Mr. Rich Santiago

Registered Behavior Technician


Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, Philippines.
ABA Coursework Sequence for BCaBA (online), Florida Institute of Technology (FIT).
40-Hour RBT training and competency completion.


Over 18 years


English, Tagalog


Behavior Analysts Certification Board (BACB): Registered Behavior Technician.
Dubai Health Authority (DHA): Allied Health Technician-Behavior Therapy.
International Behavior Analysis Organization (IBAO): International Behavior Therapist.
PEAK ABA Level 1 Certified.
Physical Therapy board examination passer in the Philippines.


Rich Santiago received his Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in Manila, Philippines. A Registered Physical Therapist in the Philippines (PTRP), Mr. Santiago is also a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) credentialed in the United States by the Behavior Analysts Certification Board (BCAB) since 2015. He holds a DHA license as a Behavior Analyst Technician in Dubai Healthcare City. In September 2018, Rich completed his Board-Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) online coursework sequence from Florida Institute of Technology, Florida USA.
Before working with various Autism centers in the UAE, Rich had previously been employed in different countries such as Hong Kong-China, The Philippines and Australia, bringing an invaluable international perspective to early child developmental intervention. His extensive experience in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) dates back to 2003. With over 18 years of work experience, he has established a good reputation as a competent and reliable therapist in the autism community of the United Arab Emirates.
Rich joined Hayati Health Center on June 2021 as a Registered Behavior Technician/Case Manager. He aims to make a huge difference in the society, help more children and families in the future by sharing his experience and passion for teaching early learners using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis.


Applied Behavior Analysis
Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, Down Syndrome
VB-MAPP assessment and program implementation
ABLLS assessment and program implementation
Knowledge in PEAK assessment and PEAK program implementation
Practical Functional Analysis/Assessment of problem behavior
Behavior modification/behavior reduction planning and implementation
Preference assessment
DTT/Discrete Trial Teaching
Environmental Teaching
Incidental Teaching
Group and social skills training
Task Analysis
Basic ADL (activities of daily living) skills training
Parent training
Nanny/caregiver training
LSA/ shadow teaching and training
Functional Communication Training: vocal and sign mand training, PECS
Data collection and graphing
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