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 Behaviour Analysts (BCBA) who abide by the Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behaviour Analysts.
Our Program Manager and Clinical Supervisor
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 Senior Therapist
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:
Masters degree specializing in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)
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®.
For more information about the OAP Staffing Requirements, click here to visit the Ontario Autism Program Guidelines.
OUR STAFF MEET OAP REQUIREMENTS
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™ (RBT®) certification requirements. Instructor Therapists must pass live and written evaluations and are provided with ongoing supervision by a BCBA®.