ABA Academy's therapists possess in-depth knowledge of the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). They are supervised by Board Certified Behaviour Analysts (BCBAs) who abide by the Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behaviour Analysts.
All staff meet Ontario Autism Program requirements.
Our Clinical Supervisor and Senior Therapist
Carol Shum, M.ADS, BCBA
Carol holds a Master of Applied Disability Studies degree from Brock University and has been a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst since 2015. She started in the field of developmental disabilities in 2003 and has extensive experience in behavioural and developmental assessments, treatment development and supervision in a variety of settings and with a broad range of clients of different ages and with varying degrees of needs. Carol's work experience includes provincially funded programs for children and teenagers with developmental diagnoses, consultation with school professionals, and provision of clinical oversight of comprehensive and focused ABA services for children and adolescents with autism and other developmental disabilities.
In 2019, Carol was approved as a Clinician-in-Charge to provide clinical oversight to DFO clients' programming under the provincially funded Autism Intervention Program (AIP). Currently Carol continues to supervise programming for children and youth under the new Ontario Autism Program (OAP).
Click here to find her on the OAP Provider List.
Our Instructor Therapists
To ensure the highest quality intervention, ABA Academy Instructor Therapists (ITs) are highly educated and experienced in direct ABA intervention. As a condition of employment, they undergo intensive training and must pass live and written evaluations. Our ITs are provided with ongoing supervision by a BCBA.
All of our staff go through a Vulnerable Sector Screening Process and have First Aid / CPR training.