Shayna Gaunt, MA, BCBA
Founder of Kid Mechanix
Shayna Gaunt has over 20 years of experience implementing the science of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) 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 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 Gaunt 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.
Bianca Bozzelli, MADS, BCBA
Executive Director and Owner
Bianca Bozzelli has been working in the ABA field since 2014 under the supervision of Shayna Gaunt implementing ABA programming. She practices Discrete Trial Teaching (DTT), Verbal Behaviour (VB), Direct Instruction (DI), Precision Teaching (PT), and social skills.
With her BCBA certification, Bianca applies her extensive experience and knowledge to supervision, training, and the application of ABA in the classroom.
With a personal commitment to long-term development, Bianca has completed additional certifications and trainings including an International Certificate Program in Dual Diagnosis, PEAK (Promoting the Emergence of Advanced Knowledge), ESDM (Early Start Denver Model), PRT (Pivotal Response Treatment), Principles of Healthy Child Development (High Five), among others.
Bianca has experience conducting school-wide professional development for staff, working on multi-disciplinary teams, and teaching part-time at Humber College in the Bachelor of Behavioural Science program.
In addition to working with Shayna Gaunt at Kid Mechanix, Bianca also works at How to ABA (a platform for professionals working in the field of ABA).
Caroline Amzallag, BA, RBT
Caroline Amzallag is our Program Supervisor for Kid Mechanix.
She graduated from McGill University with a BA in Cultural Studies and Psychology. In 2018, she earned her Registered Behaviour Technician (RBT) certification. She will be completing her Masters in Applied Behaviour Analysis over the next few years.
Before becoming a Program Supervisor, Caroline was an Instructor Therapist for over two years at Kid Mechanix. Caroline is an extremely hard worker and a creative problem solver with a passion for helping children reach their highest potential.
Note: This picture was taken before Covid-19
All Kid Mechanix staff have obtained (and maintain) their Registered Behaviour Technician (RBT) certification. Any new staff who have not yet completed their RBT certification are working towards becoming certified.
In addition, many of our staff are currently completing (or have completed) their Master’s degree with a specialization in ABA, and are working towards their BCBA designation.
Our amazing and dedicated staff bring lots of experience to Kid Mechanix from a variety of backgrounds including Psychology, Social Work, Developmental Disabilities/Child Life Specialist, and Nursing.
Leah Lomiansky, M.Cl.Sc., S-LP(C), Reg. CASLPO
Leah has been a practicing Speech-Language Pathologist since 2013. Since starting her career, Leah has worked in a variety of settings, both public and private including children’s treatment centres, schools and private practice. Leah has developed extensive skills delivering assessments and therapy as well as consultation services, parent training and providing professional development to school staff.
Leah founded Speak Volumes Speech & Language Services and has been maintaining a private practice since 2016. She provides in-person and telepractice services through Speak Volumes and as part of the Kid Mechanix team.
Leah has a keen interest in working with neurodiverse clients. Her practice has a focus on social communication, working with children who communicate with echolalia (gestalt processors), literacy intervention, as well as clients requiring the support of high tech augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems. In addition to her work at Speak Volumes, Leah works part-time as a professor at Humber College in the Health Sciences program.
Leah has completed the following professional development trainings: ESDM (Early Start Denver Model), LAMP Words for Life Training, Natural Language Acquisition Training (Gestalt Processing), Hanen: More Than Words, It Takes Two to Talk, Talkability; The PLAY Project.