Shawna Fleming, MSc, Board Certified Behaviour Analyst® (BCBA)
Shawna is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst® (BCBA) who has been working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other developmental disorders since 2010. She has a Master’s of Science in Psychology, specializing in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). Shawna is a member of the Ontario Association of Behaviour Analysis (ONTABA) and the Association for Behaviour Analysis (ABAI). In 2010, Shawna began her career working with students with Autism in a high school classroom setting. In 2011, Shawna began working as an ABA therapist providing in-home 1:1 services to individuals with ASD. In 2016, Shawna started her own private ABA company, Breaking Barriers, where she managed the general operations of the clinic as well as provided supervisions of clients’ programs and staff onboarding and on-going training. In 2018, Breaking Barriers was acquired by CBI Health Group, becoming the second Monarch House location on Ontario. Some of her interests include verbal behaviour, early intervention and staff training.
Colleen Stotesbury, M.ADS, (ABA), Board Certified Behaviour Analyst® (BCBA)
Colleen is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst® (BCBA) who has been working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) since 2012 using Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). She graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Psychology and a Master’s Degree of Applied Disability Studies with a specialization in Applied Behaviour Analysis from Brock University. During the course of the past few years as she worked towards completing her Master’s degree and becoming certified, Colleen has worked as an instructor therapist and a Lead therapist working with a variety of children from 18-months – 12-years old. Colleen has a passion for social groups, teaching executive functioning skills, and training parents on how to implement strategies and behavior interventions with their children. She is a member of the Ontario Association for Behaviour Analysts (ONTABA) and the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI).
Brittany L. Clark, Speech-Language Pathologist, Manager of Youth & Adult Rehabilitation Services
Brittany is a registered Speech-Language Pathologist who has been working with children and adults since 2008. Brittany graduated with honours from Queen's University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Minor in French. She then completed a post-graduate certificate program at Georgian College as a Communicative Disorders Assistant (CDA). Brittany began providing speech and language therapy as a CDA in 2008 at the Child Development Centre of Oakville under the supervision of Tracie Lindblad, SLP. In 2011, Brittany graduated with a Masters in Speech-Language Pathology from Bowling Green State University, Ohio. She is a member of the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO), the Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (OSLA), and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Building on her Masters in Speech-Language Pathology, Brittany has specific experience assessing and treating language and literacy disorders and is trained in the Simultaneous Multisensory Teaching Program (SMT) for students with dyslexia. Brittany also has a passion for working with clients with aphasia and has been an SLP team member of residential and community stroke rehabilitation programs. Brittany is currently the Speech-Language Pathologist for the Halton Aphasia Centre programs. Brittany is trained in the Lidcombe Program for Early Stuttering and the Palin Parent-Child Interaction (PCI) Therapy method for children who stutter. As well, she has Level 1 training in PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Musculature Phonetic Targets). Her other areas of interest and experience include: articulation, phonology, and early language development.
Kayla Crouchman, M.ADS, Board Certified Behaviour Analyst® (BCBA)
Kayla is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst® (BCBA) who has been working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) since 2016 using Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). In 2015, she graduated with honours from Wilfrid Laurier University with a Bachelors of Arts in Contemporary Studies and a Bachelor of Education. She began with Monarch House as a Research Assistant in 2016 and took a position as a Behaviour Therapist later that year. In 2017, she graduated with a Masters of Applied Disability Studies with a specialization in Applied Behaviour Analysis. Kayla works as an Instructor Therapist and Lead Behaviour Therapist with the pediatric population.
Joanne Seeds, Clinic Administrator
Joanne is a designated CPA accountant, completing her CMA in 1988. She has worked for some very large corporations, starting out as a General Account working her way up to Controller. She managed her own company for a few years where her clients ranged from very small to international corporations, taking on tasks for general accounting, budgets, data-mining, teaching at a local college, and writing procedure manuals. Working with her daughter, Shawna Fleming, Breaking Barriers was created and Joanne managed the financial side of the corporation ensuring, accounting records, payroll & HR, up to the year-end financials and taxation. Joanne continues to support Shawna, and now CBI, she loves being around the children and knowing that she is giving back to help others.