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.
Senior Speech and Language Therapist
Catherine Haugh graduated with a Master of Science (with First Class Honours) in Speech and Language Therapy from University of Limerick, Ireland. Prior to completing her training in Speech and Language Therapy, Catherine obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical, Health and Life Sciences from University College Dublin, Ireland.
Catherine is registered with the Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) in Singapore. She is also an overseas member of the Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists.
Prior to relocating to Singapore in 2019, Catherine worked in a private clinic in Dublin, Ireland where she provided services in clinic, in pre-school/school settings and disability services. She has developed clinical skills necessary for the holistic management of children and adolescents from 2 to 18 years of age with a diverse range of communication and swallowing difficulties associated with speech and language delays/disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Global Developmental Delay (GDD) and Down Syndrome.
Catherine recognises the importance of a collaborative approach to therapy and enjoys involving parents and family in goal setting and therapy. She also ensures to work closely with the multi-disciplinary team at all stages of input in order to enhance service delivery and maximise the child’s potential.
Catherine is committed to the continued development of her clinical skills through frequent engagement in continuing professional development by attending courses and through her own research of evidence-based practice. Catherine has recently attended further training in DIR Floortime 101; Visualizing & Verbalizing for Language Comprehension and Thinking; and Nuffield Dyspraxia Programme (NDP3) training.
In her spare time, Catherine enjoys travelling and getting out and about in the outdoors.
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), 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
Freda Lee See Fei
Senior Speech and Language Therapist
Freda is a fully registered Speech-Language Therapist under the Allied Health Professional Council in Singapore. She graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) with a Masters in Speech and Language Pathology in 2015, and also holds a Degree in Psychology from the same university. Freda has since been working with children and teenagers with special needs.
Freda specializes and has years of experience in the area of paediatrics, in particular, children and teenagers with Global Developmental Delay (GDD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Down’s Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, and other multiple disabilities. She is knowledgeable and skilled in a wide range of communication, speech and language delays/disorders, and complex feeding and swallowing difficulties. She has vast knowledge in AAC having received training in Communication Therapy: Pragmatically Organized Dynamic Display (PODD), Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), Assistive Technology for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). Freda is certified in Hanen® More Than Words and Oral Placement Therapy (TalkTools™). She is also traininged in Feeding Therapy: Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to Feeding.
Freda is passionate in her work with children. She believes that children learn best through meaningful and enjoyable engagement. She also strongly believes that parent/caregiver involvement is key to a child’s ability to reach their utmost potential. Her endearing nature helps her to build good and strong rapport with her client and their families.
In her free time, Freda likes to do crafts and do outdoor sports. She also likes to explore new recipes to cook and bake when time allows.
Speech and Language Therapist
Eliza graduated from the University of Sydney in Australia with a Master in Speech and Language Pathology. She also has a Master of Education in Inclusive and Special Education from Monash University (Australia).
Eliza has several years of experience working with children and youths with special needs. Prior to joining TLC, she was a trained Special Education Teacher at a local special needs school where she worked with individuals with moderate to severe Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Most of her previous students there had an additional co-morbidity of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Global Developmental Delay (GDD) or Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). She believes in the importance of equipping every student with the necessary skills in order for them to function as independently as possible.
Eliza is registered with the Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) in Singapore, and a certified practising member of Speech Pathology Australia. In Australia, she has had the opportunity to work with school aged children in public schools as well as young children in a rural community setting with a multi-disciplinary team. She believes in using positive behaviour support and a play-based approach to deliver effective and differentiated instruction with each individual child.
Eliza understands the importance of continual professional development and is highly motivated to improve herself. She has an interest in using Alternative and Augmented Communication (AAC) systems and is certified in Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and Key Words Sign basic (Australia). She is also trained in PROMPT therapy for children with dyspraxia and the Lidcombe program for children with stuttering.
In her free time, Eliza enjoys having fun with her young nephew and her fur kid.
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 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
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.
Darlene graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Developmental Psychology and Education From Wheelock College, Boston in 2015. She previously held a Wheelock College Dean's List International Merit Scholarship. Darlene also has an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education.
She has worked with young children in mainstream preschools and home-based early intervention settings in both Singapore and Boston. Bringing international expertise with her, she has taught and supported many children with a variety of special needs such as Traumatic birth, Usher Syndrome, Down Syndrome, Autism, Cerebral Palsy and Global Developmental Delay. She participated in multidisciplinary assessments and led therapeutic parent-child playgroups for families, both in-person and over telehealth!
Darlene strongly believes in the impact of working closely with families, and is skilled in caregiver coaching and reflection techniques to empower families with the skills they need to help their child. She also loves getting to know the child’s interests, and following his or her lead as a foundation for therapeutic interactions.
In her free time, Darlene enjoys hiking, watercolour painting and volunteering at a kitten sanctuary.
Eulisia is an Educational Psychologist registered with the Singapore Psychological Society and an International Affiliate with the American Association of Singapore. She is also a PhD Candidate (Early Childhood and Special Needs Education) at the Nanyang Technological University. In addition, Eulisia is a Certified Substance Abuse Therapist (CSAT), certified by the Asia Pacific Certification Board (APCB). She is also a certified trainer of the Good Enough Parenting (GEP) programme as accredited by the Ministry of Social and Family Development. Since 2012, Eulisia is an Accredited Facilitator for Signposts for Building Better Behaviour Programme, a programme put together by KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital’s Department of Child Development (KKH DCD) in Singapore and Parenting Research Centre (PRC) in Australia.
Apart from working with TLC Speech Clinic, Eulisia is an Educational Psychologist at Metta School, a special education (SPED) school in Singapore. This allows her to have an in-depth and updated understanding of psychological management for children with special needs.
Eulisia provides a wide range of psychological assessments (including cognitive “IQ” and dyslexia assessments), functional-behaviour management support and direct intervention with children with a range of special and developmental needs.
Eulisia has a strong interest in parenting and home-school partnerships. She believes that to optimise a child’s development, interventions should be followed up across settings – at home and in schools. Thus, she is very detailed in communicating and establishing partnerships with therapists, teachers and parents. She engages wonderfully with children and is well-loved by families and colleagues that work with her. Eulisia won several awards (Best Research, Best Writing and Best Oral Presentation) in her recent 2017 parent involvement paper with the Singapore Psychological Society. She has actively participated and presented her research in key conferences in Greece, Japan, USA, UK and Singapore.
In her free time, Eulisia volunteers as a Victim Care Officer (Victim Care Cadre Programme) and as an Appropriate Adult with the police.
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.
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. She hopes to deploy her skills and areas of expertise effectively in her current role in the heathcare setting, so as to serve the clients and contribute to society.
Outside of work, Zeneth enjoys swimming, yoga and spending time with her family and close friends.
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