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Sally YimM.Ed., BCBA

Clinical Director & Behaviour Consultant

Sally is now in her fifteenth 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 Takahara, BA, BCaBA

Behaviour Consultant,

RASP Category B Behaviour Consultant

Chidori joined Bridge Kids in 2017 and is enjoying her work supporting children with Autism gain new skills and grow.  She believes her job is to support each child’s all-round learning in a way that addresses individual differences.  It is her passion to help create meaningful changes to each child’s and the family’s life for today and for the future.

 

Chidori started to work as a behaviour interventionist with young children diagnosed with Autism in 2008.  Since then she has been supporting individuals with Autism and other conditions increase their skills in language and communication, socialization and play, self care, safety, daily living, pre-academic, and self management in collaboration with their families and other professionals in a variety of settings including home, school, community, and centre-based, in Greater Vancouver and Victoria.

 

Chidori has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of British Columbia, Behavioural Intervention Citation from the Douglas College, and Graduate Academic Certificate in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) from the University of North Texas.  She is a Board Certified Assistant Behaviour Analyst (BCaBA) since 2014 and is currently working towards her master’s level certification in behaviour analysis.  Born and raised in Japan, Chidori is fluent in spoken and written Japanese.

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 and she is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst(BCBA) from South Korea.

She is also 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.

She feels very rewarded when her clients learn new skills and social interactions and it has been a big motivation in her live. She worked in one of the known ASD research team in Seoul National University Bundang Hospital as a diagnostic evaluation administrator and researcher to develop Asian version of screening tool for children with high risk of ASD.

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, BHK

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. 

Noa Hass, B.Ed.

Behaviour Interventionist/ Music Teacher

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.

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

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

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

Mackenzie Wong

Behaviour Interventionist

Norman TangBAs. 

Behaviour Interventionist

Kammie Ng, B.Ed

Behaviour Interventionist

Helen Kwan, MSocSc

Senior Behaviour Interventionist

Menorah Lam, BA

Behaviour Interventionist

Alisa Ip, BA

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.