Weijean is a graduate of the highly competitive MSc in Speech and Language Pathology programme at the National University of Singapore, and also holds a Bsc in Psychology from the University of Nottingham.
She has experienced working with both children and adults – adults in the nursing home and community hospital settings, and children in the special education, local kindergarten, and private clinic settings. She has worked closely with Special Education teachers, as well as alongside speech-language therapists, occupational therapists, music therapists, and art therapists. Through her experience working with children in these diverse settings and with different professionals, Weijean is accustomed to working with a team to ensure holistic development of students, with functionality as the central goal.
Children she has worked with include toddlers, preteens, and teenagers with different communication needs, stemming from speech and language difficulties, as well as from broader developmental challenges, such as autism, Global Developmental Delay, and Down's Syndrome. As such, she appreciates and respects the individuality of each child she sees.
Weijean is able to communicate in English and Malay (spoken and written), as well as in Cantonese and Mandarin (spoken). Having experience in both Malaysia and Singapore, Weijean is accustomed to working with children and families of different language and cultural backgrounds. She is sensitive to cultural differences and welcomes diversity.
Weijean believes that intervention is not targeted at mending deficits, but in empowering the individuals to see how their strengths can support the development of areas of challenge. This empowerment comes not just from within the client, but also their support circle. She is therefore keen on understanding her clients in a holistic manner. This includes viewing her client’s development from different lenses, exploring different stakeholders’ goals and strengths – and involving key stakeholders in the intervention process, in order to provide tailored, meaningful, and effective intervention. She strives to build relationships with her clients and their loved ones to help them navigate their worlds, fluidly and effectively.
MAJOR TRAINING includes:
- BSc (1st Class Hons) in Psychology (University of Nottingham)
- M.Sc. (Speech Language Pathology), National University of Singapore
- Social Thinking®
- DIR Floortime ®
- Advanced DIR Floortime ® - Embrace the Complexity of Autism and Redefine Potential Across the Lifespan - Dr Serena Wieder
- Allied Health Professions Council (Singapore)