Samantha Shipley BCBA
Samantha graduated from McMaster University with an Honours degree in Psychology in 2012. She then completed her Masters degree in Applied Disability Studies at Brock University in 2014. Samantha was hired as a self-employed Instructor Therapist with A Balanced Approach in 2012. In September 2013, she started her student placement at A Balanced Approach and was hired as part of the centre-based team in January 2014. In June 2018, Samantha finished her BCBA certification and she accepted her position as Senior Therapist in August 2018. Samantha loves seeing the progress the children make each and every day knowing that she is making a difference in their lives and they are making a difference in hers. Outside of work she enjoys caring for her puppy, Minnie, as well as, reading, camping, step dancing, and skiing.
Jenna received her BA in child and youth studies from Brock University in 2010, and graduated from Mohawk College with a post-graduate certificate in Autism and Behavioural Sciences in 2012. She has close family members who are on the spectrum which is why she has wanted to work in the Autism field for as long as she can remember! Jenna has been working as a home-based instructor therapist since graduating in 2012, and is very excited to be part of the centre-based team as well which began in September 2014!
Pam’s experience in working with children with autism began 9 years ago when her youngest son was diagnosed with the disorder. Wanting to learn skills that could help her son, Pam enrolled part time in the Autism and Behavioural Science program at Mohawk College. Over the next 5 years she slowly worked towards completing the program, while witnessing first hand the difference that a team of dedicated therapists and IBI made in her son’s life. She is very excited to be a part of the amazing team at A Balanced Approach. In her spare time Pam loves to spend time with her husband and two boys, read, and experiment with new recipes in the kitchen.