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Bernard Tan

Founder and Director

Dinosaur School Head of Programme

Speech and Language Therapist

Qualifications

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

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

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.

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 & Publications

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

(Article Link)

Speaker, GoodStart Conference 2023

Topic: Communication and Literacy Skills in the Inclusive Preschool Classroom

Bernard Tan
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