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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
Publications & Presentations
Snapshot of Practice as Professionals Working with Individuals with Autism
Description of fee schedule
References

Consultant Information

 

Title

Ms

Last Name:

Wiebe

First Name:

Shauna

Profession:

Senior Behavioural Consultant

Agency Affiliation:

Family Centred Practices Group

Street Address:

Suite 400 - 1681 Chestnut Street

City:

Vancouver

Province/State:

British Columbia

Postal Code/Zip Code:

V6J 4M6

Telephone:

604-736-0094

Fax:

604-737-1140

E-mail:

shauna@familycentred.ca

Website: www.fcpg.ca

Region(s) Served

 

Fraser

 

Interior

X

Vancouver Coastal

X

Vancouver Island

 

North

 

Areas served within region(s)

Vancouver, North Vancouver and West Vancouver, Kelowna, Salmon Arm, Vernon

Languages in addition to English: Program Language is English but we have many families who speak other languages at home. We also have a senior behavioural interventionist who speaks fluent Cantonese
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Profile of Clients Served:

Preschoolers

Ages 6-12

 

 

Asperger's Syndrome

X

X

 

 

Rett's Syndrome

X

X

 

 

Autism (Autistic Disorder)

X

X

 

 

Childhood Disintegrative Disorder

X

X

 

 

Pervasive Development Disorder Not Otherwise Specified

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

Community training sessions and workshops

X


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Education (specify area of study)*

 

 

Degrees/Diplomas/Certificates

Name of Institution

Year Degree Obtained

M. Ed - Special Education with a Concentration in Autism and Developmental Disabilities

The University of British Columbia
604.822.2211

2006

BA- Psychology

Okanagan University College & UBC
250.807.8521

2001


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
 
x
 
x
 
University Undergraduate coursework
   
x
 
College coursework  
 
       
Certificate Programs (e.g, Douglas College Autism Specialty)
 
         
Other Courses (e.g., Hansen; describe)  
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B. Supervised Practical Training Related to Autism (academic and workplace)

 

1. Working directly with children with autism - Employment/Practice-Related

I have extensive experience working with children diagnosed with ASD. I began working as a behavioural interventionist in 2001 at the Central Okanagan Child Development Centre, as part of the EIBI program, which supports children diagnosed with ASD in home, preschool, and community settings.

Currently, I am a Senior Behavioural Consultant with the Family Centred Practices Group, an organization that uses the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis to develop, implement, and monitor behavioural intervention programs for children diagnosed with ASD and related disabilities. My work includes training and supporting family members, behavioural interventionists, members of school teams, and other community professionals in the implementation of behavioural intervention and positive behaviour support programs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2. Developing treatment plans and programs

 

 

 

Employment/Practice-Related As a requirement of becoming a BCBA and, as part of my work at FCPG, I am receiving mentorship and supervision from Dr. Kysela in the development of treatment plans and programs for young children diagnosed with ASD.

 

 

 

 

3. Behavioural measurement, data collection and analysis

 

 

 

Employment/Practice-Related

As a requirement of becoming a BCBA and, as part of my work at FCPG, I am receiving mentorship and supervision from Dr. Kysela in behavioural measurement, data collection, and analysis associated with programs designed to change behaviour.


4. Functional Behaviour Assessment and Designing Behaviour Support Plans

 

 

 

Employment/Practice-Related

As a requirement of becoming a BCBA and as part of my work at FCPG, I am receiving mentorship and supervision from Dr. Kysela in conducting functional behaviour assessment and designing and implementing behaviour support plans for children diagnosed with ASD.


5. Teaching, training and supervising others

 

 

 

Employment/Practice-Related

As a requirement of becoming a BCBA and, as part of my work at FCPG, I am receiving mentorship and supervision from Dr. Kysela in consulting, training, and supervising behavioural interventionists and others involved with the design, implementation, and evaluation of  ABA programs for children diagnosed with ASD.   


Professional Experience:

 

I have extensive experience working with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). I began working as a behavioural interventionist in 2001 at the Central Okanagan Child Development Centre, as part of the EIBI program, which supports children diagnosed with ASD in home, preschool, and community settings.

Currently, I am a senior behavioural consultant with the Family Centred Practices Group, an organization that uses the principles of Applied Behavioural Analysis to develop, implement, and monitor behavioural intervention programs for children diagnosed with ASD and related disabilities. My work includes training and supporting family members, behavioural interventionists, members of school teams, and other community professionals in the implementation of behavioural intervention and positive behaviour
support programs.


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

 

Our practice is family centred because we believe that families play an important role in the planning, implementation, and monitoring of their child’s intervention program. Our work is grounded in science and best practices for research and treatment related to ASD. We believe that children diagnosed with ASD should be fully included in their communities so that they can lead active lives that include friendships and other social connections. In order to help them to learn the skills, concepts, and knowledge they will need to achieve this goal, we use three behavioural intervention strategies, each of which is based on current research and techniques: discrete trial teaching, milieu teaching, and turn-taking engagement.

Because it is important to know whether an intervention plan is working, we use a variety of methods to continually evaluate a child’s progress. In this way, we can make adjustments to ensure that the child is learning and able to use his or her new skills on a day-to-day basis, at home, in school, and the community in general. We also work with other professionals who are supporting the child, such as Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, and Physical Therapists.


 

 

 

 


Professional Development Activities:

 
November 2006 - Fostering Mutual Friendships for Children with ASD: The Friend 2 Friend Model. Presented by Heather McCracken, Kelowna, BC;

April 2006 - Toilet Training: Its Never Too Late! Presented by Dr. Pat Mirenda, University of BC, Vancouver, BC;

October 2005 - Making Friends and Managing Emotions, presented by Carol Gray and Dr. Tony Attwood, Richmond, BC;

April 2005 - Teaching Communication Skills to Children with Autism or Other Developmental Disabilities: An Introduction to Verbal Behavior, Vancouver, BC 

March 2005 - Preschool Children with Developmental Disabilities: Improving Peer-related Social Competence, Vancouver, BC;
December 2004 - Certificate in The Picture Exchange Communication System with Pyramid Educational Consultants Canada, Inc. (13 hours of training), Richmond, BC;
November 2004 - Canadian Council for Exceptional Children 2004 National Conference Autism Spectrum Disorders: Here and Now, Richmond, BC;
May 2004 - Autism 2004 International Conference, Kamloops, BC;
April 2003 - The SCERTS Model: Enhancing Communicative and Socio-emotional Competence In Young Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders., Presented by Dr. Barry Prizant, Vancouver, BC;
April 2003 - Understanding Sensory Processing and Self-Regulation, presented by Marc Landry OT, Delta, BC;
May 2002 - Autism 2002 International Conference, Kamloops, BC;
September 2002 - Autism 2002: Defining the Leading Edge Conference, Richmond, BC;
October 2002 - Positive Behaviour Support with Families of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, presented by Dr. Joseph Lucyshyn, University of BC, Vancouver, BC;
August 2001 - Early Intensive Behavioural Intervention Training with the Thompson Okanagan Autism Program (35 hours of training), Kelowna, BC;

Publications and Conference Presentations

 

In my work as a Senior Behavioural Consultant with the Family Centred Practices Group, I conduct various workshops and seminars for families and behavioural interventionists. Topics have included: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Natural Teaching Strategies, Milieu Teaching Strategies, Visual Strategies and Supports, Social Stories, Augmentative and Alternative Communication and Positive Behaviour Support.

In addition, four of my colleagues and myself have developed a college course (at Douglas College) for behavioural interventionists to learn about the key concepts and skills related to the effective implementation of behavioural intervention. I am one of the facilitators teaching the course to students enrolled in the course.   

 

 








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Description of fee schedule

 

Our fees range from $270 - $975 per month, depending on the level of program planning, consultation, and supervision that is involved. 

 

 

References (Academic, Clinical, Family)

 

Available on request from the program office.

 

 

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