Sarah Dungait, MSc
Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA)
Sarah Dungait is a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA). She provides behavioural consultation to families across the lower mainland; designing ABA programs for children with Autism in home, school and community settings.
Originally from the UK, Sarah completed her Master of Science (MSc.) degree in Applied Behaviour Analysis from Bangor University and her Bachelor of Science (Hons) (BSc.) degree in Psychology from the University of Manchester. She moved to Vancouver permanently in 2013 and has settled on the North Shore with her small family.
Sarah’s interest in working with children diagnosed with ASD began during her experience working as a Special Education Assistant for children with Emotional & Behavioural Disorders. Following this, Sarah gained valuable experience working as a behavior interventionist under the supervision of various consultants, each following different instructional designs including the CABAS model.
As part of her graduate & undergraduate degrees, Sarah has experience in conducting and presenting research. Her thesis focused on increasing social initiations in children with Autism through the use of a tactile prompt (a vibrating pager). Her work was published in the peer-reviewed journal Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Sarah has been an Associate Behaviour Consultant with Semiahmoo Behaviour Analysts Inc. (SBAI) since November 2013.
Publications / Presentations
- Tzanakaki, P., Grindle, C.F., Dungait, S., Hulson-Jones, A., Saville, J., Hughes, J.C., & Hastings, R.P (2014) Use of a Tactile Prompt to Increase Social Initiations in Children with Autism. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, (8) 726-736.
- Dungait, S. (June, 2011). Using a tactile prompt to increase social initiations in children with autism. Poster presented at School of Psychology Open Conference: Masters in Applied Behaviour Analysis.