Speakers &


Keynote Speaker :

Dr. Rose Iovannone


The Importance of Tier3 Behavior Interventions in Improving Student Success:

Are Schools Prepared to Meet Individualized Student Needs? (3 CEUs)

English Presentation with Putonghua interpretation

Dr. Rose Iovannone is the current president of APBS. She servesas a Research Assistant Professor in the College of Behavioral Community Sciences, Department of Child and Family Studies,Florida Center for Inclusive Communities (FCIC) at the Universityof South Florida in Tampa. Dr. Iovannone is a BCBA-D. Shereceived her PhD in Educational Psychology from the University of Houston. Her Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees are in Special Education.

Dr. Iovannone previously served as the assistant director for theCenter for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD). Currently, she is the Director of a federally-funded Behavior Research Center, the Prevent-Teach-Reinforce (PTR) Project. She also serves asthe co-principal investigator in the Professional Development in Autism (PDA) project. She hasextensive experience in working with individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities, learning disabilities and emotional disabilities. Her principal activities and research interests have been in the areas of autism and related disabilities, functional behavior assessment and positive behavior supports, augmentative/alternative communication, and assessment/evaluation.

A1 - Presenter:

Ms. Calthy Hung

(孔淑雯老師 )

(TWGHs Kwan Fong Kai Chi School)

Impacts of a PBS Parent Training on Teachers & Parents:

A reflection and sharing on a 3 year later project.


A1 - Presenter:

Ms. CLARA Fong

(方嘉慧女士 )

(The Education University of Hong Kong)

How to implement PBS for multi-disabled students in special school


Ms Clara Fong is the Guest Speaker of the Centre for Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Education at The Education University of Hong Kong. Besides, she has been ready to stand by the Education Bureau (EDB) running the Thematic Course on Supporting Students with SEN since 2010.

Having much experience of consultancy and training for the teachers to handle children with disabilities in various organisations, including local NGOs, Ms Clara Fong is now further engaged in not a few activities as regards special needs and inclusion with PBS approach. All such services cover the Program Producer of Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) - Community Involvement Broadcasting Service (CIBS) - “Listen & Talk 1-3” (39 episodes) and “You’re in Bright, I’m in Dark” which are financed through The Community Involvement Broadcasting Fund (CIBF), The Tin Ka Ping Foundation and The Otic Foundation respectively. Recently she won the RTHK's CIBS Top 10 Program (Listen & Talk 3) Award 2018 to further enhance her confidence in achieving significant successes in the years to come.

A2 - Presenter:

Dr. Hu Xiaoyi 胡晓毅BCBA

(Beijing Normal University)

PBS Training in Beijing (CEU: 1.5)


Xiaoyi Hu, Ph.D. BCBA, is an associate professor at Department of Special Education, Faculty of Education, Beijing Normal University. She also holds an adjunct research associate position at the Beach Center on Disability of University of Kansas. Xiaoyi received his Ph.D in special education with an emphasis on family support for children with developmental disabilities. Her academic interests concern a number of areas: applied behavior analysis of children with autism, education practices and intervention for children with autism, family support and family quality of life of families with children with disabilities, and disability policy. Currently, Xiaoyi Hu is the Director of Education Research Center for Children with Autism, Faculty of Education, Beijing Normal University.

A3 - Presenter:

Dr. Willy Wong BCBA-D

Using technology to conduct parent training (CEU: 1.5)


Dr. Li Wei “Willy” Wong fell in love with the subject of human behavior (aka Behavior Analysis) back in 2004 when he took a class in Applied Behavior Analysis at California State University, Los Angeles. He graduated and received his master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis in the year of 2008 at the same university. In 2014, he received his Ph. D. in Applied Behavior Analysis at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and conducted his dissertation study in Parent Education. Dr. Wong is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral Level (BCBA-D).

In the past 10 years, Dr. Wong had worked with children and young adults ranging from 3- to 18-year-old. He had held different positions at different behavioral agencies. For example, he practiced as behavioral interventionist and clinical supervisor at Autism Spectrum Therapies (AST), Wellsprings, Inc., and Intercare Therapy Inc. Additionally, he also served as the Regional Clinical Director of the Inland Empire and Los Angeles regions at Creative Solutions for Hope and ICan-B. Dr. Wong is the Founder & Clinical Director at ICan-B (Hong Kong). In addition to working directly with children and young adults, Dr. Wong also served as practicum instructor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and adjunct faculty at National University to teach concepts of Applied Behavior Analysis to master level students.

Dr. Wong’s career goal is to take what he had learned about human behavior in school and apply the knowledge to make positive impact in the society. Throughout his career, he had worked with many children with developmental disabilities. He is always amazed by how much progress these children made after receiving early intervention and behavioral therapy services. Therefore, Dr. Wong is especially interested in helping young children with developmental disabilities and making positive changes in their life and surroundings.

B1 - Presenter:

Mr. Kever Lau MSCP, BCBA

(P.L.A.I. Behaviour Consulting)

Using PBS to support students with SEN in a local mainstream secondary school (1.5 CEUs)


Kever Lau, MSCP, is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) who has specialized in working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). He earned his Master’s in Counselling Psychology, emphasized in Marriage and Family Therapy, from Chaminade University (Hawaii) in 2014. Given the opportunity to assist clients with several developmental/mental health disabilities at a non-profit organization, this made his entry platform into the field of mental health therapy back in 2009. Kever began his ABA journey at Malama Pono Autism Centre in 2015, a specialty ABA centre for children with autism and other learning challenges, in Mililani, on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. Since then, he has worked with beginner through advanced learners, from ages 30 months though adulthood with developmental disabilities including ASD.

He completed coursework in behaviour analysis through the Clemson University and became board certified in 2017. After relocating back to Hong Kong, he join P.L.A.I. Behaviour Consulting, with a strong determination of providing the highest quality of services to all the clients so that they can discover their unique potential.

Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA)

Master of Science in Counselling Psychology, emphasized in Marriage and Family Therapy (Chaminade University, Hawaii)

Member of American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)

Member of Florida Association for Behaviour Analysis (FABA)

Member of Psi Chi, International Honour Society in Psychology

B2 - Presenter:

Prof. Hung Liyux (洪儷瑜教授)

(Department of Special Education, National Taiwan Normal University)

The implementation PBS in Taiwan- past, now and future


Prof. Hung is the department head of the Department of Special Education of the National Taiwan Normal University. Her research interests included learning disabilities, assessment of special needs, emotion, behavioral disorder and behavioral support.

B3 : Using culturally sensitive approach to provide behavioural support for different communities (1.5 CEUs)



Siqi Xie 谢思琪 BCBA

(Board Certified Behavior Analyst 国际认证行为分析师)

She started her career in the United States, having gained a Master of Arts Degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Behavior Analysis from Western Michigan University. In the United States, she went on to work with children with developmental disabilities in both classroom and in-home settings working as a behavior technician at a public preschool and then as a program supervisor for an agency offering in home support. Moving back to China, she had also worked in a multidisciplinary team as a behavior consultant providing behavior support plan to children from diverse backgrounds with various developmental needs in school settings.

Having lived and worked in China, and the United States, Siqi has in depth experience of working with children and families of different cultural backgrounds.

‘I love working with clients. It’s amazing seeing them progress and knowing there’s been a positive impact for both them and their families.’


(Social Collaborative Board Certified Behavior Analyst 国际认证行为分析师)

Daiz started her career working with children with autism in Vancouver in 2001. Her passion and drive to pursue research and best practices in implementation are fueled by the unwavering dedication of families to do the best for their children.

Daiz received extensive training in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Positive Behavior Support (PBS) at the University of British Columbia and received her BCBA credential in 2012. Since then, she has been active in the professional community and presented at numerous national and international conferences. She is also currently involved in research on video modeling, social skills instruction, and distance family PBS consultation.

In 2017, Daiz founded her practice, Social Collaborative, in California. Social Collaborative takes a person and family centered approach to autism intervention and emphasizes using a collaborative teaming model with parents to develop PBS plans that are culturally and contextually sound. Social Collaborative also work to educate parents and empower them to support their children to increase their overall quality of life.

The Second Asia Pacific International Pre-Conference Workshop


Miss. Elaine Lee, BCBA

( P.L.A.I. Behaviour Consulting )

Supporting students with problem behaviours/ SEN in school settings:

A workshop that teach you the practical “KNOW HOW” (Ethics CEU: 7)


Elaine Lee is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA). She currently serves as a behaviour consultant at P.L.A.I. Behaviour Consulting supporting children with SEN and challenging behaviours in both home, school and centre-based settings in Hong Kong and Mainland China. She received her Master of Applied Psychology (Diverse Learning Needs) from Polytechnic University of Hong Kong and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Settle University. Elaine has been working with individuals with SEN and challenging behaviours since 2013 and has trained hundreds of therapists. Her passion is to support all children to become an active participant in the society.