Sumeiyyah Samad-Lyons, BA
Sumeiyyah is a Behaviour Therapist at Progressive Steps Training and Consultation, Inc. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology and has been working with children, teens and adults with ASD & communicative disorders for the past 6 years.
Sumeiyyah began her training as an SLP in New York City, New York while working with children and pre-teens with an array of special needs in different schools before transitioning to Canada to use her experience within ABA services. Sumeiyyah believes that with protocol comes creativity, as she strives to consistently implement fun activities during services to increase client morale and willingness to participate in ABA sessions. Sumeiyyah is passionate about implementing various communication strategies to guide clients through towards their behavioural and academic goals.
In her free time, Sumeiyyah enjoys cooking, baking and playing with her cat.
6+ years working with individuals with speech, language, audiological and developmental disabilities
3 years experience working with children, teens and adults with ASD and communicative disorders and delays
1 year experience working with individuals with communicative disabilities within a group setting
Education & Training
BA in Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology
Trained in SBT, DI instruction & PT
40 hour Registered Behaviour Technician training (in progress)
Differentiated Instruction (Classroom Setting - USA)