We believe in PERFECTING our skills.
AP implements a multi-tier supervision system to ensure our children receive only the best quality teaching available. Our professional team of Behavioral Consultants maintain their current knowledge and high-level expertise through Autism Partnership’s commitment to ongoing training in Los Angeles. Training is conducted regularly in the Singapore, HongKong and USA.
Our Consultants and Supervisors are HIGHLY QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED
Our team of consultants are comprised of doctoral and master degree holders, clinical psychologists and Board Certified Behavior Analysts with an average of 10 years of experience in planning implementing ABA intensive Behavioral Treatment. Other than local families, they also consult to families and agencies in other countries.
MSc Applied Behavior Analysis
Sherrianne Cheah holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Child Development from the University of Kansas. Since 1991, she has been working with children who have varying special needs. She was in charge of setting up curriculum and running the Early Intervention programs at Dover Court Preparatory School and Horizon Centre for Special Education. Before joining Autism Partnership, Sherrianne had her own private practice as a Remedial Therapist, working with both mainstream and children with special needs.
She has been working with children with autism in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis since 2001, under the direct supervision of Dr Ronald Leaf, Dr John McEachin and Mr. Toby Mountjoy. Since its inception in 2004, Sherrianne has been directly responsible for staff training and case management. She has also been instrumental in conducting social communication skills groups and workshops in both mainstream and special needs schools. She has been involved in international consults to families and institutions in the region; and has also conducted AP workshops and talks to agencies in Singapore.
She is presently the Site Director of AP Singapore and has a Masters of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) from St. Cloud State University.
Wong Mai Shan
Wong Mai Shan holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Oregon. Upon graduation, she was in charge of designing and setting up a preschool program at a local kindergarten. Following that, she was a Supervisor at a childcare centre. Since 1989, she has been working with children who have special needs. During her time at Dover Court Preparatory school, she was appointed the Centre Co-coordinator and worked with a wide range of children with different disabilities.
Her work with children with special needs continued at Horizon Centre for Special Education, where she was involved in the integration process of her students. She has been working with children with autism in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis since 2001. She served as Autism Partnership’s school supervisor and oversaw the school program, Little Learners.
Mai Shan is presently the Clinical Director at AP Singapore, supervising case programs and overseeing training and development of staff. She is also a Behavior Consultant, providing services to families in Singapore and regionally.
MSc Applied Behaviour Analysis, BCBA
Reshani Satharasinghe holds a Bachelor of Science in Animal Biology from the National University of Singapore and has a Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis from St. Cloud State University. She has provided behavior therapy for children on the autism spectrum since the inception of our Singapore office in 2004, under the direction of Associate Director, Mr. Toby Mountjoy. In 2005, she was seconded to our office in Seal Beach, California to complete a 15 months internship, under the supervision of our Directors, Drs. Ronald Leaf and John McEachin.
Since her return in January 2007, she ran the training programme for new staff. She also provided intensive parent training through our Supernanny/Res-Q programme. In 2008, she became a Case Supervisor, providing clinical support and case management. In 2010, she completed a 5-month attachment to our UK office and worked as the Regional Coordinator of Services in Leeds.
She returned to Singapore in August 2010 to provide consultation, supervision and training to both clients, parents and staff in Singapore, as well as regionally. She also regularly conducts a series of training workshops, lectures and school consultations to both professionals and members of the public.
Reshani is also Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).
MSc Applied Behavior Analysis, BCBA
Senior Case Supervisor
Nurhayati M Ismail holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology from University of Southern Queensland and a Masters of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Before joining Autism Partnership Singapore, she worked with both children and adults in a mental health facility, providing psycho-education and counselling as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
Since 2003, Yati has been working with children with autism using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in one-on-one as well as school settings. After completing her supervisory training in our Hong Kong office under the direction of Mr. Toby Mountjoy in 2006, she has conducted staff training, intensive parent education groups as well as various workshops for teachers and professionals, parent consultation and public talks. She also oversees the Little Learners school program and social skills group for children of various ages.
Presently, she is a Senior Case Supervisor, providing clinical support and case management to children in Singapore and overseas. She also conducts training, lectures and workshops for parents, schools and professionals in Singapore and internationally.
Yati is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).
BSc Molecular Cell Biology & Genetics
Senior Case Supervisor
Renee Pang holds a Bachelor of Science in Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics from Monash University, Australia. She joined Autism Partnership Singapore in 2010 as a Program Therapist and worked with children on both one-on-one and group settings. This includes helping individuals develop social initiation, play and join-in skills. In 2013, Renee was promoted to Program Supervisor and has since worked on designing curriculums according to assessed needs of child.
She assumed the role of Case Supervisor in 2015, providing regular case supervision for children with ASD. Additionally, Renee provided shadow-aide support in mainstream schools and collaborating with teachers and principals to devise integration plans. She also run social groups in mainstream schools and provide parent training supervision.
Renee conducted many overseas consultations and group parent trainings in China. In 2017, she worked with our Hong Kong office to run parent training workshops, equipping parents with basic ABA skills designed to help their children with ASD.
Presently, Renee is a Senior Case Supervisor at Autism Partnership Singapore and provides supervision over AP Singapore’s Chinese Accelerate Programs team.
BSc Biological Sciences (Hons in Psychology)
Sarah Sotiriou holds a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences with an Honours in Psychology from the University of Edinburgh (Edinburgh, UK). Sarah joined Autism Partnership Singapore in 2011 as a Behavior Therapist. She has since been working with children in one-to-one setting, providing tailor-made therapy curriculum according to needs of child. Additionally, she works with children in social skills group settings and provides shadow-aide support for children in mainstream schools. Her work includes parent training supervision.
By presenting to professionals and parents in Autism Partnership complimentary talk, Sarah is also actively helping the local community understand ASD.
Presently, Sarah is a Case Supervisor at Autism Partnership Singapore overseeing the training of staff and curriculum design for families. She is currently taking the Master of Science in Applied Behaviour Analysis(Msc) from Queens University Belfast, UK and is working towards her BCBA credential.
Edith Kho holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Sydney, Australia. She started working with children as a Behavior Therapist with Autism Partnership Singapore in 2012. Her role includes working on communication, cognitive, play, social, self-help and other functional skills with children in one-on-one setting. She also run programs in social group setting to teach children social skills as well as develop confidence and interest in communicating with peers.
Additionally, Edith has been providing shadow-aide support for children in mainstream schools to help children acquire monumental school readiness. She also conducts parent training supervision. In 2017, Edith was promoted to Program Supervisor and has since been active in presenting talks to the local community, creating awareness for Autism.
Edith is presently a Case Supervisor at Autism Partnership Singapore, designing and overseeing individually tailored curriculum for children.
Jeena Tan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. She started her training with Autism Partnership Singapore in 2013 as a therapist and has since worked with children in both one-on-one therapy sessions and group settings. Additionally, Jeena has provided shadow-aide support for children in mainstream schools, as well as conducting parent training supervision.
In 2017, Jeena joined our Accelerate team to work with families from Indonesia and China. She also collaborated with Autism Partnership Hong Kong to run an intensive ABA intervention program in Beijing, China; designed to identify children’s individual programming needs and provide recommendations for follow-up intervention. In the same year, she also collaborated with our Hong Kong office to run a Parent Training workshop in Shanghai, China.
Our Therapists are the frontline staff and they play a key role in the success of our agency.
They work with our families and children in one-on-one, group and school settings to carry out program goals as identified by our Supervisors and Consultants.
All our Therapists have at least a bachelor degree; some of them have masters degree from local or overseas universities. They have gone through a minimum of 400 hours of training in the first year and receive intensive and ongoing training for about 200 hours every year thereafter by local and overseas experts in the field. Our Therapists are highly skilled and experienced, and receive extensive support and training to perform their duties with passion, expertise and confidence.
Training comes in numerous forms:
- Pre-service Intensive Training and Orientation
All new hires are required to complete 180 hours of pre-service orientation and training on implementing Applied Behavior Analysis with students with ASD. Training and orientation are in the form of lectures, case studies, role-play, case observations, and practical hands-on sessions closely monitored by our Consultants.
- Monthly Training
All Therapists are required to attend monthly training sessions to further their knowledge and enhance skills. On-the-job trainings are both didactic and practical, consisting of lectures, case studies, videos, evaluations, and role-play. Our Asst. Director, Mr. Toby Mountjoy provides the quarterly training at our office, while our director Dr. Ron Leaf from US Head Office visits Singapore annually to provide direct training to staff.
- Weekly Supervision
Our Therapists receive over 400 hours of induction training and 1:1 supervision by our Supervisors and Consultants in their first year on the job. Thereafter, staff continue to receive over 200 hours of supervision per year with weekly supervisions, regular clinics and team meetings specific to the child they are working with. Weekly supervisions allow us to monitor and evaluate the quality of our services, and track progress of our students.
- Performance Evaluation
Our Therapists are formally evaluated through supervision and review meetings with our Site Director on an ongoing basis. Evaluations are based on Therapists’ practical skills, programming skills, work attitude, communication skills, organization skills as well as professionalism and leadership skills.