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Dinosaur Speech Therapy Bernard Tan

Bernard Tan

Founder/Director

Speech and Language Therapist

 
 
 
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Charlotte Tan

Future Therapy Assistant

 
 
 
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Zann Yeo

Occupational Therapist

 
 

Elizabeth Mui

Speech and Language Therapist

 
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Ong Yu Jing

Speech and Language Therapist

 
 

Therapists

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Rebecca Ng

Speech and Language Therapist

 
 
 
Dinosaur Speech Therapy Team

Lee Jialing

Speech and Language Therapist

 
 
 
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Alexis Chua

Speech and Language Therapist

 
 
 

Psychologists

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Jaslyne Loh

Speech and Language Therapist

 
 
 
 
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Yvonne Yong

Educational Psychologist

 

Educators

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Izyan Hazirah

Special Education Teacher

 
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Stacey Soh

Special Education 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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Sarah Kamal

Intern/Admin

 
 
 
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JoAnn Chen

Intern/Admin

 
 
 
Bernard
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

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)

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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).
 

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

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)

Routine-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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Izyan Hazirah

Qualifications

Advanced Diploma in Early Childhood Intervention (Special Needs), National Institute of Early Childhood Development (NIEC)

Diploma in Child Psychology and Early Education (Early Intervention Track), Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP)

Certifications

Communicating with parents, family and significant others (WSQ)

Observe, interpret, assess and document development of children (WSQ)

Lead with service vision (WSQ)

Child First Aid Course (Child First Aid, BCLS+AED, Standard First Aid)

About

Izyan graduated from NIEC with an Advanced Diploma in Early Intervention (Special Needs) and had been working as an Early Interventionist in a special education school for 5 years. In her time there, she worked with children of many different profiles.

 

Izyan believes strongly in the importance of involving and collaborating with families and other professionals involved in the child's care in order to ensure a holistic and consistent approach to intervention.  

 

Outside of work, you can find Izyan online playing video games or in cafes on the hunt for delicious treats!

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Stacey Soh

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology (with Distinction), University at Buffalo

Diploma in Social Sciences (Social Work), Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP)

About

Stacey has always been passionate about working with children. She always loves her interactions with them and seeing their happy smiles never fails to put a smile on her face.


Before joining Dinosaur Speech Therapy, Stacey had experience working and interacting with children with special needs. The experiences further solidified her passion for working with children with special needs.

 

Stacey believes in empowering every child and being their advocate while they navigate the world in their special little way. She believes that every child deserves to achieve their dreams and she wants to help as many children as she can by doing the best she can for them.


During her free time, Stacey loves watching crime dramas and documentaries, as well as going on hikes to explore the beautiful trails of Singapore!

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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 on conditional registration 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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