My name is Noa and I have been working with individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) for over 10 years. I have a B.Ed. in Special Education and Children Literature from Kibbutzim College of Education Technology and Arts, Tel Aviv, Israel, a Diploma in Autism and Behavioural Science from George Brown College, Toronto, and (almost) a M.Ed. in Autism and Developmental Disabilities from the University of British Columbia. I currently work at BridgeKids and JoyBCI where I integrate music in my practice as a tool for communication with children with autism and developmental disabilities.
Music has always been an inseparable part of my life, as a passion and inspiration for everything I do. As I progressed in my studies and became proficient in the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), I have learned that music is an emerging evidence-based tool to increase social and communication skills of children with ASD, while improving their emotional well-being, self-expression, confidence, and overall quality of life. I have since combined music with evidence-based strategies, and in doing so, I experienced success in my intervention goals.
Along with my passion for both music and children with autism, I love traveling the world, hiking, camping, photographing, paddle boarding and swimming in nature!