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Autism Consulting with Heart

I am a mother to a spirited autistic girl and I am also a psychologist with a passion for children and families with complex needs. My little girl is the motivation and inspiration behind me specialising in Autism and applying the most cutting edge, up to date, respectful, kind and relevant therapies possible, in my consulting to families affected by Autism. I set out on a journey to find the therapies and/or interventions that would give my own child, and every child I would have the pleasure of getting to know in this role, the best opportunities to reach their full potential and achieve the best quality of life possible. I am passionate about and committed to other families experiencing similar progress, joy and fulfillment.

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Services

Relationship Development Intervention (RDI) is the most comprehensive and expansive developmental and relationship-based approach to address those things that our children find most difficult as a result of their neurology.

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I am a basic practitioner of Stanley Greenspan’s DIR (Development – Individual differences – Relationship) Floortime approach. In this strong relationship based approach the relationship and emotional connection (affect) in the parent-child relationship is central,

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Dr Stuart Shanker’s Self-reg has been a ground-breaking approach in understanding the impact of stress on children’s (and parents’) ability to self-regulate. It is based on neuroscientific research

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Testimonials

My personal experience with Tanya has been nothing short of amazing. I find her to be extremely knowledgably in the field of RDI and Autism and has been able to help us along our journey with great teachings, advice and overall help where ever is needed. She is thorough, reliable and extremely warm and easy to work with. I cannot recommend her highly enough. Our family has profited greatly since we’ve been practicing the world of RDI with Tanya as our guide

 LR

2018-07-13T07:50:49+00:00

 LR

My personal experience with Tanya has been nothing short of amazing. I find her to be extremely knowledgably in the field of RDI and Autism and has been able to help us along our journey with great teachings, advice and overall help where ever is needed. She is thorough, reliable and extremely warm and easy to work with. I cannot recommend her highly enough. Our family has profited greatly since we’ve been practicing the world of RDI with Tanya as our guide
Tanya is a remarkable woman. When I first began consulting with Tanya I knew right away that she was a bit different than most parents that I first meet with after their child has been diagnosed with Autism. She had started out with an EIBI-ABA program and knew right away it was not a ‘best fit’ for her family and had researched other therapy options that were aligned with best practice in infant and early childhood mental health. She felt a model that was emotionally-based and focused primarily on the parent-child relationship was what was best for her and her daughter. She was well read and when learning the principles of guiding a child’s early emotional development and building secure attachment, she was a natural. As time went on she worked very hard and understood and implemented the parent education objectives with an eye that was often reserved for a more experienced clinician. I began to realize that perhaps she had some experience in the field. I remember well our meeting when I paused to ask her about her background and if she would consider training to become an RDI Consultant. She smiled and laughed saying she was about to ask me the same question. I then discovered her international experience and education in the field of psychology. I have been in the field of autism and developmental disabilities for over 25 years, a certified RDI Consultant for over 10 years and I am completing my PhD in Infant and Early Childhood Development with a specialization in Mental Health and Early Childhood Developmental Disorders. Tanya still impresses me with her preparation, reflection, insights and her knowledge from her readings and her practice. I believe Tanya would bring the benefit of her experience in the field and as a practicing RDI parent to any family that chooses to work with her

BLAIR ARMSTRONG

2018-07-13T07:51:43+00:00

BLAIR ARMSTRONG

Tanya is a remarkable woman. When I first began consulting with Tanya I knew right away that she was a bit different than most parents that I first meet with after their child has been diagnosed with Autism. She had started out with an EIBI-ABA program and knew right away it was not a ‘best fit’ for her family and had researched other therapy options that were aligned with best practice in infant and early childhood mental health. She felt a model that was emotionally-based and focused primarily on the parent-child relationship was what was best for her and her daughter. She was well read and when learning the principles of guiding a child’s early emotional development and building secure attachment, she was a natural. As time went on she worked very hard and understood and implemented the parent education objectives with an eye that was often reserved for a more experienced clinician. I began to realize that perhaps she had some experience in the field. I remember well our meeting when I paused to ask her about her background and if she would consider training to become an RDI Consultant. She smiled and laughed saying she was about to ask me the same question. I then discovered her international experience and education in the field of psychology. I have been in the field of autism and developmental disabilities for over 25 years, a certified RDI Consultant for over 10 years and I am completing my PhD in Infant and Early Childhood Development with a specialization in Mental Health and Early Childhood Developmental Disorders. Tanya still impresses me with her preparation, reflection, insights and her knowledge from her readings and her practice. I believe Tanya would bring the benefit of her experience in the field and as a practicing RDI...
Tanya is the only one person in our ASD journey who actually ‘really gets it’ because she herself is an autism mom. She is kind, understanding and supportive. We can talk to her about anything without the fear of being judged. She is very knowledgeable about RDI and always gives us very practical ideas. We are very lucky to have found her as our RDI consultant, a friend and a confidante”

DK

2018-07-13T07:52:09+00:00

DK

Tanya is the only one person in our ASD journey who actually ‘really gets it’ because she herself is an autism mom. She is kind, understanding and supportive. We can talk to her about anything without the fear of being judged. She is very knowledgeable about RDI and always gives us very practical ideas. We are very lucky to have found her as our RDI consultant, a friend and a confidante”

Contact Me

tanya@tanyakemp.com

+1 778 859 5195

Look, I don’t want to wax philosophic, but I will say that if you’re alive you’ve got to flap your arms and legs, you’ve got to jump around a lot, for life is the very opposite of death, and therefore you must at very least think noisy and colorfully, or you’re not alive.

Mel Brooks