Meet Our Team

 
Dinosaur Speech Therapy Bernard Tan

Bernard Tan

Founder/Director

Speech and Language Therapist

 
 
 
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Dinosaur Speech Therapy Team
Dinosaur Speech Therapy Team

Elysia Soh

Speech and Language Therapist

Visiting Therapist from AKIDS

 
 

Lee Jialing

Speech and Language Therapist

 
 
 
Dinosaur Speech Therapy Team
Dinosaur Speech Therapy Team

Phebe Chew

Intern/Admin

 
 
 

Clara Lim

Intern/Admin

 
 
 
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

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.

 
Dinosaur Speech Therapy Team

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 at 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.

 
Dinosaur Speech Therapy Team

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.  

 
Dinosaur Speech Therapy Team

Phebe Chew

About

Phebe is Dinosaur Speech Therapy’s intern.

 

As an aspiring Paediatric Speech Therapist, she hopes to further her knowledge and understanding of speech therapy through her time as an intern. Her time volunteering at similar institutions has opened her eyes to speech impediments and has sparked her interest in the field.

 

Having also worked with children in her part-time hustle while pursuing her Bachelor’s in English, Phebe has grown to enjoy working with the little ones and now hopes to empower them in their speech. When not at her desk, Phebe can be found attempting the various NParks walking trails, exploring the local coffeehouse scene, or taking pictures of her food.

 
Dinosaur Speech Therapy Team

Clara Lim

About

Clara is Dinosaur Speech Therapy’s intern.

 

She has always been passionate about working with children and wishes to help them grow confidence in themselves and their capabilities! With her love for teaching and healthcare, Clara has found a fond interest in Speech Therapy and is endeavouring to be a Paediatric Speech Therapist.

 

Determined to broaden her knowledge of the challenges that people may face with speech and language, Clara has joined the Dinosaur team and plans to embark on her Bachelor of Science with Honours in Speech and Language Therapy in the future. 

 

When out of the office, Clara enjoys mobile gaming and venturing around the country for new and aesthetic brunch and coffee spots.