With her background in Computer Science, Dr. Bork also actively explored the use of technology for SM treatment. She is the first (known) researcher to propose using software applications to help shape verbal behaviour (Bork, 2010). Over the past few years, she has designed and overseen several developments of software applications assisting individuals with special needs (e.g., SM, stuttering, intellectual and developmental disabilities, etc.). Some of them are currently available free for download in iTunes.
A proud member with a Chartered Professional Accountants and Certified General Accountants designation (CPA, CGA) with an Bachelor of Business Administration degree (BBA) from Brock University.
Passionate about accounting related issues and telling the story behind the numbers. Experienced at leading external audits to completion with appropriate follow-up to the Board of Directors. April enjoys digging into the details and presenting solutions to everyday business situations.
April currently resides in the beautiful Niagara Region with her husband and rescue dog. April is a proud Board Member of the Lincoln County Humane Society.
Her research centres on inclusion for students with diverse needs. Upon completion of her graduate work at the University of Toronto, Dr. Bennett held a number of school and school board based positions prior to joining the Faculty of Education at Brock. She brings her practical experiences as an educator to the field of research, providing a blend of theory and practice essential to bridge the gap between what we do in classrooms and how we understand those actions in the larger context.
Although Lori has had many years of clinical experience, she continues to maintain her skill set through educational opportunities to help her students achieve their full communication potential.