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At Kid Mechanix, we are passionate about getting quality ABA services to as many kids as we can!
Whether you’re a parent, a professional, or a teacher, we know how difficult it can be to find the right resources and get the help that you need.
We want to contribute our 20+ years of experience creating excellent programming to the wonderful Kid Mechanix community! Whether you download our free resources, get ideas from our blogs, or contact us directly, we’re here to help!
Shayna Gaunt has 20 years of experience implementing the science of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) and Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI) with individuals with Autism, Apserger’s Syndrome, ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Downs Syndrome, and other developmental delays. She is the founder and director of Kid Mechanix, Inc. She also has international experience providing clinical expertise and training workshops to clients in the US, Costa Rica, England, Egypt, and Qatar.
Shayna consults to schools, parents, and home-based ABA/IBI programs via direct and on-line supervision. She conducts individualized training workshops for schools and other professionals. She incorporates evidence-based treatments such as Discrete Trial Teaching (DTT), Verbal Behaviour (VB), Precision Teaching (PT), Pivotal Response Training (PRT), Early Start Denver Model (ESDM), and Direct Instruction (DI) into her programming.
Shayna graduated with an Honours BA in Behavioural Psychology from Wilfrid Laurier University and achieved an MA in ABA from the University of Nevada, Reno. She has been a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) since 2005.
Shira Karpel is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) who has extensive experience working with children and youth with various disabilities. She completed a Masters degree in Education and Special Education from Touro College in New York City and an Honours Bachelor of Science in Psychology from York University in Toronto.
With a combined background of classroom teaching and ABA/IBI, Shira has a strong skill set in the areas of academics, social skills, language development, and behaviour management. Her international experience in Jeruselum, Texas, New York, and Toronto has enhanced her ability as an ABA Consultant.
Her training and experience in working with individuals with disabilities help her to create and implement individualized IBI programs that incorporate a combination of: Verbal Behaviour (VB), Discrete Trial Training (DTT), Direct Instruction (DI), and Natural Environment Teaching (NET).
Shira is passionate about helping each individual that she works with develop the necessary skills to successfully reach his/her fullest potential.
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