Team

Niamh Donnelly

Principal Occupational Therapist

Niamh has previously worked as the Principal Occupational Therapist at Thomson Pediatric Centre. She has extensive experience working with children with multiple developmental and physical needs. Niamh has managed a caseload ranging in age from infants to teenagers and young adults with various needs including sensory integration difficulties, feeding challenges and various motor and learning challenges.

Niamh is trained in areas of managing challenging behaviors, Executive functioning skills and NDT/REFLEX training Handle Approach, DIR – Floortime, Karen Stagnitti Learn to Play, Sensory Integration.

Eimear Mulhall

Senior Speech Therapist

Eimear graduated from the University College of Cork in Ireland with a Bachelor of Science in Speech and Language Therapy. While studying there, Eimear gained experience in an array of settings working with both adults and children.

Since then she has lived and worked in Singapore working with children presenting with various needs, such as ASD, Down Syndrome, GDD, Learning Disability, Speech and Language delay/Disorders. Eimear has provided therapy in a variety of settings such as in Schools, Pre-Schools, in Children’s own homes and in one-to-one sessions. Here she has helped and guided parents, teachers and caregivers on how to effectively communicate with their child and to help them reach their full potential. Eimear’s very systematic and thorough approach to intervention is the key to the success and gains of the children under her care.

Eimear is continually developing her skills and has completed courses in PECS, Floortime 101 and in Play Assessment. She is passionate about helping children acquire communication skills in a fun and happy environment.

Sheryl Lau

Senior Speech Therapist

Sheryl 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.

Manjula Gunawardena

Head of Program

Manjula is a Special Educator whose area of expertise is in Preschool Based Early Intervention. Her educational background includes a Masters of Education (Special Education) from the University of Sydney, Australia and a Bachelors of Psychology from Humboldt State University in California.

Her career has seen her working in the area of Early Intervention in various countries from Sri Lanka to Australia. In the last few years she has worked in Singapore within in the private sector as a manager and teacher in Early Intervention Programmes.

Her experience working with children of diverse needs within various communities and countries has instilled in her the importance of working in partnership with families. She uses play, inquiry and interest-based teaching to help children learn holistically.

Throughout her career, she has maintained ongoing professional training in best practice for the areas of special education as well as early years education. Manjula has also completed the DIR®/Floortime 101 Therapy training.

Manjula is accredited by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA). She is a member of SENIA (Singapore chapter), Community Childcare Cooperative (Australia) and the Association for Early Childhood Educators (AECES-Singapore).

Suresh Kumar

Behavior Expert

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.

Stella Khoo

Special Education Teacher

Stella further obtained a Diploma in Special Education from the National Institute of Education Singapore after graduating with a Bachelor Degree from Nanyang Technological University. Since then, she has gained extensive experience working with children aged 2 to 12 presenting with various learning, behavioral and/or developmental needs. She has provided group and individual interventions in a variety of settings, including public mainstream primary schools as well as early intervention centers within the private and VWO sectors.

She believes in tailoring interventions to meet the child’s specific needs while making learning fun and holistic. She also tries to ensure consistent support for the child through close partnership with parents, caregivers and other professionals involved.

Stella maintains ongoing professional development in the field of early intervention and special education, and has completed the DIR / Floortime 101 Training.

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.