Speech and Language Therapist
Alison holds a Master of Speech Language Pathology from the University of Sydney in Australia. She is multilingual in English, Cantonese and Mandarin, and registered with the Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) of Singapore.
Before joining TLC, Alison accrued paediatric clinical experience across private clinics and schools in Sydney. She worked with preschool and school-aged children presenting with speech and language delays/disorders and stuttering/ dysfluency, on a background of diagnoses such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Global Developmental Delay (GDD) and Hearing Impairment.
To best meet each client’s unique needs, Alison delivers child-led individual / group therapy sessions through a variety of approaches, amongst which includes play-based language stimulation, goal-plan-do-review and the Lidcombe/Camperdown Programs. She is also Hanen-certified (“More Than Words”). Alison believes in multidisciplinary collaboration with parents, teachers, special needs educators & other health professionals to facilitate home/classroom carryover for maximal therapeutic gains.
Ever keen to support the functional communication skills of individuals with disabilities, Alison has a special interest in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). She found her experiences developing communication books/passports and familiarising clients with using their speech-generating devices (e.g. Proloquo2go; Corescanner; LAMP Words For Life) particularly rewarding.
Outside of work, Alison is a tiramisu cake enthusiast and strives to enjoy the finer things in life such as good food, movies and music.
Speech and Language Therapist
Clíona Hickey obtained her Bachelor of Science (with Honours) in Speech Language Therapy from the University College Cork in Ireland. She is fully registered with the Allied Health Professional Council (AHPC) in Singapore.
Prior to joining TLC, Clíona Hickey enjoyed working in private clinics, pre-schools and primary schools in Ireland and Barbados. She has worked with children from birth to 18 years of age, with diverse presentations of speech and language delays/disorders, as well as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD), Global Developmental Delay (GDD) and Down Syndrome. With experience in the Hanen programmes, PECS approach, social stories, lego therapy and communication passports, Clíona hopes that more children are able to benefit from her skills.
Clíona believes strongly in parent training. She also enjoys collaborating regularly with parents and members of a multidisciplinary team including occupational therapists, psychologists, teachers and special needs assistants to provide a network of strategy and support.
Clíona is also enthusiastic to continue developing her professional skills as a Speech and Language Therapist. She has completed Level 1 of Lámh and looks forward to support language and communication in children with limited speech. She has a special interest in working with individuals with intellectual disabilities.
In her spare time, Clíona enjoys travelling and adventure sports.
Senior Speech and Language Therapist
Lesley received her Master of Science in Speech, Language and Learning in 2013 from Northwestern University, Evanston (USA).
She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP) and is a member with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She is also registered with the Singapore Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC).
Lesley has worked in a variety of healthcare settings in the United States, including a paediatric private practice and a paediatric hospital. While at the private practice, she gained experience working with early intervention (birth to 3 year olds), preschool assessments, and children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and language delay/disorder. Her time at the paediatric hospital was spent serving children with cleft palate/craniofacial disorders, brain injury including tumours and traumatic brain injury (TBI), and complex medical needs.
Lesley has experience providing a variety of therapy techniques to address paediatric speech and language disorders. She is a strong believer in home programming and encourages parents to join therapy sessions to learn how to bring out a child’s language. Keeping therapy functional and goal-oriented is important to Lesley, and she structures sessions to encourage success.
She has a special interest in paediatric feeding disorders, cleft palate speech, and early literacy disorders.
During her free time, Lesley enjoys reading, running and spending time with her family.
Senior Speech and Language Therapist
Neeta holds a Master of Speech Pathology from Curtin University in Perth. She has worked with children from 2-16 years of age (mainstream/special needs) in both Perth and Singapore. This included working with children with early communication and language development, speech sounds development, childhood apraxia of speech, stuttering, pragmatic development and literacy delays. She also worked closely with schools to promote early intervention and provided group therapy for pre-schoolers.
Having a background in behavioral therapy, Neeta is excellent in her ability to manage and work with children with various challenges including those on the autism spectrum. In addition to being trained in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), and the PROMPT technique, Neeta is also Hanen certified ("More Than Words") and is a Talktools(R) Level 1 Trained Therapist. She is able to balance her skills to make therapy both fun yet effective for the children. Neeta has a special interest in language development, articulation, and literacy.
Neeta is an energetic and animated person who is passionate about what she does and believes in achieving session goals in a fun and interactive manner. She applies a holistic approach towards therapy and encourages parent involvement during the sessions to maximise the child's learning potential.
Besides working with children, she spends her free time playing sports and dancing.
Senior Speech and Language Therapist
Caroline received her Bachelor of Speech Pathology from The University of Queensland (Australia) with First Class Honours in 1997. She comes to TLC with many years of clinical experience spanning all age groups but with a special interest in infants and young children. Recently moved to Singapore from Newcastle, Australia, Caroline draws on her experience working in public health and private clinics. She has worked in Australia, United Kingdom and the United States.
Caroline is a member of the Speech Pathology Association of Australia (SPA). She is also registered with the Singapore Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC).
Caroline has special interest in early communication development and also in stuttering. She has been received post-graduate training in Hanen (It Takes Two To Talk), DIRFloortime and Lidcombe and she also embraces the principles of Circle of Security (COS). Caroline is passionate about facilitating child-caregiver connection and communication in order to optimize the development of early relationships. She is a strong advocate for family partnership practice and understands that no two children are alike!
In her spare time, she enjoys exploring Singapore and South-East Asia with her husband and three children.
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.
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 special education schools 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, among others.
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 is trained in Neuro-developmental Treatment (Paediatrics), special seating, and is a Signposts trained facilitator.
Wei Ling is passionate to help young children overcome their developmental challenges by working closely with all stakeholders.
Outside work, Wei Ling enjoys spending time with her husband and their 2 young toddlers.
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.
May Chong obtained her Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in International Business Administration from the University of Northumbria, UK. She also holds two Diplomas in Administrative Management and Executive Secretaryship.
May has 20 years of work experience in various industries including Hotel, F&B, Marketing, Manpower, Voluntary Group, etc. She enjoys interacting with children and adults with disability met through her previous work and in her personal life. She is passionate and enthusiastic about working with children as she finds it rewarding and fulfilling.
During her leisure time, she spends time with her 3 young children cycling, hiking, and taking brief walks in the park. She also enjoys backpacking and travelling with her family.
Operations Director and Senior 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 stuttering, voice disorders and social skills.
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.
Meng Yi Yui
Clinical Director and Senior 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.
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 specialise in working with children with speech and feeding 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 has a special interest in feeding and dysphagia, oral-verbal dyspraxia and early language stimulation in young children. She is trained in the SOS Approach to Feeding (Advanced), TalkTools Therapy™, PROMPT Technique, and the DIR®Floortime Approach. She is both NDT (Neuro-developmental Treatment) and Hanen certified.
When not at work playing with kids, Yi Yui enjoys time with her two children exploring nature.
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