Kimberly Maich, PhD, OCT, BCBA-D
Newfoundland & Labrador’s first and only Board Certified Behaviour Analyst-Doctoral
She has studied, taught, and lived from coast-to-coast in Canada from Vancouver, BC, to St. Anthony, NL (and in-between), spending most of her career as a resource teacher, supporting students with exceptionalities from Kindergarten to Grade 12, as well as being a clinical coordinator with McMaster Children’s Hospital’s ASD School Support Program (Hamilton, ON) and tenured Associate Professor at Brock University (Niagara, ON). She has been the owner of Exceptionally Yours Educational Services since 2010.
Recently, she has taught, researched, and served undergraduates, graduate students, and professional educators at Brock University, Fanshawe College, Western University, Nipissing University, Redeemer University, as well as schools, community agencies, conferences, and parent groups. She is an experienced teacher, researcher, speaker, trainer, supervisor, and resource developer with a strong collaborative style focused on knowledge mobilization. She is also the parent of three adult children, including one with special needs, and a grandmother to one delightful toddler grandson.
Her primary interests lie in disabilities and special education, with a focus on autism spectrum disorders in inclusive school environments.
PhD (Educational Studies: Cognition & Learning) Brock University
MEd (Counselling Psychology) Memorial University
MADS (Applied Behaviour Analysis) Brock University
MEd (Exceptionalities) Memorial University
PDP (Inclusion) Simon Fraser University
PBD (Special Needs) Simon Fraser University
BCEd (Education) Redeemer University
BA (Psychology) University of Guelph
Kimberly is also a Registered Psychologist (Provisionally Registered) at the master’s level. *While Kimberly is completing her provisional hours for the NL Psychology Board, she will not be carrying out an independent practice, but will be working with C3 Collaborative, St. John’s in supervised practice.
Maich, K., Rutherford, C., & Bishop, C. (In Press, July 2019). Phones, watches, and apps: Engaging everyday mobile / assistive technology for adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Exceptionality Education International.
Alves, K., & Maich, K. (May 2019). What parents want: Parental perspectives of children with ASD on a community-based parent education program. Canadian Journal of New Scholars in Education.
Penney, S., Young, G., Maich, K., & Howell, E. (2019). Promoting home-school communication surrounding children with disabilities: Parental perceptions in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. In D. Jahr & R. Kruschel (Eds.), Inclusion in Canada: International perspectives on heterogeneity-sensitive education. Weinheim, Germany: Beltz Verlag.
van Rhijn, T., Osborne, C., Ranby, S., Maich, K., Hall, C., Rzepecki, L., & Hemmerich, A. (2019). Peer play in inclusive child care settings: Assessing the impact of stay, play, and talk, a peer-mediated social skills program. Child Care in Practice.
Maich, K., Davies, A., & Sohrabi, T. (2019). Autism spectrum disorder and maternal employment barriers: A comprehensive gender-based inquiry. Canadian Journal of Family & Youth. Retrieved from https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/cjfy/index.php/
Maich, K., Hall, C., van Rhijn, T., & Squires, K. (November 2018). Investigating stay, play, and talk: A peer-mediated social skills intervention for young children with autism spectrum disorder and social challenges. Exceptionality Education International 28(2), 82-104. Retrieved from https://ir.lib.uwo.ca/eei/vol28/iss2/5/
Maich, K., Davies, A., & van Rhijn, T. (2018). A relaxation station in every location. Feature Article: Intervention in School and Clinic, 54(3), 160-165. doi: 10.1177/1053451218767916
Maich, K., Jahnke, J., & Rutherford, C. (2018). Intellectual disability, literacy, and assistive technology in the community college setting. The Journal on Technology & Persons with Disabilities, Scientific/Research Proceedings, 6, 353-376. Retrieved from http://scholarworks.csun.edu/
Maich, K., & Hill, R. (2018). Special Education Case Studies: 20 cases for Ontario classrooms. Don Mills, ON: Oxford University Press. ISBN-10: 0199022178
*Maich, K., Levine, D., & Hall, C. (2016). Applied behaviour analysis: A case-based approach to principles, processes, and practices. Cham, Switzerland: Springer Science & Business Media.Link to publication: http://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319447926
Maich, K. & Hall, C. (2016). Autism spectrum disorders in the Ontario context: An introduction. Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press, Inc. Link to publication: https://www.amazon.ca/Autism-Spectrum-Disorder-Ontario-Context/dp/1551309122
*Maich, K. (2015). Early learners in preschools and kindergartens: 50 case stories in child development, inclusion, collaboration and special needs. Toronto: Pearson Education. Winner of the Exceptionality Education International Book Prize Award (2015) Link to publication:
Maich, K., & Hall, C., van Rhijn, T., & Henning, M. (In Press, 2017) Teaching and Learning in two iPad-Infused Classrooms: A descriptive case study of a school-based, dual classroom school-based pilot project. Exceptionality Education International
Sider, S., & Maich, K., & Morvan, J. (2017). School principals and students with special education needs: Leading inclusive schools. Canadian Journal of Education, 40(2). Retrieved from https://cje-rce.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2017/07/Regular-2417-Sider.Final_.June_.21.pdf
Maich, K., & Hall, C. (2016). Implementing iPads in the inclusive classroom setting. Intervention in School and Clinic [Special Issue: What Works for Me], 51(3), 145-150.doi: 0.1177/1053451215585793. Link to publication: http://isc.sagepub.com/content/51/3/145.abstract
Sider, S., & Maich, K. (2014).Assistive technology tools: Supporting literacy learning for all learners in the inclusive classroom. What Works? Research into Practice Monograph Series #50. Link to publication: http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/literacynumeracy/inspire/research/WW_TechnologyTools.pdf
Maich, K., & Belcher, E. C., (2012). Feature article: Using picture books to create peer awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorders in the inclusive classroom | Link to publication: http://www.academia.edu/86917/Using_Picture_Books_to_Create_Peer_Awareness_About_Autism_Spectrum_Disorders_in_the_Inclusive_Classroom
*EXCEPTIONALITY EDUCATION INTERNATIONAL BOOK PRIZE AWARD FOR PUBLISHING IN SPECIAL EDUCATION