ELIZA LEONG

Senior Psychologist

Eliza completed her Masters in Educational and Developmental Psychology in Brisbane, Australia. She has worked with individuals across the lifespan, in a range of settings, such as multidisciplinary clinics, early intervention centres, schools, hospitals and mental health services. She has experience in both the public and private setting, working with both the local and expatriate population. Eliza’s area of interest is early intervention for children with special needs, this includes developmental delays, autism, genetic conditions, learning difficulties, and attentional problems.

Eliza is passionate about working with children and their families. She strongly believes in a family-centered, evidence-based approach to guide her therapeutic interventions and assessments. She also collaborates with professionals across multiple disciplines and different contexts to understand and support the child’s needs. She firmly believes that with support, every individual has the ability to achieve to the best of their potential.

At Extra·Ordinary People, Eliza provides both psychological assessments and interventions. She also runs group programs across the lifespan. She conducts parenting groups based on attachment theory, using the Circle of Security (COS) parenting program. She also conducts social skills groups for preschool and primary school children. In addition, she conducts programs to build resiliency and coping skills in youths based on the Resourceful Adolescent Program (RAP). She is also trained in a range of interventions methods: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Circle of Security Parenting, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness. She has worked with clients experiencing a range of difficulties including: anxiety, depression, anger management, bullying, social difficulties, sleep behavioral problems, and behavioral regulation difficulties. 

Qualifications:

  • Masters of Psychology (Educational & Developmental) from Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • A. Psych (Hons) from The University of Queensland, Australia
  • A. with Merit (Psychology) from National University of Singapore
  • Registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Member of Australian Psychological Society (APS)
  • Member of Singapore Psychological Society (SPS).

Hayley Su

Psychologist

Hayley strongly believes in the importance of education, and she is passionate about helping students enjoy learning and school. For the past 9 years, Hayley has worked closely with children/adolescents, caregivers and educators in Singapore and Australia. Hayley uses her knowledge and expertise in learning processes and psychological assessments to investigate and harness students’ learning potentials. Hayley also provides consultation support to teachers and Allied Educators (AEDs) to improve student wellbeing, academic and social-emotional learning, particularly for learners with diagnosed developmental and learning conditions (e.g. Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Dyslexia).  

Hayley carries out individual counseling therapy for a variety of presenting concerns, including anxiety, anger management, peer and family conflicts, etc. She also carries out social-skills groups to support children with socialisation challenges. Hayley uses a range of therapy approaches, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Hayley is also a registered Circle of Security Parenting (COS-P) facilitator. Hayley strives to help children and families foster better relationships, build resilience and psychological wellbeing, and live values-driven lives.

Hayley has experiencing working with both local and expatriate populations in public and private settings. Hayley is also proficient in English and Mandarin. Hayley is devoted to developing her knowledge and skills continually, and to provide quality and professional services to a diverse clientele.

Qualifications:

  • Masters of Educational Psychology from University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Honours) from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Registered psychologist with Singapore Register of Psychologists (SRP)
  • Registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Member of Singapore Psychological Society (SPS).
  • Registered Circle of Security Parenting (COS-P) facilitator
  • Certificate in Dyslexia and Literacy Teaching (DAS Academy)

Dawn Tan

Senior Educational Therapist

Dawn has been working with students with various learning needs from preschool to secondary levels since 2012. She holds a Post-Graduate Certificate in Special Educational Needs, an Advanced Diploma in  Special Education and an Advanced Certificate in Dyslexia & Literacy Teaching. 

Dawn’s speciality is in employing multi-modal strategies to conquer Literacy and Academic Study Skills. Well familiar with mainstream demands and the MOE syllabus, she has worked with teachers, allied educators and parents to support learners with varying abilities. She contributed extensively to developing the DAS curriculum as a core member of its English Language & Literacy Division and Higher Education and Advanced Support (Post-Secondary) Division. 

Dawn is certified in Group Theraplay and is also a trained Virtues Project™  Facilitator, holistic approaches that help develop pro social behaviour integrating values and character building to encourage and empower her learners.

Qualifications:

  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Special Educational Needs (University of South Wales)
  • Advanced Diploma in Special Education (College of Allied Educators)
  • Advanced Certificate in Dyslexia & Literacy Teaching (DAS Academy)
  • Certificate in Dyslexia and Literacy Teaching (DAS Academy)
  • Professional Certificate Course in Preschool Support (DAS Academy)
  • Bachelor of Accountancy (Singapore Management University)

EUGENE LIM

Educational Therapist

Eugene is a Literacy & Numeracy Educational Therapist. Since 2013, he has been working with students with various learning needs at the Primary and Secondary level. He has extensive experience helping students build exam-specific skills to solve Mathematics word problems at the Primary level. 

During his tenure at the Dyslexia Association of Singapore, Eugene’s role as a contributing member of the Mathematics Curriculum and Profiling team was pivotal in improving the learning outcomes of children with numeracy difficulties, and some of his vital contributions include developing prescriptive and objective assessments of numeracy skills. He obtained certification as a Specialist Tutor and has worked with students from international backgrounds to increase their literacy and numeracy proficiency. 

Eugene holds a Specialist Diploma (Specific Learning Differences) and Professional Certificates in Dyscalculia & Numeracy Teaching and Individualised Educational Planning for Learners with Specific Learning Differences.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Business (Honours) (University of London)
  • Specialist Diploma in Specific Learning Differences (DAS Academy)

Khoo Jit Kuan

Principal Occupational Therapist

Jit Kuan graduated from Oxford Brookes University (United Kingdom) with a degree in Bachelor of Science (Hons) Occupational Therapy. As a paediatric occupational therapist for the past 16 years, he has worked with various disciplines in providing therapy to children and youth with special needs. His special interest lies in autism and he is currently involved with Singapore’s leading autism provider in teaching educators, parents and caregivers on sensory differences in autism.

Jit Kuan believes that parents, caregivers or any other involved people, are important partners in therapy sessions. He approaches therapy by explicitly teaching the child while simultaneously showing and modelling to parents and caregivers, ensuring they are active partners in the therapy process. He strongly believes that every intervention strategy should be a collaborative effort that is easy and simple to carry out regularly.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) Occupational Therapy
  • Member of Allied Health Professionals Council, Singapore (Full Registration)
  • Sensory Integration and Praxis Test Certification: 2734
  • Certificate in Autism
  • Higher Certificate in Autism

Sheleen Aw

Principal Occupational Therapist

Sheleen is a registered Occupational Therapist in Singapore with more than 10 years of clinical experience, primarily in paediatrics across a variety of settings including public schools, private and community-based settings.

Prior to joining Extra·Ordinary People, Sheleen taught and trained students from the Diploma of Occupational Therapy programme at Nanyang Polytechnic for the past 6 years. During her time, she helped to establish and collaborate role-emerging placements between mainstream schools and community mental health practices.

Sheleen is passionate about working with children of all ages and abilities. She believes in using a person-centred, eclectic approach to improve the quality of life for the child and the family, and looks forward to engage parents and caregivers in creating success for their children during therapy.

Aside from work, Sheleen enjoys travelling, cooking and devoting her time to having fun with her two beautiful daughters.

Qualifications:

• Member of Allied Health Professionals Council, Singapore (Full Registration)
• Masters in Occupational Therapy
• Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy)
• Diploma in Occupational Therapy
• Evaluation of Social Interaction (ESI) Certification
• NDT/Bobath Treatment of Children with Cerebral Palsy & other Neuromotor Disorders Certification

Lama Majaj

Principal Art Psychotherapist

Lama MA AThR is a certified international art psychotherapist with more than 15 years of experience in the field. She has worked extensively with children with special needs in various settings in cross-cultural settings. Prior to joining Extra·Ordinary People, her work focused on trauma, oncology, palliative care, mental health and social change. She held positions in Australia, Middle East, and Asia as Manager, Arts in Health at The Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre and International Operations Manager for Red Pencil.

She was instrumental in providing Mental Health and Psychosocial Support consultancy to World Vision, Singapore Red Cross and Unicef on embedding community arts programmers into psychosocial frameworks.

Lama provides supervision to credentialed art therapists working in many settings and is an invited guest lecturer at the MA Art Therapy School of Creative Industries, La Salle College of the Arts in Singapore.

Qualifications:

  • Masters in Art Therapy (Australia)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education (UK)
  • Bachelor in Fine Arts and Graphic Design (USA)