Chetanjit holds a graduate degree in Education from the University of British Columbia and had completed her BACB approved course sequence with the University of North Texas. Chetanjit has been working in this field since 2009 and became a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst in 2016.
Chetanjit has worked with non-profit organizations, with centre based and home-based programs, in community based programs and in private settings.
She has been working with individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder ranging from ages 2-14 years and focuses on improving the quality of life of individuals by increasing their socially significant behaviours and by empowering all stakeholders. Chetanjit specialized in curriculum assessment, program development for young children with autism, applying verbal behaviour methodologies into programming, play-based learning, incidental teaching, instructional control, staff/parent training, and functional communication training.
Suha has obtained a Post-Graduate Certificate in Autism and Behavioural Science from George Brown College. She also possesses a degree in M.B.Ch.B (MD) from Bagdad University. Suha is enrolled in a Masters in ABA program offered through Ball State University. In addition, Suha has extensive experience working with children with ASD in her role as a Medical Doctor and Clinical Director in Africa, in her role as an Instructor Therapist in Canada, and most recently in her currently role of Senior Therapist at My Place Learning Centre. Suha is certified in Pre-K Readiness and Writing and Literacy and Math, as well as K-5 Handwriting, through Handwriting Without Tears. Suha is also a member of ONTABA and in good standing.
Saima Latif is a Speech-Language Pathologist with a Masters degree from Clarion University. She has been working with children with special needs ages 2-18 for over a decade.
Her specialties are in working with clients with ADHD, Down syndrome, Global Development delay, Cerebral Palsy and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Saima’s areas of expertise are muscle-based oral motor difficulties impacting articulation, phonology, literacy, and social language.
She follows an eclectic approach to therapy – drawing from a variety of specialized training, including Oral Placement Disorders (Level 2), Myofunctional Disorders, Cued Articulation, Social Thinking®, and Applied Behaviour Analysis to name a few. She is also trained in PROMPT (introduction and bridging), DTTC, and Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol for the treatment of Apraxia.
Saima uses a multi-sensory approach and adapts her therapy sessions to her clients’ unique learning style. She optimizes learning by using preferred toys/activities as reinforcement, sensory bins and movement breaks. This allows clients to be excited about learning in various contexts and has a better likelihood of achieving their goals.
“I believe in client and family-centred therapy. It brings me immense joy to individualize therapy as per my clients’ interests through fun and creative activities, which results in better outcomes,” says Saima.
Our daughter was diagnosed with Autism at age 4. It was a relief to have a partial answer. But the wait for the diagnosis was long and the wait for access to suitable programs was just as frustrating. When we finally got to the top of the list with our Regional Provider new changes were announced that made her ineligible for the program due to her age. The next list we faced was two years long. We did not want to wait and so in March 2017 My Place Learning Centre Inc. opened in Milton. My Place has changed over the past three years, and we have embraced ABA Therapy Programs. Our ABA program continues to grow under the direction of our Board Certified Behaviour Analyst and Senior Therapist and we are grateful to all our staff who continue to support the program and MPLC families.
Mow and Anna Tea
We moved in July 2018 from our old location on Nipissing Rd. to 220 Bronte St. N. This new space has allowed us to accept new clients and begin the creation of our Therapy Gym. We are pleased that more families are discovering that they do have options and we are proud to watch our children progress and thrive in their homes and schools. We have met many professionals over the last two years who have generously given their input. We have also learned to appreciate even more the input of the parents who have taught us that the ones who 'live the life' are the most valuable resource.
We moved again last month to our new home at 56 Bronte St. S. We are looking forward to putting down roots and creating a supportive and fun learning space for our families.