Our FocusOur top priority at The Papillon Learning Centre, is to create a positive environment where children are encouraged to explore, ask questions, and be themselves. We focus on increasing each child's confidence in their own abilities and establishing pride in their accomplishments.
Our programming creates an environment where children can learn the skills needed to be successful in all areas of their lives. We believe that children are most successful when they learn in environments that will be realistic and prepare them for their future.
Our staff is dedicated to the development and teaching of all children, and is focused in helping each child achieve their goals through each program. All staff are trained and have experience in the principles of ABA, as well as participate in seminars and training sessions on a continual basis.
Honours B.A. Humanities
Bachelors of Education, OCT
Lina began her career in the field of special needs over 7 years ago, with most
recent specialization in autism over the past 2 years. Her journey began as she
set out to become a teacher and focus her studies on helping students with
special needs succeed in the classroom. After making the decision to focus
primarily on the principles of ABA therapy, Lina has had the opportunity to
work with strong influences in the field and acquire the insight required to
confidently assist families and children living with autism. Lina has
worked as an instructor therapist, and more recently been a lead therapist on
numerous IBI and ABA teams.
Since becoming an Ontario Certified Teacher in 2012, Lina enthusiastically
continues her studies with additional course sequences, seminars and training
in the field of autism and ABA therapy. Currently, Lina is completing all
required coursework and supervision hours to become a BCaBA. She plans to
write the exam in April 2015.
Passionate about the needs of her clients and their families, Lina is motivated
and inspired by the opportunity to advocate for all families with the highest
level of training, interaction, and compassion.
All instructor therapists hold a university degree in
social sciences or humanities and have additional training directly in Applied
Behaviour Analysis strategies and Intensive Behavioural Intervention.
Our therapists all have completed or will be completing their Registered
Behaviour Technician certification through the Behaviour Analyst Certification
Additional training is completed throughout the year, attending various on site
and off site workshops.