DIREKTUR, PENGEMBANGAN PERUSAHAAN, & PENELITIAN

Mr. Jason Teo memiliki beberapa akreditasi, yang mencerminkan hasratnya untuk membantu orang lain melepaskan potensi tersembunyi, di antara mereka termasuk Dip dalam Konseling dari IACT (Asosiasi Internasional untuk Konselor dan Therapist), PDTD (Diploma Profesional dalam Pelatihan dan Pengembangan) dan MBA.

Jason memiliki 20 tahun pengalaman di bawah ikat pinggangnya dalam memimpin pusat yang lebih tinggi untuk belajar dalam berbagai kapasitas sebagai COO Parkway Education Center dan CEO MindSharpener. Dia sekarang memimpin perjalanan SBDC dalam mengubah kehidupan.

Penasehat kami

Dewan penasihat SBDC kami terdiri dari lebih dari 20 profesional dari disiplin ilmu klinis dan neuropsikologi, spesialis dalam bidang penglihatan dan pendengaran serta profesional pendidikan. Mereka termasuk Dr Ken Gibson, Spesialis Pengolahan Visual; Prof Tan Teng Kee, Direktur MBA Nanyang dan Chairman India dan China Strategist Group, Nanyang Technological University. Mitra pendidikan kami juga termasuk Dr William Volk, Dr Jan Strydom, dan Dr. Frank Belgau.

SBDC menyambut Pendiri Learning Technics, John F. Heath sebagai anggota dewan penasihat. Pada tahun 2015, Singapore Brain Development Centre (SBDC) menjalin kemitraan dengan Learning Technics. Dengan kemitraan dan program dari Learning Technics, SBDC bertujuan untuk membantu individu yang berjuang dengan membaca, matematika, mengeja, memori, ADHD, ADD, dan Disleksia. Salah satu program yang dilatih SBDC di Singapura adalah pelatihan Physio-Neuro yang dipatenkan dari Learning Technics, yang akan membantu siswa yang berjuang secara nyata meningkatkan kemampuannya untuk belajar dan mengatasi rintangan jalan ke masa depan yang lebih cerah.John Heath telah muncul di televisi beberapa kali dan telah mengajar di universitas dan lembaga akademis di seluruh negeri. Pada tahun 2006 Oxford University mengakui kemajuan Heath yang dibuat di bidang pemecahan ketidakmampuan belajar dan mengundangnya untuk mempresentasikan penelitiannya di universitas.

SBDC menyambut ahli Gangguan Pemrosesan Sensorik Dr. Erna Blanche, sebagai anggota dewan penasehat. Erna Imperatore Blanche menerima pelatihan dasarnya dalam terapi okupasi di Universitas Cile (Santiago, Chili) dan kemudian meraih gelar Master of Arts di Pendidikan Khusus di Columbia Universitas. Ia menerima gelar PhD dalam bidang Ilmu Okupasi di University of Southern California. Dia adalah ahli dalam terapi okupasi pediatrik dan intervensi berdasarkan ilmu kerja. Dia telah menulis dua buku, “Memahami Sifat Integrasi Sensor dengan Populasi Beragam” dan “Pengamatan Berdasarkan Integrasi Sensorik,” dan satu seri video, “Menggabungkan Neurodevelopmental Treatment dan Prinsip Integrasi Sensorik,” pada praktek pediatrik. Dia juga telah menerbitkan banyak artikel dalam bahasa Inggris dan Spanyol tentang topik bermain, kesehatan dan masalah lain dalam praktek klinis. Artikel-artikelnya telah muncul di American Journal of Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapy International, Journal of Occupational Science, dan Play and Culture Studies, antara lain, serta dalam buku teks pediatrik. Blanche telah mengajar secara internasional di lebih dari 20 negara dan memelihara hubungan dengan Therapy West, Inc., sebuah klinik yang melihat lebih dari 400 anak per minggu yang didirikan bersama olehnya, serta dengan Departemen Terapi Okupasi di Universitas Chili.

SBDC menyambut Maude Le Roux, seorang ahli terapi okupasi, sebagai anggota dewan penasehat. Maude Le Roux, OTR / L, SIPT, RCTC, DIR® Sertifikat, Direktur dan Pelatih Intervensi Reading Cellfield, adalah seorang ahli terapi okupasi yang sangat cocok untuk belajar dan memahami otak manusia. Ia dilahirkan dan dibesarkan di Afrika Selatan, dan lulus dari Universitas Stellenbosch di Cape Town pada tahun 1984. Maude menikah dengan Charl Le Roux pada tahun 1986 dan pindah ke Amerika Serikat pada tahun 1993. Bersama-sama, mereka membuka A Total Pendekatan pada September 2001. Maude bersertifikasi SIPT dan berspesialisasi dalam layanan Integrasi Sensorik karena berlaku untuk aktivitas fungsional kehidupan sehari-hari, termasuk meningkatkan kemampuan setiap anak untuk ikut serta dalam lingkungan belajarnya. Dia juga memegang sertifikat di DIR® / Floortime ™, dan merupakan penyedia Cellfield Intervention bersertifikat. Dia juga seorang Konsultan Tomatis yang bersertifikat.Maude telah mempresentasikan karya Tomatis-nya di Dublin, Yunani, Prancis, dan Panama. Maude adalah pelatih internasional dalam Terapi Suara Tomatis, DIR / Floortime melalui ICDL, Metronom Interaktif, Intervensi Membaca Lisan, serta untuk kursus yang ia kembangkan sendiri. Dia telah berpartisipasi dalam beberapa perjanjian berbicara nasional dan internasional berkaitan dengan bidang integrasi sensorik dan autisme. Maude telah menerbitkan dua buku; “The Mendengarkan Journey for Children”, dan “Our Greatest Allies” tersedia melalui www.amazon.com. Maude dan Charl memiliki Airedale Terrier yang disebut Oscar, yang merupakan sumber kesenangan besar dalam hidup mereka!

Tim Fasilitator Kami

Aparna Bhonsle

Senior Speech and Language Therapist

Senior Speech and Language Therapist, Masters in Human Communication, University of London

Aparna lulus dari City, University of London dengan Magister Komunikasi Manusia pada tahun 1993 setelah menyelesaikan Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing (hons) dari Institut Sains Medis India, New Delhi pada tahun 1990.

Aparna senang bekerja dengan anak-anak dengan kesulitan komunikasi, melakukan pekerjaan terapeutik melalui bermain dan kegiatan praktis dengan dukungan aktif dari orang tua. Selain itu, ia memiliki minat khusus pada hubungan antara bahasa dan melek huruf dan membantu anak-anak tampil lebih baik di sekolah dengan meningkatkan kemampuan bahasa mereka.

Aparna memiliki lebih dari 20 tahun pengalaman dalam melatih orang tua dan guru dalam memfasilitasi perkembangan bicara dan bahasa. Menemukan solusi untuk masalah dan menyaksikan pengembangan keterampilan pada anak memotivasi dia untuk menjelajah dalam ide-ide baru untuk terapi dan metode.

Aparna adalah anggota Dewan Rehabilitasi India.

Guo Hua

Senior Occupational Therapist

Senior Occupational Therapist, Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, Queen Margaret University (Edinburgh)

Guo Hua graduated from Nanyang Polytechnic with a diploma in Occupational Therapy in 2011 and has obtained Master of Science, Occupational Therapy from Queen Margaret University (Edinburgh) in 2014. He took part in a research paper titled “Normative Data of the Beery-Buktenica Developmental Test of Visual-Motor Integration of Pre-schoolers in Singapore”, which was presented at the Asia-Pacific Occupational Therapy Conference 2011. In 2014, the research paper has been published in an international peer reviewed journal, Child, Care, Health and Development. This research was carried out in various preschools and provided a useful normative data for clinicians to assess children’s visual motor abilities.

Guo Hua takes a keen interest in working with children with special needs and had gained his clinical experience by providing occupational therapy services at Fei Yue Community Services (EIPIC) and MINDSville – Children’s wing. He has been trained in various approaches such as the following:

  • Reality therapy, Choice theory (William Glasser Institute)

  • Social thinking (Michelle Garcia Winner)

  • Therapeutic listening: Listening with the whole body (Vital links)

  • Cognitive Orientation for daily Occupational Performance (CO-OP)

  • Sensory Integration & Praxis Test Certified (SIPT)

  • Interactive Metronome Certified (IMC)

  • Greenspan Floortime Approach

His clinical experience includes managing children with sensory processing difficulties, learning disabilities and other developmental delays. He values providing family-oriented therapy and parent education, as these are essential for successful intervention outcomes in the child’s development.

Registered: Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC), Singapore

Shiva Thanapal

Consultant

Consultant, Bachelor of Arts (Communication), State University of New York, at Buffalo.

Shiva graduated from University at Buffalo in 2013, with a Bachelor’s in Communication. Having worked with Singapore Brain Development Centre for the past 3 years, she has been exposed invariably to work with children of different types of special needs. She loves the challenges that comes with training children with different spectrum of disorders as well as giving constructive advice to their parents.

Shiva has a keen interest in literacy and speech difficulties. Recently, she developed an English Language Literacy programme for children with Phonological difficulties and language difficulties. This programme follows a pragmatic approach and helps children in our centre to express themselves both in written and verbal forms.

Shiva’s experience in consultancy focuses on observing and analysing clients, giving constructive feedbacks and organising a profile for them. She also specialises in working with children’s speech difficulties through PROMPT methodology.

Shiva is an apprentice Wine Sommelier and food hedonist. During her spare time, she enjoys going for wine tasting and exploring different cuisines.

In 2015, she completed the ‘Early Intervention for Children with Special Needs’ course offered by Social Service Institute Singapore, ‘Re Attach Therapy’ course in 2016 and ‘Level One PROMPT’ course organised by Bridging Talents in 2016.

Kimberly Beh

Cognitive Therapist

Cognitive Therapist, Bachelor of Arts (Hons), Psychology, HELP University

Kimberly graduated from HELP University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She has since worked with Singapore Brain Development Centre as a Cognitive Therapist.

Prior to her work with us, she taught Fine Arts to a diverse group of elementary school children at the Classical Art Centre in Malaysia. Her love for children transcends into the dedication she puts into her training. She incorporates art and craft into therapy for children with emotional regulation troubles.

Kimberly is currently the head of the Training department, where she spearheads the group of therapists in training, mentoring, and also monitoring their students’ progress in therapy.

She is an art enthusiast and a passionate gastronomy.

In 2015, Kimberly completed the course, “Using Art and Creativity to Build Social and Emotional Skills” offered by Social Service Institute Singapore, ‘Decoding the Autism Brain’ in 2016, HANDLE course level 1 in 2016, ‘Training Needs Analysis’ course in 2017, and ‘Moving to Higher Ground’ conducted by Kim Barthel in 2018.

James Ho

Senior Trainer / Consultant

Cognitive Therapist, Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), Murdoch University.

James graduated from Murdoch University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Prior to his undergraduate program, James worked as an administrative executive at an International school where he was exposed to numerous difficult situations in rejecting applications from parents with special needs children. This empathetic feeling sooner turned into an aspiration to enhance existing pre-school therapeutic interventions for special needs and learning difficulties. This motivated his choice of undergraduate study.

In Singapore Brain Development Centre, James conducts play therapy and cognitive development therapy. Given his quick-witted personality, he is constantly on the go with new ideas and methods of the delivery structure of therapies. Also, James possesses a Diploma in holistic massage from ITEC Singapore. This further enhances his understanding of a child’s physical response to therapeutic stimulus. He is an avid reader and practises meditation.

In 2016, James completed the ‘Floor time level 1’ course conducted by Maude Le Roux.

Daljit Kaur

Language Specialist

Language Specialist, Bachelor of Science (Hons) Psychological Studies, University of Derby

Daljit graduated from University of Derby in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychological Studies. Her Honours Bachelor Thesis focused on the comparison in overall academic performance of primary school students who did and did not attend after-school care.

Prior to her work with Singapore Brain Development Centre, Daljit tutored primary school students of all levels and subjects for over 7 years, particularly English and Science, in both classroom and home-based settings. Her passion for teaching was realised during her first few years of tutoring which further motivated her choice of undergraduate study. Teaching various different children across the levels exposed her to a great deal of learning impairments which grew into a desire to help children with language and cognitive learning difficulties. Daljit strongly believes in early intervention and her work with us mainly consists of identifying cognitive and language impairments and coaching children to overcome these in the utmost loving approach. She is an avid reader and a venturesome traveller.

In 2017, Daljit completed the ‘HANDLE course level 1’ conducted by Mary Robson.

Raizen Ahad

Cognitive Therapist

Cognitive Therapist, Bachelor of Science (Sports Science and Exercise & Health), University of Western Australia

Raizen graduated from the University of Western Australia in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Sports Science and Exercise and Health.

He has experience working in a clinical setting with paediatric populations namely in KK Women and Children’s Hospital. He was attached to the hospital’s Sports Medicine Program where he was responsible for carrying out individualised and group exercise classes for the children there. He was also exposed to children who fall under the spectrum and derives a great amount of satisfaction and pleasure working with them. This exposure coupled with his fervent interest in children with specials needs and human movement further developed his passion in the field.

At Singapore Brain Development Centre, Raizen has been trained in Sensory Integration and is thoroughly acquainted with the skills to aid children in their development via a balanced platform of play and exercise.

Raizen enjoys various sports such as soccer and rock climbing and he’s also an avid concert-goer.

In 2018, Raizen completed the course, “Activity Therapy for Persons with Special Needs” offered by Social Service Institute Singapore.

Denise Loh

Cognitive Therapist

Cognitive Therapist, Bachelor of Science (Hons) Psychology, University of Sussex

Denise graduated from University of Sussex in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Her honours Bachelor Thesis focused on deception detection in interviews, which involves the analysis of verbal production and language style matching. During the course of her study, Denise developed an inquisitiveness on how children with special needs and learning difficulties communicate and respond to therapies.

Denise leads the Early Intervention Programme in Singapore Brain Development Centre along with our Speech therapist and Occupational therapist. Most of her work in this programme encompasses sensory integration and play therapy along with the incorporation of nursery rhymes, rhythm, and dance movements for toddlers.

Denise tackles challenges skilfully and is highly motivated by the progress of the children. Most of her work at Singapore Brain Development Centre consist of play and cognitive therapy. As a dynamic individual, Denise also plays an integral part in equipment and safety management in our sensory gym.

She is a gym enthusiast and an avid novel reader.

In 2018, Denise completed the GSS Literacy & Maths course, GSS Readiness & Writing course, K to 5th Grade Handwriting course conducted by Dr. Peter Giroux of Bridging Talents.

Farah Aqilla

Language Specialist

Language Specialist, Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Linguistics and Multilingual Studies, Nanyang Technological University

Farah graduated from Nanyang Technological University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and Multilingual Studies. Her honours Bachelor Thesis paper focused on the speech perception of sounds in the Korean phonological system by Chinese and Malay speakers in Singapore as well as its implications on language development as well as acquisition of second language.

During the completion of her thesis, she developed a high interest in the aspect of language acquisition as well as language and communication disorders. This resulted in her pursuing a career with us where she can work with children who have difficulties in language skills.

Farah coaches the children in Singapore Brain Development centre to develop and strengthen their language skills. She adopts an immensely motivating approach by helping them cultivate the love of language through effective and fun training methods.

She likes to travel and learn new languages. Farah is fluent in conversational Korean. And as an avid cyclist, she can be seen cycling in East Coast Park during her free time.

In 2018, Farah completed the course, “Activity Therapy for Persons with Special Needs” offered by Social Service Institute Singapore.

Mohana Priya Naidu

Language Specialist

Language Specialist, Master of Human Rights, Curtin University

Mohana graduated from Curtin University with a Master in Human Rights in 2016 right after completing a Bachelor degree in Business law, minoring in Legal Studies and Criminology from Murdoch University in 2014. In her Masters’ program, she wrote a dissertation paper on the policy reform of child sex trafficking and exploitation. During the completion of her dissertation, studying the therapeutic interventions for child victims, she developed a significant interest in social language skills (pragmatics) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Mohana has a special interest in social work. Whilst pursuing her education in Perth, she volunteered as a conversation facilitator for refugees and asylum seekers under the Adult Migrant English Program where she was first exposed to language learning impairments and social communication difficulties.

Mohana is passionate about extending her assistance to all the children in our centre in the areas of cognitive and social communication. In particular, she helps children in the development of higher level language skills. In addition to serving her role as a therapist, she actively takes on various content writing and external projects and generates marketing articles for our centre.

She is an avid Indian Classical dancer and teaches dance too.

Vaaheni Sreendran

Cognitive Therapist

Cognitive Therapist, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, State University of New York, Buffalo

Vaaheni graduated from the state University of New York, at buffalo in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She has a keen interest in the development of children, especially children with special needs and learning difficulties. In her Bachelor program, studying human behaviour across various fields of psychology such as developmental, abnormal and social psychology, she became intrigued in cognitive development practices.

Vaaheni also has a passion for social service. Prior to her work with us, she volunteered at Temple of Fine Arts (TFA) as a Dance teacher. During her volunteering, she assisted in the monitoring and planning of regular classes as well as choreography. This was where she was first exposed to children and classroom management. Along with her excellent child supervision skills, instructional skills and high level of patience, Vaaheni engages with the children at our centre admirably with her great communication and interpersonal skills.

She’s a passionate Indian classical dancer.