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! 

To join our team, please apply and submit your resume to admin@kidsconnect.hk

 
Emily Kwan, Clinical Director

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

Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), USA

Certified Supervisor for BCBA & BCaBA, Hong Kong

Clinical Training of Social Thinking, Santa Clara, USA

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 Michelle Garcia Winner and Pamela Crooke in their headquarter office in Santa Clara.  She is the only professional in Hong Kong that obtained the professional 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 support serviced, 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 amongst the 25 clinical teams in Ontario.  

 

Emily specializes in tailoring Personalised Learning Plans 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

  • Received Clinical Training Program directly from the founders of Social Thinking in the clinics of Santa Clara (www.socialthinking.com)​

 

  • Previous Faculty Instructor of BCBA program offered by HKABA (approved by BCBA from U.S.)

  • 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.

 

Grace Lo, Program Supervisor

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 7 years now and many years at Kids Connect 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 enhancement 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 already discovered her passion for working with children with special needs during her university 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 special learning profiles.

 

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.

Bianca Lui, Behavioral Therapist

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

 

Bianca has over 5 years of working experience in the field of education.  In her many years of experience at Kids Connect, 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 support 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.  Prior to joining the team, she had the opportunity to work as a teaching assistant, where she designed lesson plans to facilitate the development of academic, social and intellectual aspects in young children and facilitated play amongst them in school settings. 

 

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. 

Tiffany Han, Behavioral Therapist

BSocSc in Honours Psychology, Hong Kong

 

Tiffany has over 6 years of working experience in the field.  In her many 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 support 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 a local university in Hong Kong with a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree, majoring in Psychology. In prior to joining the team, she worked as an intern at the TWGHs Ho Yuk Ching Educational Psychology Center, where she designed and organised different classroom activities to assist the development of  children with special learning 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.

Louise Tse, Behavioral Therapist

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.  In prior to joining the team, 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. 

Kitty Cheung, Behavior Therapist

BSc in Psychology, UK

Kitty is entering her 4th year in the field of psychology.  In prior to joining the team, she had the opportunity to spend two years in a primary and junior high schools, where she taught verbal communication skills in small group, designed lesson plans and teaching materials. Kitty graduated from the University of Essex (U.K.) with a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree, majoring in Psychology.  

 

Kitty’s approach emphasises 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 requires personalised approach of therapy.  Throughout her times at KC, she has worked with children with diverse learning profiles and always seek to apply the most effective strategies and practices for each of them. 

Stephanie Chak, Behavioral Therapist

Master in Applied Psychology, Diverse Learning Needs, HK

B.A. in Psychology, USA

 

Stephanie is passionate about helping children with special needs. She always finds these children as a hidden gem. She loves working with them and helping them shine.

 

Prior to joining the team, she has two years experience in providing 1:1 in - home and center services for children with autism aged from 4 - 12 in the United States. She is skilled in the implementation of Discrete Trial Training (DTT) and Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis method (ABA). She has been implementing tailor-made programs with the aim of increasing children’s functional and appropriate behaviors as well as to decrease their undesirable behaviors. 

Stephanie obtained her Bachelor degree in Psychology with Cum Laude and her Master degree in Applied Psychology (Diverse Learning Needs). Through the programs, she deepened her knowledge of working with children with special needs and their family members. She is also equipped with using various evidence - based interventions which can benefit children with special needs in education, social and clinical settings. Stephanie is pursuing her Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) certification currently. 

Dion Choi, Behavior Therapist

Master of Counselling, AU

BA in Psychology, AU

 

Dion is in her final stage of her Master of Counselling, which will be completed by the end of this year (2020) from Monash University. She completed her Bachelor's degree, majoring in psychology, in Australia.  Dion worked as an ABA therapist in Australia, and was a disability support worker in prior of that. 

As a disability support worker, Dion worked with disabled children aged from 8 to16. She showed empathy and support to children who have epilepsy, seizure, or other disabilities to participate in community events and established self-care skills.

 

From this experience, she understood the vitality of early age intervention which brought Dion a whole new future career.  She hopes that every child has the right to enjoy their own beautiful life without being affected by mental health issues. Dion is extremely enthusiastic in bringing positive life to people, and that is what makes Dion start to devote herself to commit to the field. 

Mathew Chan, Behavioral Therapist

MSc in Neuroscience, UK

BSc in Psychology, UK

 

Mathew is very interested in neuroscience and child's development.  Before joining the team, he was doing a neuroscience research that investigated the fundamental biological mechanism of the relationship between a rare neurodevelopmental disorder and other developmental disorders.  With his passion in psychology and desire to work with children directly, he decided to shift the direction of his clinical work. 

 

Mathew wishes to combine his knowledge in neuroscience to better understand the development of children. With his background, he also understands genetic heterogeneity and, thus, the importance of individualising the learning program for each student to strive for the best in life.  

 

Mathew is highly motivated and passionate about helping and playing with the children. He believes that learning should not be boring. Everyone should be able to learn and have fun at the same time. It is especially exciting to see the improvements the children have made along the way. 

Jane Chan, Behavioral Therapist

MSc in Clinical Psychology, UK

BSc in Honours Psychology, UK

 

Over the past year, Jane has been providing 1:1 and small-group behavioral intervention to children aged 3-10 with special learning profiles. With her enthusiasm and passion in psychology, she is highly motivated to deliver high-standard psychosocial services that are tailored to children with different educational needs.

 

Jane obtained her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London and Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of Essex from the U.K.  Throughout her undergraduate years, she spent a number of years at the Community Psychiatric Outreaching Service of Castle Peak Hospital, Hong Kong where she facilitated peer-support groups and organized activities for the mental health patients and their children for social integration with acceptance and empathy.

 

Jane proactively seeks for opportunities to make an impact on children with diverse profiles. She values the uniqueness in every child and unleashes their potentials with the respective guidance.

Kristen Lo, Behavioral Therapist

Master of Science in Health Psychology, UK

BSc in Honours Psychology, UK

Kristen completed her Master’s degree in Health Psychology in the University of Bath, and obtained her Undergraduate degree in Psychology in University of Birmingham. Prior to joining the team, she has volunteered to work as a behavioural therapist and worked closely with children with autism in UK. 

 

Kristen believes that every child is unique and with potential, and is keen to deliver her best to improve the child's function and being more integrated into the society. With her passion and interests in the field, she decided to serve as a behavioral therapist to deliver tailored learning programs to support children with special education needs.

Bonnie Yim, Behavioral Therapist

Bachelor of Social and Behavioral Sciences in Honours Psychology, HK

 

Bonnie has 2 years of experience in teaching preschool children under The Hong Kong Council of Early Childhood Education and Services (CECES). At Kids Connect, Bonnie has been providing one-on-one and dyadic behavioral interventions to children with different learning profiles. 

 

Prior to joining the team, she already received training in running sessions with children using the methodology of Applied Behavior Analysis.  She also volunteered in hospital with mental patients and conducted drama therapy with patients having depression, anxiety and other psychological disorders. 

 

Bonnie graduated from a local university in Hong Kong with a Bachelor of Social and Behavioral Sciences, majoring Psychology with a minor of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship. Throughout her university education, she also worked with ADHD children whom she privately tutored. This experience has inspired her to work in the field, while holding a strong belief in fulfilling the potential of SEN students. 

Justus Sin, Behavioural Therapist

BSocSc in Counselling and Psychology, HK

 

With a strong passion, Justus has been working in the field of special needs education for more than 4 years now.  In his experience of the centre - based service, he conducted one on one behavioural programs for children aged 2 - 10 based on the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis.  In his experience in the school settings, he provided supporting service in classroom setting and group training.  He also assisted in the drafting and execution of the Individual Education Plan (IEP), and cooperated with multi - disciplinary professionals to best support the students according to their abilities and needs.  

Justus is currently working towards his Master's Degree in ABA with the emphasis in Autism, and is determined to start the journey of becoming a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA).  

Justus believes his devotion and caring for each of his clients can make a difference to the children and their families. He is committed to give his best to serve every child that comes across the paths with him. 

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