Team

The reward of seeing growth in children, not only through daily tracked data, but also in the excitement of parents when their children use the new skills outside of the T&K environment continues to drive us to improve and innovate programming and the ABA methods employed by therapists.

 

Our team is composed of highly educated and experienced team members who pride themselves on the fidelity, reliability and validity of their work.

Kalma Arnett

Kalma Arnett

Behaviour Consultant, Clinical Advisor and Owner

Kalma oversees the day to day operations of T&K’s therapy center.  Kalma obtained a Masters in Professional Education, specializing in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) from the University of Western Ontario and is part of the provincial Registry of Autism Service Providers (RASP) as a Behaviour Consultant.  
Kalma leads a team who is passionate about the consultation and behaviour therapy services we provide.  T&K aims to meet not only the best practices outlined in MCFD’s parent handbook  for Autism Intervention Services, but also ensures high ethical standards outlined by the Code of Conduct and Ethical Guidelines of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board.  
Irene Nelson

Irene Nelson

Program Coordinator and Behaviour Therapist

Irene is a staple and is famous for her amazing rapport with her clients.  Everyone has loved Irene since she joined the team in summer of 2011. With over 16 years of experience in Applied Behaviour Analysis, Irene uses her skills as a program coordinator and behaviour therapist to ensure each child is set up to engage, learn and grow with the greatest succeess. This is accomplished in a variety of ways including working closely with other professionals involved in our client’s lives and adjusting programming to fit the personal needs of each client. By setting realistic expectations and striving to empower success, Irene has great success with all her clients. With a near flawless consistency, Irene can handle just about anything and is always up for a challenge!   

Christina Fraser

Christina Fraser

Behaviour Therapist

Engaging, learning and growing; keys to success for any child.  With a background in Psychology which compliments her training in Applied Behaviour Analysis, Chrissy has a gentle and soft spoken demeanour that facilitates her success with a wide variety of children. Experience working with a variety of disabilities including Autism, ADHD, OCDand ADD as well as genetic disorders and mental health concerns leads to a wealth of knowledge.  These attributes, in addition to excellent consistency and patience, make Chrissy a great candidate to set your child up for success while working through their individualized intervention plan. Not being able to imagine another position as fulfilling as this, Chrissy hopes to continue her education with a Masters of Education in ABA.

Kayla Yip

Kayla Yip

Behaviour Therapist

Kayla is a superstar therapist whose popularity is matched by none.  Even during our COVID-19 shut down, families reported many requests by their children for “Kayla”.  Kayla’s bright, energetic and enthusiastic personality has children gravitate to play with her.  Through this exciting play, Kayla teaches them skills to engage, learn and grow.  Because of her background in Social Work, Kayla has the ability to empathize and connect with children on a meaningful level.  This connection encourages children to work hard to achieve their programming goals and build on their small successes each day.