Our Team

We are an enthusiastic, dedicated team of professionals located in the central belt of Scotland. We are passionate about providing effective and meaningful services to children with autism and their families. 


 

Gemma Gilmour, MSc, BCaBA
Supervisor and Founder

Gemma has worked with children with autism and related difficulties since 2005. She has a MSc in Applied Behaviour Analysis from the University of Wales, Bangor and gained her BCaBA certification in 2012.

Gemma has worked with children of a variety of ages but she's particularly interested in working with young children, through both 1:1 clients as well as supervising social skills clubs in Edinburgh.  

Gemma is a keen networker and educator; she feels passionately about disseminating accurate information about ABA in a way that people can understand.  Gemma is passionate about training and supporting parents who have children with autism and runs the Keys for Learning Toolbox parent membership as well as The Behaviour Academy online course.

Jennifer McCann BA, BCaBA
Supervisor

Jennifer has over nine years experience using Applied Behaviour Analysis / Verbal Behaviour (ABA / VB) with pre-school children through to young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other developmental delays. Jennifer obtained her BA in Behavioural Science from the University of West of Scotland and has recently achieved her BCaBA qualification through the Florida Institute of Technology. Jennifer also has experience with Pivotal Response Therapy (PRT) and DIR Floortime.

Jennifer supervises home programmes, delivers parent training, provides 1:1 sessions, runs social skills clubs in Glasgow, and provides training in schools/nurseries in Greater Glasgow and Ayrshire.

Jennifer McCann BA, BCaBA
Supervisor
Laura Young MA, BCBA
Supervisor

Laura is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA), with a Master’s degree in Applied Behaviour Analysis from Queens University Belfast. Laura started off as a behaviour therapist for Keys for Learning in 2012 and found her passion in helping young children with developmental and language delays learn new skills using the principles of behaviour. Laura has since gained a wealth of experience working with children ranging from 2-16 years old, supervising home programmes, training new therapists, and attending professional development courses. Laura shows a great commitment and optimism to the families she supports and enthusiasm to the children she works with.

Laura is based in Glasgow and travels across Scotland to provide behaviour services to families, nurseries and schools.

Georgia Brayley, BSc, PG Cert
Associate Therapist

Georgia has worked as an ABA therapist with children ranging from 2 - 13 years. She has worked on a mixture of home-school programmes and attended mainstream schools as a shadow ABA tutor. 

Georgia has completed a 10-week Register Behaviour Technician (RBT) course and is a Talk Tools therapist having completed Levels 1 & 2. She has obtained, with distinction, a postgraduate certificate in autism and Asperger’s syndrome.

Georgia has a particular interest in fitness and has an Autism Fitness Level 1 certification. She also has an interest in speech and language which is why she has recently moved to Edinburgh to commence a masters in Speech and Language Therapy. Georgia recognises the advantage of combining speech and language provision that is delivered using ABA strategies and is excited for this next chapter.

Georgia Brayley, BSc, PG Cert
Associate Therapist
Alison MacDougall, MSc, PGCert, MA (Hons)
Associate Therapist & Supervisor

Alison is an ABA therapist and supervisor who has worked with children with Autism in home-based ABA programmes. She has a First class honours degree in MA Psychology from the University of Aberdeen. She also went on to complete a postgraduate certificate in Autism & Learning with Merit while working as a Support worker in a residential school for children with autism which she did for almost two years. She has since completed her MSc in Applied Behaviour Analysis with Distinction from Bangor University.

Alison is working towards becoming a Board Certified Assistant Behaviour Analyst. She is passionate about facilitating a child’s development and increasing their behavioural repertoire. She demonstrates this though her commitment, understanding and enthusiasm.

Alison currently delivers 1:1 sessions at Beetroot Sauvage in Edinburgh.

Tina Tammsalu, BSc, PGCert
Associate Therapist

Tina is a certified primary school teacher who has taught P1-P3 in Toronto, Canada and recently moved back to Edinburgh. She previously worked as an ABA therapist in Scotland delivering home-based ABA programmes with children aged 2-10 and is excited to be back into ABA Therapy.

Tina has completed her Bachelors of Education degree, as a primary specialist in Canada and then obtained a postgraduate certification in Childhood Studies from the University of Edinburgh. She has a wide breadth of experience in working with children with Autism and various developmental delays including behaviour and speech challenges. She continually strives to enhance children’s communication skills in both play based and formal teaching environments.

Tina Tammsalu, BSc, PGCert
Associate Therapist
Migena Haskocelaj, BSc, MSc
Associate Therapist

Migena is an ABA therapist with a Master’s degree with honours in Psychology from the University of Trieste (Italy). She has a postgraduate 1st level MSc in ABA and is currently completing a 2nd level MSc in ABA.  Migena has worked with children with autism and cognitive difficulties, ranging from 2 - 14 years, both in home-based treatment and in collaboration with the Italian NHS.

She is preparing to obtain the BCBA qualification as she is a firm supporter of ABA as the most effective tool to improve children’s development and quality of life. Migena also strongly believes in collaborating with the family members to have a full understanding of the child's background (school, interests, skills), to establish an integrated treatment.

Originally from Toronto, Canada, Meagan relocated to Edinburgh in 2019 to pursue a Master’s degree in Speech and Language Therapy. Her prior studies include a BHSc and minor in Psychology, which she completed with honors at Western University. Meagan is passionate about the field of speech and language and is particularly interested in autism and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).

Over the past two years, Meagan has completed several academic placements in hospital and community speech clinics where she has developed her skill set in providing services for a wide range of developmental and acquired communication needs. Meagan has recently gained experience with ABA in the context of home-school programming and looks forward to future opportunities to support each child’s unique needs using these strategies.

Meagan Rees, HBHSc
Associate Therapist