ABA (Autism Treatment) Program Staff

 

Sarah L.
Speech Language Pathologist/Behavior Plan Coordinator
Jeremy S.
Senior Behavior Interventionist

Schooling/Credentials:

BSc Speech & Language Therapy; MSc Human Communication

 

How long have you worked here?:

Since 2002

 

What makes you excited to come to work everyday?

Working with families to effect meaningful outcomes for their children.

 

Favourite book when you were young?

Stig of the Dump

 

Favourite holiday to celebrate and why?

Halloween - my children love to dress up and my husband is obsessed with make-up and special effects! 

 

Describe your dream ice cream sundae:

Plain old vanilla with fresh fruit and a chocolate flake. 

 

 

 

Marissa V.
Occupational Therapist
Janice P.
ABA Intake Coordinator

Schooling/Credentials:

BSc Arts om Recreation Therapy (U. of Waterloo); Masters of Science in O.T. (U. of Western Ontario)

 

What makes you excited to come to work everyday?

I get to play!  It is exciting to have children to play and jump on the trampolie, and it's exciting to see pride in kids when they learn to ride a bike, use the toilet, do up their own jacket, etc.

 

Favourite book when you were young?

Red Is Best

 

Favourite holiday to celebrate and why?

Christmas!  Nostalgia of memories from when I was a kid....Christmas movie matathons, tree decorating, Christmas lights, and CHOCOLATE!

 

Describe your dream ice cream sundae:

Bubble gum flavoured gelato with whipped cream, gummy bears, and strawberries, in a waffle cone bowl. 

 

 

 

Angela N.
Senior Behavior Interventionist

Schooling/Credentials:

Bachelor of Arts (Laurentian University); Graduate Certificate in ABA/ASD

 

What makes you excited to come to work everyday?

Working with diverse and dynamic families, vibrant children, and immensely talented co-workers and community parters.  I love the fact that we're a non-profit society that is held accountable by the community we serve.

 

Favourite book when you were young?

Where The Wild Things Are

 

Favourite holiday to celebrate and why?

Thanksgiving - it's good to be grateful and give thanks for the many good things in our lives.

 

Describe your dream ice cream sundae:

Vanilla ice cream, butterscotch sauce and nuts.

 

 

 

Past Work History:

The school of life:  We have three adopted children with special needs.

 

What makes you excited to come to work everyday?

The people I work with and the children's smiles.

 

Favourite holiday to celebrate and why?

Halloween, because it's spooky!  

 

Describe your dream ice cream sundae:

Chocolate fudge ice cream, caramel, coconut, pistachios and whip cream. 

 

 

 

Simone W.
Behavior Interventionist
Tarryn F.
Behavior Interventionist

Past Work History:

I worked as a Behaviour Interventionist here at OSNS for 5 years before becoming a Senior B.I. this year.

 

What makes you excited to come to work everyday?

Seeing the changes, however subtle, in our kids and knowing that I was a part of those changes, is something that I'm proud of every day.  Plus, I get to play with toys, read stories, and play games all day!  

 

Favourite book when you were young?

Ella Enchanted, by Gail Carson Levine.  

 

Favourite holiday to celebrate and why?

Christmas, because it's one fo the few times a year when all of my siblings are in one place!

 

Describe your dream ice cream sundae:

Vanilla ice cream, slices of bananas, strawberries, pineapple, and hot fudge sauce.

 

 

 

Crysti-Leta E.
Behavior Interventionist

Past Work History:

Started with morning/afterschool daycare program at Wiltse Elementary. Then, I worked at Hovanes Community Services, offering one on one support with young adults with autism. 

 

What makes you excited to come to work everyday?

The children: seeing how much they grow, develop and learn. 

 

Favourite book when you were young?

Stellaluna

 

Favourite holiday to celebrate and why?

Halloween:  seeing the KP kids and staff dress up.

 

Describe your dream ice cream sundae:

Frozen yogurt with hot caramel. 

 

 

 

Schooling/Credentials:

Bachelor of Human Kinetics 

 

What makes you excited to come to work everyday?

The relationships I have with the children I work with.  I love playing and working with the kids and helping them to learn and thrive.  Also, the team at OSNS is extremely friendly and supporting. It is a very rewarding job. 

 

Favourite book when you were young?

anything by Robert Munsch

 

Favourite holiday to celebrate and why?

Christmas - I love gift giving.  It is a thoughtful process that I very much enjoy.  Having family together to enjoy great food is also the best! 

 

Describe your dream ice cream sundae:

Hmmm....something with lavender.  Lavender blackberry sounds yummy.  Although if you ask me again tomorrow, it could be chocolate and peanut butter.  My sweet tooth knows no boundaries.  

 

 

Brooke K.
Behavior Interventionist

What makes you excited to come to work everyday?

Seeing the kids I work with progress, knowing that I have impacted them in a positive way!  

 

Favourite book when you were young?

Good Night Moon  and Hop On Pop 

 

Favourite holiday to celebrate and why?

Thanksgiving - it's a very relaxing holiday and I have a lot of family time. 

 

Describe your dream ice cream sundae:

Vanilla Italian gelato, topped with blackberry compote, fresh raspberries and fresh mint. 

 

 

 

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103-550 Carmi Ave

Penticton, BC

V2A 3G6

250-492-0295

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