Gillian has been working with children for over 9 years, supporting them with daily living skills, social skills, functional communication and academics. She has also worked with parents and staff, guiding them as they help children reach their potential. She works on making learning fun using the principles of reinforcement and motivation. Gillian has helped set up a Centre and Academy in Canada that supports students between the ages of 3 to 17 years. She has worked on home teams as a consultant, attending school meetings and advocating for children. She had also worked with students in school settings as an educational assistant and at homes as a Behavioral Interventionist.
Gillian has her Masters in Science with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis, from Capella University, USA. She earned her Bachelors in Arts (major in Psychology) from Simon Fraser University (SFU), in Canada. She also has First Aid Training and a Professional Crisis Management certification, allowing her to deal with injuries and challenging behaviours.
“If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn” – Ignacio Estrada.