Sally YimM.Ed., BCBA

Clinical Director & Behaviour Consultant

Sally is now in her ninteenth year of teaching children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). She still has the same passion and enthusiasm for early behaviour intervention as she did upon graduation. In the past years, Sally worked as a behaviour interventionist and a special education assistant, supporting children with autism and other disabilities.

 

Sally is a Board Certified Behaviour Analysts (BCBA), with a Master of Education degree in Special Education. She completed the BCBA coursework from the University of British Columbia (UBC). Sally graduated from UBC with a degree in Psychology. She then acquired a postgraduate education diploma called "Infant Development and Supported Child Care" from UBC. Sally completed her Master program from The Education University of Hong Kong (EduHK) and was excited to write a book with short stories for EduHK. The book "Our Journey" was then published in 2012.  

 

Sally is dedicated in keeping current with early intervention through professional development. She continues learning and growing as a behaviour consultant and also as a mother of two daughters.

Sally is also fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin.

Katy Harwood, M.Ed., BCBA

Senior Behaviour Consultant

Katy has had a love for working with children from a very young age and is now dedicated to supporting children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families. Katy has enjoyed teaching children with ASD and different learning needs within the Lower Mainland for eight years in home, school, and community based settings that included a wide variety of ages.

 

Katy is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA), with a Master of Education Degree in Special Education from the University of British Columbia and  a Bachelor's Degree in Applied Behaviour Analysis-Autism from Capilano University. She continues to look forward to conducting research that will continue to add to the literature that supports evidence based practices.

 

Katy is committed to continuing to advance her education and skills as a behaviour consultant and is excited to build new partnerships with families in order to create lasting and meaningful change. Katy is particularly interested in sibling relationships and the unique challenges some children face when a brother or sister has ASD. As a consultant, Katy looks for ways to involve brothers and sisters in intervention that not only increase learning opportunities for the child with ASD but also promote positive interactions that benefit all children.

Jasmine is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). She holds a Master of Education in Special Education with a concentration in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, from the University of British Columbia. 

 

Jasmine has been working in the field of applied behaviour analysis since 2011. She has supported students with developmental disabilities in home, school, and community settings as a Behaviour Interventionist, Education Assistant, and Junior Consultant. She is dedicated to improving the quality of life for her students and their families through decisions driven by data and research. 

Jasmine Tsang, M.Ed., BCBA

Behaviour Consultant

RASP Category B Behaviour Consultant

Henry Au, M.S., BCBA

Behaviour Consultant,

RASP Category B Behaviour Consultant

Born in Hong Kong and moved to Vancouver, Canada, when he was 7 years old, Henry has enjoyed working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders since June 2007 throughout Metro Vancouver as well as in St. Cloud, Minnesota as a Behaviour Interventionist, Residential Care Worker and Behaviour Consultant. His clients have ranged from young toddlers to late teenagers. The field of ASD and disabilities has all been more relevant and personal to him as he was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome at Sunny Hill Health Centre in Vancouver when he was 9 years old.

 

He is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) since March of 2016. He graduated at 2007 with Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Bachelor of Science Degree in Integrated Sciences at University of British Columbia. He then completed Master of Science Degree in Special Studies: Autism Spectrum Disorder at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota, with an emphasis on Applied Behaviour Analysis. In March and November of 2016, he had been invited by Dr. Pat Mirenda to speak to a group of Master’s level students as part of a panel of adults with ASD.

 

He has been devoted to keeping up to date with Applied Behaviour Analysis and Early Behaviour Intervention through professional development, as well as an active advocate for individuals with disabilities. He enjoys skiing, hiking, road trips, photography and playing badminton and piano in his spare time.

Chidori started to work as a behaviour interventionist with young children diagnosed with autism in 2008.  Since then, she has worked as a behaviour interventionist and a behaviour consultant with children and adults with autism in Greater Vancouver and Victoria.  She became a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst in 2014 and then a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2021.  She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Education in Special Education with a concentration in Autism and Developmental Disabilities from the University of British Columbia. 


Chidori joined Bridge Kids in 2017 and has been enjoying her work supporting Bridge Kids families and helping children gain new skills and grow.  It is her passion to help create meaningful changes to each child’s and the family’s life for today and for the future. 

 

Originally from Fukuoka, Japan, she is fluent in Japanese.  日本語での対応が可能です。

Chidori Takahara, M.Ed., BCBA

Behaviour Consultant,

RASP Category B Behaviour Consultant

Eileen Lau began her ABA journey after completing her Master of Applied Psychology from the University of Liverpool in the UK. She has completed her BCBA coursework through the Florida Institute of Technology and is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst. Eileen previously worked with school-age kids at PALS Autism School and have been providing early intervention to younger kids in home settings before she joined Bridge Kids.

 

Outside of work, she enjoys gourmet cooking, pottery and spending time with my 10-years old son. 

Eileen is fluent in English and Cantonese.

Eileen Lau, MEd, BCBA

Behaviour Consultant

Category A BC on RASP

Phyllis Yip, BA

Jr. Behaviour Consultant,

RASP Category B Behaviour Consultant

Phyllis believes a child's world is a combination of imagination, creativity and play. And children with ASD need assistance and direction to piece these fragments together. These individuals have a hidden potential that can be unleashed with proper guidance. Over the years of working with children with autism, she has found no greater reward than the improvement her clients showcase.

 

Phyllis holds her Bachelor's Degree at University of British Columbia in Psychology. She has also completed the Advanced Certificate in Disability and Applied Behavioral Analysis at Douglas College. Upon her graduation, she worked as a behavior interventionist who provided one on one treatment sessions to children between 3-17 years old. While working as a behavioral interventionist, she supports individuals who are affected by ASD or related disabilities such as ADHD, eating disorders and epilepsy. As a Senior Therapist and Jr. Behaviour Consultant at Bridgekids, she provides behavioral therapy and consultation for children under 6 years old in home, centre and school-based settings.

Phyllis is committed to broaden her knowledge and techniques as she is studying her Masters' in Education in Curriculum & Instruction with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism Spectrum at Arizona State University. It is her goal to use ABA in a collaborative approach to help children with ASD to create a positive long-term outcome for themselves and their families.

Phyllis is also fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin.

Roslie Hong, M.Ed., BCBA

Behaviour Consultant/

Group facilitator
RASP Category A Behaviour Consultant

Roslie has been working with toddlers and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities since 2014. She is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst(BCBA) from South Korea and holds the Applied Behaviour Analysis Specialist 1st level in Korea as a member of The Korean Association for Certified Behaviour Analysts.

She is an ABA service provider for TRICARE (insurance company for U.S. Army) as a behaviour consultant. Roslie has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Bachelor of Economics degree from Sogang University in Korea, and a Master degree in Special Education from Arizona State University. Roslie will be starting her Ph.D. designation in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in July 2021.

She feels very rewarded when her clients learn new skills and makes progress - being one of her biggest motivations in life. She worked in one of the known ASD research team in Seoul National University Bundang Hospital as a diagnostic evaluation administrator. Roslie also worked with this team to develop the Be-DeVel, a Korean version of the Autism Spectrum Disorder screening tool for toddlers and young children.

From her clinical experience and research experience, she has good observation skills and supports kids with ASD and other DDs to gain various skills.  

Joan Cauguiran, M.P.Ed.,

Senior Behaviour Interventionist

Joan was first introduced into the world of ABA in 2008 while finishing up a degree in Human Kinetics (Kinesiology).. She wanted to work with individuals who had disabilities in order to gain some experience before applying for a masters in occupational therapy and found an opening as a behavior interventionist. After a few months in the field, she realized this was what she wanted to do.

She received her Bachelor degree in Human Kinetics from the University of British Columbia a year later (2009), and quickly took up other courses in special education focusing on applied behavior analysis.

Over the next few years she worked full time as a behavior interventionist and gained experience working with children diagnosed with ASD and their families in clinical and home-based settings. She also attended conferences and workshops to further develop her skills in the application of applied behavior analysis.

By 2013, she completed the Disability and Applied Behaviour Analysis program at Douglas College. Since graduating Joan has expanded her trainings in traditional ABA approaches and Verbal behaviour therapy.

Joan is dedicated to expand her knowledge and skills as she pursues her Masters of Professional Education in Applied Behaviour Analysis starting in the fall of 2018 at the University of Western Ontario. 

Helen Kwan, MSocSc

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Helen is a registered clinical counsellor with the British Columbia Association of Registered Counsellors as well as a Registered Clinical Psychologist with Division of Clinical Psychology, The Hong Kong Psychological Society Ltd. Prior to working at Bridge Kids, Helen has also worked in the Hong Kong civil service before immigrating to Canada.

Her areas of practice include depression, anxiety, anger management, social skills training, behavioral addictions (problem gaming and gambling) through adult counseling, youth counseling, family counseling and parenting consultation.

Helen first encountered this field of work when she had her internship in 2014 at an outpatient clinic for assessment, individual and group treatment for families affected by ASD. She decide to continue her career in the field of ASD as a counsellor, as she feels profoundly connected to parents’ and their children’s worries, concerns but also strengths and hopes around ASD when she listen to them with patience, empathy and acceptance. It is her wish that her expertise in psychotherapy can provide directions and values to families affected by ASD.    

Hillery graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Science Degree. During her time in school she worked part time with children with Autism and grew very compassionate about this field of work. She noticed that children with Autism often struggle with communication and she wanted to help these children in need. Hillery began working at Bridge Kids as a behaviour interventionist in 2015. 

 

She believes that love and compassion can help one another to help and understand each other. She finds her work very rewarding seeing the children she works with grow under her support and guidance.

 

In the future, Hillery wants to further expand her expertise in this field by applying herself into a Master’s program in Special Education.

 

Hillery is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Hillery Huang, BSc

Senior Behaviour Interventionist

Alisa graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and is currently pursuing her Early Childhood Educator License and Master degree in Educational Psychology from Simon Fraser University. 

 

Alisa first gained her experiences in working with children from being a preschool teacher, where she worked with children between the age of 2-6. Alisa then grew her interest in working with children with ASD, as she finds helping children to develop social skills and improving their ability to learn in school to be one of the most rewarding and meaningful experiences she could ever have. 

 

Alisa believes every child is unique and special, and all children should be treated with respect and dignity. It is Alisa’s goal to help both the children with ASD and their families to meet their needs and interests, and to reach their fullest potentials. 

 

Alisa is fluent in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin. 

Alisa Ip, M.Ed.,

Senior Behaviour Interventionist
ECE teacher - Social Group Instructor

Sylvia’s journey through the field of autism and Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) began in

2014. She graduated from the University of British Columbia (UBC) with a Bachelor of Arts

degree in Psychology and joined Bridge Kids in 2016.

 

Sylvia entered this field because she found it both rewarding and challenging. She enjoyed

watching her clients acquire new skills that allow them to explore and navigate their world with

greater understanding. She valued and encouraged the power of teaching through play and

through everyday activities. She also valued working collaboratively with families and other

professionals in order to help families achieve their goals, and believed the communication with

families is essential.

 

Sylvia is fluent in English and Mandarin.

Sylvia Guo, BA

Senior Behaviour Interventionist

Daisy completed her Bachelors of Arts concentrating on Child Development and Cognition and Minor on Early Learning Education at Simon Fraser University in 2018.

 

As a behavioural interventionist working with children with ASD, Daisy finds her value and feels passionate about the future career. She is committed to continue expanding her knowledge in Special Education and to practice Applied Behavioural Analysis in the field.

 

Daisy believes every child is unique and gifted. She respects each child’s individual differences, and will facilitate their potentials by adapting flexible teaching strategies.

Daisy is fluent in English and Mandarin.

Daisy Zhou, BA

Senior Behaviour Interventionist

Carly has a passion to work and support children and families, with the aim to create a better quality of life. She believes that every child is special, and has the potential to grow and flourish in their own unique ways.

In 2018, Carly graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Behavioural Neuroscience. Prior to stepping in the field, she has been involved in research in child perfectionism, hoarding, and the development of adult mental health support services.

Having worked with children of ages 2 to 15 years old in one-to-one and group settings, she has been dedicating herself in school support, positive behaviour support, and helping children develop functional behaviours and social skills.

 

In the near future, Carly is hoping to further her studies by applying to the Master’s program in Special Education, where she is determined to extend her knowledge and skills in the field. 

Carly Chui, BSc.

Senior Behaviour Interventionist

Mack graduated from UBC with a BA in Psychology, and is currently enrolled in UBC’s Masters of Ed. in Special Education, specializing in Autism and has a goal of becoming a fully licensed BCBA.

 

Mack believes that every learner is unique and requires their own learning style. Entering this field on a whim, Mack quickly grew to love his work as he felt rewarded by the achievements accomplished by his learners and he aimed to help as many learners as he could. As he approaches his 6th year of being a BI, Mack has shown that he is not hesitant to adapt and follow the learners lead to ensure that they have a memorable time. He shows extreme care and flexibility with his learners, helping them as much as possible to reach their full potential by being a teacher, a friend, a big brother, or anything in between.

Mackenzie Wong, BA

Senior Behaviour Interventionist

Noa Hass, BA

Behaviour Interventionist

Working with children with ASD is an inseparable part of Noa’s professional life. Her first encounter with this field was as a volunteer worker, when she lived and worked for one year in a hostel for children on the spectrum, providing daily care including medication, sanitation, and daily after-school activities. It was then that she decided to pursue her future profession in that field. 

Noa graduated from The Kibbutzim College of Education (Israel) with a bachelor’s degree in Special Education. She recently completed an honours postgraduate degree in Autism and Behavioural Science at George Brown College (Toronto). As a Behaviour Interventionist Noa is qualified to work with families and treatment teams, and to provide ABA services to clients with a variety of needs.

 

In September 2019, she will begin her master's degree studies in Autism and Developmental Disabilities at the University of British Columbia. Noa has over ten years of experience as a teacher and mentor, working individually and in groups with children and adolescents with ASD, improving behaviours and social skills, cultivating play skills, communicating with family members, and providing support and empathy across multiple aspects of their lives. 

In addition, music has always been an important part of Noa’s life. She received training in classical music (piano and choir), and holds a music conservatory grade 12 certificate. Noa has worked as a piano and music teacher for individuals and groups since 2010, and it has always been natural for her to use music as a tool to develop communication and social skills while working with children with ASD.

 

Noa is fluent in English, Spanish and Hebrew.

Kammie is a recent graduate from the UBC with BA in Psychology. Before her bachelor degree, she completed the higher diploma in Early Childhood Education from the Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) and obtained the certificate of registration as a Qualified Kindergarten Teacher issued by the Hong Kong Education Bureau and the licenses for Child Care Worker and Supervisor from the Hong Kong Child Care Service Ordinance.

 

During Kammie’s internship experiences in local and international kindergartens back in Hong Kong, she was interested when supporting children with special needs in learning. She later pursued her study at UBC and focused her study on family studies, developmental psychology, educational psychology and special education. Through the coursework, she first introduced the position of behaviour interventionist and decided to enter the field to further contribute her passion in guiding these children in need.

 

Being a behaviour interventionist, Kammie feels rewarded especially when clients develop functional skills in language and social that help them connect to the community. She is dedicated to continuing to work with children with ASD as her career path. Her goal is to facilitate children with ASD learning according to the way they learn.

 

Kammie is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Kammie Ng, B.Ed

Behaviour Interventionist

Vanessa Low graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from the University of British Columbia and will be returning to UBC in September 2021 to begin her M.Ed. in Special Education with a concentration in Autism and Developmental Disabilities. Vanessa has been working with kids on the Autism spectrum for 2 years now, and absolutely loves helping them grow and seeing positive changes in their behaviour and well-being over time. Vanessa is especially interested in helping young learners develop the language abilities to not only voice their immediate wants and needs, but also to build strong social relationships with their peers and to express their feelings and thoughts. Vanessa is very much looking forward to contributing to the success and happiness of more families.

Vanessa Low, BA

Senior Behaviour Interventionist

Norman Tang didn’t start his BI journey like his other colleagues at Bridge Kids. Originally working as a Software Developer, Norman has found it much more gratifying to be working in the Education sector and then eventually working with children with ASD. 

 

For the past few years working as a BI, Norman is constantly impressed by seeing learner’s progress and improvements. He strives to make a difference, big or small, with every learner he interacts with.

 

Norman is fluent in English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Python and Javascript

Norman TangBAs. 

Behaviour Interventionist
Coding class teacher

Sarah Lee studied Korean Language and Literature at Kyunghee University in South Korea. She has BA degree and had taught Korean language and literature at elementary and middle schools in South Korea for many years.

 

Last year, she volunteered to teach children with autism and dyslexia while she studied the Education Assistant Program at Kwantlen University. While she taught them, she thought that this teaching is more than teaching. It was loving, encouraging, and leading their future. After her graduation, she joined Bridge kids this June.

 

She has a plan to study more about autism for the next year.

Sarah is fluent in English and Korean.

Sarah Lee, BA 

Behaviour Interventionist

Menorah Lam, BA

Behaviour Interventionist

Hannah Lim, BA (ABA)

Behaviour Interventionist