Diploma in Occupational Therapy, Queen Margaret Univeristy, Edinburgh
I qualified in Scotland in 1987 and have been working with children since 1993. Over this time I have worked in a variety of settings including schools, hospitals, specialized centres (such as the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore and the Mary Sheridan Centre in England) and private practice. Over the years I have continually attended workshops and advanced training seminars as pediatrics is a field in which there is always something new to learn and I believe that it is our duty to keep updated in current best practices.
Most recently, apart from Kaleidoscope, I have worked as a school based occupational therapist at United World College, an international school in Singapore and continue to provide consultancy service to date. This has been a wonderful learning experience as I strongly believe in close collaboration between school, home and therapy. My special interest is in working with school age children who have challenges with their motor development and sensory processing issues. Helping children improve their handwriting is of particular interest to me.
I set up Kaleidoscope with Suvi in 1999 as we both believed strongly that Singapore would benefit from having a centre where parents had access to a range of different professionals under one roof. We now have an incredible team of specialists who share their knowledge with each other and the community and I feel privileged to be part of our team.