Meet Our Team

 
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Bernard Tan

Founder/Director

Speech and Language Therapist

 
 
 
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Elysia Soh

Visiting Therapist from AKIDS

Speech and Language Therapist

 
 
 
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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

Person Centred Approach to Dementia Care

Certified CPR/AED Instructor

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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Elysia Soh

Qualifications

Master of Science (MSc) Speech and Language Sciences, University College London (UCL)

Certifications

HANEN - More Than Words®
HANEN - It Takes Two To Talk®
McNeil Dysphagia Therapy
DIR/Floortime 101

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

The Lidcombe Program of Early Stuttering Intervention

About

Elysia is a speech therapist practising in Singapore and fully registered with the AHPC. Prior to private practice, Elysia spent 7 years in a restructured hospital where she helped set up the paediatric speech therapy services. She has worked across a range of settings, including clinics, and pre-schools.

She is also involved in clinical education as a the National University of Singapore (NUS) for the Masters Speech and Language programme. Furthermore, Elysia is a core team member in Chit Chat Café, contributing to the volunteer-led programme for persons with Aphasia.

 

Elysia uses a holistic approach and believes working with families is key to achieving the best outcomes. Her goal is to facilitate change whilst maintaining a fun and engaging environment.

She works with children and youth, diagnosing and treating a range of disorders such as

Ψ Early speech and language development (fr 18 months)
Ψ Autism Spectrum Disorder
Ψ Social communication difficulties
Ψ Child and adult stuttering
Ψ Child and Adult speech disorders
Ψ Dysphagia

Prior to pursuing her postgraduate studies in Speech and Language sciences, Elysia completed her first degree in psychology. Elysia is also a certified Allied Health Professional Council (AHPC) supervisor for speech therapists.

During her down time, Elysia practises yoga and spends time with her child and family dog, although she wishes she had more time for swing dancing.

Elysia is proficient in English and also provides therapy in Mandarin, basic Hokkien and basic Thai.