Our Team

Kids Connect, you and your child are in excellent hands. Our programs are crafted and specifically designed to develop the potentials of YOUR child.  

 

We conduct behavioral assessment, we create personalized plan, we set target goals, we collect and analyze data, we strategize teaching steps, we are scientifically based, and we are result - driven.  Yes, we are PROFESSIONALS.  

 

Yet yet yet, nothing is more important than having SUPER FUN in our program!  Join us and laugh like "hahahahahaha!", play like your child is connecting the whole world of ideas, and learn like you are motivated and inspired.  

                                                                      We proudly say that there is no program like us in Hong Kong! 

 
Emily Kwan, Clinical Director

Master of Applied Disabilities (specialization in ABA), Toronto, Canada

Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), USA

Certified Supervisor for BCBA & BCaBA, USA

Clinical Trainee of Social Thinking, Santa Clara, USA

Vice President for Hong Kong Association of Behavior Analysis (HKABA), HK

The only professional in Hong Kong with both formal ABA and Social Thinking training

Emily is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) endorsed by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board.  She is also a certified supervisor for those who are pursuing BCBAs and BCaBAs. In addition, Emily also received the official clinical training of Social Thinking directly under the founders of the program in Santa Clara.  She is the only professional in Hong Kong that obtained the qualifications from both BACB and Social Thinking, which makes Kids Connect the unique center that provides a wide scope with rich content in their programs. 

 

In the past 20 years, she consulted, supervised and worked hands – on with hundreds of children with atypical learning profiles in a variety of settings across Canada and Hong Kong. The settings include center - based and home - based programs for behavioral intervention, public and private schools for school shadowing service, residential programs for adults and other community based programs for social skills training.  The scope of age ranges from as young as one year old to elderly age.  

 

Emily is currently the Vice President of Hong Kong Association for Behavior Analysis (HKABA), where she was also the President of it for over 4 years in the past.  She was also one of the course instructors of the BCBA program in Hong Kong and she taught the Behavioral Assessment and Evaluation of Behavioral Interventions course.

 

Emily completed her Master’s degree from Brock University, where it launched the first BACB program with the classroom experience in Ontario.  When she was in Toronto, she excelled in 3 accreditations and received the Highest Rating of Excellence rated by the highly reputable Accreditation Canada.   In another accreditation conducted by the York University of Canada, Emily also led her clinical team to receive the Highest Ratings in Toronto against 24 other clinical teams.  

 

Emily specializes in tailoring Personalized Learning Plan and implementing them through the evidence - based practices of behavioral principles and social thinking framework.  She holds a high standard from assessment, to planning, to implementation, to data collection and data analysis; and aims for each child to reach their potential.  As part of her journey in promoting evidence – based intervention to the community, Emily has conducted many workshops and training sessions for parents, teachers, therapists, psychologists, administrators and the general public both in Canada and Hong Kong.  She has supervised many students in their practicum. She is also familiar with the practice and curriculum of many kindergartens and international schools in Hong Kong. 

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Master of Applied Disabilities Studies, specialisation in Applied Behavior Analysis from Brock University, Canada (www.brocku.ca

 

 

  • President of Hong Kong Association for Behavior Analysis from 2012 - 2016

  • Supervisor of local and oversea students who are pursuing the BCBA & BCaBA qualification

 

 

 

  • Led the clinical team to receive the Highest Total Ratings and Highest Ratings in the domains of 1) Quality of Programming, 2) Quality of Management, and 3) Parent Satisfaction amongst 24 clinical teams in the accreditation conducted by the York University in Canada.

 

  • Led the clinical team to receive the Excellent Rating in the accreditation conducted by the Accreditation Canada.

 

Kevin Lam, Clinical Supervisor

Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), USA

Master of Social Science in Expressive Arts Therapy, Hong Kong
B.Sc. in Psychology and Human Biology, Toronto, Canada

Registered Arts Therapist, Hong Kong 

 

Kevin is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) endorsed by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board and a Registered Art Therapist in Expressive Arts endorsed by The University of Hong Kong.  He completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Human Biology at the University of Toronto (U of T) in Canada.

 

Kevin has over 15 years of working experience with typically and atypically developing children from 2 to 16 years old in different settings, performing at varying levels, and requiring different kinds of support in their development.  These settings include home - based, center - based, and school - based services, covering a wide range of skills that would be expected and are to be facilitated and developed in these different places.  

 

Amongst these different settings, he has been conducting behavioral interventions through one on one, dyad, and small group formats with children who require tailored - made curriculum to best reach their learning potential.  With the additional background and experience as a registered art therapist, he also adopts and incorporates different art modalities (visual arts, drama, movement and music) to enhance the emotional, social, cognitive and physical growth of the children.  

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)

 

  • Master Degree of Expressive Art Therapy from The University of Hong Kong

 

  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Human Biology from University of Toronto, Canada

Jenny Shum, Behavior Therapist

Master of Education in Special Needs, Giftedness and Counselling, Hong Kong

Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Economics, Toronto, Canada

 

Jenny has an accumulative years of 12 experience in the field since she started practicing as a Behavioral Therapist since 2007.  Soon after, she has discovered her passion in working with children with special needs and has dedicated herself in the education field.  She feels that every child is unique and has their own way of learning.  

 

In Canada, Jenny completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Economics at the University of Toronto (U of T) and completed her Master of Education in The Education University of Hong Kong, specializing in Special Needs, Giftedness and Counselling. 

 

Over the years of her career, she has worked with children diagnosed with ASD, ADHD and dyslexia, mostly aged from 2 to 7.  Amongst the children she has worked with, some started off with zero to limited verbal and cognitive ability whilst some had challenging behaviors that are major barriers to their learning and development.  What satisfies Jenny the most is to see these children making progress along the way.  

 

Besides conducting individual therapy, she has also worked as a Learning Assistant Teacher in different kindergartens, mainstream and international primary schools in Hong Kong, where she works closely with teachers to implement behavioral plans, social skills training and individualized learning strategies to facilitate the learning of the children.  She believes that having assistance in the school setting is as important as attending individual therapy for children with special learning profiles. 

 

Qualifications:

  • Master of Education focusing in Special Needs, Giftedness and Counselling from The Education University of Hong Kong

  • Bachelor of Sciences in Psychology and Economics from the University of Toronto, Canada 

Loletta Lau, Behavioral Therapist

Master of Science in Mental Health and Psychological Therapies, UK

BSocSc in Honours Psychology, Hong Kong

 

Loletta has a few years of years of experience in providing intensive behavioral intervention to individuals with special learning profiles, including children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Global Developmental Delay, language delay or other social challenges.  

 

She is experienced in working with children ages ranging from 2 to 12 in both one-on-one and small group settings. She also works as a shadowing teacher in integrated classrooms in preschool, primary school and middle school to support and facilitate children’s learning in a classroom. 

 

In addition to the ABA principles, Loletta also recognizes the significance of cognitive development in promoting one’s social development, where she incorporates the use of Higher Order Thinking Skills and Social Thinking curriculum in her practice.  Witnessing the many successes and improvements of children over the years, Loletta is enthusiastic to continue to dedicate herself in the field in empowering them and making a difference to their lives.

 

Loletta completed her Master’s degree in Mental Health in the University of London with distinction.   In the course of her studies, she enriched her knowledge and experience in the field by completing placement alongside with play therapists, counsellors and learning support educators in Hong Kong and the UK.  She obtained her Bachelor of Social Sciences, majoring in Psychology from The University of Hong Kong.  

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Master of Mental Health and Psychological Therapies from Queen Mary, University of London
     

  • Bachelor of Social Sciences in Honours Psychology from the University of Hong Kong
     

  • Therapeutic Play placement with Carefree Kids in London, United Kingdom

Grace Lo, Behavior Therapist

Registered Behavioral Technician (RBT), BACB, USA

BSocSc in Honours Psychology, Hong Kong

 

Grace aspires to provide quality intervention for children with special education needs to reach their full potential. Being in the field for about 4 years now, Grace is experienced in providing 1:1 intensive and personalized intervention and social skills training to children for different age groups.

 

Grace has worked with children from aged 2 to primary school age with different developmental profiles, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD and developmental delays. She has also provided school shadowing services at various mainstream schools in Hong Kong, where she worked closely with school teachers to develop and implement behavioral plans to facilitate children’s learning in a classroom. As a piano and ukulele player, Grace is great at incorporating musical and creative elements into intervention plans. She is also skilled in illustrating and using visual aids to cater the needs of children with different learning styles.

 

Grace discovered her passion for working with children with special needs during her undergraduate years. She completed her Bachelor of Social Sciences, majoring in psychology, with first-class honour from the University of Hong Kong. Prior to joining the team, Grace worked as an intern at the Education Bureau, where she conducted research to evaluate a 3 - tier intervention program for primary school students with dyslexia.

 

Seeing the positive changes brought to the children and their families over the years, Grace will continue to strive for her best to support children with different learning profiles to maximize their potential and achieve the best quality of life.

 

Qualifications:

  • 4 years of working experience of implementing behavioral and social skills programs with children of various developmental profiles

  • Passionate in incorporating creative elements into intervention plans

  • Bachelor of Social Sciences in Psychology with first class honour

  • Previously worked as an intern at the Education Bureau, where she evaluated an intervention program for students with special needs

Tiffany Han, Behavioral Therapist

BSocSc in Honours Psychology, Hong Kong

 

Tiffany has over 5 years of working experience in the field.  In the past two years at Kids Connect, Tiffany has been providing one-on-one behavioral interventions to children with diverse learning needs of different ages. Her experience includes designing and conducting intervention based on ABA for both 1:1 and group, school shadowing program in primary school and middle school, and running social classes. 

 

Prior to joining the team, Tiffany also worked as a learning support teacher in different educational settings, including mainstream schools and tutorial centers for over 3 years. She has experience in implementing individualized programs for children with special needs, ranging from autism, ADHD, anxiety, depression to dyslexia. 

 

Tiffany graduated from the City University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree, majoring in Psychology. During her undergraduate years, she worked as an intern at the TWGHs Ho Yuk Ching Educational Psychology Center, where she designed and organized different classroom activities to assist SEN children with their development. Seeing the importance of early interventions, Tiffany decided to devote herself to work with children with special education profiles.

 

Tiffany believes that each child was different and unique, it is extremely rewarding as she finds a great sense of success through helping children with different learning profiles. Furthermore, it is joyful to hear children's laughter during playing and learning; and seeing the achievements made by them.

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Over 3 years of working experience with children with different learning profiles

  • Bachelor of Social Sciences in Psychology from City University of Hong Kong

  • Previous worked as an intern in TWGHs Ho Yuk Ching Educational Psychology Center, where she devised lesson plans and strategies to support the special needs for each individual

Anson Cheng, Behavior Therapist

BSc in Honours Psychology with Neuroscience, UK

Anson is a strong believer in early intensive intervention for children with behavioral and emotional challenges. Along with his loving and altruistic character, Anson dedicated himself in working as a behavioral therapist to support individuals with special learning profiles. Anson has been working in the field for over 2 years, where he delivers 1:1 behavioral intervention to children aged 2 to 10 in both center setting and classroom setting using ABA principles. He excels at motivating children with his enthusiasm and delivers session in an energetic and lively manner. He also has experience in implementing social skills program adopting the Social Thinking curriculum to guide children in integrating into their social environment.

 

Anson graduated from the University of Sussex with a Bachelor degree in Psychology with Neuroscience. He also devoted his summer in completing student placement at the Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong where he facilitated social groups and organised workshops for out-patients at the Psychiatric Department.

 

Anson entrusts the potential of each individual and is keen on delivering his best to support children in developing and integrating into the community. 

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Sciences in Psychology with Neurosciences from the University of Sussex, U

  • Summer placement at the Psychiatric Ward in Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong

Bianca Lui, Behavioral Therapist

B.A. in Early Childhood and Family Studies, USA

 

Over the past two years, Bianca has been providing 1:1 therapy services to children with special learning profiles aged 2 - 10 years in their home, school, and the center. Her experience includes implementing behavioral interventions and social skills programs in an individual and small group settings. Bianca is also a shadow teacher in the mainstream schools, where she works closely and collaborates with the teachers to come up with a behavioral plan and strategies that will best support the child in a classroom. 

 

Bianca earned a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood and Family Studies with magna cum laude from the University of Washington. Throughout her undergraduate years, she had the opportunity to work as a teaching assistant, where she designed lesson plans to support growth and development in young children and facilitated play among them. 

 

Bianca is highly motivated by providing quality services that go above and beyond, making sure each child gets the support that best suits for his or her unique needs. 

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Graduated magna cum laude in Early Childhood and Family Studies from the University of Washington

  • Received quarterly Dean’s List throughout university career

  • Previously worked as a teaching assistant, where she designed lesson plans to meet academic, social, and intellectual needs of young children

Joey Lo, Behavior Therapist

BSc in Psychology, UK

Over the past year at Kids Connect, Joey has been running 1:1 and group session to children with diverse profiles. She has lots of experience working with younger children and finding ways to motivate them to accelerate their learning. She has also been involved in school shadowing program to facilitate the child’s engagement at school as well as their social interaction with others. 

 

During her undergraduate year, she also worked as a team leader to educate children with different profiles, such as typically developing children, ASD, anxiety and ADHD. She organised courses and led activities to support the children to develop a range of skills, especially social skills. 

 

Joey is passionate about making a lasting impact on the lives of others. She dedicated herself to child development, particularly children with special learning needs. Joey values each child and the moments spent with them. She believes that everyone would have their own spotlight and will be able to fulfil their potential when suitable support is given. She is delighted to see the children growing from day by day and being more integrated into society. 

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Aston University, UK

  • Worked as a team leader for 5 summers at Supercamp to facilitate personal and interpersonal development to children between 8 - 18 years old

Rosette Chan, Behavioral Therapist

BSc in Psychology, UK

 

Over the past year, Rosette has been providing one-on-one behavioral interventions for children of various ages, as well as running group Social Thinking classes. With her love of working with children, she is highly motivated to provide enriching high quality services that are personalised to children with varying educational needs in order to unlock their potential.

 

With her year long interest in psychology, Rosette earned her Honours Bachelor degree in Psychology at University College London, UK. During her undergraduate degree, Rosette developed an interest in developmental psychology, leading her to devote herself in a year-long volunteering experience of working with children with special educational needs. During this experience, Rosette worked at a primary school in London to carry out a range of after school play activities for children, such as sensory play activities and sports classes.

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology from University College London, UK 

  • Worked as a volunteer in a primary school in London, running various after school activities for children with special educational needs

Kitty Cheung, Behavior Therapist

BSc in Psychology, UK

Based on the strong interest in psychology, Kitty graduated from the University of Essex (U.K.) with a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree, majoring in Psychology. Throughout her undergraduate years, she had the opportunity to volunteer in a grade 6 & 9 primary school, where she taught English and verbal communication skills in small group, designed lesson plans and teaching materials. Understanding the importance of early inventions, Kitty decided to study further about childhood development. 

 

With her passion and interest in the field, Kitty studied developmental psychology during her university, hoping that one day she can apply the knowledge to help the children in need.

 

Kitty’s approach emphasizes the mutual development of goals for therapy and provision of ongoing evaluation of the therapeutic approach. She also comprehends that every individual kid in the center is unique and thus require personalised approach of therapy.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology from University of Essex, UK 

  • 2 years worked as a volunteer leader in a primary school in London, teaching English and running school lessons for children

Louise Tse, Behavioral Therapist

Candidate of Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)

Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis, UK

BSocSc in Honours Psychology, UK

 

Louise completed the Master of Science degree in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) at the University of Kent from U.K. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Sheffield, UK. Throughout her postgraduate studies, Louise gained insights into the ABA principles and strategies, which laid a strong foundation for working as a behavioral therapist.  She is currently a candidate for the qualification of BCBA.

Louise is always captivated by the underlying processes of human behaviour.  During her undergraduate degree, SHE had various opportunities of working with children aged 3 to 12 in both school and community settings. She was responsible for designing teaching plans and implementing activities for children with ASD and ADHD. Louise believes that every child has a unique learning profile which should be appreciated without judging. She is enthusiastic about helping children with disabilities to extend their skills and attain the highest quality of life.  Recognising the special learning profiles in some children, Louise apprehended that providing an effective treatment at an early stage is vital. 

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Master of Science in Applied Behaviour Analysis from the University of Kent, UK

  • Candidate for qualification of Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)

  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Sheffield, UK 

  • 2 years of volunteering experiences with children with learning disabilities

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