About Me


certified positive discipline parenting educator, Gottman Trained educator,
mom, artist, blogger, child advocate, parent support, SPD Parent Connection Host 

I’m a mom to four awesome children! 
I was born in Montreal....completed a B. Eng and M.Sc.....worked as a research assistant........moved to Vancouver....taught math at the British Columbia Institute of Technology....then gave birth to my first child, beginning my journey into parenting and special needs, visit my site sensationalchildren.ca.....

In 2008, I became involved in the SPD Foundation in Co, USA. … Attended workshops and seminars with the foundation….I became an SPD – Parents’ Connections Host In North Vancouver, BC.  ….and began facilitating seminars, workshops, and special events to educate and advocate SPD.

My own experience and education about SPD led me to the study of human development; specifically child development and parenting…. I support children and families by encouraging art, supporting the senses and leading with the concepts of positive discipline....I am a Gottman Trained Educator and Certified Positive Discipline Parenting Educator, helping families through experiential workshops.

I use positive discipline in my family. It is especially useful raising my son with SPD....

....and I try to find time for the things I enjoy…. reading, writing, learning new things, creating, photography, cooking, gardening, decorating, art…. 

Visit my art website at domenicamastromatteo.com follow my lifestyle blog at domenicamastromatteo.blogspot.ca. 

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

Sensory processing disorder (SPD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects at least one in twenty children. Children with SPD don't process or experience sensory information the way other typical children do; therfore, they don't behave the way other children do. They struggle to perform tasks that come easier for other children. Consequently they suffer a loss of quality in their social, personal, emotional and academic life.

The Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation is dedicated to continue their research into the knowledge and treatment of SPD, so that, as Lucy Jane Miller writes in her book "Sensations Kids", "the millions of sensational children currently "muddling through" daily life will enjoy the same hope and help that research and recognition already have bestowed on coutless other conditions that once baffled science and disrupted lives."