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Behavioural Team

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Ida Chung, M.ADS., BCBA 
Founder and Clinical Director

Highlight of Qualification:

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA®)

  • Master’s degree in Applied Disabilities Studies (M.ADS) with specialization of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA)

  • Met Requirements of Supervision for those who are pursuing BCBA, BCaBA or RBT. 

  • Listed as Clinical Supervisor for Ontario Autism Program (OAP) 

  • Part Time Professor at Humber College (Bachelor of Behavioural Science) 

  • Part Time Professor and Course Developer at Durham College (Bachelor of Behavioural Science)

  • Ph.D Candidate in Psychology, with specialization in Behavior Analysis

Additional Certifications: 

  • Promoting Emergence of Advanced Knowledge (PEAK) Level 1 and 2 

  • Early Start Denver Model Introductory Course (ESDM) 

  • Facing Your Fear (FYF)

  • Certified Safety Care Trainer

  • Certified Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) Level 1 

  • Certified Pivotal Response Training (PRT) Level 1

  • Canadian Red Cross FirstAid CPR/AED Standard C Certification

Meet Ida: A Dedicated Advocate for Your Child's Growth and Development

Ida is more than just a Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA®); she's the heart and soul behind Glowing Growth Autism Services Inc. Her journey is fueled by an unwavering passion for children's education and development, a commitment to empowering families, and an unshakeable belief in the transformative power of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Ida's Credentials and Dedication:

Ida holds a Master's degree in Applied Disabilities Studies (M.ADS) with a specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) from Brock University, along with an Honors B.A. in Contemporary Studies with a focus on Children's Education and Development, a minor in Health Studies and Psychology, from Wilfrid Laurier University, providing her with a robust academic foundation.

However, her thirst for knowledge doesn't end there. Ida is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Psychology, with a specialization in ABA, demonstrating her commitment to staying at the forefront of the field. Ida also actively contributes to the field, proudly holding memberships in the Ontario Association of Behavior Analysis, Inc (ONTABA) and the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI). Her dedication to supporting families through Applied Behavior Analysis is evident in her extensive involvement.

Eager to Elevate Her Craft:

Ida's relentless quest for knowledge drives her to attend international and local workshops and training sessions held by renowned organizations, ensuring she remains on the cutting edge of her field. Her extensive training includes certifications in Pivotal Response Training (PRT), Early Start Denver Model (ESDM), Promoting the Emergence of Advanced Knowledge (PEAK), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT), and Relational Frame Theory (RFT).

A Passion for Empowerment:

Beyond clinical practice, Ida's fervent desire is to elevate the field of ABA. She is dedicated to developing and implementing professional training workshops, providing guidance to parents, and fostering inter-professional collaboration. As a part-time professor in the Bachelor of Behavioral Science program at Humber College, she is actively shaping the future of the field.

Ida's Guiding Philosophy:

Ida's academic and professional experiences have shaped her belief in the profound impact that high-quality services can have on individuals with ASD and other disabilities. Her guiding philosophy is straightforward yet profound: she believes in providing comprehensive interventions that are not just evidence-based but deeply individualized for each unique individual she has the privilege to serve.

At Glowing Growth Autism Services, Ida's passion and dedication drive our mission to illuminate the path to growth and development for children with ASD. Your child's journey is personal to Ida, and she's here to guide you every step of the way.

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Vivian Tam, M.S., BCBA 
Program Director/Clinical Supervisor

 

Highlight of Qualification:

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA®)

  • Master's degree in Science, with specialization in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) at St. Cloud State University

  • Member of the Ontario Association of Behavior Analysis, Inc (ONTABA)

  • Member of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI)

  • Met Requirements of Clinical Supervisor for Ontario Autism Program/Childhood Budget

  • PEERS® Social Skills Groups Certified

Vivian is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA®) and the Program Supervisor at Glowing Growth Autism Services Inc. Vivian completed her Master's degree in Science, with specialization in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) at St. Cloud State University. She also holds a B.S in Psychology specializing in Behaviour Disorders at the University of Toronto.

Vivian is a member of the Ontario Association of Behavior Analysis, Inc (ONTABA), the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI). She is well-versed in providing high-quality, individualized treatment and has been involved in the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis for the past 10 years. She has worked as an ABA school teacher and behaviour therapist delivering Intensive Behaviour Therapy (IBI), with individuals on the Autism Spectrum and other developmental disorders ranging from 1.5 years old to 25 years of all abilities. Her expertise includes IBI program planning, oversee home-based programs, and, behaviour plans. Her wide-ranging skills further continue with developmental assessments (eg. ABLLS-R, AFLS-R PEAK, VB-MAPP), Direct Instruction, Precision teaching curriculums and designing training protocols for staffs and parents.

Vivian's passion for ABA comes not only from her strong clinical background but also the pleasure of witnessing how interventions can make a difference in one's life. With her dedication and love for the children, she works diligently with other interdisciplinary professionals to provide the most comprehensive and client- centred treatments. It is her hope to combine her passion for teaching ABA and prepare families with effective tools for lasting behaviour change.

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