Who We Are
RENEE CZICHRAK, MPED, BCBA
Renee is a ‘born and raised’ CK resident, and is delighted to open Learning and Behaviour Clinic bringing highly specialized learning and behaviour services Chatham-Kent. Renee offers assessment and treatment of challenging behaviours and skill based treatment, as well as parent education and coaching.
Professionally Renee has held roles as an Instructor Therapist, Autism Spectrum Disorder Community Consultant, and Behaviour Clinician. Renee has a Masters Degree in Professional Education, specializing in Applied Behaviour Analysis, from the University of Western Ontario, and is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA), as well as an approved Supervisor of Behavioural Services (Core Clinical Service Provider) under the Ontario Autism Program (OAP). She specializes in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and executive functioning skills for academic and personal success. Renee supports families, children youth and adolescents, as well as post-secondary students, and adults with developmental disabilities.
Renee offers a values-based compassionate and trauma-informed treatment approach when working with individuals and families to identify their strengths, better understand their challenges, and empower them with the education and skills they need to reach the outcomes that are important to them.
SHEILA MCLAREN, MED, BCBA
Sheila is another locally-grown CK resident, who has a passion for supporting others along their journeys as they learn the skills important in their lives, whether that is children and youth or parents.
Sheila’s hands-on professional roles in the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis began as an Instructor Therapist, continued as Autism Spectrum Disorder Community Consultant, a Behaviour Clinician, and a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst working for a local school board. It was while working as an Instructor Therapist providing direct support to individuals and their families that she knew ABA would be her life’s work. Sheila received her honours bachelor degree in Psychology from Wilfrid Laurier University, completed the Autism & Behaviour Science Graduate Certificate Program at Fanshawe College, and received a Masters Degree in Education in the field of special education and educational psychology with a focus on Applied Behaviour Analysis from Western University. Sheila is an approved Ontario Autism Program (OAP) Clinical Supervisor and is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst. She has special interests in Autism Spectrum Disorder and toilet training.
Sheila takes a strengths-based approach when working with families and their children or youth and works together with them to identify personally meaningful goals and skills. At the core of the work she does with families, She prioritizes providing to those she works with, a space where they feel safe, where their choices are respected, that goals and plans are developed collaboratively, and that the work done together is empowering.
Conflict of interest statement: Sheila is currently employed as a BCBA with the St. Clair Catholic District School Board and cannot provide services to students attending schools in that system.