Meng Yi Yui
Senior Principal Speech and Language Therapist
Yi Yui graduated from the University of Queensland in Australia in 1997 with Bachelors in Speech Pathology (Honours) on a PSC Merit Scholarship. She also holds a Distinction in Masters in Human Communication Disorders at the University College of London (UK), on the British Chevening Scholarship in 2002. She has more than 20 years of experience as a Speech and Language Therapist.
Yi Yui started her career at two major Singapore hospitals and discovered her love and natural affinity for both the young and old. This eventually led to her work with children - infants, preschoolers, school aged - and she has not turned back since. She combines her interest in neuroscience, dysphagia and her love for children to work with them. Yi Yui is a leading Paediatric Speech and Feeding expert in Singapore. She has special interests in working with children with Feeding and Swallowing Disorders, Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS), and Motor Speech Disorders.
Yi Yui uses an eclectic approach and takes the best of her training to individualize intervention for each and every child that she works with. She enjoys supervising her team and working with complex cases to help the children and family. She has advanced training in the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to Feeding (Advanced) and TalkTools™ Oral Placement Therapy. She is also a certified PROMPT Technique and More Than Words® - The Hanen Program® practitioner. Yi Yui has attended courses on Sensory Integration, DIR®Floortime Approach and NDT (Neuro-developmental Treatment) and believes in treating children with a wholistic approach.
When not at work playing with kids, Yi Yui enjoys time with her family exploring nature.
Senior Principal Speech and Language Therapist
Lynnette graduated from the University of Sydney in Australia in 1999 with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Speech Pathology. In 2005, she went on to obtain her Master in Health Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the same university.
After spending 7 years working in 2 major hospitals in Singapore, Lynnette realized that her passion lies in striving to improve the quality of life in her clients. She achieves this by providing speech therapy services to her clients at home, using evidence-based treatment options where possible. Lynnette also decided to better serve her clients by providing speech therapy services to various hospitals, private establishments and specialist clinics.
Lynnette has conducted assessments and therapy sessions in preschool children, school-aged and adolescents in various hospitals and health services across New South Wales, Australia. This was for a variety of disorders and difficulties. She enjoys both individual and group therapy sessions, as both are beneficial to the child in different ways. Lynnette’s areas of interest include Facial Neuromuscular Retraining (FNR) for individuals with facial paralysis or paresis after facial nerve injury, voice disorders, swallowing disorders (dysphagia) and higher level language difficulties.
In her leisure time, Lynnette enjoys bringing her two children on fun adventures around Singapore. She also has an interest in food and new technological gadgets that are supposed to make life easier.
Zeneth graduated from Temasek Polytechnic with a Diploma in Tourism Management. She also holds a Level 4 Executive Secretary's Diploma from Pearson LCCI (London Chamber of Commerce and Industry). Zeneth has excellent organisational and communication skills. She is bilingual in both English and Mandarin.
She is proficient in the service sector, having gained her years of experience in the hospitality, airline and automotive industries, and now healthcare setting. She shows great compassion for the families she works with and is dedicated to supporting them through their journey at TLC. She hopes to deploy her skills and areas of expertise effectively in her current role as a clinic manager to serve and contribute to society.
Outside of work, Zeneth enjoys swimming, yoga and spending time with her family and close friends.
Senior Speech and Language Therapist
Katrina Lopez has a B.Sc degree in Speech Pathology from the University of the Philippines, and graduated with distinctions for clinical practice and research excellence. She has over thirteen years of experience in establishments both in the Philippines and also in Singapore, where she moved to in 2016 to build her family. Katrina is registered with the Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) in Singapore.
She has received continuing education for Social Thinking, Floortime (DIR®), Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC), PROMPT, Executive Functions training, Inclusive Education, and Instructional Design. She is an IBCCES-certified Autism Specialist and a Rainbow Kids Yoga-trained teacher.
Katrina is a staunch advocate of family-centered intervention, and regularly involves parents, siblings, grandparents and caregivers in her sessions. She appreciates the dynamics and beliefs of each individual family and plans treatment accordingly. She believes that behind every strong, uniquely-abled child is a group of people that loves and supports the child in their own distinct way. She is well loved by parents and children for her loving and personable nature and responsiveness to the families.
During her free time, Katrina enjoys cooking, songwriting and trying out new things with her family
Speech and Language Therapist
Grace graduated with a Master of Speech Pathology from Curtin University (Australia). Prior to completing her training in Speech and Language Therapy, Grace obtained a Master of Special Education from National Technological University (Singapore) and a Bachelor’s in Early Childhood education from Central Queensland University (Australia). Grace is registered with the Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) in Singapore. She is also an overseas member of Speech Pathology Australia (SPA).
With an unwavering interest to work with children, Grace has worked in both public and private settings in Singapore and Australia where she provided whole-class and individual instruction in primary, preschool, and specialised settings. She has honed clinical skills to support the holistic management of children with a diverse range of learning and communication difficulties associated with language, speech, and developmental delays/disorders, including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) and Global Developmental Delay (GDD).
Grace believes in a child-centred approach with a focus on interactive learning while addressing the child’s individual learning and emotional needs. She strives to work alongside family and school to empower them to provide the most optimized learning opportunity for the child. Grace has attended courses on, Orton Gillingham Approach, DIR®Floortime Approach and Montessori Method of Education and believes in lifelong learning and ongoing research in the process of supporting children with developing needs.
In her leisure time, Grace enjoys experimenting with new food recipes and watching history documentaries.
Lee Jia Wen
Speech and Language Therapist
Jia Wen graduated from the University of Sydney in Australia with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology – First Class Honours) on a MOHH Scholarship and is registered with the Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) in Singapore.
She has worked in both hospital and private special school setting. During her course of work, Jia Wen found great passion helping clients to speak and learn to communicate. She has experience working with children and teenagers up to 18 years old, with diagnoses in global developmental delay, autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, and others.
Jia Wen has conducted communication assessments and interventions for children with speech and language delay and disorders, including apraxia. She is certified in: Hanen It Takes Two to Talk, and the apraxia program, Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing (DTTC). She is currently attending training in Talktools - Oral Placement Therapy. Ms Lee is also very experienced with the use of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and pioneered the program in the hospital. She also presented her team’s work at a major conference held overseas.
When working with children, Jia Wen advocates for a child-directed approach, where she follows the interests of the child, in order for the child to be engaged, and motivated to communicate. While being sensitive to the child’s needs, Ms Lee is also able to gradually add structure to help the children learn with routine. She firmly believes that parents are crucial, and they play a key role in their children’s overall development.
In her free time, Jia Wen enjoys hanging out with her family, whipping up new dishes, and playing with her young son.
Speech and Language Therapist
Audrey has a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Boston University, and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics with a minor in Education at University of California, Berkeley (USA). She is registered with the Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) in Singapore, and also holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
Before joining TLC, she served as a Speech Therapist in the Early Intervention department of an Asian community health center in Boston, Massachusetts. She has also had previous pediatric clinical experiences in the preschool, special school, and pediatric outpatient (Tuft’s Children’s Hospital) settings.
Audrey believes that all humans are communicators wired for connection – being able to express thoughts, emotions, needs and desires is central to being human. She is passionate about culturally-responsive, and family-centered care, as well as child-centered play-based therapy. Audrey believes in collaborative, relationship-based services to support the child’s communication and social-emotional development. Seeing shared smiles, and laughter amongst the child and family is always a highlight of sessions for her.
Outside of work, Audrey enjoys reading, trying out allergy-friendly recipes, and doing cardio dance workouts with her mother.
New Wei Ling
Senior Occupational Therapist
Wei Ling graduated from Cardiff University (UK) with First Class Honours in Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy) in 2006.
She has worked in social services agencies and private clinics, working extensively with children with various developmental conditions and needs such as Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Down Syndrome, Global Developmental Delay, Sensory Processing Disorder, handwriting difficulties, and visual motor/visual perceptual difficulties. Besides providing therapy, Wei Ling also conducts training programmes for caregivers and teachers. Her research paper on the effectiveness of home programmes for caregivers has been presented at national and regional levels.
She has attained certifications in Neuro-developmental Treatment (Paediatrics) and Handwriting without Tears. She is a trained facilitator for the Signposts programme. Wei Ling is also trained in the DIR Floortime approach, Learn to Play programme and special seating, amongst other common Occupational Therapy approaches. Wei Ling is passionate to help young children overcome their developmental challenges by working closely with all involved in the care of the child.
Outside work, Wei Ling enjoys spending time with her husband and their 2 children.
Senior Occupational Therapist
Shanice is an Occupational Therapist registered with the Allied Health Professions Council of Singapore. She graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor in Occupational Therapy and has 15 years of clinical experience working with children and adolescents with neuro-developmental conditions. She is a certified practitioner of the Sensory Integration approach as well as the Therapeutic Listening Program. She is a certified Master Coach and is passionate about empowering individuals and families to pursue their life goals.
She presented in the National Occupational Therapy Conference in 2013 and 2019, and her pilot research on Parent Coaching was accepted for poster presentation in the 4th International Conference in Applied Research (HK).
She has developed and conducted many individual and group intervention programs, professional training and caregiver training programs in the hospital as well as community-based settings.
In her free time, she and her 3 children spend the day at the beach. She enjoys running and swimming while the children entertain themselves with skate-boarding.
Senior Developmental Therapist
Mandy holds a Bachelor in Special Education from Flinders University (Australia) and a Diploma in Special Education (NIE). Mandy is a strong advocate for early intervention; she believes that the earlier the child gets help, the better their learning outcomes will be. She started this journey in 1999 as a special education teacher and then progressed as an Educational Therapist for 15 years in a private paediatric therapy centre.
She was instrumental in organising an (Enhanced PPIP) Early Intervention Programme from its conception. She works extensively with pre-schoolers and primary school children and is effective in improving the child’s development in areas like behaviour, literacy, social and emotional skills, and classroom skills. She sees herself as a partner in a child’s education by supporting families to understand their child better and coaches caregivers on how to provide continuity with therapy at home.
She is proficient in PECS® ,TEACCH® Autism Program, Social Thinking®, Handwriting Without Tears® and has been trained in Search and Teach© by National Institute for Learning Development and Feuerstein Instrumental Enrichment (FIE) program by The Feuerstein Institute.
Mandy enjoys cooking, doing craft and listening to music in her free time.
Senior Inclusive Educator
Anuja comes with a wealth of experience teaching children with special needs. She has worked with children with a range of challenges, including those with Dyslexia, ADHD and Autism in a classroom, small-group, as well as one-on-one setting. Anuja has experience teaching children in both local and international schools.
A dedicated and compassionate educator, Anuja has acted as a facilitator for incorporating and encouraging intellectual, academic and social development in her students. In addition to being trained in the Orton-Gillingham Approach (an instructional approach intended primarily for use with individuals who have difficulty with reading, spelling and writing), Anuja is also trained in Learning Skills and Engagement for Underperforming Students, Auditory-Visual Interactive Decoding, and managing children with ADHD and its related emotional and behavioral difficulties. Anuja has a special interest in behavioral management, language, and literacy development.
Anuja is an energetic and resourceful teacher with proven ability to enhance her students’ performance. This shapes a better world for her students, empowers them with knowledge and equips them for the future. Her friendly and engaging nature has also endeared her to her many students.
Anuja holds a Diploma in Special Education from the National Institute of Education, Singapore. She spends her free time reading and exploring the outdoors.
Sim Kai Li
Senior Inclusive Educator
Kai Li is a passionate teacher who graduated with a Diploma in Child Psychology and Early Education from Ngee Ann Polytechnic. She furthered her learning in teaching children with special needs with an Advanced Diploma in Early Childhood Intervention (Special needs) from the National Institute of Early Childhood (NIEC).
She has worked with children as young as 2 years old, in both mainstream setting and EIPIC (Early Intervention Programme for Infant and Children) centres. She has also worked with children with a range of special needs, such as Autism, Global Developmental Delay (GDD), Learning Difficulties and Speech and Language Delay.
Kai Li believes that every child is unique and uses a variety of evidence-based practices, including Embedded Learning, Structured Teaching (TEACCH), and Differentiated Instructions. These made learning functional and meaningful, catering to the different learning needs of each child.
Being an advocate for family centred approach practices, Kai Li believes in the significance of parents’ involvement in early intervention. As such, she worked closely with families to provide insightful coaching sessions, in the centre and during home visits. She also worked closely with her team members through a transdisciplinary approach, to provide quality intervention to meet the needs of each client and their family.
During her free time, Kai Li enjoys baking and having a good cup of tea with a quiet afternoon by the cafes.
Stella is a passionate early interventionist and special educator who graduated with a Master of Education (Special Education) from the National Institute of Education (NIE) Singapore. She also holds a bachelor’s degree from Nanyang Technological University and a Diploma in Special Education from NIE.
She has extensive experience working with children aged 1.5 to 12 with various learning, behavioural and/or developmental needs. She has provided group and individual interventions in a variety of settings, including MOE mainstream primary schools, early intervention centres within the private and VWO sectors, as well as in home-based settings.
Stella is a firm believer of child-centered, evidence-based approaches, and keeps learning fun and holistic while tailored to meet each child’s specific needs. She also ensures consistent support for the children through close, meaningful partnership with families and other professionals involved. She maintains ongoing professional development in the field and has attended courses on dyslexia and literacy teaching, DIR Floortime 101, learning through play as well as inclusive education.
In her free time, Stella enjoys doing yoga, reading, voluntary work and trying out recipes of food she has tried or seen online.
HuiTing graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in 2010. Since then, she has worked widely with children with various needs such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Global Developmental Delay (GDD), Social Communication Disorder (SCD), ADHD, and other learning needs.
HuiTing started her career in an early intervention setting, intensively practicing and training others in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Throughout the years, she also continued to provide individual and group intervention and in-class support in other mainstream schools, clinic and home settings. She later went on to pursue a Diploma in Special Education from National Institute of Education, Singapore, in 2016. She now tailors her intervention for every child using a range of other evidence-based practices such as Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS), Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communications Handicapped Children (TEACCH), and Zones of Regulation.
Working in varied settings has given HuiTing the opportunity to interact widely with teachers, parents, school psychologists, and other government and external agencies. This has given her a more holistic understanding of the needs of each of these stakeholders. HuiTing strongly believes that it takes a village to raise a child; the best support is not provided by just a single expert, but a team of parents, teachers, and therapists all coming together to provide consistent approaches and care for the child.
In her free time, HuiTing enjoys reading and spending time with her three children.
Thila is an enthusiastic Special Needs educator who graduated with a Bachelor in Education from University of South Australia. Prior to that she completed her Diploma in Early Childhood Education from Ngee Ann Polytechnic. She furthered her learning in teaching children with special needs with an Specialist Diploma in Specific Learning Differences (SpLD) from the Dyslexia Association Academy.
Thila is a dedicated teacher with more than 15 years of teaching experience working with both preschoolers and primary students with ESL background, as well as students with a variety of learning needs, including dyslexia and dysgraphia ADD and ADHD.
She is a strong believer of Early Intervention. With extensive knowledge of learning needs and extreme behavior management methods to address them. She is a strong communicator with fine-tuned classroom management skills.
Associate Inclusive Educator
Japneet graduated from ACC with a Specialist Diploma in Teaching and Supporting Children with special needs in 2021. She is now pursuing a Degree in Childhood and Early Years studies with Northumbria University.
She has experience working with children aged 18 months to youths aged 16 years in the EIPIC and mainstream enrichment settings. She has worked with children with Autism, learning difficulties and speech delays. She also has experience in supporting children with special needs in a mainstream enrichment setting.
Japneet believes that parents play an important role in the development of their children. It is her desire to create an environment that is safe and stimulating where students can learn and grow.
During her free time, Japneet enjoys travelling around Singapore trying food reviewed by food bloggers. She also enjoys cycling by the beach!
Visiting Principal Dietitian
Suzanne graduated from the National University of Malaysia in 2000 with Bachelor of Science in Dietetics (Honours) and a Postgrad Diploma in Marketing from Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK). She also holds a Master of Health Sciences (Education) at the University of Sydney, Australia.
Having worked as a clinical dietitian in 2 major Singapore hospitals and public healthcare institutions over 16 years, Suzanne decided to focus on paediatric nutrition. During her work at KK Women’s and Children’s hospital, she had the opportunity to undergo HMDP training at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada, specifically in the area of epilepsy (ketogenic diet) and eating disorders. She has worked with both adults and children on improving their diet and health. She enjoys interacting with children, analysing dietary problems and finding ways to overcome them.
Suzanne’s areas of interests are diet for feeding disorders / fussy eating / developmental delay, epilepsy, weight management and eating disorders.
In her free time, Suzanne enjoys reading, baking, nature and spending time with her two young children.
Dr Lily Lau
Educational Psychologist, oneMIND
B.A (Psych), M. Soc.Sci (Applied Psych), M. Ed Psych, PhD
Lily is an educational psychologist (Singapore and Australia Registered), and a registered supervisor with the Singapore Register of Psychologists. Prior to setting up oneMIND, she practiced for over 15 years at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, providing diagnostic assessment and therapy to children with neurodevelopment disorders, behavioural and emotional difficulties/disorders.
She has years of experience in supervising psychology interns and junior psychologists. She also regularly trains caregivers, educators and professionals to provide support to children with behavioural and emotional difficulties/disorders.
Lily has published a few journal articles in areas of learning and behaviour. Her passion lies in helping children and their families cope with their difficulties. She also firmly believes in the provision of early treatment to achieve better social, emotional and academic outcomes.
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