Team

Sheryl Lau

Sheryl is our Senior Speech Therapist.

She graduated from the University of Sydney, Australia with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Speech Pathology. She is also a member of the Speech and Hearing Association of Singapore (SHAS).

Whilst in Australia, Sheryl was able to gain experience in a variety of settings including hospitals, rehabilitation centres, kindergartens and one-to-one clinic settings. In Singapore she has provided parent-training workshops and worked closely with caregivers, teachers and support staff of clients that she saw on an individual basis. She strongly believes in a holistic approach to therapy that involves all aspects of the client’s life to help the client reach his/her potential.

Sheryl is experienced in providing therapy for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, pure language delay, language delays related to other conditions, global developmental delay, articulation difficulties, fluency difficulties, feeding difficulties, pragmatic difficulties and dyspraxia.

Kathy

Kathy is an experienced educational professional with 12 years of experience working with both, children with special needs and neurotypical children. She is passionate about nurturing children and helping them achieve their full potential.

She has extensive experience designing age appropriate, creative and interactive activities for children, while addressing their individual needs.

Being part of a child’s growth is truly gratifying for Kathy.

Suresh

Suresh graduated with a degree in Psychology in 2000. While working in a local private hospital with adults and children, he realised his love for working with children and they been the focus of his work ever since.

Suresh specializes in Behavior management for children with various needs. He focuses on helping children engage in meaningful social interactions, with their peers and other adults. Suresh believes that the mastery of daily life skills can significantly improve the child’s confidence, as well have a lasting positive impact on the family’s well being. Problem eating and mealtime behavior management is another focus area for him.

Kajal Ray Pradhan

Kajal holds a Bachelor degree in Occupational Therapy. He has completed his Masters of Clinical Rehabilitation from the Flinders University, South Australia. He is certified in Neuro Developmental Therapy from NDT Association, USA and is trained in Sensory Integration.

He has worked in many different settings, such as, special education schools, early intervention programs (government and private), acute care hospitals and private clinics.

Kajal has extensive experience as a pediatric occupational therapist working with children with ASD, Global Developmental Delays, ADHD, Developmental Coordination Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Down’s syndrome, and Handwriting Difficulties.

Kajal is committed to continuous learning and development.  He is qualified in the therapy approaches below –

  • DIR/Floortime 101 DIR Model by Maude Le Roux, 26-27 Nov 2103.
  • Handwriting Without Tears
  • Get Set for School Pre-K Readiness & Writing workshop by Peter Giroux, 16 Nov 2013.
  • Sensory Processing: A Solid Foundation of Knowledge for Effective Practice by Dr Winnie Dunn, 19- 20 Jun 2008.
  • Seating & Mobility Workshop (Basic & Advance)by Amy Bjornson, 27-29 Feb 2008.
  • Assessment & Treatment of Sensory Modulation Dysfunction in children with different developmental disorders by Sydney Chu, 14-16 Nov 2008.
  • Pediatric Neuro Rehabilitation Workshop (Part-I & II) by Anne Gordon, 11-18 Oct 2006.
  • Combining Neuro-Developmental Treatment & Sensory Integration in Intervention by Erna Imperatore Blanche, 14 & 16 Mar 2006.
  • Assessment and Treatment of Children with Developmental Perceptual Dysfunction by Sydney Chu , 28-30 Nov 2005.
  • Workshop on Picture Exchange Communication Systems by Amanda Reed, 6 & 7 Dec 2004.

Research

  • Effectiveness of the modified bilateral arm training with rhythmic auditory cueing for improving upper limb motor function in patients with stroke: A Randomized Controlled Study. Presented in 2nd Singapore Rehab Conference, Feb 2013)
  • Effect of transdisciplinary approach in group therapy to develop social skills for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. (Under process for publication)
  • A comparison between social interaction skills development in children with ASD: A transdisciplinary approach in activity group therapy.

Hanum

Hanum has extensive experience in early childhood education. She has worked with children with special needs, as well as children in mainstream settings. She focuses on the educational growth of children between age of 18 months to 12 years.

She believes that children should be encouraged to learn self help skills and given ample opportunities and guidance for social interactions with other children.