Roots & Wings Psychology

Agency Description

Roots & Wings empowers children, youth and their families to grow through respect, genuine support, and quality care.

We offer diagnostic, consultation and evidence-based treatment services including JASPER, ABA, and CBT to children and youth, including those with autism spectrum disorder and their families.

 

 

 

 

Therapist Descriptions

 

Dr. Terri Barriault, Ph.D., C. Psych.
CLINICAL & SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST

I am a Clinical & School Psychologist with over 28 years of experience helping children, youth and their families. Currently a partner at Roots and Wings Psychology, I was formerly the Clinical Director at Child & Community Resources. I’m passionate about capacity building in the North; teaching, training and supervising professionals in psychology and behaviour analysis, in order to help meet the tremendous needs of our young people. I’m a strong community collaborator, especially if it means bridging gaps in service to meet client’s needs. People tell me I am calm, compassionate, and I’m confident that I make evidence- informed judgments in the best interest of my clients. I’m a true Northerner as I love the outdoors, pets and wildlife, and travel with my husband and two daughters.

Jennifer Bernier, M.A., C. Psych. Assoc.
CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATE

I am a Clinical Psychological Associate and partner at Roots & Wings Psychology with over 13 years of experience helping children, youth, and their families across Northern Ontario. Formerly a Clinical Supervisor at Child & Community Resources, I have worked directly with children, youth, and their families, as well as supervised others to develop capacity in assessment, early intervention, and behaviour analysis across the North region. Working collaboratively with community partners to support a client’s needs is very important to me. Outside of work, I enjoy a good book, gardening, spending time with family, and traveling with my husband.

Jennifer Falcioni, M.A, C. Psych. Assoc.
CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATE

I am a registered Clinical Psychological Associate and a partner of Roots & Wings Psychology. I have 15 years of experience working in various government agencies and schools in the mental health and developmental sectors. Throughout my career, I have assumed many leadership and capacity building roles. I was responsible for leading the psychology team at Child & Community Resources and helped to build diagnostic assessment capacity in the North. Currently, I provide assessments and consultations, as well as Applied Behaviour Analysis, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, and JASPER early intervention. Children, youth, and their families are resilient, and I am passionate about helping families better understand their children to experience stability, harmony and success. During my free time, I love to stay active by teaching spin classes and walking my dog, Tuxon, and my tortoise, Kirby. But most of all, I enjoy laughing (as often as possible) and spending time with family and friends.

Fay Biglow, M.S., B.C.B.A.
BOARD CERTIFIED BEHAVIOUR ANALYST

I have been a behaviour analyst since 2014 and have worked directly in the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) for over 15 years. My scope of practice includes verbal behaviour, functional communication, behaviour assessments, behaviour reduction, direct treatment, supervision, parent training, multi- disciplinary team collaboration, skill building, Intensive Behaviour Intervention, school support and transitions. I have provided services in schools, homes, and clinical settings in both French and English.

Christine Demers
SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

I am a registered Speech-Language Pathologist in good standing with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario and the founder of Breakthrough Speech & Language Therapy. I am a bilingual SLP and offer assessment and treatment to families in both English and French. I have over 10 years of experience working in the Sudbury area to help children overcome a wide range of speech and language challenges, having previously worked at Wordplay Preschool Speech & Language Services. I also believe in the power of involving families in the treatment process, and am committed to making sure everyone feels empowered to make a difference in their child’s lives. I have extensive experience working with children in the areas of stuttering, autism spectrum disorder, motor speech, speech sound development, language, late to talk, other developmental delays and hearing impairments. I am also passionate in offering therapy to teenagers and adults who stutter. I am a strong believer in collaborating with other community partners, and work alongside other agencies in order to help a child in multiple aspects of their development. I am also a member of a diagnostic team for Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Sudbury area. My passion is to help individuals break through communication barriers, and allow everyone to show the world who they are, become who they aspire to be, and build connections with those around them through communication. Born and raised in Greater Sudbury, I love spending time outdoors and at camp with my family and friends. I also love to travel, read a good book, play cards, and of course do a little bit of shopping! I also have a loving husband and two wonderful young boys who constantly brighten my days

Brenda Dumontelle
BEHAVIOUR COMMUNICATION CONSULTANT

I have over 30 years of experience working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families in clinical and educational settings. I have an extensive background and knowledge in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) with expertise in providing a wide range of services including direct instruction, consultation and training. Throughout my career, I have created and facilitated quality training workshops for parents and professionals based on the principles of ABA, and best practice strategies for individuals with ASD. I have developed a training
program in the school system to build capacity in educators who work with children with special needs. I am also a Devereux Centre for Resilient Children recognized FLIP IT® trainer.

Lori Pagnutti
ABA THERAPIST

I have over 30 years of experience working with individuals with varied needs, primarily Autism Spectrum Disorder. I have been able to utilize my knowledge and training in Applied Behaviour Analysis while working for various organizations during the span of my career. This has given me the opportunity to work directly with children, youth and their families in individual or group instruction, through consultation and workshops. As an experienced PEERS program facilitator, I enjoy contributing to the learning and growth of the youth and their families.