Chau Yeng Siew
BA Social Work
MA (Counselling) (Candidate)
Chau is a Counsellor and ABA Program Manager with Think Kids, specializing in Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA).
Chau discovered her passion for helping individuals with special needs while volunteering at the Autism Youth Center (currently known as the Eden Centre for Adults) during college. Since then, she has accumulated more than 10 years of experience working with children faced with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), other developmental delays and learning difficulties, including mild to severe behavioural challenges.
Chau implements proven, evidence-based methods of treatment and enjoys being creative and thinking outside the box to achieve results for children she assists. She believes in objectively observing and analyzing the behaviours to create positive change.
Chau collaborates with Think Kids psychologists, the family, teachers and other professionals (e.g. speech therapists, occupational therapists) in the planning and implementation of individualised intervention strategies to help each child reach their highest potential.
Chau works closely with parents and caregivers to help the child generalise skills in language, play, socialization while decreasing behaviours that interfere with learning. Besides planning and implementation, she conducts training and guidance for parents and is responsible for supervising therapists on various behaviour management issues.
Besides working with children, Chau also counsels and runs social skills groups for young adults on the Autistic spectrum.
Chau has volunteered her time in a number of different initiatives – as counsellor with the Singapore Anti-Narcotics Association (SANA) and for the Singapore Prison Service, and running workshops at various schools.