THE CHILDREN'S INSTITUTE OF HONG KONG
We employ dedicated and passionate four-year bachelor degree-holding men and women professionals from Hong Kong and abroad.
TCI Staff are certified by the BACB, Inc. (USA) across ALL FOUR categories of certification. TCI was the first in Hong Kong to have BCBAs.
Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT)
Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analylsts (BCaBA)
Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA)
Board Certified Behavior Analysts – Doctoral (BCBA-D)
Qualified Behavior Analysts (QBA, QABA)
Qualified Autism Service Practitioner-Supervisor (QASP-S, QABA)
Ongoing supervision ensures that instructional practices are state-of-the-art, and applied consistently and appropriately.
At The Children’s Institute of Hong Kong, supervision and training of staff is a formal and on going process. TCI Staff is selected based on their level of background experience, and expertise. Once hired, they experience an intensive in-house training program consisting of formal coursework and hands-on supervision. These methods are consistent with best practices in the field and utilize the Personalized System of Instruction (PSI Modules) as developed by Fred S. Keller¹ as well as The TPRA in-situ observation technique².
ABA teachers have expertise in the application of behavior analysis, problem solving, and classroom management skills. We consider them teachers and strategic scientists of instruction³.
Our training course is offered twice per year and is available to teachers and professionals throughout Hong Kong. Please contact us for more information.
¹ Keller’s Personalized System of Instruction is from the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis (1968) “Goodbye teacher...”
² The Teacher Performance Rate Accuracy observation technique was developed by Ingham & Greer (1992)
³ For more on Effective Teachers, see R. Douglas Greer’s Designing Teaching Strategies (2002)
Phoebe Lau, MSc, PGDE, BCBA
Phoebe Lau has a Masters in Developmental Psychopathology from the University of Durham, United Kingdom. She is also a graduate member of the Hong Kong Psychological Society. In addition to her Psychology degree, Ms. Phoebe has also received a qualified teaching status (PGDE) approved by the Hong Kong Education Bureau in 2013.
Ms. Phoebe worked in London providing support to adults with autism for a year and a half. After returning to Hong Kong, she has been teaching children with autism, ADHD and global developmental delay by conducting Applied Behavioural Analysis in both one-to-one and group instructional settings. She conducts assessments and implements Individualised Education Plans, behavioural intervention plans for students. In 2016, she received the Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) certification, since then she is involved in training and supervising staff who are working towards BCBA / BCaBA certification.
Daryl Cheung, MSc, MA, BCBA
Daryl Cheung completed her masters degree in Stroke and Clinical Neuroscience from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and her B.Sc. in Neuroscience from The University of Toronto, Canada. She has received her Advanced Behavioural Science diploma from George Brown College, Toronto, Canada. In addition, she completed the Masters of Arts in Professional Behaviour Analysis. In 2020, she obtained her Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) credential.
Her professional experiences included working with children and teenagers with ASD, ADHD and developmental delay. She is knowledgeable in applying Applied Behavioural Analysis in one to one setting, as well as group and integrating students into the mainstream classes. She has successfully assisted students become independent in mainstream classes. She also has experience with local schools in Hong Kong. Within the local school setting, she has designed and implemented goup or one to one lessons to teenagers with special education needs. These lessons focused on social and emotional support.
Jamie So, MSSc, MA, BCBA
Jamie So completed her Masters degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from the St. Cloud State University, the United States, and a Masters degree in Behavioural Health from the University of Hong Kong.
She is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) with experience in teaching children with Autism, ADHD, and other learning disabilities by implementing interventions based on Applied Behavioural Analysis in both one-to-one and group instructional settings. She also has experience in designing individualised educational and behavioural interventions plans, and supporting students in mainstream school settings.
Jennie joined The Children’s Institute of Hong Kong as Administrative Assistant in 2013, overseeing the office operations including enrollment, finance, human resources and general administration of the organization.
Jennie has had over 20 years of administrative and supervisory experience in various multi-national companies in Hong Kong before joining the team, responsible for office management and supervising the administrative staff.
Group A Head Teacher
Jackie completed her M.SSc. in Counselling from the University of Hong Kong and her B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. She is currently in the process of obtaining her M.A. in Special Education and the Board Certified Behavior Analyst credential.
Jackie has experience working with children and teenagers with Autism, ADHD, learning disabilities and emotional and behavioral problems. Her professional experience includes designing and implementing Applied Behavioral Interventions individually and in small groups, as well as shadowing students in mainstream classrooms to promote student independence.
Nathania Wong, M.A., BCBA
Group B Head Teacher
Nathania completed her undergraduate studies in Vancouver Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Linguistics with Certificate in Linguistics of Speech Science and Certificate in Teacher English as a Second Language. She returned to Hong Kong for her Masters in Child and Family Education from Education University of Hong Kong. She is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA).
Ms Nathania has experience in working with children in both one-on-one and integrated classroom settings. Her experience also includes designing and implementing interventions based on Applied Behaviour for children from kindergarten to middle school with ASD, ADHD, and other learning disabilities.
Chelsea Low, MA, BCBA
Group C Head Teacher
Chelsea Low completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University College of London in the United Kingdom and obtained her Master degree in Applied Psychology (Diverse Learning Needs) from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) and a graduate member of the Hong Kong Psychological Society.
She has been working with different students from the age of 4 to 18 years old that required intensive 1:1 training as well as students who were integrated into the mainstream school setting at TCI. Her professional experiences include but are not limited to implementing individualised academic and behavioural programs based on the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other learning disabilities. She is also a certified Yoga and Mindfulness Instructor for children and teens. Chelsea is also known to have taken part in a wide and diverse range of extracurricular activities especially those involving child development and education in general and early educational programmes, assessments and therapies in particular.
Rianna Yung, MSSc, BCaBA
Group D Head Teacher
Rianna Yung completed a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from James Madison University in Virginia, U.S.A. and obtained a Master of Social Science in Counseling from the University of Hong Kong. She is a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) and is currently working towards her Qualified Behavior Analyst (QBA) credentials.
Rianna has been in the field of Special Education since 2017, working with children from 4 years old in preschool to 16 years old in high school. She teaches children with severe special needs in one-to-one instructional settings and supports those with mild needs being integrated in a mainstream classroom. She has experience in designing and implementing individualized education plans to promote socially significant behaviors of children with ASD, ADHD, and other developmental delays.
Karol Cheung, BCBA
Group E Head Teacher
Karol Cheung completed her Masters degree in Applied Behaviour Analysis and her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Bangor University, the United Kingdom. She is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) with experience in teaching children with special education needs in one-to-one instructional settings as well as group settings. Her professional experience also include designing and implementing interventions based on Applied Behaviour for children with autism, ADHD and other developmental delays.
Candy Tsang, B.CogSc. (The University of Hong Kong), BCaBA
Head Teacher Small Group Class (M Place, Wong Chuk Hang)
Candy Tsang graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor in Cognitive Science. She has obtained a Board Certified Assistant Behaviour Analyst (BCaBA) certification. She is currently working towards her Master in Education (Inclusive education) and BCBA credentials.
Her professional experience includes designing and implementing interventions based on Applied Behaviour Analysis in both one-to-one and group instructional settings. She has extensive experience working with students from kindergarten to high school with learning disabilities.
Theodora Fok, M.A., BCBA
Head Teacher AM/PM Class (M Place, Wong Chuk Hang)
Theodora has completed her Masters degree in Psychology (specialized in Applied Behavior Analysis) from Capella University in 2017 and completed her Bachelor of Psychology from the University of California, Davis, United States, in 2012. She is in the process of obtaining the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Certification.
For the past five years in TCI, Theodora worked with students aged from 3 to 16 with ASD, global delay, dyslexia and other diagnoses in both one-on-one and classroom settings. She is also experienced in designing, implementing and systematically monitoring self-acquisition and behavior management programs regarding verbal behavior, social skills, academic skills, functional communication system and self-help skills such as toilet training. Theodora’s experiences include assisting students in integrated education settings from kindergarten to middle school
Ingrid Chung, MSc, BCBA
Ingrid Chung completed her Master of Science degree in Educational Psychology from University College of London and her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Durham University in the United Kingdom. She is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA), and a graduate member of the Hong Kong Psychological Society.
Her professional experience includes working with children with special education needs in one-to-one instructional settings and integrated settings from kindergarten to middle school. She also has experience in conducting assessment, designing, and implementing interventions based on Applied Behaviour Analysis for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and developmental delays.