Having a strong focus on Verbal Behaviour approach (VB), our team at Healis Autism is seriously dedicated to not just help your child acquire skills, but also develop mental wellness and build their character. We pride ourselves to be quick at correcting behaviours while keeping our therapy sessions fun and engaging. Read on more for a short bio of our key team members.
Yi Zhuang holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and was trained by the founder of ABA-VB, Dr. James Partington himself. Having clocked more than 14,500 hours of therapy sessions, she has garnered the expertise to train our team of therapist, provide consultation and assessment sessions for our clients. She believes in developing good character traits on top of coping with struggles and acquiring skills.
Samantha Tang has been in clinical practice for over 20 years. Previously a psychologist at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, she is highly experienced in the assessment & diagnosis of developmental issues & preparing reports for placement in special education school or examination exemptions or accommodations. As a mum of 2 special needs kids herself, she is highly passionate and dedicated to serve and always willing to go the extra mile for her clients and their caregivers.
Felicia holds a Bachelor's Degree in psychology and Master's in counselling. She was trained by the founder of ABA-VB, Dr. James Partington. Felicia is also our in-house counsellor working with autistic children and their parents to provide them with the right resources to cope better. She has a strong belief in empowerment as a core aspect of teaching and counselling.
Karasi holds a graduate diploma in special education and has 9 years experience as a behavioural therapist and early intervention educator. She was trained by founder of ABA-VB, Dr. James Partington also has a certification in autism. Having an older brother with autism, she is inspired to make a difference for those in the autism spectrum and has worked with a wide spectrum of clients with ASD.
Sylvia graduated with a Bachelor's Degree (Hons) in Psychology from NUS. Having experiences with young children through both her work and volunteering, she strongly believes in empowering the lives of both children with autism and their families. She also wishes to raise society's awareness and understanding of children with autism and to promote an inclusive and caring society.
Rebecca holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychological Science. With her previous experiences working as a behavioural therapist for kids between 3-15 years old, she understands that every child with autism is special & unique in their own ways. She believes with proper support & intervention, every child has a chance to succeed & excel in life. She aspires to continuously improve her craft so she can better empower and make a difference in these children’s life.
Evaline holds a Diploma in applied Drama & Psychology and has been in the special needs field for the past 7 years. Young, passionate and driven by the love for her work, Evaline continues to touch the hearts of many, earning the trust of many parents despite her young age. She continues to grow in this area, despite having various certifications, strongly believing that “The sky’s the limit!”
Brenda graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychological Science. Her passion & experience with children from various backgrounds is what drives her to pursue this line of work. She believes in the importance of developing a sense of autonomy, high self-efficacy & resilience in children by providing them a safe & nurturing environment to grow. As such, she aspires to create such an environment for children with ASD to help them reach their highest potential.
Xiao Hui graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology (Honours with Highest Distinction) from NTU. Having experience working with children of various ages, she believes that every child has the ability to achieve their dreams. As such, she aims to provide a safe and supportive environment for children with autism to maximise their learning and potential.
Sharon holds a Diploma in Early Childhood Education from NIEC (National Institute of Early Childhood Development) and is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Murdoch University. Her myriad of experiences, amalgamating 7 years, in preschool, speech and drama and MINDS has taught her that, "a child will cooperate with you as much as they connect with you". Sharon believes very strongly in the quote by scientist and author Ayesha Siddiqi, "Be the person you needed when you were younger". As such, she aims to create a warm and safe space that allows every child to be seen ,heard and accepted as they are while guiding them to a point of maturation.
Guat Shin graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree (Summa Cum Laude) in Psychology. With her experience working with children, she believes in the importance of early intervention and the significance of seeing a child as just a child first, before regarding him or her as a child with developmental needs. She aims to make a difference to every child's life and empower them.
Joleen holds an advanced diploma in Special Education. She is a motivated individual who believes that her good attitude and hunger to learn will empower her to spread knowledge and positivity in her role. She aspires to create a productive and motivating environment for her clients to build their confidence and skills.
Angelyn graduated with a Bachelor's of Science (Honours) in Psychology from Coventry University, United Kingdom. She has experience working with children of various age groups and neurodiversity through her work as a kindergarten teacher and experience working in child-centred psychology clinics. She believes that every child learns at their own individual pace and that the learning process itself should be a fun and gratifying experience for the child to go through.
Jasvinder holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Diploma in Counselling and a Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ) in support, emergency and crisis management for children and youth. She has many years of experience working with children. She believes strongly that encouragement, patience and the right guidance can make any child shine and reach their fullest potential.
Carabelle has graduated from Temasek Polytechnic, and is currently pursuing Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She has gained a wide range of knowledge of through the academic modules such as child development and numerous experiences working with children with special needs. She loves to work with young children to maximize their talents and potential. She believes that every child is unique and should be given an opportunity to excel in life. “All kids need is a little help, a little hope, and someone who believes in them” ~ Magic Johnson
Hayley holds a Bachelor’s Degree (Hons) in Psychology from NUS. She is a patient, positive and compassionate therapist who strives to create fun and engaging sessions with her clients to reach their maximum potential in the most fulfilling ways possible. Through her various experiences working and volunteering with children with special needs, she believes that if a child can’t learn the way we teach, we must teach in the way they learn. With that, Hayley aims to empower children with autism by devoting herself to every child and journeying with them through their growth.
Hanyu has graduated from Royal Holloway, University of London, and is currently pursuing a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology at College of Allied Educators. She is compassionate, patient, and caring. Through experiences working with children including special needs, she firmly believes in providing continuous loving support, and a comfortable safe space, for her clients to grow and realize their full potential at their own individual pace.