Tammy Wong

Speech & Language Therapist

Tammy is a Speech and Language Therapist who joined the DAS in January 2018. Her primary scope of work involves conducting assessment and individual or group therapy for children with speech, language and communication needs. She is also involved in presenting at workshops for special education and mainstream school teachers, parents and caregivers. Since joining the DAS, she has conducted an AET lecture on the overview of speech and language therapy for DAS Educational Therapists and co-conducted the Certificate in Understanding Speech, Language and Communication Needs course at the DAS Academy.

 

She is a lecturer in the following courses:

  

Specialist Diploma in Specific Learning Differences

- Understanding Speech, Language and Communication Needs

 

Highest Qualification

Master of Speech Pathology (Curtin University) 
Bachelors of Social Sciences (Honours) in Psychology (National University of Singapore)

Sha Lan

Consultant for Chinese Programme

Sha Lan has 5 years of experience in providing Chinese and English intervention for children with dyslexia. Previously a Senior Educational Therapist at DAS, her role with the Chinese team includes curriculum development, research and teacher mentoring. Sha Lan holds a Master of Arts in Chinese Linguistics and Language Acquisition (Distinction) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Special Educational Needs (Merit). She is a qualified trainer with a WSQ Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA).

 

She is a lecturer in the following courses:

  

Specialist Diploma in Specific Learning Differences

- Dyslexia and Chinese Language Support
- Supporting SpLD Learners in Advanced Chinese Literacy

 

Highest Qualification

Master of Arts in Chinese Linguistics and Language Acquisition (The Chinese University of Hong Kong) 
Postgraduate Certificate in Special Educational Needs (University of Wales, Newport)

Li Dong

Senior Educational Therapist

Li Dong has been working for DAS as an Educational Therapist for four years. He specialises in Chinese intervention and has experience working with both primary and secondary school students. Besides teaching, he is also intensively involved in curriculum development, research and training of new Chinese Educational Therapists. He holds a Master of Arts (in German as a Foreign Language) from the Julius-Maximilian University of Würzburg (Germany), a Diploma in Teaching Chinese from Nanyang Technology University (NTU) and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Special Educational Needs from the University of South Wales. He is pursuing his Master of Education in Teaching and Learning Chinese from Hong Kong University (HKU).

 

He is a lecturer in the following courses:

  

Specialist Diploma in Specific Learning Differences

- Dyslexia and Chinese Language Support
- Supporting SpLD Learners in Advanced Chinese Literacy

 

Highest Qualification

Degree of Master of Arts (Julius-Maximilian University of Würzburg, Germany) 

Cailyn Kwan

Senior Educational Therapist

Cailyn has more than four years of experience in providing Chinese language intervention for learners with dyslexia. Besides teaching, her scope of work includes research in the area of learning difficulties in Chinese, profiling, curriculum development and teacher mentoring. She is a Member with the Register of Educational Therapists (Asia). Her educational qualifications include an Advanced Diploma in Chinese Language Teaching (Chinese) (KLC), Bachelor of Accountancy (Nanyang Technological University) and Postgraduate Certificate in Special Educational Needs (University of South Wales). She finds the Chinese language a beautiful and interesting language and hope to enable learners to better appreciate the language and to develop an interest for it. More importantly, she feels that it is important children develop the passion for lifelong learning. She has presented a paper on Chinese intervention for dyslexics and struggling learners at Unite SpLD in 2017.

 

She is a lecturer in the following courses:

  

Specialist Diploma in Specific Learning Differences

- Dyslexia and Chinese Language Support
- Supporting SpLD Learners in Advanced Chinese Literacy

 

Highest Qualification

 

Dr Tan Ah Hong

Consultant, Chinese Programme 

Dr Tan was a secondary school Chinese Language teacher for more than ten years before being posted to the Curriculum Development Institute of Singapore (CDIS) to design and develop curriculum. From 1996 to 1999, she was a Senior Head in the Educational Technology Division (ETD). In 2000, she was appointed as Head of Department, Mother Tongue language at Greenview Secondary School, followed by a secondment to the National Institute of Education (NIE) as a Lecturer. She was appointed as Head of Secondary Chinese Language Unit, MOE from 2008-2014. Under her leadership, 120 titles for 5 Chinese Language courses were published during the period 2010 to 2014.

She joined NIE, Asian Languages and Cultures Academic Group as a Lecturer in Jan 2016.

 

She is an adjunct lecturer in the following course:

  

Specialist Diploma in Specific Learning Differences

- Dyslexia and Chinese Language Support

- Supporting SpLD learners in Advanced Chinese Literacy Skills

 

Highest Qualification

Degree of Arts, Doctor of Chinese Philology (Fudan University, People’s Republic of China)
Degree of Master of Philosophy (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Sharon Anne Drew

Senior Lecturer

Sharon has over 25 years of experience of working with children and young people with special educational needs.  Although her initial professional background is in children’s Occupational Therapy, she now predominantly works within the education sector having gained a Masters in SEN, a post graduate teaching qualification and diploma in SpLD, enabling her to teach and assess school age children with Dyslexia. Sharon has a particular interest in children who experience co-occurring difficulties, in particular Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD – aka Dyspaxia), and has written and published several books to support teaching practitioners in this area. In her current post as a senior lecturer at the University of South Wales Sharon teaches across modules within the MA SEN programme.   She has just completed her PhD exploring professional identity through working across boundaries of practice.

 

She is a visiting lecturer in the following courses:

  

Master of Arts in Special Educational Needs/ Additional Learning Needs

- Dyslexia: Theory and Assessment (ATS)
- Managing and Supporting CAMH and SEBD
- SEN/ALN: Contexts and Concepts
- Research Methodology
- Working with Dyslexia: Linking Theory, Assessment and Practice (ATS)
- Dissertation (30 Credits)
- Dissertation (60 Credits)

 

Highest Qualification

Master of Arts in Special Educational Needs (University of Wales, Newport)
Postgraduate Diploma in Specific Learning Difficulties (University of Wales, Newport)

Kong Yun Rui

Senior Educational Therapist / Programme Manager

Yun Rui has more than four years of experience in providing intervention for learners with dyslexia in both the English and Chinese Programme team at DAS. Besides teaching, her scope of work includes research in the area of learning difficulties in Chinese, profiling of students, curriculum development and mentoring teachers. She also helps to facilitate and share with school teachers on dyslexia.

She is an Associate Fellow with the Register of Educational Therapists (Asia). Her educational qualifications include a BA (Hons) Linguistics and Multilingual Studies (Nanyang Technological University), Postgraduate Certificate in Special Educational Needs (University of South Wales) and Advanced Diploma in Chinese Language Teaching (KLC). She is currently pursuing her Masters of Education at the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. She believes that language learning opens up the horizon of a child and it is vital to teach a child how to learn.

She has been co-presenting papers on learning difficulties in Chinese in relation to dyslexia at conferences since 2014.

 

She is an adjunct lecturer in the following course:

  

Specialist Diploma in Specific Learning Differences

- Supporting SpLD learners in Advanced Chinese Literacy Skills

- Dyslexia and Chinese Language Support

 

Highest Qualification

Postgraduate Certificate in Special Educational Needs (University of South Wales)

Advanced Diploma in Chinese Language Teaching (KLC)

BA (Hons) Linguistics and Multilingual Studies, Nanyang Technological University 

Dr Shirley Egley

Director of Masters Programmes, School of Education

Shirley started her career as a teacher of English, French and Religious Studies at a secondary modern school in London, before taking up the post as Head of Philosophy & Religious Studies at a sixth form college. Since moving to Newport, she has taught across a wide range of courses including the BA Primary Studies and the BA Philosopy & Religious Studies. In her current post as Director of MA Programmes in SHALL/FESS, Shirley manages the MA Education and LNA which houses the interwoven specialist awards in Autism, CAHM, Early Years, ESDGC, ICT, Leadership and Management, RE, SEN and TESOL/TEAL.

 

She is a visiting lecturer in the following courses:

 

Master of Arts in Special Educational Needs

- Dissertation

- Research Methodology

- Understanding Learning Difficulties and Disabilities

Kathy Evans

Senior Lecturer

Kathy Evans has taught in Special Education for over fifteen years, and has specialised in working with pupils with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties. She has worked as a Researcher at Bristol University in the centre for Child and Family Welfare, and is currently undertaking a Doctorate at Bristol University focusing on European Provision for pupils with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties. Kathy is currently the Pathway Leader for the Masters in Child and Adolescent Mental Health and the Masters in Childhood Studies.

 

She is a visiting lecturer in the following course:

 

Master of Arts in Special Education Needs

- Managing and Supporting Children and Young People with SEN (ADHD, CAMH, SEBD)