Board Certified Behavioral Analyst (BCBA)
Dianne Shaneeta Geoffrey
Qavitha Hurriyih Buspanathan
Director | Bach. of Psychology (Hons), HELP University
Charlene is the Director of Autism Behavioral Center. She is a trained ABA Therapist and team leader, working with children in the spectrum in Malaysia for 10 years now. Under the tutelage of the pioneer center of ABA in Malaysia, as well as having the opportunity to work alongside consultants and BCBA’s from USA, Charlene has worked with children and families of all ages.
Charlene possesses a Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) from HELP university College, and a certificate in Special Education Needs and Learning Disabilities. She is also a certified Play Therapy Practitioner. Charlene is currently pursuing her Masters in Education, majoring in Early Childhood Education (MEd-ECE). She currently divides her time working with families and therapists under ABC, and lectures in the College of Allied Educators in Kuala Lumpur, primarily in ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis), Autism, classroom behavior management and PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System).
Charlene actively trains parents and therapists around the country, as well as provides school shadow aide services in local and international schools for special needs children and children in the autism spectrum.
Accounts Executive | Bach. International Business (Hons), Management and Science University (MSU)
Hamseveni Raja Kumaran is the Accounts & Admin Executive for Autism Behavioral Center. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree of International Business, majoring in Marketing and Accounting (Hons) from Management and Science University (MSU), Shah Alam. Finding an exceptional interest in numbers, Veni started her career in this field after she completed her studies in 2015.
Prior to ABC, Veni had provided her services as an Accounts Executive with a construction business, specializing in both private and government projects. With over 3 years of experience working in accounting and management field, Veni is an organized, dependable, and energetic leader who has proven her abilities to effectively motivate her fellow colleagues. Currently, she is contributing her best skills, new practices and strategies in accountancy for the growth of ABC as a company as well as for its future developments.
Human Resources Executive & Administrator | Bachelor’s in human resources management (Hons), Multimedia University
Sathana is the Human Resources & Administrator for ABC. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management from Multimedia University. Sathana started her career as a Human Resources Assistant in Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel. With a great performance, she has been transferred to St Regis Kuala Lumpur as a Human Resources Coordinator.
With over 2 years’ experience working in human resources field, Sathana is very passionate, organized and very collaborative working with people. She loves working in a profession that is still maturing and exploring different ways to make a difference. Currently, she is contributing her best practices and building a nice environment for the staff and helps ABC achieve great results.
Business Development Executive & Administrator | Bachelor of Communication (Hons) Media Studies, HELP University
Rangeetha Buspanathan is the Business Development Executive & Administrator for Autism Behavioral Center. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree of Communication (Hons), majoring in Media Studies from HELP University, Kuala Lumpur. Throughout her degree, she has developed many skills in event management as well as understanding the importance of public relations in ensuring effective communication with stakeholders, media and the public.
Rangeetha first joined ABC through an internship program. During her internship program, she has engaged in event organising and building a strong relationship with clients. Currently, she is contributing her best skills, new practices in business development for the future growth and development of ABC.
Board Certified Behavioral Analyst (BCBA)
Dita Chapman, MSc., BCBA, earned her degree in Psychology in London followed by her postgraduate in Positive Approaches to Challenging Behavior at Cardiff University, Wales, UK. Dita started working on ABA home programs in London in 2004 before she relocated to SE Asia in 2011. Today, Dita works for Masaryk University in the Czech Republic (her home country) where she supervises students pursuing their BCBA certification and she oversees ABA programs in SE Asia.
Dita is currently supporting our BCaBA’s and ABA therapists as our in-house BCBA, visiting ABC Malaysia for 2 weeks at a time every 3 months.
Jasmine Lee is a Case Supervisor with Autism Behavioral Centre (ABC). She holds a degree in B.Sc (HONS) Psychology from Sunway University in affiliation with Lancaster University. Jasmine has 7 years of experience working with individuals of various ages from toddlers to adults in the Autism Spectrum.
She is experienced in developing structure of playgroups as well as facilitating therapists and parents in social skills training among children of the spectrum. Jasmine also has solid understanding of autism and behavioral principles that have been helpful in her training provided to therapists, parents and teachers. School shadow services has played a crucial part in Jasmine’s career working in the field of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) – she works with kindergartens and international schools associating with the homeroom teacher to support children in adapting to school routines and achieving their maximum potential at school. Jasmine aims to empower therapists in order to provide a comprehensive therapy environment for the children.
Fanny is a Case Supervisor with Autism Behavioral Center (ABC). She has been working with children in the spectrum for over 3 years now. Fanny is experienced working with children in varying levels on the spectrum (mild to severe), as well as is currently working with varying ages; from young learners to teenagers.
She possesses a Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) from HELP University and has received Oral Placement Therapy Training in Singapore and the Hanen Teacher Training from a certified practitioner. Fanny has also obtained a professional certification as a Board Certified Assistant Behavioral Analyst (BCaBA) with the Behavioral Analysis Academy.
Consultant & Case Supervisor
Wen Zi is a Case Consultant who has been working with children in the spectrum with Autism Behavioral Centre (ABC) since 2015. She was first influenced by the joy she received in caring for children and how it made her feel. After that, she began working with children, and seeing how they learned from her, impacted her strongly. She has completed her Bachelor (Honours) Psychology Degree with Sunway University specializing for twinning with the University of Lancaster, UK. She also holds a Degree of Business Administration with University of Abertay Dundee in UK. Besides that, Wen Zi has also received Oral Placement Therapy Training in Singapore.
Wen Zi is very passionate about her work and devotes her time to make sure each and every special needs children under her care improves by time. She loves being able to advocate and be that voice for children to ensure they are provided the best guidance and she has taken a step further by becoming a Board Certified Assistant Behavioral Analyst (BCaBA) recognised by the Behavioral Analysis Academy.
Having an interest in caring for special needs children, Nicole first joined ABC through an internship program. Intrigued by the opportunity of supporting the children and families with autism, she ventures in this field where she runs individual one-to-one ABA sessions and implements effective treatment plans for children in Autism Spectrum.
Currently, Nicole is a Case Supervisor who had gained experience in working with children of varying ages and levels on the spectrum (mild to severe). Nicole achieved her Bachelor (Honours) Psychology Degree from Sunway University validated by Lancaster University, UK. With the passion to provide services that are individualized to clients and families’ goals, she is currently pursuing the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) from Behavioral Analysis Academy. Nicole is also passionate about community integration, advocacy for public awareness and acceptance of children with disabilities. She enjoys motivating clients to learn and work together as a team to support the children to reach their highest potential.
Xin Ying is a Senior Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) Therapist in Autism Behavioural Center (ABC). She is also a Case Supervisor in training. With the passion to work with special needs children, she has started her career in this field since 2017. She is experienced working with children in the spectrum with varying ages, from toddlers to school-aged children.
Xin Ying provides one-to-one ABA therapy in both center and home support. She believes that consistency is crucial for an effective therapy, hence, communication with families is important to create a consistent learning environment for their children. She possesses a Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) from HELP University and is currently pursuing her certification as a Board Certified Assistant Behavioral Analyst (BCaBA) with the Behavioral Analysis Academy. She is passionate about raising the public awareness on ABA in order to help and support the children in needs as well as their families.
Colin is an In-House Trainer with Autism Behavioral Center (ABC). He has 2 years of experience working with children on the spectrum (mild and severe) aged 2 till 18 years. He has earned his Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) from the University of Minnesota, USA.
His first exposure working with children was as a Teacher at BeeBop Circus (Play gym) where he focused on Gross motor skills while engaging children through music and movements. This ignited his passion towards working with children and he began exploring the field of special needs. Using his one year of experience in the United States, he has brought back his expertise in play and movements to Malaysia and has integrated it into the field of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA).
Colin is currently pursuing his certification as a Board Certified Assistant Behavioral Analyst (BCaBA) with the Behavioral Analysis Academy. He has provided home based therapy and shadow aide services and is currently focusing on center based therapy. Colin also organizes ABA trainings and supports therapist in the center to ensure the quality of therapy is maintained.
DIANNE SHANEETA GEOFFREY
Dianne Geoffrey is a Case Supervisor at the Autism Behavioral Center (ABC). She graduated with first class honours from the Bachelor of Science majoring in Psychology (Hons) program at Monash University. To date, she has gained experience in providing Home based/ Center based ABA therapy and Shadow Aide services as well as treatment plans for children aged one to 13 years of age (mild to severe) on the Autism Spectrum.
Her passion to work with special needs children is reflected in her conviction that each child possesses a uniqueness and capacity to optimise their potential with early intervention, an individualised treatment plan and adequate support from families/ teachers. Additionally, she believes that by creating more awareness on Autism, we can strive to foster a more inclusive society, prioritising community integration. As such, Dianne works closely with skilled behaviour therapists, families and teachers to create a consistent and enriched learning environment for each child to reach their highest potential.
QAVITHA HURRIYIH BUSPANATHAN
Qavitha is a Case Supervisor for Autism Behavioral Center (ABC). She has earned her Bachelors of Science degree with Honors in Psychology with Certificate of Professional Experience from University of Plymouth, UK. She also possesses Hanen Teacher Training from a certified practitioner and Level 1 Sign Language Course from RC Deaf Missions.
With the passion of working with individuals of various ages from toddlers to adults, she has started her career in this field since 2015. Furthermore, she has also gained experience in school shadow services, and she has worked with kindergartens and international schools to support children in adapting to mainstream school routines. With her growing passion towards her children, she aims to attain her BCaBA in the future, and establish confidence in the society to help support the children and their families.
Audrey is a Case Supervisor for Autism Behavioral Center (ABC). She has earned her Bachelors of Science degree with Honors in Psychology from Sunway University validated by Lancaster University, UK. She started her journey in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) 6 years ago as a Behavior Therapist (BT) and worked her way up to Senior BT. In that time, she had the opportunity to work with a wide range of individuals on the spectrum. From implementing early intervention programs to clients as early as 2 years old to developing vocational skills for 26 year old adult clients. She has also gained some experience in teaching learning-to-learn skills for children who are preparing to transition to mainstream school environments.
With growing interest, she decided to further her pursuit of knowledge in ABA and is currently completing her Masters of Education (M.Ed) in ABA at Monash University, Australia. As Audrey hopes to attain her BCBA credential in the future, she is looking forward to see the field of ABA expand in Malaysia and believes in advocating, educating, and supporting families in basic ABA principles so that therapy will not be exclusive to just sessions but rather carried on and included as part of their daily lives.
Ungku Dayana (D) graduated in Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science (Psychology) with Honours from The National University of Malaysia (UKM). She has experienced running ABA therapy and shadow
aide services for kids and teenagers on the spectrum, developmental delay and challenging behaviors.
She started as an ABA therapist and growing interest to continue in the field upon seeing how positive progress ABA has helped to change these kids’ lives to fit into the real world. She is passionate about seeing every little milestone that the child/teenager progresses and truly believes that every milestone achieved needs to consistently progress and eventually, be able to transition smoothly into a mainstream school or work after receiving an effective ABA therapy.
She will continuously support and promote awareness on the importance of receiving intervention to provide individuals on the spectrum an opportunity to fit in the social and community.