervised activities included providing skill development plans and behavioural programming for children with ASD.  
My clinical supervisor was Dr. Bob Carey.

Between 1992 and 2000, I was employed as a behaviour therapist at Behaviour Therapy Consultation Services. My supervised activities working directly with children with autism included providing skill development plans and behaviour programming for individuals between the ages of 2 and 18. My clinical supervisors were Dr. Nicole Walton Allen and Dr. Jane Summers.


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2. Developing treatment plans and programs

 

Practicum/Internship

 

Employment/Practice-Related

Over the years I have regularly assisted in the development of treatment plans and programs for children and young adults with autism spectrum disorder. For example, in 1995, while working for Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation, I helped to deliver a class-wide social skills program for children with ASD and offered group behavioural intervention for teens with Asperger’s Syndrome. My supervisor was Dr. Joel Hundert.


3. Behavioural measurement, data collection and analysis

 

Practicum/Internship

 

Employment/Practice-Related

Behaviour measurement, data collection, and analysis have always been critical components of my clinical work with children with autism. My supervised activities in this area have included operationally defining target behaviours, collecting reliable data, and graphing results to support program changes. My supervisors were Dr. Bob Carey, Dr. Nicole Walton- Allen, and Dr. Joel Hundert.


4. Functional Behaviour Assessment and Designing Behaviour Support Plans

 

Practicum/Internship

.

Employment/Practice-Related

Over the years I have done a number of functional assessments and associated behaviour support plans for children with ASD. For example, while with Behaviour Therapy Consultation Services, I developed support plans for children with histories of interfering and self- injurious behaviours. My supervisors were Dr. Joel Hundert and Dr. Jane Summers.


5.Teaching, training and supervising others

 

Practicum/Internship

 

Employment/Practice-Related

Between 2000, and 2004, while working for the Behaviour Institute, I helped train over 800 instructor-therapists in the delivery of Intensive Behavioural Interventions for children with autism. My supervisor was Dr. Joel Hundert.

In 2005, while working at Mohawk College, I supervised and evaluated students as they carried out field placements with children with ASD. I worked under the direction of Project Coordinator Michelle Turan.


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Professional Experience:

 

I have been working with children with autism spectrum disorders and their families in various capacities for over 13 years. I began my career in 1987, as a behaviour consultant with Simcoe Behavioural Services in Simcoe, Ontario. I provided behavioural consultations to families and schools who supported children with autism spectrum disorders.

From 1988 to 1992 I was Coordinator of Behaviour Services for the Cambridge Association for the Mentally Retarded (CAMR), in Cambridge Ontario. I provided behaviour consultations to teachers and families of children with Autism and other developmental disabilities.

From 1992 to 2000, I was a senior behaviour therapist/quality assurance associate for the Hamilton Health Sciences Corp. in Hamilton Ontario. I provided behaviour consultations to families of children with autism spectrum disorder in a variety of settings.

From 2000 to 2004 I was a senior clinician for the Behaviour Institute, Hamilton Ontario, which worked with the Ontario Ministry of Community and Family Services to deliver the Ministry’s Autism Initiative. This initiative focused on training instructor therapists to deliver intensive behavioural interventions to children with Autism.

Between 2005 and 2006 I taught autism-related courses at Mohawk College as part of the curriculum of the Ontario College Graduate Certificate in Autism and Behavioural Sciences Program. Course topics included challenging behaviours and families and teams.

In 2006 I became a private-practice behaviour consultant and started my own company, Understanding Behaviours. I develop and supervise skill development programs and behavioural interventions for children with autism.

Snapshot of Your Philosophy and Approach to Working with Individuals and Families with Autism

 

I believe that all children with Autism can learn. I believe this because I have witnessed the gains made with the introduction of ABA interventions. I also believe that the learning must be fun, customized and delivered according to the child’s and family’s needs. I select interventions that work, ranging from those that are highly structured (e.g., discrete trials) to others that are more naturalistic, such as incidental teaching ( strategically teaching in the natural environment), and applied verbal behaviour strategies  (teaching functional language under different environmental contexts)


Professional Development Activities:

 

April 2005, Vancouver, BC. Attendance at a 3-day workshop entitled, “Teaching Communication Skills to Children with Autism or other Developmental Disabilities, by Dr. Vince Carbone. Sponsored by Autism Community Training

Nov 2006, Toronto, ON. Attendance at several workshops as part of the Ontario Association for Behaviour Analysis annual conference.

June 2006, Vancouver, BC. Attendance at a 2-day workshop entitled, “ABA it is not What You May Think,” by Dr. Gina Green, Director of New England Centre, sponsored by Arbutus Coast Presentations Inc.

Sept 2006, Kelowna, BC.  “Case Management for Autism-- A Survival Guide for Parents, A Practice Guideline for Professionals”, by Dr. Jill  Calder, Clinical Director of Rehabilitation Services, Thompson Cariboo Shuswap Region. sponsored by Autism Community Training

Dec 2006 , Chemainus, BC.  “Taking the Fear Out of ABA, Lovaas, Verbal Behavior and More,” by Dr. Suzanne Jacobsen, Clinical Director of the ABA Learning Centre in Richmond BC. Sponsored by Autism Community Training

Jan 2007, Vancouver BC. “Hands-on Training in Verbal Behavior”, by Dr. Suzanne Jacobsen, Clinical Director of the ABA Centre in Richmond B.C. Sponsored by Autism Community Training.

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Publications and Conference Presentations:

 
  • Oct 2004, Hamilton, ON: Presentation entitled, “Functional Analysis for Children with Autism” for the Hamilton–Niagara Regional Early Autism Initiative.
  • Dec 2006, Kamloops, BC: Session entitled, “Increasing Skills when there are Interfering Behaviours” for Interior Community Services.
  • March 2006, Timmins, ON: Presentation entitled, “Social and Communication Interventions for Children with Autism” for Child and Family Services of Timmins and District Autism Pre-School Services.
  • April 2006, North Bay, ON: Presentation entitled, “ABA Without Borders for Children with Autism” for Algonquin Child and Family Autism Services.

Description of fee schedule

 

Costs can be negotiated in relation to service required. General Fee. $90.00 hr and expenses

 

 


References (Academic, Clinical, Family)

 

Available Upon Request

 

 

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