Hi there! I am Tamlyn, a physiotherapist from Singapore. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy with Honours from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2014. I became a Developmental Play Practitioner in 2018. And in September 2020, I became a board-certified Neonatal Therapist granted by the Neonatal Therapy National Certification Board. I have a particular interest in prematurity, early intervention, and integrating and embedding gross motor skill learning with play.
Prior to joining the Kaleidoscope family, I was working in a local paediatric hospital for many years where I gained much experience working with infants and children from 0 to 18 years with wide range of gross motor difficulties. I am adept in working with neonates, infants and children with various developmental needs including neurological, global developmental delay and complex medical conditions. I was part of multi-disciplinary team which provided holistic care to premature infants and children who require neurodevelopmental care and rehabilitation. My extensive knowledge has equipped me to provide family-centred care and design creative treatment programmes that engage both children and families.
I am a strong proponent of integrating play in the acquisition of gross motor skills. Being a certified developmental play practitioner, I enjoy the challenge of constantly seeking to probe deeper, know better and do better for the babies, children and their families. As a physiotherapist, I am able to look at movement and motor development from a developmental play point of view − how children are meant to grow and play. Play is not optional or something ‘nice’, it is how growth and development should be!
BSc Physiotherapy (First Class Honours), 2014
Prechtl General Movements Assessment - Basic Training Course
DIR 101: An Introduction to DIR and DIR Floortime
Developmental Play (Levels 1, 2 and 3)
Kinesio Taping Fundamentals and Advanced (KT1 & KT2)