Candy Fong, Registered Psychologist
Candy is registered as a general psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is an associate member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). Candy is fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin.
Candy works with children of all ages in the areas of general behavioural management including sleep problems and toilet training, social skills training, as well as emotional management (anxiety and anger). Candy also consults with adults in the areas of emotional management and various sleep disorders, providing therapy and counselling based on evidenced based therapy.
Candy has undergone specific training in Perinatal Psychology and this is an area of interest for her.
Candy has extensive experience in the area of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), her work in this area has mainly focused on developing individualised behavioural management strategies, parenting support, and working with schools to support children with ASD in the school environment. She has extensive experience in early intervention for young children with an ASD using Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) techniques, and she provides parents training to assist them to apply ABA techniques in home-settings. Candy is also experienced in providing social skills education (individualised or in group) and emotional development training in persons with ASD.
Candy has a special interest and extensive training in assessment for determining IQ, education assessments, giftedness, intellectual strengths and weaknesses, as well as identifying specific learning disorders i.e. reading, written expression and mathematics impairment. She also provides diagnostic assessment for Autism Spectrum Disorders for children using gold standard measures including the ADOS and ADI-R.