Joanne is a School Psychologist who obtained her Master’s (M.S.Ed) and Education Specialist (Ed.S) Degrees in School Psychology from University of Wisconsin-Stout, USA. She received her Bachelor Degree (B.A) in Psychology in Bemidji State University, Minnesota, USA.

Joanne worked as a school psychologist in elementary school setting in Wisconsin prior to joining Oasis Place. As a school psychologist, she helps children to succeed academically, socially, behaviourally, and emotionally.

She has worked closely with families, teachers, school administrators, and other professionals to create safe and supportive learning environments. Her experience includes psycho-educational assessment, screening and progress monitoring, managing special education evaluation, individual counselling, functional behavioural assessment (FBA) and Behaviour Intervention Plan (BIP). She has experience working with children with learning disabilities, emotional and behavioural difficulties, autism, ADHD.

Furthermore, Joanne has provided consultative services to parents and teachers related to academic, social-emotional, and behavioural concerns. She has also provided teachers’ support on finding evidence-based interventions, methods to monitor and assess the effectiveness of interventions and students’ progress toward goals.

Previously, she had experience working as a piano teacher, English teacher, substitute childcare teacher and paraprofessional/teacher aides in Malaysia and USA.

Joanne has passion for working with children with special needs and supporting the connections between home, school, and community.