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Welcome to Shaping Growth 

Hi, my name is Shay Blutrich, and I am excited to share my story with you.

 

I've always believed in the incredible potential of every individual, as those that believed in mine led me to where I am today. I began my journey into the field of disabilities and supports when I myself was struggling academically and then diagnosed with multiple learning disabilities. In early elementary school I watched my friends reach academic milestones that felt so far from where I was, which made me feel less confident in myself and where I would go in the future. With the amazing years of support from my mom, family, various tutors, special education teachers, classroom teachers, psychologists and education support counselors, my confidence, skills and love for learning grew and continues to grow each day.

 

I decided through these experiences I would begin to work and volunteer in a variety of areas within the field of disabilities and supports to see how I can be as impactful to other kids as my team was to me. During one of my experiences, I had the pleasure to work alongside Board-Certified Behaviour Analysts who showed me the true potential the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis. This led me towards my path of becoming the Board Certified Behaviour Analyst I am today. 

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I started Shaping Growth with the belief that there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Every person is unique, and our methodology reflects that. We blend evidence-based techniques with a deep understanding of each individual's needs to create tailored supports.

 

At Shaping Growth, we emphasize the importance of pairing; building a trusting and positive relationship with you and your child, learning their strengths, needs, and personality, with the goal of becoming a source of good things in their eyes. This step is vital and an ongoing process as it sets the stage for effective intervention; only when a strong, positive rapport is established can we really start to assess and learn together. We believe that therapy should be positive, not aversive or stressful. Our aim is to provide preventative and early interventions with a focus on parent coaching to provide a strong foundation for our children and families. I measure success by our clients and families ability to operate independently and autonomously.

 

Thank you for considering Shaping Growth for your family's needs. I look forward to the opportunity to support you on your journey.

Warm regards,

Shay Blutrich

M.ADS., BCBA., R.B.A (ONT.)

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