Irene Lei, Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA), Behaviour Consultant
Irene has her M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction (Teaching and Learning) with a concentration in Applied Behavioral Analysis and Autism Spectrum through Arizona State University. She is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst® (BCBA). She is a "Category A" Behaviour Consultant on the Registry of Autism Service Providers (RASP). She has been working with children with autism since 2007. Irene began her career at Monarch House in 2009. She has extensive experience working with children with autism along with developmental delay and a variety of genetic disorders using the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis in both home-based and centre-based settings. Irene is passionate about early intervention and training individuals to best support the client’s needs. She is working towards becoming a ESDM (Early Start Denver Model) Certified Therapist.
Emily Harrison, Behaviour Consultant
Emily has been working in the field since 2006, providing services to children and adolescents with ASD in both individual and group therapy settings. She has also worked as a special education assistant at a private school, supporting children with autism and other disabilities. She graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Education/Counseling. She has been working at Monarch House since 2010 and is passionate about working with school-aged children and teenagers. She currently works as a Behaviour Consultant for children over the age of 6 and also oversees all of the social skills groups at Monarch House.
Emily So, Behaviour Consultant
Emily began her career as a Behavior Interventionist in an inclusive school-setting with school-aged children for over 2 years in Hong Kong. During this time she also attained her qualification as a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst® (BCABA). Since moving back to Canada, she has worked at Monarch House as a behaviour interventionist and has quickly moved on to becoming a Behaviour Consultant. She is passionate about helping children succeed and thrive in inclusive school settings. She has started her Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis and hopes to further excel in a career as a Behavior Consultant.
Robert Yorke, MSc, Behaviour Consultant
Robert Yorke moved from Ireland to Vancouver. He has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of Ulster. He has been working in the field of ABA for over 8 years in both the U.K. and Ireland. His previous experiences involved working with both children, teenagers and adults with differing challenges from various cultural backgrounds and settings such as schools, homes, residential and within the community.
Erin Sohal, MSc, Behaviour Consultant
Erin has been a member of the Monarch House Surrey team since 2016. She began working as a behaviour interventionist, which involved working with children in home and center-based programs. She has experience in running groups with a variety of age groups in the clinic setting. Erin has now transitioned to her role as a Behaviour Consultant. She is currently working towards her Masters in Special Education with specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis. Erin currently runs some of our social skills groups for children over the age of six, as well as our under six classroom program. She is passionate about helping children successfully transition to school-aged programs through early intervention. Erin looks forward to furthering her education in ABA and applying it in her role as a Behaviour Consultant.
Pratibha Umrariya, Occupational Therapist, Clinical Practice Leader
Pratibha has been working as an Occupational Therapist with children since 2007. She has completed Bachelor of Occupational Therapy at the top of her class followed by a Masters degree in Occupational Therapy with top honors and a Gold medal. She has specialized in orthopedic conditions and has worked with children from 0-14 years of age with various diagnoses including Developmental Delay, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention Deficit Disorder, Learning and Sensory Integration Disorders. She has been a Trainer of Trainers, Lecturer and Resource Developer for 3 years with the World Health Organization to develop Occupational Therapy curriculum and services in Sri Lanka and has a rich prior experience of working with several integrated schools (providing in-class assistance, individualized sessions and group therapy sessions). She is trained and certified in Handwriting Without Tears Multisensory Program and Integrated Listening Systems (iLs). She is registered with the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia (COTBC), the Canadian National Organization of Occupational Therapists (CAOT). She has a passion for working with children, learning and believes in being open to ideas from parents while working with them.
Reux Sanchez, Occupational Therapist
Reux Sanchez has been an OT for over 10 years. He completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from a renowned University in the Philippines. After receiving his professional OT registration in the Philippines, he devoted four years of his practice specializing in pediatrics where he honed his skills in providing occupational therapy service (early intervention) to children with special needs like Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Developmental Coordination Disorders (DCD), and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD). Reux has also lived and worked in three different countries namely, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia and Oman and has gained vast experiences in working with adults with physical disabilities. He then moved to Canada and has pursued his practice in pediatrics focusing in sensory processing, self-regulation, gross motor, and fine motor and self-care skills. It is his goal to help children reach their optimum occupational performance required in their day to day activities. Reux is registered with the Registry of Autism Service Provider (RASP), College of Occupational Therapist of British Columbia (COTBC) and a proud member of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT). He is also trained and certified with Integrated Listening Systems (ILS) and Hand Writing Without Tears Program and he is very eager to enrich his knowledge and skills through engaging in continuing education and professional development to further develop skills in providing quality evidenced based therapy service.
Lyn Huynh, Speech-Language Pathologist
Lyn is a certified speech-language pathologist who completed her studies at the University of Queensland in Australia. Prior to relocating to Canada, she worked within a transdisciplinary team delivering an intensive early intervention program to children with autism. She also has clinical experience delivering parent-based therapy approaches for children with hearing loss and additional diagnoses. She has a clinical passion for family-centred early intervention. Lyn is a certified practicing member of Speech Pathology Australia, and is registered with the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of British Columbia.