I am committed to supporting families by providing services to address the unique needs of their child and the family. With credentials as a Registered Psychologist, Behavior Analyst and Certified Teacher, I have a wide array of education, training and experiences to assist me in understanding complex children and the challenges families face. I actively continue reading research articles, taking courses and attending workshops to keep my knowledge of complex developmental/behavioral assessment disabilities and the skills to address the needs of the individuals current.
Originally trained as a behaviourist with strong commitment to ensuring children with mild to moderate learning disabilities and learning differences received appropriate instruction, I have also been working as a Behaviour Consultant since 2000 assisting families whose children have a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. While the name of the diagnosis is different, often the needs for specific interventions of the child/youth are similar.
I am active in providing education and training opportunities for professionals and parents throughout the province and with Autism Community Training . I have also presented autism training workshops in Kansas, Ontario and Beijing, China. I provide parent training to assist parents in acquiring the skills to ensure their child has optimal, waking hours intensive intervention activities. E-MAIL drsjacobsen@telus; website: www.drsjacobsen.com