About

Dr. Kirsten Wirth, C. Psych., BCBA-D

Psychologist & Behaviour Analyst

Dr. Wirth is a licensed psychologist and board certified behavior analyst-doctoral, and has a PhD in Psychology – Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) from the University of Manitoba. She is currently an Adjunct Professor in the Psychology Department at the University of Manitoba (http://www.umanitoba.ca/psychology). She is also the author of “How to get your child to go to sleep and stay asleep: A practical guide for parents to sleep train young children,” and the mother of two young children.  Dr. Wirth is the founder and a Past President of the Manitoba Association for Behaviour Analysis (www.maba.ca). She is the Co-Coordinator of the Clinical Corner for the Association for Science in Autism Treatment (www.asatonline.org). Previously Dr. Wirth worked at St.Amant in a variety of departments as a researcher, behaviour analyst, and clinical manager of the autism programs. She has over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults, with or without developmental disabilities and autism using, teaching, and training others to use ABA. Dr. Wirth has also been an invited speaker and presenter at local and international conferences.

Why applied behaviour analysis (ABA)?

ABA is a branch of psychology that has demonstrated over decades of research to be an effective science for improving socially important problems across a wide range of populations. It is a field that uses what has been learned from research and takes a scientist practitioner approach to ensure that the techniques being used are effective with each and every client. If a technique isn’t working, it’s our job to change what we’re doing to make it effective for the client. Why is the research or being evidence-based important? If it’s not working, critical time and money is being spent on something that is ineffective. We not only have an obligation to use effective procedures for our clients, but our clients have the right to effective treatment.

Dr. Ashley Daniel, BCBA-D, ABA Associate & Behaviour Analyst

Dr. Daniel completed her Ph.D. from the University of Manitoba in Psychology – Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral (BCBA-D). In addition to her work as an ABA Associate at Wirth Behavioural Health Services, Dr. Daniel is currently an Autism Consultant at St.Amant, where she provides ABA services to children with autism. Dr. Daniel is a past president of the Manitoba Association for Behaviour Analysis. She is also a course instructor for the online ABA Certificate Program at the University of New Brunswick. 

Katrina Lavoie, Senior Behaviour Interventionist

Katrina has over a decade of experience working with families, caregivers, and staff, and helping them learn how to work with their children effectively. She spends a great deal of time working with children with autism and their families and staff. Katrina has always had a passion for working with children and while doing
so, has learned she enjoys teaching others how to implement behavioural strategies into their
family’s home.
Parents often have the daunting task of hiring their own staff, managing schedules, developing
materials, and coordinating training. With Katrina’s support and strong organization skills, she
has been able to help parents meet these needs.
Katrina provides parent coaching and tutor training through observation, modelling and
implementation to ensure that each meeting is effective and can be manageable for the
implementer to maintain. Katrina previously worked in the St.Amant Autism Programs.

Alex Tulloch, Senior Behaviour Interventionist

Alex Tulloch has a B.A.  Hons. in psychology from the University of Manitoba. Under the supervision of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA),  Alex is able  to provide training to parents, tutors, direct support professionals, and school staff on ABA principles and procedures.  She has over a decade of experience supporting children, adolescents, and young adults with developmental disabilities and autism in a variety of roles.  Alex also has experience supporting children and adolescents through Child and Family Services as a respite worker and foster parent.   She has received education and training on applied behaviour analysis (ABA) through the University of Manitoba and through her work in the Autism Programs at St Amant.   For the last 8 years she has worked as an autism senior tutor with the St Amant Autism Programs.  Alex joined the team at Wirth Behavioural Health in 2017 as a senior tutor to use her skills and training to help meet the ever growing need for ABA services in our community.

Isis Granelli, Senior Behaviour Interventionist

Isis Granelli Isis obtained a B.Sc. Major in Psychology and training in Applied Behaviour Anaylsis (ABA) through the University of Manitoba as well as through her work at St Amant. She is a Senior Behaviour Interventionist who provides training and support to families, school staff and
professionals on Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) principles and procedures.
With over a decade of experience, Isis has worked with children, teenagers and young adults with
autism and other developmental disabilities. She believes effective research-based techniques
combined with commitment and consistency provides high quality support for the client.

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