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
Wong Mai Shan
MSc Applied Behaviour Analysis
Senior Case Supervisor
BSc Biological Sciences
MSc Applied Behaviour 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 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. In addition, she had been involved in the integration process of her students. 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 Behaviour 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 and skills workshops in both mainstream and special needs schools. She as been involved in international consults to families and institutions in the region. She 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 Behaviour Analysis from St. Cloud State University.
Josephine Keng holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Texas, Austin. She specialized in neo-natal intensive care while working at a hospital in Austin. Upon her return to Singapore, she began her work as a nurse at Gleneagles Hospital focusing on the care of newborns and infants in the neonatal unit. She then changed her career path to administrative work. She worked for 8 years as an Administrator at one of Singapore's most popular pre-schools where she managed 6 childcare centers and 10 associate preschools. She has been an Administrator with Autism Partnership (Singapore) since its inception.
Wong Mai Shan holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Oregon. After graduating, 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. At Dover Court Preparatory school she worked with a wide range of children with different disabilities and was appointed the Centre Co-ordinator. Her work with children with special needs continued at Horizon Centre for Special Education whereby she was involved in the integration process of her students. She has been working with children with autism in the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis since 2001. She served as AP School supervisor and oversaw the school program, Little Learners. In addition to consulting to families in Singapore and regionally, she also provides additional assistance and training support to AP staff as the staff mentor. She is presently Clinical Director at AP.
MSc Applied Behaviour Analysis
Reshani holds a Bachelor of Science in Animal Biology from the National University of Singapore and has a Masters in Applied Behaviour Analysis. She has provided behaviour therapy for children on the autism spectrum since the inception of our Singapore office in 2004, under the direction of our Director, Toby Mountjoy. In 2005, she was sent to our office in Seal Beach, California to complete a 15 month internship, under the direct supervision of our Directors, Drs. Ronald Leaf and John McEachin. Since her return in Jan 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. She also did 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 and has resumed her role supervising cases and providing training to both staff and parents in Singapore and regionally. More recently she has conducted a series of workshops and lectures to public and educational institutions in both Singapore and South East Asia. She has been active in providing overseas consults to families and institutions in Vietnam, Malaysia and Kuwait.
Senior Case Supervisor
Nurhayati M Ismail holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology from the University of Southern Queensland and is currently pursuing a Masters of Science in Applied Behaviour Analysis and Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA). She has 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, she has been working with children with autism, in 1 on 1 setting as well as in school settings, in the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis. 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 public talks.
Presently, she is a Senior Case Supervisor providing clinical support and case management to children in Singapore, under the direct supervision of Dr. Ronald Leaf, Dr. John McEachin and Mr. Toby Mountjoy.
More recently she has conducted school consultations and workshops for related agencies and institutions in Singapore and regionally.
BSc Molecular Cell Biology & Genetics
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. Additionally, Renee also assumed responsibilities of Shadow-Aide support in mainstream schools and parent training supervision. In 2013, she was promoted to the role of Program Supervisor providing case supervision for individuals with autism. She assumed the role of Case Supervisor in 2015.
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 therapist and has since worked with children on both one-on-one therapy sessions and in social skills group settings. She also assumed responsibility of providing shadow-aide support for children in mainstream schools and conducts parent training supervision. Additionally, Sarah has also been active in presenting AP complimentary talks to the local community . She is presently a Case Supervisor providing supervision for cases of individuals with Autism. Sarah 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 her training with Autism Partnership Singapore in 2012 as a Therapist, and has since worked with children on both one-on-one and in social skills group settings. Additionally, Edith also assumed the responsibility of providing shadow-aide support for children in mainstream schools and conducts parent training supervision. She has also been active in presenting AP complimentary talks to the local community to create awareness of Autism. Edith is presently a Case Supervisor providing supervision for cases for individuals with Autism
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.