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Dinosaur Speech Therapy Bernard Tan

Bernard Tan

Founder/Director

EIP Head of Programme

Speech and Language Therapist

 
 
 
 
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Charlotte Tan

Future Therapy Assistant

 
 
 
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Speech Therapists

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Elizabeth Mui

Speech and Language Therapist

 

Ong Yu Jing

Speech and Language Therapist

 
 

Rebecca Ng

Speech and Language Therapist

 
 
 
 

Chriselle Koh

Speech and Language Therapist

 
 
 
 
 
Dinosaur Speech Therapy Team

Lee Jialing

Speech and Language Therapist

 
 
 
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Alexis Chua

Speech and Language Therapist

 
 
 
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Jaslyne Loh

EIP Therapy Lead

Speech and Language Therapist

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Armanda Wee

Speech and Language Therapist

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Zann Yeo

Occupational Therapist

 
 
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Yvonne Yong

Educational Psychologist

 
 

Ng Qianyi

Child Psychologist

 
 
 

Educators

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Yzelle Dela Rea

EIP Programme Deputy Head

Lead Teacher

Special Education Teacher

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Cheryl Hoi

Special Education Teacher

 
 
 

JoAnn Chen

Assistant Teacher

 
 

Admin Team

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Joan Tan

Legal Advisor (Volunteer)

 
 
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Bee Bee

Clinic Helper

 
 
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Phebe Chew

Volunteer/Aide

 
 
 
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Joycelyn Chan

Centre Administrator

 
 

Chin Si Ying

Intern

 
 
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Dinosaur Speech Therapy Bernard Tan

Bernard Tan

Qualifications

Master of Science (MSc) Speech and Language Pathology, National University of Singapore (NUS)
Bachelor of Arts (BA) (Hons) Linguistics and Multilingual Studies, Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

Certifications

HANEN - More Than Words®
HANEN - TalkAbility®
PROMPT© Therapy 
Nancibell Visualising and Verbalising® Program

TalkTools® 3-Part Treatment Plan for Oral Placement Therapy (OPT)

The Lidcombe Program of Early Stuttering Intervention

Gestalt Language Processing (Natural Language Acquisition) Trained

A Sensory Motor Approach to Adapted Baby Led Weaning

Prevention of Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders for Young Children

Person Centred Approach to Dementia Care

AHPC-certified Clinical Supervisor

SLT Supervisor Training Workshop (NUS)

Certified CPR/AED Instructor

 

Media

"Finding the Right Words" - PRIME Magazine (Feb-Mar 2023 Issue)

Click here for article link

Speaker, GoodStart Conference 2023

Topic: Communication and Literacy Skills in the Inclusive Preschool Classroom

About

Bernard is the founder of Dinosaur Speech Therapy.

A recipient of the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) scholarship, Bernard 
started his professional career at SGH after graduating from NUS. He has since worked across a variety of settings including community hospitals, private hospitals, preschools as well as in an international school. He has experience working with various different conditions including children with speech and language delays/disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Down's Syndrome, hearing impairment, neurological disorders/impairments, Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS), amongst others.

With the experience of handling mixed caseloads of both adults and paediatric populations throughout his career, Bernard is comfortable with the assessment and treatment of both, though he has chosen to specialise in the paediatric population. Bernard maintains a special interest in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and specialises in working with early language development for this group of children..
 

Bernard is fluent in English, Mandarin and Hokkien.

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Elizabeth Mui

Qualifications

Master of Speech Pathology, University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Linguistics, University of Western Australia (UWA)

Certifications

DIR Floortime® 101

HANEN - More than Words®

MAPA® Foundation Level

Motivational Interviewing - Basic

PECS® - Level 1

Signposts for Building Better Behaviour

Solution Focused Brief Therapy - Basic

CPR + AED Basic Certification

About

Elizabeth is a registered Speech Therapist under the Singapore Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC). 

Elizabeth has worked with paediatric populations in the community sector in special education schools as well as in a private healthcare setting. She has worked extensively with clients between 0 and 18 years of age with a range of presentations, including but not limited to: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Intellectual Disability (ID), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Social Communication Disorder (SCD), and speech and language disorders.

Elizabeth has a strong interest in research. She has presented at local and international conferences about action research on social communication and language screening programmes she has conducted in special education schools. Her research interests include disability management of neurodevelopmental disorders in school-aged populations with ASD, ID, SCD, and speech and language disorders.

Elizabeth is able to converse fluently in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

She enjoys customising her therapy approach to individual interests to keep speech therapy sessions fun and engaging. She believes in the value of working closely with parents, caregivers, and other professionals to provide holistic support for her clients to achieve their goals.

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Ong Yu Jing

Qualifications

Master of Speech Pathology, Curtin University, Perth

Bachelor of Science (BSc.) (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences, National University of Singapore (NUS)

Certifications

HANEN - More Than Words®

PROMPT® Therapy

Assessment & Treatment using the SOS® Approach to Feeding

DIR Floortime® 101

Gestalt Language Processing (Natural Language Acquisition) Trained

Effective Clinical Supervision Skills – Intermediate

Sound Reasoning Approach

Multimodal Communication

Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD)

Routine-Based Interview (RBI)

AHPC-certified Clinical Supervisor

COMPASS-certified Clinical Educator

 
 

About

Yu Jing is a Speech Therapist fully registered with the AHPC. She previously worked in a social service organisation, collaborating closely with other therapists, teachers and families in both the special education and early intervention settings. She also has experience working with individuals aged 0-18 years, with conditions of varying complexities such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Global Developmental Delay, West Syndrome, Angelmann Syndrome etc.

 

Yu Jing strongly advocates for communication being a basic human right and that everyone has something to say. In her commitment to find creative ways to give every child a voice, she has spearheaded programmes to facilitate effective use of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) in schools as well as an EyeGaze Clinic to help improve communication and learning in students with complex needs. She was also a founding member in the local chapter of the International Society of AAC (ISAAC - Singapore).

 

Besides communication, Yu Jing also has a strong interest in supporting children and their families in the areas of picky eating and oral motor development.

 

Yu Jing believes that having fun is every child’s primary occupation, and always strives for her clients to enjoy themselves in the midst of learning. She also takes the family-centred approach and greatly values close collaboration with parents and caregivers in order to maximise positive therapy outcomes.

 

Outside of work, Yu Jing enjoys aerial yoga and rock climbing. She is also an avid animal lover. Go to her for a random animal fun fact, she will be more than happy to share!

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Alexis Chua

 

Qualifications

Bachelor of Speech Pathology (BSpPath), The University of Queensland

Certifications

HANEN® – It Takes Two To Talk
Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to Feeding
Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)- Level I and II
The Lidcombe Program
The Orton-Gillingham Approach
Social Thinking®

About

Alexis is a dedicated speech therapist who is passionate about working with children and their families. She believes that children learn best in a fun environment and seeks to make meaningful connections with them. She also values the key role that caregivers play in helping their children reach their fullest potential. As a mother of two young children, Alexis empathises when parents are worried about their child's milestones and development. She intentionally works closely with caregivers to understand their concerns and help them feel more empowered to support their children in their development and growth.

Alexis was awarded the Ministry of Health Holdings (MOHH) Mid-term Scholarship and graduated from The University of Queensland in 2014. She began her journey as a speech therapist at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH), where she had the opportunity to work extensively with the paediatric population. She has a wide range of experience in seeing children with speech, language, voice, fluency, as well as feeding/ swallowing difficulties from various backgrounds such as prematurity, Global Developmental Delay (GDD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Her areas of specialty are in early and school-age language, speech, voice and picky eating. Alexis is also a certified clinical supervisor with the Allied Health Professions Council. She enjoys guiding and nurturing junior speech therapists and speech therapy students.

Alexis joined the social service sector in 2019 to expand her experience beyond the clinical setting. She had the opportunity to work in schools with preschoolers who had difficulties with speech, language and/or social communication. Being in the school environment allowed Alexis to collaborate closely with teachers to set functional goals that were meaningful to the child’s participation in the classroom. Other than the mainstream preschool setting, Alexis also has experience working with children in a private special education school.

It has been very rewarding for Alexis to journey with so many families and witness growth in their children’s development. She endeavours to continue journeying with more families, to help their little ones achieve their goals and discover their utmost potential.   

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Lee Jialing

Qualifications

Master of Speech Pathology, Curtin University

Certifications

HANEN - More Than Words®

Nuffield Dyspraxia Program
PEERS for Adolescents
Motivational Interviewing (MI)

Essential Counselling Skills Course

McNeill Dysphagia Therapy Program

Introduction to Solution Focused Brief Therapy

 

About

Jialing's journey started when she received the MOHH graduate scholarship to pursue speech therapy at Curtin University. During her post-graduate studies, Jialing also volunteered to mentor a student on the Autism Spectrum. That helped create a curiosity and desire to delve deeper into paediatric work, and she has since developed a special interest in working with children. Jialing has experience diagnosing and providing therapy for young children. 

 

Jialing is fully registered with the AHPC and has worked in an acute tertiary hospital for more than 5 years. During this time, she has worked closely with clients from a diverse caseload and those with complex medical needs. Jialing also collaborated with other healthcare professions such as rehabilitation physicians, occupational therapist, physiotherapist and dietician to achieve therapy goals for clients who are under her care. 

 

Besides working with clients, Jialing has also helped as a clinical educator for speech pathology students from NUS and SIT. Outside of work, Jialing volunteers at Aphasia SG, a support group for Persons With Aphasia (PWA) and is a core team member.

 

Jialing strives to ensure therapy is fun and enjoyable for children, while building a positive relationship with their families.

 

Jialing is fluent in English, Mandarin, basic Hokkien and Cantonese.

 

During her free time, you can find Jialing outdoors and enjoying the sun. She loves scuba diving and hiking.  

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Zann Yeo

Qualifications

Bachelor of Science (BSc.) (Honours) in Occupational Therapy, Queen Margaret University

Diploma in Occupational Therapy, Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP)

Certifications

CLASI Certificate in Ayres Sensory Integration Programme

Postural Care Awareness by Simple Stuff Works Associates Ltd

Open College Network West Midlands Level 2 Award in Postural Care
DIR 101: An Introduction to DIR® and DIRFloortime®

Essentials of Praxis by Teresa May-Benson
American Council on Exercise (ACE Fitness) Certified Personal Trainer

AHPC-certified Clinical Supervisor

Certified CPR/AED Provider

About

Zann believes that to truly live is to engage in the activities we love, cherish and desire – which is her core mission as an Occupational Therapist. Her passion lies in pediatrics; in particular children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Her mission is to develop and provide high quality, innovative and evidence-based intervention to help her clients achieve their fullest potential and improve their quality of life.

Zann is fully registered with AHPC and has been working in a special education school for the past 4 years, collaborating closely with families, teachers, physiotherapists and speech and language therapists. She is experienced in assessing and treating children with sensory processing, handwriting, motor and coordination difficulties. Zann believes in a family centered approach and strives to provide an engaging and safe space during therapy.

Outside of work, she enjoys coaching in the gym and frolicking outdoors under the sun.

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Ng Qianyi

Qualifications

Master of Science (MSc) Health and Behaviour Psychology, University of Leeds, UK

Bachelor of Social Science (BSc.) (Honours) Psychology, National University of Singapore (NUS)

Certifications

Introduction for Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule - Second Edition (ADOS-2)

Mental Capacity Assessment for Persons with Special Needs (MSF)

Certificate in Autism (CIA), Autism Resource Centre, Singapore

DIR Floortime 101 DIR Model

MultiModal Communication (by Linda J Burkhart)

Routines-Based Interview (RBI)

Autism Exercise Specialist CEC Course

Management of Actual or Potential Aggression (MAPA)

Member of the Singapore Psychological Society (SPS)

About

Qianyi is a Child Psychologist and has worked in a school for children with special needs for more than 7 years. She has always been inquisitive and passionate about working with children with special needs as she believes that behaviour is a child’s form of communication. During her sessions, she endeavours to understand and connect with her clients through child-led play and learning. Qianyi’s intervention approach is one that is eclectic as she aims to tailor her therapy to best fit the needs of her clients.

 

Besides working directly with children, Qianyi firmly believes in the importance of collaborating with and empowering families in providing psychosocial support for their children with special needs. When parents put on a holistic lens to better understand their child, it helps them to recognise their child’s strengths and interests beyond their child’s challenges.

 

Qianyi is fluent in English and Mandarin.

 

Outside of work, Qianyi enjoys her outdoor runs and walks. She is also a certified yoga instructor who finds her zen on her yoga mat.

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Yzelle Dela Rea

 

Qualifications

Master's in Early Childhood Education (On-going), Philippine Women's University

Bachelor of Elementary Education with Specialization in Special Education, Southville International School and Colleges 

Certifications

Licensed Professional Teacher 

Childcare and Early Years Foundation Stage, Asean Online Education (AOE)

Teaching English as Foreign Language, Teacher Record 

Publications

An Exploratory Study of the Social Skills of the Abandoned and Neglected Children of Elsie Gaches Village With or Without Special Needs
(Presented in Seoul, South Korea at the International Symposium on Education and Psychology · Sep 7, 2017)

 

About

Yzelle is a passionate educator with extensive experience in teaching both mainstream students and those with special needs. She firmly believes that the key to effective teaching lies in building strong relationships with her students. Her commitment to creating a positive and inclusive learning environment, where each child feels valued and supported, is evident through her active participation in various educational initiatives and extracurricular activities aimed at enhancing their overall development.

For Yzelle, education extends beyond academic lessons; it encompasses valuable life lessons that shape students into well-rounded individuals. She is dedicated to understanding her students deeply, recognizing that this is the cornerstone of effective teaching and learning. When students feel that their teacher genuinely cares about their well-being and growth, they become more open to exploring new ideas and taking risks in their educational journey.

Outside of her teaching role, Yzelle enjoys channeling her creativity through arts and crafts. During her free time, she often engages in DIY (do-it-your own) projects to create heartfelt gifts for her loved ones, showcasing her dedication to nurturing meaningful relationships both in and out of the classroom.

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Cheryl Hoi

Qualifications

Advance Diploma in Early Childhood Intervention (Special Needs), National Institute of Early Childhood Development (in collaboration with Ngee Ann Polytechnic)

Certifications

ECHO Training
Trans-Disciplinary Approach Training
Activity Based Intervention (ABI)
Routines-Based Interview (RBI)
Handwriting Without Tears (HWT)
Make The Connection (MTC) 0-3
Learn to Play (by Karen Stagnitti)

Decoding the Autism Brain

About

Cheryl's journey as a special needs educator started back in 2015. She attained her Advanced Diploma in Education for Special Needs (ADESN) where she acquired the necessary skills to provide a child-centred approach that caters to individualised learning needs. She also has valuable experiences working with individuals aged 0-10 years, with a range of different profiles (e.g. Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Intellectual Disability, Cerebral Palsy, Global Developmental Delay, and other rare genetic conditions etc). 

 

Having been part of a transdisciplinary team, she strongly believes in close collaboration, not just with the different therapists, but also with the individual families that she serves. In the classroom, Cheryl adopts a play-based approach in ensuring that students use their creativity while developing skills in the different domains. Besides that, she finds joy in creating a safe and supportive environment as she coaches caregivers and team members. 

 

During her free time, Cheryl enjoys aerial yoga and seeks adventurous activities (e.g. kayak, zipline, trekking) in new destinations.

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Yvonne Yong

Qualifications

Master of Arts (MA) Applied Educational Psychology, National Institute of Education (NIE), Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

Bachelor of Social Science (BSc.) (Honours) Psychology, National University of Singapore (NUS)

Certifications

Certificate in Autism (CIA), Autism Resource Centre, Singapore

HANEN - It Takes Two To Talk®

Motivational Interviewing

Key Worker Course

Routine-Based Interview (RBI)

DIR Floortime 101 DIR Model

Member of the Singapore Psychological Society (SPS)

About

Yvonne is an Educational Psychologist registered with the Singapore Registrar of Psychologists (SRP). She graduated with a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honors) in Psychology from the National University of Singapore and a Master of Arts (Applied Educational Psychology) from the National Institute of Education. She has over 12 years of experience in the field. Yvonne provides both assessment and therapy services for children with developmental and learning differences, social and emotional issues and challenging behaviours.

 

Yvonne uses a child-led play-based approach in her sessions and her gentle and encouraging demeanor quickly puts children at ease. She also adopts a family-centred and strengths-based model and works closely with parents. Drawing on her years of experience in schools and in clinical settings, and using various techniques such as social thinking, functional behaviour analysis, floortime, CBT and executive functioning training, Yvonne specialises in a range of diagnoses, such as ADHD, ASD, Anxiety issues, school refusal, behavioral challenges, to name a few. 

 

During her free time, Yvonne stays active by going to the gym and engaging in outdoor activities. However, her main source of exercise comes from entertaining her kids!

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Rebecca Ng

 

Qualifications

Bachelor of Speech Pathology (1st Class Hons), University of Queensland

 

Certifications

HANEN - Learning Language and Loving It™

HANEN - It Takes Two to Talk®

Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) Basic Level

Multi-Modal Communication and Learning Strategies for Children who face Significant Challenges 

Pragmatic Organization Dynamic Display (PODD) Introductory Workshop

Singapore Sign Language (Level 1)

The Incredible Years - Dina Dinosaur’s Social Skills and Problem-solving Curriculum (Child Group Leader Training)

PROMPT© Therapy

TalkTools® 3-Part Treatment Plan for Oral Placement Therapy (OPT)

Developing Critical Thinking Skills in Peadiatric Dysphagia

SLT Supervisor Training Workshop (NUS)

AHPC-certified Clinical Supervisor

 

About

Rebecca is a fun-loving and passionate therapist that enjoys working with children and their families. She believes in the power of teamwork and collaboration (with families, professionals, and/or schools) in order to provide holistic assessments and interventions. In her therapy sessions, she endeavours to create a safe space where children can learn, grow and achieve their fullest potential.

 

Rebecca began her career as an NCSS scholar and later went on to be part of the Sun Ray Scheme serving the social service sector. Over the course of 8 years, she has had the privilege of working in a plethora of settings such as child development units, therapy hubs, early intervention centres, and schools (special education and mainstream). Rebecca has worked with a variety of children with delays and developmental conditions (e.g. Autism Spectrum Disorders, Hearing Loss, Down syndrome, medically fragile population), presenting with mild to severe difficulties in speech, language, communication, feeding and/or overall child development. 

 

Out of work, Rebecca loves to unleash her creativity through abstract painting, splashing bright paint onto large stretches of canvas. Just as her paintings have brought joy to others, she hopes that through her therapy sessions, she is able to do the same with the children and families too!

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Jaslyne Loh

 

Qualifications

Master of Science (MSc) Speech and Language Pathology, National University of Singapore (NUS)

Bachelor of Arts (BA) (Hons) Linguistics and Multilingual Studies, Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

 

About

Being a fun-sized, energetic and enthusiastic speech therapist, Jaslyne has always been drawn to working with children. She believes in a family-centered approach and is dedicated to collaborating with families to help their little ones thrive and reach their potential.

 

Jaslyne strives to make the therapeutic experience as engaging an experience for the child as possible, as she believes that children learn best when they are having fun! She has worked with the paediatric population in a special education school, with conditions such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Global Developmental Delay, Cerebral Palsy, Hearing Loss, Intellectual Disability, etc.

 

Currently, Jaslyne is fully registered with the Singapore Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC).

Jaslyne is fluent in English, Mandarin, basic Swedish and Cantonese.

Outside of work, you can find Jaslyne on the hunt for Singapore’s best kaya toast! She also enjoys a leisurely bike ride along a sunny coastline.

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Armanda Wee

 

Qualifications

Master of Speech Pathology, Flinders Univeristy

Bachelor of Science (BSc.) (Hons) Biological Sciences, Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

 

Certifications

Social Thinking®
Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to Feeding
HANEN - More Than Words®
Fundamentals of DIR Floortime®
M.O.R.E Integrating the Mouth with Sensory and Postural Functions
Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) Level 1
AHPC-certified Clinical Supervisor
Standard First Aid (with CPR + AED) certification

 

About

Armanda is a registered speech therapist recognized by the Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC).
She earned her Master of Speech Pathology from Flinders University in 2016. With a diverse background in the social service sector, she has extensive experience in various settings, including Early Intervention Centres, private centres, a Special Education school, a community hospital and a Day Rehabilitation Centre.


Her specialization lies in assessment and therapy for children and adolescents facing developmental challenges such as speech and language disorders, Global Developmental Delay (GDD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Down Syndrome, and Cerebral Palsy with speech, language, fluency, feeding and communication difficulties. She is passionate about creating safe and engaging learning environments and works closely with families and professionals to ensure optimal therapy outcomes.


As a certified clinical educator under AHPC, the National University Singapore (NUS), and the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT), she is dedicated to the continuous professional development of junior speech therapists and students.


Beyond her professional commitments, she enjoys spending quality time with her nieces and maintains an active lifestyle through exercise.

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Chriselle Koh

 

Qualifications

Bachelor of Science (BSc.) (Hons) Speech and Language Sciences, Newcastle University (UK)

 

Certifications

HANEN - More Than Words®

HANEN - It Takes Two to Talk®

Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)

Sensory Processing Disorders for Speech and Language Therapists

The Lidcombe Programme of Early Stuttering Intervention

Camperdown Programme

Social Thinking ® Dynamic Assessment and Treatment Planning

Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT)

MED-EL Accreditation as Hearing Implant Rehabilitationist

ICIT International Auditory Verbal Practice Training

Certified Allied Health Professional Council (AHPC) supervisor for Speech Therapists

SLT Clinical Education Training (NUS, SIT)

AMEI Essentials in Clinical Education

About

Chriselle is a passionate and fun-loving Speech and Language Therapist. She was awarded a healthcare scholarship from the Ministry of Health Holdings (MOHH) and graduated from Newcastle University (UK) with a Bachelor of Speech and Language Sciences (Honours). She is fully registered with the Allied Health Professional Council.

 

Chriselle enjoyed 7.5 years in a restructured hospital and has extensive experience working with both adult and paediatric populations. She has experience working with children with a wide range of communication challenges and developmental conditions. These include Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Global Developmental Delay (GDD), children who have difficulties with speech, language, fluency (stuttering), social communication and auditory skills. Her expertise extends to the assessment and intervention for adults facing challenges in speech, language, fluency (stuttering), swallowing, cognition, and auditory function. Chriselle maintains a special interest in developmental speech and language delay/disorders and auditory training for clients (children/adults) with cochlear implantation. 

 

Chriselle strongly believes that every child deserves a voice and aspires to empower children to become confident and effective communicators. She values working closely and collaborating with families, teachers and other professionals to ensure a supportive environment for every child. Chriselle appreciates the opportunity to journey alongside each child and their families, where every milestone is celebrated!

 

Chriselle also enjoys clinical education and has mentored junior speech therapists and speech therapy students. Outside of work, she enjoys high intensity exercise classes, traveling, exploring new food spots and spending quality time with family.

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JoAnn Chen

 

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts (BA) (Hons) English Language and Linguistics, National University of Singapore (NUS)

 

About

JoAnn has always had a passion for children and their development, and has experience in teaching both kindergarten and primary school children in the private sector. During her studies, she had the opportunity to intern and volunteer at different special needs schools and grew interested in serving in the special needs education field, driven by a desire to make a meaningful difference in the lives of individuals with diverse abilities.

JoAnn believes that building relationships and making learning activities fun are key to engaging her students. Additionally, as an avid reader, she strongly advocates for integrating storytelling into the classroom as it not only makes learning more enjoyable but also imparts valuable life lessons and encourages students to unleash their creativity.

Outside of work, you can find JoAnn in any library or bookstore trying to clear her neverending to-read list. She also enjoys playing video games and going on long walks.

JoAnn
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