Qualifications:

  • First Class Honours in Bachelor of Applied Sciences (Speech Pathology) from the University of Sydney.

Further Education:

  • Introduction to the PROMPT technique

  • Hanen certified (“It Takes Two to Talk” and “More Than Words”)

  • Social Thinking Conference: Connecting the Dots from Assessment to Intervention for Individuals with Social Challenges

 

Community involvement and professional memberships include:

  • Volunteer in the Riding for the Disabled Association of Singapore

  • Clinical mentor/facilitator of Problem-Based Learning Case Studies at the NUS Master of Science (Speech and Language Pathology) course in 2012

  • Treasurer of Speech-Language & Hearing Association Singapore from 2010 to 2011

  • Member of Speech and Language Therapy Singapore (previously known as Speech-Language & Hearing Association Singapore)

  • Full registration with Allied Health Professions Council

Yang Huilin

I am a senior Mandarin-speaking speech therapist and have many years of experience working with both children and adults. I have provided individual and group therapy for preschoolers, school-aged children and adolescents who have individual differences or special needs in schools, clinics and within their homes. The conditions I have experience with include speech and/or language delay, stuttering, voice disorders and I have worked with children who have diagnoses such as global developmental delay, autism spectrum disorder and Down Syndrome. I have also conducted assessments and therapy sessions (both individual and group) in clinics and schools in New South Wales, Australia. Prior to joining Kaleidoscope, I have also worked in another private practice and provided therapy services to the Early Intervention Programme for Infants and Children (EIPIC) at Fei Yue Community Services.

I graduated from the University of Sydney with a First Class Honours in Bachelor of Applied Sciences (Speech Pathology). My areas of interest are stuttering, feeding issues, voice disorders and early intervention. I am passionate about lifelong learning and I strive for clinical excellence. For my honours thesis, my research was focused on a behavioural modification program to increase speech naturalness in Singaporean bilingual individuals who stutter. These research findings were presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association conference in 2010. When I was working in a local restructured hospital, I spearheaded several award-winning clinical improvement projects to help improve the quality of life for the elderly with swallowing difficulties in hospitals and nursing homes in Singapore.

I believe in empowering individuals and in being involved in the community. I am truly blessed to have been able to develop my skills in projects that have contributed to the development of speech services in Singapore and I hope to be able to share my experience with you and your children.