Sheryl Lau, B.App.Sc. (Speech Path) A1301888J

Sheryl is a speech therapist who graduated from the University of Sydney, Australia with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Speech Pathology. She is also a member of the Speech and Hearing Association of Singapore (SHAS).

Whilst in Australia, Sheryl was able to gain experience in a variety of settings including hospitals, rehabilitation centres, kindergartens and one-to-one clinic settings. In Singapore she has provided parent-training workshops and worked closely with caregivers, teachers and support staff of clients that she saw on an individual basis. She strongly believes in a holistic approach to therapy that involves all aspects of the client’s life to help the client reach his/her potential.

Sheryl is experienced in providing therapy for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, pure language delay, language delays related to other conditions, global developmental delay, articulation difficulties, fluency difficulties, feeding difficulties, pragmatic difficulties and dyspraxia. She is also trained in the following:

  • Hanen Program – It Takes Two to Talk
  • Hanen Program – More Than Words
  • DIR Floortime
  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
  • Sara Rosenfield-Johnson’s Oral Placement Therapy
  • Behaviour Intervention and Teaching Social Skills in Austism and Asperger’s Syndrome
  • S.O.S. (Sequential Oral Sensory) Approach to Feeding
  • MORE – Integrating the Mouth with Sensory and Postural Functions
  • TalkTools program- A Three-Part Treatment Plan for Oral Placement Therapy
  • PROMPT- Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets
  • Looking Beyond the Behaviour – A Sensory Processing Approach
  • Social Thinking – Developing Social Understanding and Problem Solving in Individuals with Social Challenges

Joan Danielle Lim, B.App.Sc. (Speech Path) A1302096F
Joan is a speech therapist who graduated from The University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology). She was also awarded the VCF Capability Fund Scholarship from NCSS. During her time in Australia, Joan gained valuable clinical experience in a variety of places such as Balmain Hospital, Sefton School, Communication Disorders Treatment & Research Clinic, Manly and Lottie Stewart Hospital, working closely with both children and adults.

Upon her return to Singapore, she worked in Fei Yue Early Intervention Programme for Children and Infants, assessing and treating hundreds of children in the areas of speech, language and feeding. She has experience in working in a multidisciplinary team and contributing to Individual Education Plans (IEP). Joan is a full member of the professional association (Speech-Language & Hearing Association of Singapore) and is registered with the Allied Health Professionals Council.

Joan loves working with both children and adults in improving their communication and interaction with others. She has a special interest in speech sound disorders (adults and children) and stuttering.

Joan believes in continuing professional development and actively seeks to improve her skills. She is trained in:

  • Hanen Program – It Takes Two To Talk
  • Hanen Program – More Than Words
  • Hanen Program – Talkability (first group to be trained in Singapore)
  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
  • Sara Rosenfield-Johnson’s Oral Placement Therapy
  • S.O.S. (Sequential Oral Sensory) Approach to Feeding
  • Caroline Bowen’s Speech Sound Disorders
  • DIR Floortime
  • Key Word Sign Australia
  • Teaching Social Skills in Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Assessment, Evaluation, and Programming System for Infants and Children (AEPS)
  • PROMPT- Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets
  • Social Thinking – Developing Social Understanding and Problem Solving in Individuals with Social Challenges

Brian So, B.App.Sc. (Speech Path – Hons)

Brian was awarded the Ministry of Health’s Overseas Specialist Scholarship in the year 2000 and trained in the University of Sydney. After graduating with First-class honours, he went on to work in Singapore General Hospital. It was there that he specialised in paediatrics and was appointed to be one of the heads of the paediatric department. In addition to patient care, he became heavily involved in the training of junior speech therapists wanting to specialise in paediatrics. Besides this coaching role, Brian enjoys clinical work. He often collaborates with doctors, parents and teachers to help children achieve their fullest communicative potential at home and in school.

Brian is regularly involved in creating public awareness of communication impairments present in the paediatric population. He participated as a speaker in public forums and has been invited, on several occasions, to contribute articles on communication issues, relating to children, to various parenting websites. He has been featured in The Straits Times and has given a radio interview on the topic of Autism in 93.8 LIVE.

Brian is qualified to administer a variety of screening and diagnostic assessments, including language, phonological awareness and pragmatic profile questionnaires. His strength is in interpreting assessment information and translating the information into appropriate and effective intervention strategies.

Brian’s paediatric clinical experience extends to teenagers and young adults as well. He regularly assesses and treats clients with speech, language and social skills difficulties in home, individual and group settings. During treatment, he is certified to conduct various programs, including but not limited to Hanen, PECS and PROMPT.

Kristen Seah, B.App.Sc. (Speech Path) A1500047G

Kristen is a speech therapist who graduated from The University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology). She is registered with the Singapore Allied Health Professions Council and a member of the Speech and Hearing Association of Singapore (SHAS).

In Australia, Kristen gained experience with assessing and treating speech, language and feeding difficulties in different settings (including hospitals, schools, kindergartens and clinics). In Singapore, she has collaborated with families, teachers and other professionals to ensure the communication needs of her clients are fully met. She is fully qualified to assess and treat children with a range of communication disorders including difficulties with early language, articulation/phonology, dyslexia, stuttering, spoken and written language as well as feeding.

Kristen believes in developing a customised and tailored program for each client to facilitate development of communication skills in individualised and fun sessions. She has a special interest in speech sound disorders and early language development. She is also committed to continue her professional development and is trained in the following:

  • Caroline Bowen’s Speech Sound Disorders
  • DIR Floortime
  • Hanen Program – It Takes Two To Talk
  • Hanen Program – More Than Words
  • Key Word Sign Australia
  • Looking Beyond the Behaviour – A Sensory Processing Approach
  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
  • PROMPT- Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets
  • Social Thinking – Developing Social Understanding and Problem Solving in Individuals with Social Challenges
  • TalkTools program- A Three-Part Treatment Plan for Oral Placement Therapy

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