Initiated in 2004

Staff

 

 
Kalma Arnett
Behaviour Consultant and Owner

Kalma Arnett - BSc. Psychology, M. Prof. Ed. ABA.

Acting as the Behaviour Consultant and owner for T&K, Kalma oversees the day to day operations of our therapy center.  In 1998, Kalma began working with children with special needs and took the next step in her journey in 2004, when she started T&K with a former business partner. Kalma’s skill and experience have flourished during this time while working with a variety of high skilled professionals throughout the province.  After graduating in August of 2015 from the University of Western Ontario with a Masters in Professional Education, specializing in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), Kalma was then accepted onto the Registry of Approved Service Providers as a Behaviour Consultant. After completed 1500 hours of practical experience she is now studying to write the Behaviour Analyst Certification exam.  Kalma is extremely passionate about the consultation and intervention services provided through T&K and aims to meet the best practices outlined in MCFD’s parent handbook for Autism Intervention Services. The reward of seeing progress in the children we support, through not only daily data that is tracked but also the excitement of parents when their children begin generalizing the new skills taught at T&K, sustains Kalma’s drive to constantly improve and innovate programming and the ABA methods employed by interventionists. In addition to these amazing children and families, Kalma is also extremely proud of the highly skilled and dedicated team that helps T&K provide our incredible services. Our team composed of highly educated and experienced team members who pride themselves on the fidelity, reliability and validity of their work. 

   

Irene Nelson
 Behaviour Intervention Program Coordinator (BIPC) and Senior Behaviour Interventionist

Irene Nelson - Bachelor of Fine Arts

Originally trained in Lovaas ABA technique, Irene worked as an interventionist for 6 years prior to joining the T&K team in summer of 2011. With T&K, Irene uses her skills as a program coordinator and behaviour interventionist to ensure that each child is set up to succeed during their time with T&K. This is accomplished in a variety of ways, which include working closely with important external professionals involved in our client's lives and adjusting programming to fit the personal needs of each client. By setting realistic expectations and striving to empower success, Irene has great success with all her clients. With a near flawless consistency, Irene can handle just about anything and is always up for a challenge! 

 

 

 
 Chrissy Fraser
 Behaviour Intervention Program Coordinator (BIPC) and Senior Behaviour Interventionist

 

Christina Fraser - B. Sc. Psychology

Chrissy joined the T&K team in fall of 2013, following her graduation from the University of Northern British Columbia where she studied psychology. She was trained in ABA therapies through T&K, and has continued to grow and excel in this practice throughout her time with the company. A gentle and soft spoken demeanour facilitates Chrissy’s success with a wide variety of clients, including those with Autism, ADHD, OCD and ADD, as well as those with additional mental health concerns. These attributes, in addition to excellent consistency and patience, make Chrissy a great candidate to set your child up for success while working through their individualized intervention plan. Not being able to imagine another position as fulfilling as this, Chrissy hopes to continue her education with a Masters of Education in ABA.

 

 
 
   
 

 

  Melissa Pilgrim
Behaviour Interventionist

 

Melissa Pilgrim - Certified Behaviour Interventionist

Melissa came to T&K after a wonderful experience being a nanny for two autistic children over several years. Her loyal being and great sense of humour make Melissa a perfect fit for her rewarding position as a behaviour interventionist at T&K, a journey she began in February of 2016. Melissa has a great sense of pride for the children and teens she works with every day and believes that they teach her just as much as she teaches them. These attributes made her follow this career path further and Melissa is now currently enrolled in a BI Certification diploma through Douglas College, where she learns skills and lessons that she is able to apply daily within sessions. Melissa's passion for Behaviour Intervention follows her into every session she has with a client, making therapy more engaging and fun for each child she works with.