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GRADUATE STUDENTS

Kevin Yu

Kevin Yu

MA Student (ABA)

Kevin is interested in examining the effects of strengths-based approaches in creating positive changes in the lives of youth with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families.

Sara Tanasichuk

Sara Tanasichuk

MA Student (ABA)

Sara is interested in understanding strengths-based interventions to support caregivers of children on the autism spectrum.

Shona Mills

Shona Mills

MA Student (ABA)

Shona is interested in using behavioural skills training to teach employment skills to adolescents and adults with autism and rapport skills to practitioners.

RESEARCH ASSISTANTS

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Emma Chaikowsky

Graduate RA

Emma has been a lab member since 2020.

She has been involved in a research project implementing Prosocial, a process-focused group intervention rooted in contextual behavioural science, with developmental support agencies in Southern Ontario.

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Serena D'Angelo

Undergraduate RA

Serena has been a lab member since 2021.

She has been involved in research on Transitioning Together and fitness scoping review project.

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Jess Walker

Graduate RA

Jess has been a lab member since 2022.

They have been involved in parent-child behavioural coding across different projects throughout the lab in addition to a project in which we are analyzing Twitter data and ABA sentiment.

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Shangavi Kannan

Graduate RA

Shangavi has been a lab member since 2021.

She has been involved in evaluating Transitioning Together, Prosocial, and the fitness scoping review project.

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Julia Mindru

Undergraduate RA

Julia has been a lab member lab since 2021.

She has been working on several projects in the lab, including the evaluation of Transitioning Together, a psychoeducational program for transition-aged autistic teenagers and their caregivers.

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Qi Wan

Graduate RA

Qi has been a lab member since 2020.

Qi has been primarily involved in two research projects: the evaluation of Transitioning Together and Ready2Work: the development and evaluation of an online employment platform for autistic job-seekers.

ALUMNI

MA GRADUATES
Jean Phan

Jean Phan

MA (ABA)

Jean's MA thesis focused on evaluating the effects of a brief mindfulness mobile application intervention on mindful parenting behaviours and cooperative behaviours in children with autism.

Brynn Jichici

Brynn Jichici

MA (ABA)

Brynn's MA thesis was a scoping review and rigour assessment of behavioural interventions for transition difficulties in children and youth with developmental disabilities.

Brittany Davy

Brittany Davy

MA (ABA)

Brittany’s MA thesis was a qualitative investigation of the role of culture and other social variables on the perceptions and experiences of mental health and mental health service utilization of migrants to Canada within the Greater Toronto Area.

Rebecca Ensor

Rebecca Ensor

MA (ABA)

Rebecca’s MA thesis focused on the effects therapeutic rapport training for early interventionists therapists working with children with autism.

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PAST RESEARCH VOLUNTEERS
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Isidora Kostic (Undergraduate)

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Samantha Brennan (Undergraduate)

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Julia Dubinsky (Undergraduate)

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Dana Kalil (Undergraduate)

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Tia Rustenberg (Undergraduate)

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Roxana Badiei (Graduate)

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Sandhya Seeram (Undergraduate)

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Amanpreet Randhawa (Graduate)

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Palak Chopra (Undergraduate)

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Silvana Zelaya (Graduate)

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Amanda Ramsuchit (Graduate)

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Sarah Jichici (Graduate)

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