All About Me


Hello! My name is Sheena Noppen and I am the Child Development Advisor here at Sarah Thompson.

What is the Child Development Advisor?

The Child Development Advisor role is a collaborative role that helps students with a number of social, emotional and behavioural developments. I work collaboratively with staff, students and parents to help determine the needs of our students. Interventions are on the individual, group, and classroom level. Students are provided with tools to support them through brief services, they may also be provided with opportunities to practice any new skills in a group setting. Students may also be continually monitored to ensure they are successful in their social and emotional development.

I can support students with a number of topics including:

  • Separation
  • Anxiety
  • Friendships
  • Social Support
  • Anger Management
  • Resiliency Building
  • Leadership
  • Self Esteem
  • Intervention with Bullying
  • Conflict Resolution


There are several ways that a child is referred for CDA support.

  • CDA referral
  • Teacher referral
  • Parent referral
  • Child referral


Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or would like extra support.

Thank you!

Sheena Noppen


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