The story behind My Place Learning Centre
Our continuing story...
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 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
A Home for MPLC
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.
Meet the team
A committed family of professionals
My Place Learning Centre has a team of dedicated therapists who wants to ensure your child has the tools to succeed wherever life takes them.
Board Certified Behaviour Analyst
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 as BCBA 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.
Speech Language Pathologist
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.
Speech Language Pathologist
She specializes in literacy, early language, and high level language for preschool and school aged children. She has specific training in teaching children how to read (Lindamood Bell’s Seeing Stars Program and Smarter Intervention) and is very passionate about providing both clients and families with the tools to be successful readers. She has also completed the Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol and Expanding Expressive Language Tool courses. Furthermore, she has pursued continuing education in the areas of applying ABA strategies in therapy sessions.
Her approach is family centered- creating goals and therapy materials that are engaging and motivating to help children be successful. Melissa currently offers online therapy sessions only.
Rupi has been working with the Peel District School Board for the last 6 years as an Education Resource Facilitator and as a Behavioural Assistant for children with ASD and/or other developmental diagnosis in elementary and middle schools. She also brings to MPLC her experience as a tutor and Instructor Therapist for children with ASD.