Kim Moore, M.ADS, BCBA

Kim Moore, M.ADS, B.A. Psychology Honours, BCBA

Vice President, Clinical Services


Highlights of Qualifications

  • Supervised over 300 children (ages 12 months to 17 years) since 2006 at The Portia Learning Centre.
  • Approved Clinical Supervisor with AIPEO (Autism Intervention Program of Eastern Ontario)
  • Approved Senior Therapist with AIPEO since 2001 (Portia’s average caseload per annum is 10 children)
  • Trained by Holly Kibbe, M.S., BCBA and Cherish Twigg, M.S., BCBA of Establishing Operations Inc.
  • Senior Therapist for fourteen years applied behaviour analysis (ABA) programs based on Skinner’s analysis of verbal behaviour.
  • Sixteen years experience successfully applying behaviour analysis techniques and principles to help children with autism to both increase and reduce behaviours.
  • Travelled Internationally to Asia and Europe to implement and oversee ABA programs and train therapists.
  • Experienced in creating and presenting comprehensive training workshops to ABA/DTT therapists and parents.
  • Pivotal Response Training – Certified Level 1
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)
  • ESDM (Early Start Denver Model) Trainer (Candidate)



2011, 2013, 2016 First Year Tackle Box: A Guide for Parents of Newly Diagnosed Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Relevant Employment History

March 2015 – November 2015: Algonquin College
Autism Behaviour Science Consultant
Responsibilities: Lead a team of experts in the redesign of the Autism Behaviour Science Program, including recruiting subject matter experts, developing course sequence and learning objectives, managing outcomes and deadlines

June 2015 – September 2015: Algonquin College
Subject Matter Expert for ‘Specialized Instructional Strategies’
Responsibilities: Architected and developed modernized content and structure for Algonquin College, and Ontario Learn course ‘Specialized Instructional Strategies’ with content related to IBI assessments, instructional control, verbal operants, ITT, NET, DTT, Augmentative communication, intervention approaches, data and graphing.

March 2015 to present: Algonquin College
Placement Program Supervisor
Responsibilities: Oversee content development and delivery to students completing their 4 and / or 6 week placements at various locations throughout Ontario.

2011 to present: Portia International Inc.
Director of Curriculum Development
Responsibilities: Collaboration with leading experts: Cherish Twigg, BCBA, Amy McGinnis Stango (OT and BCBA), Mark Morris (SLP), Rachel Riethman (ESDM Certified Trainer), etc. on the development of the Portia curriculum, used in the VirtualClinicPro and PortiaPro data collection and learning management system.
Quality Assurance on delivery and content of curriculums embedded within a global SAAS Learning Management System.

2010 to 2015: Establishing Operations Inc.
Responsibilities: Managed delivery of care and therapy to home-based programs remotely and in home visits to families in Italy.

2006 to present: The Portia Learning Centre Inc.
Vice President, Clinical Services
Responsibilities: Executive management of Clinical Directors and Senior Therapists delivering programming and care and therapy to of 100+ Learners across 3 clinics with a therapist population of 50+. Career development planning and coaching services to senior, and pre- executive members of staff.

2002 – 2006 (June): Spectrum Intervention Group
Senior Therapist
Responsibilities: Creation of ABA programs and supervision of home based programs in the greater Ottawa Region.


Master Applied Disability Studies (Brock University) 2011 Bachelor of Arts, Psychology (Honours) Queens University 2000

Professional Memberships

APBA (Association of Professional Behavior Analysts
ABAI (Applied Bahavior Analysis International)

Clients / Presentations / Community Involvement

⋅  2016 STEO (Student Transportation of Eastern Ontario)
Workshop series: Introduction to autism, transportation challenges for students on the autism spectrum; behaviour management, communication best practices and safety precautions

⋅  2016 – Options Youth

⋅  2015 – TayCare Children’s Centre

⋅  2015 – TayCare Junior Children’s Centre

⋅  2015 – Autism Angels and Autism Ontario – The Autism Compass

⋅  2015 to present – Autism Ontario, Ottawa Chapter Vice President –Volunteer Position

⋅ 2011 Project PACE
Project PACE was a collaborative effort between Autism Ontario – Ottawa Chapter, The Portia Learning Centre, Spectrum Intervention Group, Coordinated Access and Service Coordination. Project PACE served families of newly diagnosed children with ASD, providing Parent training (via workshops; lectures and social skills training) to target age groups of 0 to 6, 7 to 12 and 13 to 17.

Workshops / Training – Partial List

2016 (Apr) Assessment and Treatment of Problem Behavior

Jason C. Bourret (Chair), Brian A. Iwata (Discussant)

2016 (Apr) Preparing Individuals with Autism for Learning in Group Environments: Assessing Readiness for Staff Fading
Jessica Woods (Chair), Mary Jane Weiss (Discussant)

2016 (Apr) Breakin’ the Law: Ways to Increase Compliance with Rules and Expectations
Merrill Winston

2016 (Apr) Translational Research with Implications for Application

Jason C. Bourret (Chair), William H. Ahearn (Discussant)

2016 (Feb) Observational Learning and Children with Autism: Emerging Research and Clinical Applications
Bridget Taylor, BCBA-D (California)

2016 (Feb) Behavioral parent training and in-home consultation: Looking back, looking forward
Jose Rios (California)

2016 (Feb) Safeguards for Ensuring Quality and Ethical Practice in ABA Service Delivery: What they are and how we can address them organizationally
Adam Ventura (California)

2016 (Jan) Assessing and Programming for Emergence of Verbal Behavior in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder and Language Delays

Alice Shillingsburg, Ph.D. (Louisianna)

2015 (Oct) Teaching tummy time behavior to an infant with down syndrome

Rika Ortega MS, BCBA (New York)

2015 (Oct) Beyond ‘look at me’: Generalization of gaze shifts across contexts

Theresa Fiani (New York)

2015 (Oct) Nurturing the relationships of children with autism and their sisters: improving reciprocal social interactions
Susan McHugh (New York)

2015 (June) Early Start Denver Model Advanced Workshop

Rachel Riethman, ESDM Certified Trainer (Whitby ON)

2015 (May) – The Carolina Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers with Special Needs (CCITSN), Third Edition and The Carolina Curriculum for Preschoolers with Special Needs (CCPSN), Second Edition – Dr. Susan Attermeier, Ph.D., PT

2015 (April) Worries About OCD? Links to ADHD and How to Overcome It – Dr. Roberto Olivarda

2015 (January) How Executive Functions Affect ADHD Symptoms in Children and Adults – Dr. Russell Barkley

2014 (December) Waaaayyyy Beyond The Functional Analysis – Merrill Winston, Ph.D., BCBA-D

2014 (November) Early Start Denver Model, presented by Rachel Riethman, ESDM Certified Provider and Trainer

2014 (May) Response Modalities in Early Mand Training and Prerequisites for Vocal Communication Chair: Anna I. Petursdottir (Texas Christian University)
Discussant: Sarah A. Lechago (University of Houston-Clear Lake) (Chicago, OH)

2014 (May) Evaluation of Mand Modalities for Individuals With Limited Verbal Repertoires Catherine Baker and Timothy R. Vollmer (University of Florida) (Chicago, OH)

2014 (May) Using a Pre-requisite Skills Assessment to Identify Optimal Modalities for Mand Training Amber Valentino (Trumpet Behavioral Health, Monterey Bay), Linda A. LeBlanc and Paige Raetz (Trumpet Behavioral Health), and Lauren A. Weaver (Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders) (Chicago, OH)

2014 (May) Effects of Response-Contingent Pairing, Response-Independent Pairing, and Differential Reinforcement on Vocalizations of Children With Autism
Tracy L. Lepper and Anna I. Petursdottir (Texas Christian University) (Chicago, OH)

2014 (May) A Systematic Comparison of Commonly Used Echoic Teaching Procedures Catia Cividini-Motta Cividini, Nicole Scharrer, and William H. Ahearn (New England Center for Children) (Chicago, OH)

2014 (May) Autism in Infancy: Behavioral Systems Conceptualization and Practical Considerations Chair: Erik A. Mayville (Connecticut Center for Child Development)
Discussant: Linda A. LeBlanc (Trumpet Behavioral Health) (Chicago, OH)

2014 (May) An Overview of Established and Emerging Methods of Early Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorder
Erik A. Mayville (Connecticut Center for Child Development) (Chicago, OH)

2014 (May) Infant Development as the Behavior Analyst Views It Gary D. Novak (California State University Stanislaus) (Chicago, OH)

2014 (May) Intervention for Developmental Delays in Infancy Martha Pelaez (Florida International University) (Chicago, OH)

2014 (May) Ethical Issues in Autism Intervention With Infants
Suzanne Letso (Connecticut Center for Child Development) (Chicago, OH)

2012 (September) Advanced Topics in Applied Behavior Analysis Dr. Vincent J. Carbone, BCBA-D 2011 (May) Verbal Behaviour Overview, Building Motivation in the Natural Environment and Conversation: Holly Kibbe, M.S., BCBA and Cherish Twigg, M.S., BCBA of Establishing Operations Inc

2010 (Apr) Teaching Occupational Performance Skills to Learners with Autism and Related Disabilities: Amy McGinnis M.S, OTR, M.S., BCBA, Kingston, ON

2010 (Apr) Building Behavioural Solutions Conference,Kingston ON
Keynote speaker, Dr. Joe Ducharme, Errorless Remediation and Keystone Behaviour.

2010 (Mar) Teaching children with developmental disabilities to speak: Current research and best practice, two day workshop, Speakers: Martha S. Burns, PhD, CCC-SLP, Nancy R. Kaufman, MA, CCC-SLP, Tamara S. Kasper, MS, CCC-SLP, BCBA, Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson, MS, CCC-SLP

2009 (Nov) How to use the VB-MAPP to identify the language and social needs of a student with autism Dr. Mark Sundberg, Ph.D., BCBA, New Jersey

2009 (Aug) Social Skills Training Workshop Dr. Jed Baker

2008 (June) Food Acceptance
Half – day consultation with Mary Champagne

2008 (March) One day in-centre consultation with Dr. Mark Sundberg, Ph.D., BCBA

2008 (March) Twenty-two Language and Learning Barriers that can Affect Children with Autism: Assessment, Analysis, and Intervention 1 day workshop
Dr. Mark Sundberg, Ph.D., BCBA, Ottawa, Ontario

2008 (February) Food Acceptance
Half – day consultation with Evelyn Sparks

2008 (June) Food Acceptance
Half – day consultation with Evelyn Sparks

2007 (September) Language Intervention for Children with Autism Based on the Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (The VB-MAPP) 2 day workshop
Dr. Mark Sundberg, Ph.D., BCBA, (Ottawa, Ontario)

2007 (September) One day in-centre consultation with Dr. Mark Sundberg, Ph.D., BCBA

2007 (July) The Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program: The VB-MAPP Dr. Mark Sundberg, Ph.D., BCBA, (Lincroft, New Jersey)

2007 (January) Applied Behavior Analysis for School-Age Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Tristram Smith, Ph.D. One day workshop (Ottawa, Ontario)

2006 (January) Teaching Verbal Behaviour in the Natural Environment.
Cherish Twigg, M.S., BCABA, Jeniifer Donnelly, BA, BCABA. Two day workshop (Ottawa, Ontario)

2004 (August) Handwriting Without Tears-Prewriting and Early Printing Skills for Preschoolers
Jan Olsen, Occupational Therapist – Handwriting Without Tears. Half-day workshop (State College, Pennsylvania)

2004 (August) Beyond Establishing Operations.
Dr. Jack Michael, Ph.D, BCBA. Half-day workshop (State College, Pennsylvania)

2004 (August) Advanced Topics in Functional Analysis Methodology.
Dr. Brian Iwata, Ph.D, BCBA. Half-day workshop (State College, Pennsylvania)

2004 (August) Kaufman Speech Praxis Treatment Approach for Children
Nancy Kaufman, Speech-Language Pathologist, Kaufman Children’s Centre for Speech, Language, and Sensory Disorders, Inc. Half-day workshop (State Collage, Pennsylvania)

2004 (March) Promoting Functional Speech in Children with Autism with emphasis on Kaufman Assessment and Strategies
Tamara Kasper, MS/CCC-SLP, BcaBA. One-day workshop (Toronto, Ontario)

2003 (October) Teaching Appropriate Social Behaviour to Children and Adults with Autism and other Developmental Disabilities.
Dr. Patrick McGreevy, Ph.D, BCBA. One day workshop (Toronto, Ontario)

2003 (October) Intensive Training in Verbal Behaviour; Teaching Language to Children and Adults with Autism and other Developmental Disabilities
Dr. Patrick McGreevy, Ph.D, BCBA. One day workshop (Toronto, Ontario)

2003 (October) Supporting Families Touched by Autism: Applied Behaviour Analysis Strategies for Parents and Professionals
Miscellaneous speakers: Dr. Sandra Harris, Dr. Lara Delmolino, Dr. David Celiberti, Joanne Gerenser, SLP. Two-day workshop (Ottawa, Ontario)

(June) Workshop #5 – Designing an ABA Classroom using Skinner’s Analysis of Verbal Behaviour
Kelle Wood, BCBA and Gina Zecchin (BCaBA) (Dr. Carbone’s associates) Three day workshop (Albany, New York)

2003 (Jan) Workshop #3 – Advanced/Consultant training: Guiding the development and implementation of an intensive behavioural program for teaching language and basic learner skills
Dr. Vincent J. Carbone, BCBA. Two day workshop (Albany, New York)

2002 (October) Introduction to Verbal Behaviour: Teaching Communication Skills to Children with autism or other developmental disabilities
Dr. Vincent J. Carbone (BCBA); three-day workshop (Oakville, Ontario)

2002 (October) The Prevention and Treatment of Problem Behaviour, and Increasing the Social Language Skills of Children with Autism: Putting Research into Practice
Dr. Bridget A. Taylor, Psy.D., BCBA. One day workshop (Ottawa, Ontario)

2002 (June) Workshop #4 – Teaching Verbal Behaviour: Hands of Training for Tutors and therapists Chrish Richards, BCaBA, Holly Smith, BCaBA. Two day workshop (Oakville, Ontario)

2002 (May) Teaching Verbal Behaviour – One day workshop with Dr. V. Carbone, Ph.D., BCBA (Ottawa, Ontario)

2001 (November) Teaching Play and Social Skills to Children with Autism. Workshop presented by Stacy Carroll B.S., BcaBA, Behaviour Analysts Inc. One day workshop (Oakville, Ontario)

2001 (June) Verbal Behaviour Approach to Applied Behaviour Analysis: Teaching Functional Communication to Children with Autism
Christina Burk, M.A. One-day workshop (Toronto, Ontario)

2001 (June) Verbal Behaviour Approach to Socialization and Integrated Playgroups Christina Burk, M.A. One-day workshop (Toronto, Ontario)

2001 (June) Introduction to Applied Behaviour Analysis Principles
Keith Amerson, M.A. East Coast Regional Director for the U.S.A. based Centre for Autism and Related Disorders (C.A.R.D). Two-day workshop (Ottawa, Ontario)