Tamara Szulzinger, Specialized Educator/Early intervention

Tamara is a special educator who has been working with young children and families for almost 15 years both in the public health and social service sector as part of an interdisciplinary team, as well as in home based private practice. Fluent in four languages (English, French and  Spanish), Tamara has enjoyed working with a culturally diverse population of young children and families experiencing a variety of challenges such as: Autism and other developmental disorders, language difficulties, behavioural challenges, as well as family issues such as: relationship and attachment building, parental empowerment, guidance and education, goal setting and self-reflection.

Some areas of interest include: behavior support for children and parents as well as early childhood educators in the classroom setting (self-regulation/reflection, the importance of routine affection, positive parenting and positive behavior supports, visuals, reinforcement etc) the importance of the role of the parent in the therapeutic process, the importance of play in the learning process, observation and screening of developmental concerns, the creation and use of alternative modes of communication (such as visuals and gestures) for children with language and developmental challenges. As well as, creating, planning and animating groups/workshops with parents and children in language and development, social skills, school readiness, play skills etc. 

Having worked extensively in many early childhood settings with both children and staff as well as supervising internship students in special care counselling and having taught early childhood education at the college level, Tamara is very passionate about sharing knowledge, supporting and empowering other professionals through workshops and direct intervention.


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