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TEAM

 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.

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YI ZHUANG

Clinical Director

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.

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FELICIA

Programme Supervisor

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

Programme Supervisor

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.

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JASMINE

Case Manager

Jasmine holds a degree in Psychology from James Cook University. She was trained by founder of ABA-VB, Dr. James Partington and through working in the field of ABA-VB for several years now, she loves how this line of work can help her value-add to every child with autism. She believes that every child has the ability to achieve their fullest potential and lead meaningful lives. 

VENEZIA

Senior ABA-VB Therapist

Venezia holds a diploma in early childhood education and is a Certified Autism Specialist (CAS). She has worked with a wide range of clients varying from 2 to 15 years old. Her personal philosophy as a therapist is to provide a safe and caring environment for every child to be in. She believes that when a child feels safe and cared for, they will blossom and grow to be someone that is confident.

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JACELYN

Senior ABA-VB Therapist

Jacelyn holds a B.A. in Philosophy (Hons), specialising in medical ethics from NTU. Coming from an autism-centred SPED school, she has a keen understanding of the multiple ways autism manifests in a child. She is also trained by Autism Resource Centre, attaining the Certificate in Autism (Distinction). Imparting meaning, integrity and dignity to all her clients is the cornerstone of her practice.

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SYLVIA

Senior ABA-VB Therapist

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.

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ASHELY

Senior ABA-VB Therapist

Ashely graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. She has experience working with children with autism from the ages 2 to 12 years old in both individual and group settings. She strives to build confidence in children by creating an encouraging and motivational environment around them so that they are able to flourish.

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REBECCA

Senior ABA-VB Therapist

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.

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ALISHA

ABA-VB Therapist

Alisha holds a degree in Bachelor of Psychological Science and a Diploma in Child Psychology and Early Education. Having worked with children from various complex backgrounds, she strongly stands with providing quality education, adequate support, and a chance for every child to learn and succeed in life. She also wishes to erase the stigma that society holds towards individuals with autism.

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AILEEN

ABA-VB Therapist

Aileen holds a Bachelor’s degree (Hons) in Psychological Science. Having previously worked in SPED schools, she understands how uniquely ASD can present in every child. She believes that with the right methods, any child can flourish and reach their full potential. She strives to help children with autism build character and confidence in themselves.

JUNICE

ABA-VB Therapist

Junice graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree (Summa Cum Laude) in Psychology. With first-hand experience working at a SPED school, she has honed a strong passion in this field. She is aligned to providing a transformational learning journey through adapting to the unique needs of each child. She also aims to help create a stable, nurturing, and cheerful environment for children with special needs so that they will be able to learn & reach their greatest potential.

CLARISSA

ABA-VB Therapist

Clarissa has a Bachelor in Psychology (Summa Cum Laude) & Diploma in Applied Drama & Psychology. As a language teacher, she has worked with children age 3 to 7 years old from diverse backgrounds. She commits to providing safe & nurturing therapy sessions for her clients to acquire skills & develop good character traits. With right support & intervention, she believes every child will have the chance to achieve milestones beyond their imagination.

BRENDA

ABA-VB Therapist

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. 

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XIAO HUI

ABA-VB Therapist

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.

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TIFFANY

ABA-VB Therapist

Tiffany holds a Bachelor Degree (Hons) in Psychology from NUS. Growing up, she always held a belief that early childhood can pave the way for anyone to thrive, especially individuals with autism. Her broad experience with children, has equipped her with skills to handle and manage challenging behaviour. She also hopes to change the stigma society has towards people with special needs. 

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RACHEL

ABA-VB Therapist

Rachel holds a Bachelor’s Degree (Hons) in Psychology from Uni of Melbourne (1st Class Hons). Her years of volunteering at a childcare, on top of various psychology attachments at hospitals, made her competent in working with children. She believes in collaborative learning and is committed to creating engaging & fun environments where each child feels safe and motivated to learn. With a vision to eradicate the stigma around autism, she is determined to empower these children to live out their dreams.

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HAZEL

ABA-VB Therapist

Hazel has a Bachelor’s Degree (Highest Distinction) in Psychology and Linguistics from NUS. She is a spirited therapist with diverse experiences in working with children across the autism spectrum. She believes that every child’s heart holds a seed which carries their hopes and dreams for their future. Her commitment to her journey with children and their families strengthens her passion in nurturing each and every child to flourish in life.