In this informative interview with Leah, Vanessa shares about her work with children with special needs and how the MwM cards and video classes have supported kids become more confident and self-regulating.
Vanessa Kahlon has been working with children with developmental and learning challenges for over fifteen years. With her extensive training in DIR-Floortime, Sensory Integration Disorder, Early Childhood Mental Health, and Trauma, Vanessa directs and supervises in-home Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) programs for children on the Autism spectrum and facilitates social skills programs using Yoga & Self-Regulation in both school and community settings.
A yoga & movement advocate, Vanessa developed YEAS: Yoga Education for Autism Spectrum, a national program in which she trains other professionals to use yoga in their work with autistic children. She is a sought after lecturer and teacher in behavioral modification for teachers, parents, and other educators. Recently, she was awarded Women of the Year 2014/2015 by the National Association of Professional Women.
Vanessa holds a degree in Clinical Psychology, is a registered Yoga instructor, and serves on the Board of Special Place Foundation, a residential-vocational community seeking self-sufficiency for adults with disabilities. Passionate about keeping families together, communicative, healthy, and happy, Vanessa’s approach is professional and relationship-based, always including purposeful challenges that stretch them beyond their current capacity.