Ling Ly Tan

Software Engineer, Envato.

1775 Valley Farm Road. Unit 26 ● Pickering, Ontario L1V 7J9

Phone: (647) 828-0833 ● Email:

Summary of Qualifications


  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst since September 2012
  • 15 years direct experience supervising and implementing Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) treatment programs and Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI) for children and youth diagnosed with autism and other developmental disabilities
  • Part time Professor, Subject Matter Expert (SME) and Member of Advisory Committee at Seneca College since April 2014
  • Community Presenter for Autism Ontario and International Consultant
  • Certified in Pivotal Response Treatment – Level 2
  • Early Start Denver Model Therapist Candidate


Professional Experience


Current Positions Held:


Clinical Supervisor at Dalton & Associates (May 2017 – present)

Clinical Supervisor at 1to1 Therapy Services (July 2014 – present)

Clinical Supervisor (Private Practice, September 2016 – present)


  • Developed a new branch of service (Behavioural Intervention Services) for an accredited organization providing services with multiple disciplines. (1to1 Therapy)
  • Developed and established operational and clinical directions for the Behavioural Intervention Program; such as clinical standards and timelines, training manuals, policies and procedures (1to1 Therapy)
  • Recruitment and direct clinical training of Supervising Therapists, Instructor Therapists and Volunteers (1to1 Therapy)
  • Provide clinical oversight and consultation to families of children diagnosed with autism and other developmental disabilities (Dalton & Associates, 1to1 Therapy, Private Practice)
  • Provide mentorship and training to BCBA, BCaBA and RBT Candidates (Dalton & Associates, 1to1 Therapy)
  • Collaborate and assist the Clinical Psychologist on ADOS-2 diagnostic assessments; and inform early intervention goals for children diagnosed with autism
  • Provide support and consultation to families of children diagnosed with autism, or who are suspected to be on the spectrum


Community Presenter at Autism Ontario (May 2017 – present)

  • Provide monthly/bi-monthly education workshops to parents and school staff on topics such as: Addressing Challenging Behaviours, Toilet Training, Teaching First Words for Early Communicators


International Consultant and Trainer (Nicaragua) Centro de Intervencion Edu Terapeutico (September 2017 – Present)

  • Provide consultation on organizational and clinical processes for the country’s first and only existing ABA center which is overseen by one BCBA and at least 80 staff.
  • Assist the BCBA with clinical training using Behavioural Skills Training (BST) on evidence based teaching methods for staff providing interventions for children with autism. Empower locals to become the experts in their community with the goal of creating sustainable impact


Entrepreneur, Lingo (September 2016- present)

  • Lingo is an Augmentative and Alternative Communication system (AAC) for non-verbal individuals with autism, global developmental delays, Acquired Brain Injury and neurodegenerative diseases. Learning to transition from using pictures to written communication, and incorporating language learning principles from Verbal Behaviour and Relational Frame Theory is the primary difference that separates Lingo from other AACs.
  • Build the first manual prototype that has been tested and proven with a non-verbal client with autism. The client acquired at least 100 written words (within 2 months) to communicate without any prior exposure to AACs.
  • Lingo is currently funded by the Center for Aging and Brain Health Innovation (CAHBI) and in development with the Center for Applied Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship


Professor (Part-time faculty) for the Autism and Behavioural Ontario Science Graduate Certificate Program at Seneca College (April 2014 – present)


Following classes and workshops taught:

ABS100 Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis

ABS103 Working with Families and Teams

ABS201 Parent and Staff Training

ASD091 Teaching Strategies and Techniques for Individuals with ASD

ASD093 Communication Strategies with Family Staff and Clinical Teams

ASD094 Physical Environment: The Teaching Environment


Committee Member of the Program Advisory Committee (Seneca College) (Sept 2016 – present)

  • Previous Positions Held:


    Skillcorps Volunteer and Trainer (Nicaragua) at Global Autism Project (February 2017)


    Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the Centre for Flexible Learning at Seneca College (May 2015 – Oct 2015)

    • Create and refine curriculum for a special online course development project for cFLEX within the Autism and Behavioural Sciences Ontario Graduate Certificate Program
    • Provide knowledge and expertise in the field of ABA intervention delivery servicing individuals with autism spectrum disorder
    • Collaborate with the Instructional Designer and e-Learning developers in the content design and online delivery of the course


    Behavioral Consultant at 1to1 Therapy Services (December 2013 – July 2014)

    Senior Autism Consultant Erinoakkids Centre for Treatment and Development (October 2012 – July 2014)

    Senior Therapist at AlphaBee, wm+a (May 2011-October 2012)


    Responsibilities across all Roles:

    • Administer assessments, design IBI treatment programs, develop ongoing progress reports, monitoring and supervision of IBI programs
    • Provide ongoing training, supervision, and performance evaluation of Instructor Therapists
    • Collaborate and liaise with the schools, parents, professionals and community services for effective treatment programming and generalization of learned skills
    • Provide guidance and supervision for college placement students during their practicum
    • Workshop training for wm+a associates, parents, and staff (AlphaBee)
    • Responsible for overseeing recruitment process of Instructor Therapists (AlphaBee)
    • Resume screening, conduct phone screen interviews, live interviews, performance and test scoring, and conduct reference and background checks (AlphaBee)
    • Provide full day training for hired Instructor Therapists covering hands on training on effective teaching procedures, theory and application of Skinner’s Analysis of Verbal Behavior to teach children with autism, data collection, generalization and maintenance procedures, addressing problem behavior and barriers to learning



    Teaching Assistant at Brock University, Master of Applied Disability Studies (September 2012 – May 2013)

    • Teaching Assistant for ADST 5F65 Research Project Course
    • Provide assistance to students conducting applied research projects, program evaluations and/or critical literature reviews related to applied disability studies
    • Assist in grading: proposal defenses, assignments, progress reports, poster presentations and final research papers.


    Lead Therapist & Direct Instruction (DI) Instructor at Brookfield Programs (March 2010 – May 2011)

    Instructor Therapist Independent Contractor (2004 – 2010 )

    Instructor Therapist at Toronto Partnership for Autism Services (2006 – 2008)



    Brock University 2011

    Master of Applied Disability Studies with a specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis


    York University 2006

    Bachelor of Psychology, Specialized Honors

    • Thesis: A Case Report Highlighting the Benefits of Applied Verbal Behavior for Facilitating Language Acquisition in a Non-Verbal Child with Autism



    Ontario Association for Behavior Analysis (ONTABA)