Natasha Patry

Position: Registered Early Childhood Educator
Categories: Entry to School

Natasha has over 14 years of experience in the field of Early Childhood Education. She holds a diploma in Early Childcare Education from Algonquin College and has experience working in daycare and school settings. Natasha loves the Ottawa Senators and elephants!

“I have an appreciation for the children we work with. They keep me curious and I learn something new every day. Watching our students grow and progress throughout the program is incredibly rewarding.”

If you had to eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Poutine or Mac and cheese

What’s your favourite holiday?

Christmas

Are you a morning person or a night-owl?

Night-owl

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Natasha Patry

Registered Early Childhood Educator

Natasha has over 14 years of experience in the field of Early Childhood Education. She holds a diploma in Early Childcare Education from Algonquin College...

Nathalie Khouzam

Position: Senior Therapist
Categories: Behavioural Therapy

Nathalie has been working with children with a variety of special learning needs such as autism, ADHD and dyslexia since 2016. She became a Senior Therapist in 2021 and has gained experience in parent consultation, program development and supervision, therapist training and implementing behaviour interventions. She also gained training and experience in ESDM and has a special interest in natural environment teaching. Nathalie speaks both English and Arabic. She holds a Bachelor of Science with a minor in Psychology from the University of Ottawa, as well as a Master of Professional Education specializing in ABA from the University of Western Ontario. Nathalie is also currently pursuing her BCBA certification. In her spare time, Nathalie enjoys painting, cooking and exploring new cities!

“I chose ACT because I’m excited to work as a part of a multidisciplinary team. I believe that being a part of a diverse team allows us to share our knowledge and expertise to provide a holistic therapy approach.”

If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Brazil

If you could have any exotic animal as a pet, what would it be?

Monkey

If you had to eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Sushi

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Nathalie Khouzam

Senior Therapist

Nathalie has been working with children with a variety of special learning needs such as autism, ADHD and dyslexia since 2016. She became a Senior...

Nduwayo Steven Muragwa

Position: Finance and Payroll Assistant
Categories: Administrative

Steven holds diplomas in Pedagogy, Office Administration General-Health Services and Human Resources Management and Payroll. He also holds certificates in General Art and Science and Office Administration. Steven can speak French, English, Kinyamulenge, and Swahili. In his spare time, he loves writing fiction books (Author of the K5 Revolution Part 1) and songs.

“I have been with ACT Learning Centre since June 2021. Working with ACT has been one of the best experiences I have ever had so far as an employee, not just because of how they value employees but also their collaborative spirit and the vision of the company. It’s been a great workplace and I have learned much from ACT.”

If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Democratic Republic of Congo

If you could have any exotic animal as a pet, what would it be?

Parrot

If you had to eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Fufu (African food)

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Nduwayo Steven Muragwa

Finance and Payroll Assistant

Steven holds diplomas in Pedagogy, Office Administration General-Health Services and Human Resources Management and Payroll. He also holds certificates in General Art and Science and...

Nicole Therrien, M.ADS, RBT

Position: Behavioural Therapist
Categories: Behavioural Therapy

Nicole is a Registered Behaviour Technician with extensive experience working with children with ASD. Nicole holds an Honours Bachelor of Behavioural Psychology from St. Lawrence College, as well as a Master of Applied Disability Studies with a specialization in Applied Behaviour Analysis from Brock University. Nicole enjoys crafting and currently has many works in progress including a beaded rose and a blanket of all her Guiding badges.

“I started as a placement student at ACT in the final year of my master’s degree. During this time, I received many opportunities to practice the skills that I had learned in my undergraduate and graduate studies. Right from the beginning, I was welcomed by everyone and made to feel part of the team. Whether I was shadowing behavioural therapists on the floor, learning to implement client programs with clients or working on my practicum assignments, I always felt supported and knew that there was always someone that I could turn to if I needed help.”

If you had to eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Curried Chicken Rice Soup

What’s your favourite holiday?

It’s a tie between Halloween and Star Wars Day (I’m counting it as a holiday!).

Are you a morning person or a night-owl? 

Morning person

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Nicole Therrien, M.ADS, RBT

Behavioural Therapist

Nicole is a Registered Behaviour Technician with extensive experience working with children with ASD. Nicole holds an Honours Bachelor of Behavioural Psychology from St. Lawrence...

This post is also available in: French