I hope this is a good place to post my information. My husband and I will be moving to Singapore in October, and I am looking for some wonderful families to work with. My husband will be teaching at Chatsworth East, so we will be based in that area.
I am offering the following services: assessing, devising and overseeing ABA home programs, providing consulting to schools (should your child be in mainstream school and you need either a shadow, or coaching provided to their teacher(s)), providing social skills training, home-schooling (using ABA methodology) or parent training. I am also happy to provide basic ABA workshops and train up therapists, run monthly meetings as needed.
Here is some info below about my background - contact details below. I do look forward to hearing from you!
I am an autism consultant with a Masters in Psychology (University of St.Andrews, Scotland) and over 11 years' experience in the field of Applied Behavioural Analysis, working 1:1 and within schools, with children ages 2-18 with ASD/Aspergers and other developmental disabilities. As of January 2014, I will have my BCBA certification (Board Certification in Behavior Analysis). My husband has been offered a job at Chatsworth East, beginning in August this year, so we will be moving to Singapore shortly! I will be one of only a handful of Behavior Analysts in Singapore and would love to offer my services to a wonderful family.
Within the home, BCBAs provide consulting, implementation and overseeing of ABA home programs. Within schools, BCBAs collaborate closely with teachers, speech therapists and other support staff - as well as working directly 1:1 with students- taking observational data, creating intervention plans based on collected data and ensuring that program updates are systematic in their approach and based on data-based criteria. Target areas could be behavioral issues within the classroom, social skills, academics or self-help skills, to name a few. BCBAs also coach teachers in the basics of ABA, which can be useful to teach good behavior management, troubleshoot specific issues within a classroom, or help a teacher manage a student with behavioral issues/learning difficulties within a mainstream class or special education class.
I began my work with children with autism in 2002, in London. Here, I worked at the fantastic TreeHouse School, the pioneering ABA school in the UK. Over the course of two years I was promoted to mentor and aided with the training of new therapists. I left TreeHouse in order to move to Sydney for 18 months. Here I worked for Giant Steps School, as a ABA therapist and head of mainstream integration, and the Lizard Centre, as a home therapist for children with ASD/Aspergers. On returning to London, I was awarded an international internship in California with Autism Partnership, the world's leading autism (ABA) agency. I trained as a Parenting Coach while in California, specializing in helping parents of children with autism, behavioral and emotional issues, before moving to work for Autism Spectrum Therapies, one of California's largest ABA agencies. There I worked as Lead Behavior Interventionsit in their north office.
In 2009, my husband and I moved to North Carolina (USA), where I worked for Let's Talk Speech and Language Inc., and have also been working as a freelance autism consultant for the past 3 years. In 2011, I also facilitated a post-doc research project (through University of North Carolina, with Dr. Joshua Plavnick), studying the effects of video modeling on social skills in adolescents with ASD. My work continues to be with children ages 3-18, both within home programs, and within schools. I currently have a contract with PACE Academy, where I am specifically helping the transition and integration of a 16 year old with ASD, into a mainstream school environment. I am also working part-time with a 12 year old with anxiety/severe OCD as well as ASD, where I am overseeing a home-school program, based on the principles of ABA. I also do a large amount of work with teens/young adults, focusing on employment skills.
Here are links to the organizations I have worked for:
Home - Ambitious about Autism London
Lizard Children's Centre - Australia's leading ABA Clinic for the treatment of Autism and related disorders Sydney
Welcome to Giant Steps | Giant Steps Sydney
Autism Partnership Los Angeles
Autism Spectrum Therapies Los Angeles
letstalk | Caring About Communication Through Play! Raleigh, North Carolina
And a little information about ABA, should you be new to this type of therapy: Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) | What is Autism?/Treatment | Autism Speaks
Please free to email me at charlievbell76@gmail for further information.
Charlotte Bell, () Hons Psych