They say it takes a village to raise a child. We say it takes a team to teach one.
Each of our team members brings a set of unique skills and a passion for the work we do. Training and continued professional development play a key role in ensuring we are working together to develop creative, effective programming.
Sophia Catania, M.ADS, BCBA
Owner and Clinical Supervisor
Sophia is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA). She works with children and young adults of all ages, with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other exceptionalities. She has worked in a variety of settings, including centre-based programs, school support, and adult day programs. She is a certified PEERS and Proloquo2Go Trainer, and has completed Level 1 Training in PECS and PEAK. Sophia started Best Behaviour Inc. in 2016, with the goal of providing the best service she could, with a team of dedicated independent contractors and employees who had the same goal in mind. She has always known that her future career would involve helping and working with children. ABA has proven to be the perfect avenue.
Alexandra Collins, BA, M.Ed
Alexandra has been providing ABA services to children and youth since she graduated from the Autism and Behavioural Sciences program at George Brown College. She has provided 1:1 and group therapy, parent consultation services, and school support. Alexandra appreciates the importance of coaching parents and caregivers to effectively transfer the skills taught in therapy into natural settings. Alexandra has recently completed her Master of Education program in Applied Behaviour Analysis. She is eager to pursue certification as a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst.
Natasha Walji, BSc, M.Sc
Natasha has experience providing ABA services to clients ranging from ages 2 to 25 in home, school, and community settings. Natasha is dedicated to providing client-specific, evidenced-based programming that can be implemented by professionals and caregivers alike. Natasha’s advocacy for client and family needs makes her an asset to the Best Behaviour team. She graduated with a Master of Science degree from the University of Guelph, and is currently completing the necessary courses to become a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst.
Olivia Gabrielli, BA, M.A
Olivia has experience working with children in many different capacities, across therapeutic and recreational environments. She has provided school-based literacy support and worked in centre and home-based ABA programs. Olivia was drawn to the field of ABA and the challenge it presented of always learning and continuing to come up with creative ways to teach new skills. She completed her Master of Arts in Sociology, with a focus on childhood development and mental health. She is working on a second Master’s degree in Applied Behaviour Analysis, in order to become a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst.
Rana Zaro, BA, ABS
Rana began working in the field of ABA when she was enrolled in the Autism and Behavioural Science program at Georgian College. Since then, she has worked with children with mild to severe diagnoses, including complex needs and severe behaviours. Rana loves seeing the progress her clients make, knowing that she is making a difference in their lives and their families lives. What she loves the most about her job is that every day brings new challenges, but also new successes. Rana is currently completing her Master of Science in Applied Behaviour Analysis, so that she can pursue certification as a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst.
Carlina Longworth, BA, RBT
Carlina worked with children of all ages and abilities in Recreation Therapy, before transitioning into the field of ABA. She was pleasantly surprised at how rewarding her work as an ABA therapist could be, providing 1:1 home-based support and assisting in various social groups. She became a Registered Behaviour Technician (RBT) so that she could continue to develop her skills under the supervision of a BCBA. She particularly enjoys creating social and community-based teaching opportunities for her clients. Her passion for supporting children using ABA strategies continues to grow each day.
Nicole Wylie, BAS, RBT
Nicole has been working with children for many years, including seven summers of being a summer camp counselor and assistant director. She completed her Bachelor of Applied Science in Family Relations and Human Development at the University of Guelph, and got her Developmental Services Worker diploma from Humber College. She has worked and volunteered with many children on the autism spectrum. She enjoys spending time with her clients to get to know them and make therapy a fun experience. She learns as much from the children she works with as they do from her! This inspired her to become a Register Behaviour Technician (RBT).
Tonya Parry, RECE, RBT
Tonya has worked for the last 20 years as an Educational Assistant with many children with developmental delays, autism, and other exceptionalities. During this time, she enrolled in the Autism and Behavioural Science program at Conestoga College to improve her knowledge of ABA. She enjoyed it so much, that she decided to pursue her Registered Behaviour Technician (RBT) credentials so that she could continue to develop her skills under the supervision of a BCBA. Tonya loves coming up with creative ways to teach new skills in school, home, and community settings.