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OUR TEAM

ABA Academy's therapists possess in-depth knowledge of the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). They meet Ontario Autism Program (OAP) clinical staffing requirements and are supervised by Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) who abide by the Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behaviour Analysts.

Rebecca Ma, Clinical Supervisor

 

Rebecca is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst® on the Ontario Autism Program (OAP) Provider List who brings a wealth of academic achievement to her practice. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, a Post-Graduate Certificate in Autism and Behavioral Sciences, and a Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Currently dedicated to furthering her expertise, Rebecca is pursuing a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology to enhance her ABA skillset by providing a comprehensive understanding of human behaviour, assessment skills, therapeutic techniques, and a collaborative approach to treatment.

Rebecca possesses more than 12 years of practical experience in ABA including working one-on-one, leading social skills groups, and working in both small and large group settings with individuals of all ages from toddlers to adults across diverse settings such as homes, clinics, schools, daycares, and communities. Proficient in various teaching methodologies and assessment tools, Rebecca’s approach is characterized by creativity, adaptability, and a focus on fostering independence, blending an exceptional teaching style that is both creative and outside-the-box with evidence-based interventions and a compassionate model.

Susan Pike, Clinical Supervisor

Susan is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst® boasting a Master's degree in Applied Disability Studies with a focus on Applied Behaviour Analysis. Additionally, she is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. For over two decades, Susan has devoted her expertise to delivering therapy, tools, and training to families with children facing various social, emotional, neurological, and psychological challenges.

 

Throughout her career, Susan has worked extensively with children and their families across diverse settings. Her specialization lies in applied behaviour analysis, where she seamlessly integrates her rich experience and comprehensive training. Notably, Susan excels in conducting assessments and crafting service plans that leverage effective evidence-based practices for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She firmly believes in the power of collaboration with community partners to offer families a holistic approach to support.

Hugo Mak, Program Manager

Hugo, a graduate of The Chicago School with a Master of Science degree in Applied Behavior Analysis and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst®, brings over seven years of dedicated experience to his role. He has extensive experience in diverse service delivery modalities, including one-to-one, small group, and classroom settings, across various environments such as clinics, homes, classrooms, and communities. Hugo has worked with clients of all ages, from toddlers to adults.

With expertise in numerous teaching methodologies including Discrete Trial Training, Natural Environment Teaching, Direct Instruction and Precision Teaching, and proficiency in assessment tools such as ABLLS-R, AFLS, PEAK, and VB-MAPP, Hugo individualizes interventions to the family’s needs.

 

As the Program Manager at ABA Academy, Hugo is committed to ensuring the delivery of high-quality, individualized, and effective services. He ensures smooth operations by closely collaborating with staff and engaging with interdisciplinary professionals to provide comprehensive and effective treatments.

For more information about the OAP Staffing Requirements, click here to visit the Ontario Autism Program Guidelines.

Meeting the Staff

OUR STAFF MEET OAP REQUIREMENTS

Our Senior Therapists

To ensure the highest quality intervention, ABA Academy's Senior Therapists (STs) meet OAP Staff Requirements. Our STs meet at least one of the following credentials:

  • Master's degree specializing in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst®

  • 4500 hours experience delivering ABA services under the supervision of a BCBA and/or registered psychologist with expertise in ABA.

As a condition of employment, they undergo intensive training.  Senior Therapists must pass live and written evaluations and are provided with ongoing supervision by a BCBA.​

Our Instructor Therapists​

To ensure the highest quality intervention, ABA Academy's Instructor Therapists (ITs) meet OAP Staff Requirements.   Our ITs meet at least one of the following credentials:

  • Registered Behavior Technician® (RBT)

  • Completed, or on track to complete, related university degree (psychology, ABA, etc.)

  • 1 year experience delivering ABA/IBI services under the supervision of a Senior Therapist and/or Clinical Supervisor

  • Completed, or on track to complete, related college diploma (e.g., Autism and Behavioural Services, Behavioural Science and Technology, Early Childhood Education, Child and Youth Worker)

As a condition of employment, they undergo intensive training during their first 3 months of employment to meet Registered Behavior Technician certification requirements.  Instructor Therapists must pass live and written evaluations and are provided with ongoing supervision by a BCBA.​

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