Vera Lapczak

Position: Occupational Therapist, Entry to School Supervisor
Categories: Entry to School, Occupational Therapy

Vera has been an Occupational Therapist since 2005, working with children predominantly in school settings, but also in private practice.

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

Costa Rica, New Zealand

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

Chips

What’s your favourite holiday?

Christmas

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Vera Lapczak

Occupational Therapist, Entry to School Supervisor

Vera has been an Occupational Therapist since 2005, working with children predominantly in school settings, but also in private practice. If you could visit anywhere...

Victoria Samson

Position: Quality Manager and Speech-Language Pathologist
Categories: Entry to School, Speech-Language Therapy

Victoria is a registered Speech-Language Pathologist who graduated with a Master of Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2014. Victoria has pursued additional training in the areas of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), motor speech disorders (including PROMPT and DTTC, Dynamic Tactile and Temporal Cuing) as well as autism spectrum disorder  (including the advanced workshop for Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) and The Hanen Program’s More Than Words and TalkAbility). Victoria has completed courses on the Natural Language Acquisition approach to supporting children who communicate using echolalia (Gestalt Language Processors). Victoria is also an Individual Authorizer for Communication Aids through ADP.

Victoria has worked as a pediatric SLP since 2014 in various roles including preschool speech and language services, school-based rehab services and an expanded level AAC clinic. She has worked in the Entry to School Program at ACT since January 2022. Victoria has a particular interest in and passion for early intervention, supporting young children with ASD and their families to thrive through strengths-based intervention.

“ACT fosters collaboration across disciplines and provides opportunities for learning and growth for its staff. Victoria believes strongly in the importance of a collaborative, interdisciplinary and evidence-based approach to intervention taking the whole child into consideration in order to develop functional and meaningful goals with the family. This holistic, interdisciplinary approach is accessible to families who seek services through ACT.”

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

Antarctica

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

A jaguar

What’s your favourite holiday?

Christmas

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Victoria Samson

Quality Manager and Speech-Language Pathologist

Victoria is a registered Speech-Language Pathologist who graduated with a Master of Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2014. Victoria has pursued additional training in the...

Victoria Wilson

Position: Lead Therapist, Registered Behaviour Technician, Placement Student Supervisor,
Categories: Behavioural Therapy

Victoria has been working in the autism community for over six years. She started her career by working at autism summer camps and quickly fell in love with it. She then began studying ABA and working toward her Autism Support Worker Certification, while working as an Educational Assistant. In 2018, she began working as an Instructor Therapist and is now a Lead Therapist at ACT. She also supervises and trains placement students from different colleges across the province.

Victoria speaks English and American Sign Language. In her free time, she loves to snowboard, paddleboard and skateboard!

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

Anywhere in the Mediterranean.

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

Elephant

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

Potatoes. Fries, chips, hash browns, sweet potatoes the possibilities are endless!

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Victoria Wilson

Lead Therapist, Registered Behaviour Technician, Placement Student Supervisor,

Victoria has been working in the autism community for over six years. She started her career by working at autism summer camps and quickly fell...

This post is also available in: French