My daughter is a premature baby with a history of reflux which translated into feeding issues.
We started seeing Yi Yui when my daughter is 3 1/2 years old as she was not transitioning to solids.
Yi Yui is very patient with my child and transforms all sessions into play in order to engage and encourage her along the way. Depending on the progress of each session, she will give clear instructions and suggestions for home practices that is tailored to the needs of my child. My daughter looks forward to her sessions with Yi Yui with enthusiasm.
She made so much progress over the months and has “graduated” recently.
My husband and I are truly grateful for the efforts that Yi Yui had put in for our child. From our interactions with Yi Yui, it is in our opinion that she truly cares about helping the child and highly recommend her to any parents.
Again, our sincere heartfelt thanks to Yi Yui.
Although we are leaving due to a variety of reasons, we remain interested in sending our son back to TLC in the future. We are very thankful for Neeta and Wei Ling's time and efforts in working with our son and with us so far.
We will continue to work with him and in this regard, would appreciate any observations about our son and advice you might have for us to help him improve.
Please note again that we are very thankful for your time, attention and efforts. My sincere thanks also go to Yi Yui for the kind assessment and arrangements.
Neeta has been a very patient Speech therapist who is able to engage my child during the sessions. She included some games during the session and also often got me to participate in the games. Every session, Neeta would give me homework with clear instructions so that I can practise it with my child at home. Neeta provided clear demonstrations to my child to teach her to correctly articulate her words. My child has now improved her articulation of words.
Flynn started working with Bethany in August 2016 when our previous speech therapist moved away from our area. Flynn had an immediate liking to Bethany owing to her friendly and warm personality. We have been impressed with the rapid improvement in Flynn’s language and articulation since he has been with Bethany.
Bethany would spend time at the end the sessions to talk about Flynn’s progress and teach us how to keep the home therapy consistent. In addition she would provide written feedback to remind us of what was discussed.
Bethany has always been patient and accommodating to our needs and we have always felt confident and reassured that Flynn was in good hands. Bethany is an excellent speech therapist, is great with children and is consistently professional. We would highly recommend Bethany to anyone.
My daughter, Jaelyn, has difficulty with articulating certain sounds. With Neeta’s help, my child has shown improvement in her articulation. It was also great that Jaelyn enjoyed her therapy sessions and had always looked forward to them. Neeta was very patient and to think of ways to engage Jaelyn during the hour-long sessions through fun games. Her feedback after every session allowed me to know my child’s progress. She was also very generous and helpful in providing me with strategies / activities that I could do at home with my child in order to improve her speech.
I will recommend TLC to anyone who thinks they might need their help.
Neeta, I'm so thankful to you actually. I remembered when I first went to you, your reassurance and encouragement was really comforting as I was so confused by the other therapists. Thank you for correcting Josh's lisp. We will surely come to you again if I see his progress in school is not going as well. Thanks again :)
We saw Neeta Nath and she was fantastic with my son. Neeta instantly identified my son’s verbal issues and adopted a focused approach to correct them. Neeta’s manner towards my son was warm, friendly and engaging. She also made the sessions fun and to my surprise my son actually looked forward to the sessions!
The results of our sessions with Neeta were almost instant which far exceeded our expectations. Not only did Neeta offer therapy to correct the lisp but she also gave us exercises and other tools to continue the good work at home.
I have and will continue to recommend TLC to my friends!
I have known Neeta Nath since July 2013, when I took my 3.5 year old to be assessed. She was his speech therapist from that time up until December 2014 when she moved back to Singapore.
From the time she started working with my son, I could see the improvement he was making, and I found she was able to get the best out of him. My son felt very comfortable working with Neeta and looked forward to his sessions with her and was sad when she left.
The things that stood out for me about Neeta was she showed genuine interest in not just the child she was working with but also the family; on numerous occasions she also wrote an updated report on my son’s progress so I knew where he was and that I could also pass on the report to his teacher when he started school and his Occupational Therapist. The final thing I appreciated was how she communicated regularly with his other speech therapist so they were working hand in hand at all times.
I wouldn’t hesitate recommending Neeta to anyone, it was a pleasure to utilise her services as a speech therapist.
Yi Yui is a patient and thorough mentor. Observing her sessions was an opportunity I am grateful for; she has a calm and relaxed manner around her clients and is somehow able to turn even the most tedious activity into an engaging one. As a student observer, I was able to observe theory in practice and grasped a better understanding of dyspraxia and speech disorders. TLC clinic is a wonderful place for student interns to learn the ropes.
My daughter's articulation has improved tremendously during speech therapy. In just 2 sessions, she was able to grasp the techniques required to perfect her articulation with confidence and she even has begun to transfer her improved articulation into her daily speech. She was able to detect her own mistakes and self-correct using the small, simple gestures that our therapist taught her. She is now very confident in her speech and she remembers to speak properly.
Our therapist, Yi Yui, has definitely done an outstanding job evaluating my daughter's skills and targeting her instruction to meet her needs. She was able to engage my daughter, establish a fun and comfortable relationship with her. Yi Yui listens to parents' views and is always very assuring. Yi Yui also works with parents closely and makes sure she reviews what was discussed previously. On top of these, she humbly learns new activities from parents which were found useful for improving speech; she will in turn share those info with other parents who can apply them.
I would, 100% recommend her to anyone. Everything about her services has been great from the beginning until the end. Yi Yui was always prepared and ready to start right on time with well planned activities. To add on, we love her smiling, relaxed nature; always very comfortable to work with.
Yi Yui was the first interaction we had with a professional therapist before our son was diagnosed with Autism. When we met her, it was a first step for us on an emotional journey, but Yi yui’s calm, kind manner, patience and support of both our son and ourselves made a huge difference.
From the onset, I felt that Yi yui was passionate about her work and genuinely cared about helping my son improve his communication and speech. Every session she would share new ideas for us to practise, but never too much to overwhelm us. She always had good suggestions for improving communication as well as suggestions for other therapies to help him. She also connected us with some other great sources of knowledge and helped educate us on how to help our child.
When my son first saw Yi yui, he was using no speech to communicate his needs. After a few sessions, through techniques suggested by Yi yui, my son started communicating some simple requests through words, and has continued to build speech ever since. He can now speak in sentences, although often still needs some prompting.
We have since moved away from Singapore but very much miss Yi yui’s sessions and her caring and always positive spirit.
Our little girl, Trisha, was born with a genetic problem and had undergone several surgeries even at 2 years of age. One of the most difficult things for our family to handle, and definitely the "thing" that dragged on for years, was her oral feeding problem. She fed on the NGT and than the gastro-button until 5 years of age.
We went through speech therapist after speech therapist but other than obtaining verbal advice and some oral exercises to bring home with us to perform on her, we did not see much improvement. Trisha still had to be fed 3-hourly through the gastro-button. Finally, after years of frustration, I realised that there are really very few speech therapists here that had also the specialised skills for feeding. It was than another speech therapist offered me Yi Yui's contact number and told us to try seeking help from her as she had some years of experience in the area of oral feeding.
We met her, this kind person who is also a mother herself - this is important in my choice of therapists! First we watched Trisha - we had long since chosen to trust that our daughter's first instincts were crucial to the sessions that followed - take to Yi Yui's ministrations on her face. We were surprised that she did not start to cry with something that she had so much adversion against. At that stage, she was sensitive to people touching her face, her mouth area, and even gagged when a spoon came near her mouth. And as the sessions went by, we grew to know Yi Yui better, for not only her skills but also how good she is with children and parents. I remember one of the first things Yi Yui did was to calm us down - after years of struggling with Trisha's feeding problem, we had become quite 'angry' in our body language and that translated negatively to Trisha who turned even more against being fed orally by us.
Trisha started to eat yoghurt and foods of similar consistency half a year after seeing Yi Yui and finally managed the most difficult - water and milk orally after a year with Yi Yui.
Today, it makes it ironic when we see her stuff her face full with food and have to tell her to stop eating! ;)