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Brian was awarded the Ministry of Health’s Overseas Specialist Scholarship in the year 2000 and trained in the University of Sydney. After graduating with First-class honours, he went on to work in Singapore General Hospital. It was there that he specialised in paediatrics and was appointed to be one of the heads of the paediatric department. In addition to patient care, he became heavily involved in the training of junior speech therapists wanting to specialise in paediatrics. Besides this coaching role, Brian enjoys clinical work. He often collaborates with doctors, parents and teachers to help children achieve their fullest communicative potential at home and in school.
Brian is regularly involved in creating public awareness of communication impairments present in the paediatric population. He participated as a speaker in public forums and has been invited, on several occasions, to contribute articles on communication issues, relating to children, to various parenting websites. He has been featured in The Straits Times and has given a radio interview on the topic of Autism in 93.8 LIVE.
Brian is qualified to administer a variety of screening and diagnostic assessments, including language, phonological awareness and pragmatic profile questionnaires. His strength is in interpreting assessment information and translating the information into appropriate and effective intervention strategies.
Brian’s paediatric clinical experience extends to teenagers and young adults as well. He regularly assesses and treats clients with speech, language and social skills difficulties in home, individual and group settings. During treatment, he is certified to conduct various programs, including but not limited to Hanen, PECS and PROMPT.
- Hanen It Takes Two to Talk™
- Hanen More Than Words™
- Hanen Learning Language and Loving It™
- Lindamood-bell workshop
- Picture Exchange System (PECS)
- Introduction to DIR Floortime
- PROMPT, a tactile-kinestetic approach
- TalkTools program- A Three-Part Treatment Plan for Oral Placement Therapy
- MORE – Integrating the Mouth with Sensory and Postural Functions
- Social Thinking®
- Certificate in Autism