Sid Hamid, Dip OT (Singapore), Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Australia) A1400015I
Sid is the group specialist in Therapy Inc. and is dedicating his time to unearthing the “hidden” potential of children with diagnosed or undiagnosed learning, behavioural and performance challenges across their lifespan together with family members, teachers and other stakeholders.
With more than 11 years of clinical experience in occupational therapy, life coaching and trauma-informed practices, his lived experiences of a “hidden” disability and ongoing journey of self-discovery, Sid thrives as a foodie, global frequent flier and strives to be a catalyst towards compassion, curiosity and courage in the world.
Sid has been featured in various magazines in Singapore such as YOUNG PARENTS, FAMILY, HER WORLD, SINGAPORE TATLER- HOME, NEW AGE PARENTS, THE ASIAN PARENT and invited for interviews with radio stations such as 93.8 Live & GOLD 90.5FM Breakfast shows. He is a co-author of his children’s picture book, Bumping Bumpity Bob and guidebook, I Want To Be A Coach.
Besides Therapy Inc, Sid is also experienced with multi-agency collaborations and has consulted for schools, govt institutions, private centres and companies such as Tao Nan School, Genesis School, Melbourne Specialist International School, Child Guidance Clinic – Institute of Mental Health (IMH), MIJ Education Hub, Badanamu Singapore, Brand4Humanity Pte. Ltd. and many more.
He has also completed certifications and/or mentorship in: –
- Sensory Integration Praxis Test (SIPT) 2712
- DIR ® Floortime
- Social Thinking Mentor
- Therapeutic Listening – Whole Body Listening Program AM8164
- Apprentice Coach Training Program (ACTP) – International Coach Federation (ICF)
- REISS Motivation Profiling
- Fitgenes DNA Profiling
Ruth Lee, Bachelor of Applied Science (OT), Australia A1301951H
Ruth completed her occupational therapy degree in the University of Sydney (Australia, NSW) in 2002. She was awarded the International Merit Student Scholarship in the 2nd year of her degree.
She has worked in a range of different types of settings, including private clinics, public hospitals and community health organizations both in Sydney, Australia and in Singapore.
She has more than 14 years of working experience as an occupational therapist. That includes specialty areas like occupational health, general rehabilitation, inpatient care, low vision rehab and community paediatrics.
She worked in the paediatric and school services team that assesses and trains children with vision impairment and other disabilities (physical, sensory, general developmental delay, learning challenges) both in their homes, schools and clinics.
She received extensive training in the area of providing intervention services to vision impaired and blind clients through her work in low vision and blindness services in Vision Australia.
Since returning to Singapore about 6 years ago, she has worked with children of all ages and various conditions including ADHD, autism, general developmental delay, low vision, dyslexia, dyspraxia, motor co-ordination issues, neurological conditions, handwriting concerns, sensory processing issues, general learning difficulties, social and behavioral issues.
She has provided individual therapy in private clinic settings, assisted with running handwriting and social skills groups in private clinic settings and in Fei Yue Community Services.
She believes strongly in professional development and networking with other professionals in the field of special needs and has participated in the SENIA (Special Education Network in Asia) conference in 2016 and in 2017. She has attended OT conferences in Sydney Australia.
List of training and resources that she uses in her practice:
- Vision Australia (Certificate IV vision impairment support – orientation and mobility)
- Vision Australia – Certificate of attainment (Providing emotional support to clients)
- Basic DIR Floortime Certified Provider (DIR 101/201)
- Practical Sense in Sensory Integration
- TheraPeeds Continuing Education (Julia Harper OTR/L)
- The Alert Program
- Handwriting Without Tears Curriculum
- The Zones of Regulation
- Social Thinking
- Interventions for Children with Learning Difficulties across Academic, Social and Emotional Domains (Perceive, Recall, Plan and Perform model for task analysis) –
By Dr Susan Lowe
Wang Meijie, Dip Occupational Therapy (Singapore), A1400042F
Meijie is an occupational therapist who developed a strong passion in working with children during her days of studies, and has been working with infants and children with special needs for more than 10 years.
Meijie’s clinical experience has seen her working in various settings in special schools, early intervention clinics, charitable organizations and public hospitals, with a wide range of conditions including children with the diagnoses of autism spectrum disorder, Asperger’s syndrome, dyspraxia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), cerebral palsy, sensory integration dysfunction, developmental delay, speech and language delay, and learning disabilities.
In addition to her clinical based experience, she has taught at health institution and provided in-house training at centres. She is focused on understanding every individual child holistically, and working with families and professionals to maximise his/her potential.
Outside of her clinical work, Meijie is a mother to two beautiful children. Guiding and watching them grow enables her to gain valuable insight, not only from the professional point of view but also as a parent and a caregiver.
Invested in her clinical skills, Meijie has avidly completed many courses, seminars and conferences to assist with her development in the field of pediatrics. She received certification and is adept in the application of intervention in:
- Sensory Integration & Praxis Test (SIPT)
- DIR Floortime
- Core Activation and Sensory-Motor Development
- Handwriting Without Tears
- Therapeutic Listening
- Attachment Theory and Treatment
- Integrating the Mouth with Sensory and Postural Functions (MORE)
- Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
- Craniosacral Therapy for Pediatrics (CST)