Our training is designed to achieve the outcome of a higher recovery rate for children with autism and other developmental delays.
Our supervisors are case managers who take charge of clinical assessment, program/individual education plan (IEP) development, clinical supervision and clinical meetings with parents. They have 10 to 18 years of experience in behavioral and language intervention. Our therapists, with an average 5 years of clinical experience, work closely with your child in achieving individualized learning goals progressively. As the first point of contact, they keep track of your child’s progress and address any changing needs observed.
It is a mandatory requirement that all applicants provide relevant certificates (i.e. psychology of early childhood/ special education).
Regular training, and seminars are conducted exclusively by founder of our ABA-VB approach, Dr James Partington, Ph.D., BCBA-D.
Applicants must also complete a comprehensive personality test and face-to-face meetings to ensure they are suitable for being a therapist.
Successful candidates will be supervised by a highly qualified supervisor for quality assurance.
We will work with the applicants to pass the BCBA & Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) exams.
We will go through interviews with the applicant's past references to ensure that the personality test results are accurate.
Pamela Wolfberg, Ph.D., Professor
Dr. Wolfberg is Professor of special education and faculty advisor for the Autism Spectrum Graduate Certificate and Related Studies at SFSU. She concurrently serves on the executive committee and faculty of the Joint Doctoral program in special education with the University of California, Berkeley-SFSU. As originator of the Integrated Play Groups (IPG) model and founder of the Autism Institute on Peer Socialization and Play, she leads research, training and development efforts to establish inclusive peer play programs worldwide.
MD. Professor at Harvard Medical School
Professor Timothy Buie, MD is a pediatric Gastroenterologist at the Lurie Center for Autism, a multidisciplinary program that treats children, adolescents and adults with autism spectrum and other neurodevelopmental disorders. He has cared for children from over 40 states in the U.S. and from all over the world. In 2009 Dr. Buie was honored by the Autism Society of America as Professional of the Year for his outstanding work.
He has created a tangible educational program and teaching curricula presented nationally and internationally. His teaching series includes guidelines regarding behaviors of children with autism that may represent pain or other underlying medical issues and has been presented to parents; physical, occupational, and speech therapists; and a wide range of specialists from the medical community.
Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School
On top of her role with Harvard Medical School, Dr. Martha Herbert is also affiliated to Harvard-MIT-MGH Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, where she is director of the TRANSCEND Research Program (Treatment Research and Neuroscience Evaluation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders).
Her main research interests are in addressing autism as a “dynamic encephalopathy” (something that can change) rather than a “static encephalopathy” (something that is fixed for life) and in how environmental vulnerability affects brain and body health and function.
Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice, the American College of Nutrition, and the American College for Advancement in Medicine, of which he is a former President. He is also a faculty member of the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM).
He is a world-renowned physician who established Bock Integrative Medicine, a comprehensive evaluation and treatment center in Rhinebeck, New York where he has successfully treated children and families with chronic complex medical disorders including but not limited to immune dysfunction, autoimmunity, chronic infections and the 4-A disorders (Allergies, Asthma, Autism and ADHD).
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Aside from guided hands-on learning, all therapists are required to attend monthly training, which comes in the form of lectures, workshops and seminars with a heavy emphasis on case studies, role-play, case observations, videos and evaluations. On top of that, Dr James Partington, PhD, BCBA-D, also visits frequently to provide direct staff training on the latest updates of our unique ABA-VB programme.
We use evidence-based procedures for all our training. Our therapists will not be able to advance further until they are able to show their supervisors that they can implement the learning outcome perfectly.
With over 400 hours of onboarding training, our therapists’ expertise development doesn’t just stop in their first year. They have to undergo another 200 hours of supervision on a yearly basis from their second year onwards. The two main focuses are on the progress of each child and the level of quality the therapist provides for their evaluation.
We value our staff and their personal development. From time to time, we will formally evaluate our therapists’ performance by giving them feedback and reviews on areas of a job well done and room for improvement. Some aspects that are being monitored include the therapist’s knowledge, leadership capabilities, work attitude, communication skills and organisation skills.