Caleb Lai

Hi there! I am Caleb, a Speech and Language Therapist from Singapore. I passionately believe that learning occurs best when children are having fun and that therapy should be conducted in a dynamic and holistic manner. Throughout the process of therapy, I actively consider the child's individual set of abilities, challenges, personalities, preferences and rates of development in order to accommodate their differences and maximise their potential. I strongly believe in the continuity of therapy at home and at school. Thus, I partner very closely with the child’s parents and teachers to ensure optimal and effective therapy that would generalise into the child’s day to day interactions. Ultimately, my desire is to make effective communication an accessible and achievable skill for every child. 

 

Through my years of experience, I have provided therapy across a variety of settings. This includes schools, private clinics, and in the hospital setting. Because I've had the opportunity to see such a wide variety of cases, I understand that each child is different and adapt different styles to cater to the needs of each child. My vast experience working with children allows me to identify their core challenges to effectively tackle their areas of difficulty.

 

Being exposed and trained in a variety of approaches, I'm well-equipped to manage children with behaviours and regulation needs and place great value in developing a good rapport with my clients. As a firm believer in collaborating with other professionals, such as occupational therapists, educational psychologists, and teachers, this allows me to deliver the highest quality of care to each and every child, based on their individual and specific needs.

 

In addition to my Bachelors and Masters in Speech and Language Therapy, I have received training in Picture Exchange Communication System (PECs), DIR Floortime, Hanen, Social Thinking by Michelle Garcia Winner, and the Lidcombe Program for stuttering.

 

My areas of clinical specialisation include:

 

• Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

 

• Receptive and Expressive Language Development

 

• Articulation/ Phonology/Speech Development

 

• Dyspraxia and Apraxia of Speech

 

• Global Developmental Delay (GDD)

 

Accreditation

 

• Allied Health Professions Council (Full Registration) 

 

Qualifications:

B.Sc Communication Sciences and Disorders (Biola University, USA)

M.Sc Speech Pathology (Curtin University, Perth)