Rebecca Shalinah

Associate Lecturer and Lead Educational Therapist

Rebecca has been with Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS) since 2014. She is an Associate Lecturer with DAS Academy where she hopes to share her experiences and insights with educators and parents. She believes that every child has potential regardless of their difficulties and she hopes to provide a safe learning environment for her students to discover their potential. She also provides intervention in Literacy skills as well as in Mathematics. Rebecca has completed her Post Graduate Certificate in Special Educational Needs and Specialist Diploma in Specific Learning Differences. She completed her Master of Education in Curriculum and Teaching with National Technological University (NTU-NIE). She is also trained by Marshall Cavendish Institute to teach Primary Mathematics. Rebecca is a member of the Register of Educational Therapist Asia (RETA)

 

She is an associate lecturer in the following course:

  

Specialist Diploma in Learning Support for Specific Learning Differences

- Understanding Dyslexia
- Dyslexia and Literacy Teaching
- Dyscalculia and Literacy Teaching
- IEP Planning for SpLD Learners
- Supporting SpLD Learners in English Language Exam Skills
- Supporting SpLD Learners in FEHE
- Teaching Morphology to SpLD Learners
- Supporting SpLD Learners in Advanced English Literacy
- Specific Differences in Practice

 

Specialist Diploma in Education Therapy (English Support)

- Dyslexia and The Essential Literacy Approach
- Applied Education Therapy
- Enhancing Classroom Instruction

 

Highest Qualification

Master of Education in Curriculum and Teaching (NTU-NIE)
Post Graduate Certificate in Special Educational Needs (University of South Wales, UK)
Bachelor of Science in Business (Singapore University of Social Sciences)
Specialist Diploma in Specific Learning Differences
Professional Certificate Course in Numeracy Support

Kong Yun Rui

Lead Educational Therapist / Associate Lecturer

Yun Rui has been providing intervention for learners with dyslexia in both the English and Chinese at the DAS since 2012. 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 a Fellow with the Register of Educational Therapists (Asia). She has a strong interest in developing the whole child and in bilingualism. She believes that language learning opens up the horizon of a child and it is vital to teaching 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 associate lecturer in the following course:

  

Specialist Diploma in Learning Support for Specific Learning Differences

- Specialist Diploma in Learning Support for Specific Learning Differences
- Supporting SpLD Learners in Advanced Chinese Literacy Skills
- Dyslexia and Chinese Language Support
- Dyslexia and Literacy Teaching
- Supporting SpLD Learners in FEHE
- Supporting SpLD Learners in Executive Function Skills
- Master of Arts (Special Educational Needs)

 

Highest Qualification

- MA (Education) in Teaching and Learning of Chinese Language, University of Hong Kong
- Postgraduate Diploma in Special Educational Needs (University of South Wales)
- Advanced Diploma in Chinese Language Teaching (KLC)
- BA (Hons) Linguistics and Multilingual Studies, Nanyang Technological University

 

Elizabeth Lim

Speech and Language Therapist

Elizabeth is a Speech-Language Therapist at the DAS. She holds a Master of Science degree in Speech and Language Pathology from the National University of Singapore and is Allied Health Professions Council registered (AHPC). Her work involves providing speech, language, communication assessment, and intervention services to children with specific learning differences, ADHD and other co-morbid conditions. She provides speech and language therapy services to children between the ages of 5 and 16 years and conducts Social Skills workshops, as well as teacher training. She also has more than fifteen years of experience working with children between the ages of 0 to 8 years, their parents and early childhood educators (ECE), including ECE teacher training, curriculum development and supporting preschools in their provision of holistic and inclusive care and education. She holds a Master of Education degree in Special Education from the Nanyang Technological University, and a Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education from Advent Links-SAUC. She especially enjoys working with parents and early childhood educators to nurture children’s holistic development in their infancy and early childhood years.

 

She is an Associate Lecturer in the following course:

  

Specialist Diploma in Learning Support for Specific Learning Differences

- Understanding Speech, Language and Communication Needs

 

Highest Qualification

Master of Science in Speech and Language Pathology (National University of Singapore)

Siti Asjamiah Asmuri

Siti Asjamiah has been providing English literacy support to learners with dyslexia and specific learning differences (SpLDs) since 2012. Throughout the years, she has been actively involved in developing curriculum and learning/teaching resources, programme evaluation and research, as well as designing and delivering training programmes for educators and parents in challenging components of the mainstream school and PSLE English Exams. Currently an Associate Fellow with the Register of Educational Therapists (Asia), she strongly believes in the value of actively seeking opportunities to learn and self-reflect in order to facilitate continuous professional growth and better teaching practices. She hopes to continue motivating her students to continually seek knowledge in their fields of interest and empower parents and those supporting students with SpLDs, with practical strategies to access learning.

 

Highest Qualification

  • Master of Education in Curriculum and Teaching (NTU-NIE)

 

She is currently an associate lecturer in the following courses

  • Specialist Diploma in Learning Support for Specific Learning Differences
  • Understanding Dyslexia
  • Dyslexia and Literacy Teaching
  • Supporting SpLD Learners in English Exam Skills
  • Teaching Morphology to SpLD Learners
  • Supporting SpLD Learners in Advanced English Literacy