Jodi Tucker, Clinical Director and CEO of Kids Matter Inc. Her role includes clinical supervision of Kids Matter Inc. Social Skills Programs, Integrated Listening Programs and RDI® Program services. Jodi is a RDI® Program Certified Consultant. She has 14 years experience working with children and adults in residential, institutional and community settings. Jodi has provided services and individualized/specialized programs for individuals ages 3-23 with developmental disorders including but not limited to: ASD, anxiety disorders, OCD, ADD, ADHD, FASD. Her education includes a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and a diploma as a Speech–Language Assistant. Jodi also has 5 years experience as a Mental Health Worker for FHAN. In addition to Kids Matter Inc. clinical services, Jodi is an accomplished advocate mentored under Dr. Hatt. Jodi’s advocacy has contributed to significant changes within the provinces of BC, Alberta, Washington and California in access to services and basic human rights for individuals with disabilities. Jodi currently lives in Abbotsford. She has three children ages 8, 15 and 17.
Elizabeth McWilliams Hewitt, Behaviour Consultant, having attained her B.A. in Child and Youth Care from the University of Victoria, and her M.A. in Education from the University of Phoenix. She currently operates a private practice servicing the Lower Mainland, focusing on providing functional assessments of children and youth diagnosed with ASD, as well as designs and implements individualized programs based on the family’s goals and needs. Elizabeth also holds a position with the Simon Fraser Society for Community Living as a Key Worker in the Complex Developmental Behaviour Conditions Network, where she provides support services to families whose children/youth have Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder or other complex developmental conditions. Elizabeth currently lives in Maple Ridge, BC, with her husband, a daughter age 3 1/2, and a son age 1 1/2.
Monica Unger, Program Director of Social Skills, Integrated Listening Skills Practitioner and RDI® Extender. She has over 20 years of experience in the field of early childhood education and behaviour intervention. For the last 8 years Monica has been in private practice as a speech and Language Assistant providing therapy in the Fraser Valley, working with preschoolers and school-aged children and their families in residential, institutional and community settings. Educated and extensively experienced in the field of Autism. Monica understands the challenges and the rewards of parenting a child with special needs. She lives in Abbotsford with her husband and three daughters.