Our Professionals

Our team of professional teachers and therapists are fully qualified and experienced to serve our children and families.

  • Our Directors
  • Our Clinic Manager
  • Speech Therapy Team
  • Occupational Therapy Team
  • Education Team
  • Our Partners
  • Meng Yi Yui
    Clinical Director

    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 25 years of experience as a Speech and Language Therapist. Yi Yui is a leading Paediatric Speech and Feeding expert in Singapore and one of the few in Singapore who has achieved Level 3 Talktools OPT™ Certification.

    Yi Yui started her career at two major hospitals in Singapore and discovered her love and natural affinity for both the young and old. This eventually led to her work with children – neonates, infants, toddlers, 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  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 speech, feeding and swallowing cases to help the children and family. She has advanced training in the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to Feeding (Advanced & Mentorship Training) and Level 3 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 holistic approach.

    On top of working with the children, Yi Yui has provided webinars, lectures, talks and workshops to various professionals, parents and children. She enjoys coaching young parents and strives to be a beacon of hope to guide them through their journey with their children with special needs. She also mentors and supervises young speech therapists and students to inspire them in the field of Speech Therapy.

    When not at work playing with kids at work, Yi Yui enjoys time with her family exploring nature.

  • Lynnette Chan
    Operations Director

    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 Lin
    Clinic Manager

    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.

  • Katrina Lopez
    Principal Speech and Language Therapist
    EIP Coordinator

    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.

  • Seet Xian Hui
    Senior Speech and Language Therapist

    Xian Hui graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) with a Master of Science (Speech and Language Pathology). Prior to completing her Masters, she completed a Specialist Diploma in Educational Therapy and provided literacy intervention to children with dyslexia using the Orton Gillingham approach. She is registered with the Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) in Singapore.

    Xian Hui\’s clinical experience includes working with children aged 3 to 17 years. She has supported children with a range of learning and communication difficulties, including those with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD), speech delay, dyslexia, Global Developmental Delay (GDD), and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). She is experienced in providing both individual and group therapy, both physically and online. Coming from a Mandarin-speaking background, Xian Hui is proficient in both English and Mandarin and has guided Mandarin-speaking parents on how to support their children at home.

    Xian Hui is certified in parent-training programs like the Hanen It Takes Two to Talk and Hanen More Than Words, as well as a training program for early childhood educators – Hanen Learning Language and Loving It.

    On top of assessment, intervention, and training, Xian Hui has conducted lectures and webinars on speech, language, and communication difficulties to allied educators, educational therapists, and parents. She has also lectured on literacy at NUS to student speech therapists and has supervised student speech therapists during their clinical placements. Xian Hui also has an interest in research and has presented her individual Masters’ thesis on a language assessment tool she developed, at a major conference in Toronto as well as a local conference.

    Xian Hui believes that an educator’s words and actions can have a huge influence on a child’s self-concept. A quote that strongly resonates with her is – ‘The secret in education lies in respecting the student’ by Ralph Waldo Emerson. She is motivated to use the role that she has been given to help students believe in themselves and realize their potential.

    In her free time, Xian Hui enjoys running, baking, and spending time with her family and son. She also loves music and used to teach piano.

  • Alexandra Lee
    Senior Speech and Language Therapist

    Being an animated and enthusiastic individual, Alex has always been drawn to working with young children. Of British and Chinese heritage, Alex received her Bachelor in Science – Speech Pathology from Curtin University, Western Australia. Professional development is an important aspect of lifelong learning to Alex, and she has received training in various areas including; Hanen – It takes two to talk, Visualising and Verbalizing (Lindamood-Bell, USA), Picture Exchange Communication Systems (PECS), and Sensory Processing Disorders for Speech and Language Therapists (SLTs) to name a few.

    Alex has worked with children from various backgrounds with a range of difficulties and impairments over the years. These include children who present with challenges in social communication, speech and language impairments, stammering, feeding and phonological awareness difficulties. Having worked in a range of settings; community clinics, mainstream schools and private practices, Alex is competent in executing both assessment and intervention for children. Alex is fully registered with the Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) and is also accredited to supervise new clinicians in the field. Clinical supervision is an area of interest for Alex and she has assisted in supervising student clinicians from the National University of Singapore and the University of Queensland.

    Alex believes in working collaboratively with the child, family and other professionals in developing a family-centered approach, so as to achieve the goals they set out in therapy while providing them with a platform to communicate. She has previously enjoyed providing outreach services to train teachers and parents alike, in the effort to bridge the gap between therapy in clinics and within other settings.

    When she steps out of the clinic, Alex enjoys heading into hot yoga sessions, trialling a new recipe or heading to the theatre to catch a play or a musical.

  • Frances Tang
    Principal Speech and Language Therapist

    Frances graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) with a Master of Science (Speech & Language Pathology). She is registered with the Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) in Singapore.

    Frances has worked with infants and children from 0 to 18 years of age; In particular, children with Global Developmental Delay (GDD), Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other disabilities. She is well-equipped to provide intervention for a range of speech and language delays and complex communication, feeding and swallowing disorders. Frances has a special interest in oral motor and speech development and helping children with complex communication needs to find their voice.

    Frances is passionate about supporting each child to grow and participate meaningfully in their lives. She believes that parents and caregivers are paramount to each child achieving their potential and advocates for transdisciplinary practices.

    She is experienced with working with parents/caregivers/other professionals in educational as well as home settings. Frances is licensed under AHPC to clinically support other speech therapists. She also provides training and coaching for parents and teaching professionals in a variety of areas.

    Frances has received continuing education in TalkTools- Oral Placement Therapy, PROMPT, Pragmatic Organization Dynamic Display (PODD), Multi-Modal Communication and Learning Strategies, the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to Feeding, the Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT) Course, and Hanen It Takes Two To Talk Program.

    In her free time, Frances enjoys reading, baking and spending time with her children and family.

  • Grace Oh
    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 Nanyang 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 in working 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 the 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.

  • Audrey Tan
    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 the 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-centred care, as well as child-centred 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.

  • Jo Chen Xiuzhen
    Principal Occupational Therapist

    Jo is an Occupational Therapist registered with the Allied Health Professions Council of Singapore. She graduated from University of South Australia with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy in 2006, and obtained a Master of Arts (Occupational Therapy) from New York University in 2014. Jo has advance training in the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to Feeding (Advanced) and Certification in Sensory Integration with the University of Southern California. She is also proficient in various approaches such as the Alert Program, CO-OP, Handwriting without Tears and DIR Floortime. Jo is also an appointed Clinical Instructor with the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT).

    Jo started her occupational therapy journey at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, and has over 16 years of experience across a range of developmental, acquired, and orthopaedic conditions, including experience in working with medically complex infants and children. She specialises in working with families with picky/problem feeders and children with neuro-developmental conditions such as autism, global developmental delay, ADHD, dyspraxia and cerebral palsy.

    In her free time, Jo enjoys spending time exploring green spaces and taking photographs of nature. She also loves listening to music.

  • New Wei Ling
    Principal 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.

  • Ellice Fan
    Principal Occupational Therapist

    Ellice is an Occupational Therapist (OT) registered with the Allied Health Professions Council of Singapore who holds a Master’s in Occupational Therapy Studies.

    Ellice started her journey as an OT at a registered charity organisation that serves one of the largest populations of children with physical and neuro-developmental needs, amid an early intervention setting. She has also worked with children at the National University Hospital, public and private preschools, and private clinics, attending to children with Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Down Syndrome, Dyspraxia, Global Developmental Delay and Sensory Processing Disorder. She is passionate about helping children enhance their daily living skills, motor ability, sensory processing and perceptual skills.

    Ellice is proficient in the Handwriting Without Tears program, The Alert Program, as well as Learn to Play, and is working towards obtaining her Certificate in Ayres Sensory Integration in April 2023. Above all, she really enjoys connecting deeply with every child she meets through a dedicated approach that comprises understanding their personality, in addition to getting to know their likes and dislikes, so that she can provide them with optimal levels of support and empathy. Equipped with a sunshine disposition, Ellice looks forward to getting to know the families of the little ones she meets and helping them bring out the best in every child.

  • Shanice Tan
    Principal 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’s 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 at the National Occupational Therapy Conference in 2013 and 2019, and her pilot research on Parent Coaching was accepted for poster presentation at 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 skateboarding.

  • Mandy Low
    Senior Developmental & Educational Therapist
    Associate EIP Lead

    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.

  • Teo Ke Fei
    Senior Early Intervention Teacher

    Ke Fei graduated from the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) in 2022 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology (Honours). She also has an Advanced Diploma in Early Childhood Intervention (Special Needs) from the National Institute of Early Childhood (NIEC) and a Certificate in Autism from the Autism Resource Centre (ARC). With her interest in learning, she is presently pursuing a Specialist Diploma in Learning Support for Specific Learning Differences (SpLD) from the Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS) Academy.

    Ke Fei has experience working with children aged 3 to 12 years old with diverse needs, including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Global Developmental Delay (GDD), Speech and Language Delays and Disorders, and Intellectual Disability (ID). She also had the opportunity to work in both government and private early intervention settings.

    Ke Fei believes in family-centred approaches, whereby collaboration between teachers, therapists, and parents is necessary for children to reach their full potential. As children learn best through play and naturalistic settings, she aims to embed learning opportunities during their daily routines. More importantly, she aspires to create an environment where children can feel safe and comfortable to explore and learn at their own pace.

    In her free time, Ke Fei enjoys rock climbing, reading, and spending time with her loved ones.

  • Japneet Kaur
    Early Intervention Teacher

    Japneet graduated from the Northumbria University with a Bachelor’s of Arts in in Childhood and Early Years studies. She also holds a Specialist Diploma in Teaching and Supporting Children with special needs since 2021.

    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!

  • Kiah Yong
    Early Intervention Teacher

    Kiah graduated from the University at Buffalo with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology (Honours). She also holds a Diploma in Early Childhood Education.

    She has experience in EIPIC and private settings, working with children aged 3 to 7 years of age in one-to-one and group sessions. She has worked with children with diverse needs such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Global Developmental Delay (GDD), Speech and Language Delay (SLD), and Down Syndrome.

    Kiah firmly believes in the significance of early intervention during a child’s crucial developmental years. She understands that this period is pivotal for children to learn and adapt, and she is dedicated to making a positive impact during this critical stage of their lives. She also strongly believes that caregivers play an essential role in their child’s development. She strives to foster open lines of communication with families to ensure a collaborative, supportive environment, and consistency in intervention.

    During her free time, Kiah enjoys spending time with her family, music, and dancing!

  • Li Meiyun
    Associate Early Intervention Teacher

    Meiyun holds a Diploma in Special Education from the National Institute of Education. She loves being around children and eventually decided to take up the challenge to pursue her career in the Special Education sector. During her 9 years of vocation with the EIPIC program at Rainbow Centre, Meiyun worked with children with various special needs, aged between 3-12 years old.

    Believing that every child is unique with their own strengths and interests, she ensures that her lessons are personalised according to their unique needs. She takes pride in every progress the child makes, and celebrates and recognises every milestone they achieve.

    Meiyun has also worked very closely with the team of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Speech Language Therapists in helping the kids reach their respective individualised educational goals. She partners with and equips parents as well as caregivers by conducting home visits, class observations and case conferences.

    In her free time, Meiyun enjoys spending time with her family and participating in various high-intensity workouts.

  • Nur Hayati
    Associate Early Intervention Teacher

    Nur Hayati is an advocate for special education and a graduate of Northumbria University. Her journey has shaped her with a deep passion for working with children with special needs and a belief that every child possesses unique communication abilities and ways of thinking.

    At Northumbria University, she immersed herself in special education, honing her skills and knowledge to support children with diverse learning needs. She discovered her true calling in guiding and nurturing these exceptional children, helping them unlock their full potential.

    During her spare time, she volunteers at a non-profit organisation that caters to children with Autism, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, Dyslexia, Down Syndrome, and Global Developmental Delay. She endeavours to create an inclusive and nurturing environment for each child, while teaching them academic curriculum and crucial life skills. Witnessing the transformative impact of her work on these young minds fills her with an unparalleled sense of fulfilment and purpose.

    An avid long-distance runner, she finds solace and inspiration in the rhythm of her footsteps, pushing her physical and mental boundaries. Additionally, she loves to spend time at the airport, where she enjoys observing planes and embarks on literary journeys through the pages of books.

  • Rebecca Tan
    Teacher Aide

    Rebecca, a dedicated Teacher Aide and graduate of Catholic Junior College, is passionate about nurturing the growth of special needs children. She thrives on the boundless excitement this field offers, finding each child’s unique development an opportunity for learning and growth.

    Since her graduation, Rebecca has discovered her fondness for working with children. However, it’s her love for children with special needs that resonates most deeply, striving to create a space where they can thrive, learn, and achieve their full potential. With her genuine enthusiasm, she aims to support TLC’s goals of creating an environment where each child can experience a happy and independent life.

    Driven by a desire for greater impact, Rebecca will be pursuing additional education in speech therapy. She envisions merging her dedication to fostering growth with specialized communication support.

    In her free time, Rebecca enjoys cooking, baking and playing new board games with her siblings.

  • Esther Yen
    Educational Therapist

    Esther holds both a Masters in Child Study and Human Development from Tufts University in Massachusetts and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Wollongong in Australia.

    Esther has always had an affinity with children, and after her undergraduate studies, Esther knew that she wanted to pursue her studies and work to help children with special needs. Since 2014, she has been working in the area of early intervention in both Singapore and the USA. She is well-versed in Applied Behavioural Analysis-Verbal Behaviour (ABA-VB); she spent two years of her Master’s internship at an ABA-focused school in Massachusetts and received on-the-job registered behaviour technician (RBT) approved training. Esther wanted to further understand and learn how an established evidence-based approach (EVB) such as ABA can substantially help neurodivergent children. After attaining her Master’s qualification, Esther has been a Behavioural/Educational Therapist for children aged 2 to 10 years old. She is trained to use therapeutic/early intervention programs such as Functional Behavioural Assessment (FBA), Assessment of Basic Language and Language Skills (ABLLS) and The Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP).

    Esther is an advocate for individualized, child-centred approaches, and aims to work closely with families, schools and other relevant professionals as a team to help the child achieve his/her highest potential. She strives to have a deep understanding that’s specific to every child and tailors her approach to every child differently. Esther’s heart and passion are genuinely found in serving young children. Seeing children grow and overcome hurdles brings her untold joy and meaning. Esther aims to continually improve her skills to be a person who makes a positive impact on these children’s lives and enriches their schooling years.

    During her free time, Esther enjoys photography, playing the drums and doing Zumba.

  • Thilakam Renganathan
    Educational Therapist

    Thila is an enthusiastic Special Needs educator who graduated with a Bachelor in Education from the 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 a 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 in Early Intervention. With extensive knowledge of learning needs and extreme behaviour management methods to address them. She is a strong communicator with fine-tuned classroom management skills.

  • Mary Lian Payamal
    Chartered Educational Psychologist
    Green Pastures Psychological Practice

    Mary Lian, an experienced Chartered Educational Psychologist with more than 27 years serving in the special needs field. Lian started work as a Psychologist in a special school in 1996 before being trained as a primary school teacher at the National Institute of Education. She was awarded the MOE Postgraduate scholarship to study Educational Psychology at University College London in 2002 and served as a Senior Specialist in Educational Psychology in the Psychological Services Branch of the Ministry of Education for more than 10 years. She has served many primary and secondary schools by providing a range of psycho-educational assessments and consultations to parents, teachers and school leaders to help support children with a range of SENs.

    Lian is a qualified mediator for the Feuerstein instrumental enrichment programme, a form of cognitive therapy. In addition, she is trained in dyslexia remediation (using both the Orton-Gillingham approach and the Spalding Method). Lian set up Green Pastures in 2013 to focus on providing learning, behavioural and especially cognitive interventions to individuals with learning difficulties as well as psycho-educational assessment services. She is currently also lecturing and tutoring part-time with the National Institute of Education and Singapore Institute of Technology and provides clinical supervision for trainee Educational Psychologists in the MAAP and Trainee SEN officers in the DISE.

    Lian is a believer of the neuroplasticity of the brain and believes strongly that children’s cognitive functions necessary for academic learning can be enhanced through helping them to ‘learn how to think and think how to learn’. She also believes in working within the child’s systems of support, where possible to mediate their learning.

  • Lim Jit Sy
    Registered Educational Psychologist
    Green Pastures Psychological Practice

    Jitsy’s clinical interest is in developing social emotional competencies and social skills through group or individual interventions. She is an experienced in conducting group interventions and conducting diagnostic assessments for learning needs such as dyslexia and autism spectrum, and working with teachers and parents to understand their child’s profile and strengths interventions.

    Jitsy graduated with a Master of Arts (Applied Psychology) from Nanyang Technological University, and completed her Honours degree in Psychology at the National University of Singapore. Jitsy is a Registered Psychologist and full member of the Singapore Psychological Society. Prior to joining private practice, Jitsy served as a psychologist in the Ministry of Education for 12 years, working with students and teachers in primary and secondary schools around Singapore.

    Jitsy enjoys spending time listening to children and adolescents and drawing out their strengths. In her personal time, she finds joy in gardening, going for long walks, and learning new things.

  • Cherry Ko
    Registered Educational Psychologist

    Cherry is a registered psychologist with the Singapore Psychological Society. She obtained her Master degree in Educational and Development Psychology from Brisbane, Australia. Cherry has more than 12 years of experience in working with children with mild to severe developmental, social, and emotional needs. 

    Cherry is well-versed in a variety of assessments. She conducts diagnostic and school placement assessments to diagnose as well as inform school placement options and intervention for various neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., Autism, ADHD, Intellectual Disability, Dyslexia).

    With a keen interest in working with children with autism and ADHD, as well as anxiety-based difficulties such as selective mutism, Cherry has worked in public hospitals, preschools, special and mainstream schools, and in home settings to support the children effectively through a systemic and holistic approach. 

    Cherry strongly believes that every child is deserving of living their lives to the fullest potential, and is committed to working with the children and their caregivers. She has gained the trust and built excellent therapeutic alliance with her clients and families.

    Throughout her career, she has received numerous service awards, positive feedback, and compliments.

  • Clara Ong
    Registered Educational Psychologist

    Clara is an Educational Psychologist who has more than 10 years of experience assessing and providing interventions to children with neurodevelopmental disorders, and/or behavioral and emotional needs. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from National University of Singapore, and was first trained as a counsellor before obtaining her Masters in Applied Psychology (Educational Psychology) at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

    She has worked across different settings including public hospital, schools, and social service organisations, and provide consultation and training to educators, caregivers and other professionals. She is also a Registered Supervisor with the Singapore Register of Psychologists. 

    Clara believes that every child is unique and has the capacity for self-growth. Therefore, it is key to work alongside families to provide the support needed.