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Team

Jasline Lim
Founder and Director
M. Education (Early Childhood and Special Needs)
Dip. Montessori Method of Education
B.Bus (Applied Economics)
Jasline has been an early childhood educator for more than 10 years.  She has conducted phonics and early literacy enrichment programmes for preschoolers, involved in designing and developing preschool curriculum for enrichment centres and taught in a Montessori preschool.  She has also operated an infant and childcare centre.Jasline’s encounter with children with special needs started when she was with NTU’s Welfare Services Club.  She was actively involved in the club’s various projects including children and youths with intellectual disabilities and hearing impairment.  Jasline left the financial sector for a full-time job in the social service sector in 2003, involved in programmes and services planning for the disability sector.  Her passion for helping children and youths with special needs was since ignited.Throughout the years of working with children and youths and listening to parents of children with special needs, Jasline started Kidspace with a simple objective – to make quality programmes and services accessible to children with special learning needs.  She hopes to use her experience and expertise to enhance the learning experience of these children and to help educational institutions become better equipped in handling them.

 

Desiree Ong
Education Therapist
Bachelor of Human Science
Certificate in Special Education (NIE)
Certificate in Education Studies (Autism Spectrum Disorder)
Developing Leaders for Learning Organisations

Desiree has been in the special education field since 1984. She was an educator with a special education school, holding the posts of teacher, Senior Assistant and ICT Subject Head. She has more than 20 years of experience working with and teaching children and youths with various special needs. To further equip herself to help children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Desiree  underwent a specialised course and obtained the Certificate in Education Studies (ASD) by SSTI and University of Sydney in 2004.

Desiree is proficient in the use of specialised education technology and programmes to enhance the learning of students with special needs. She is passionate about developing programmes that are developmentally appropriate and stimulating for children with various learning styles. Over the years, Desiree has helped and groomed children and youths to develop self-confidence and greater independence. Working with these children and youths has given Desiree great joy and satisfaction and she aspires to continue this work at Kidspace.

 

Raman Subhamangalam
Education Therapist
Diploma in Learning Disorders Management and Child Psychology
Certificate in Orton Gillingham (OG) Phonics

Teacher Subha has more than 10 years experience coaching students with Dyslexia attending mainstream schools. She has also worked as a Shadow Teacher for students with Austim a the Singapore American School. Subha is a certified OG phonics instructor, and has more than 10 year experience conducting OG phonics (a multi-sensory phonics programme widely recognised as an effective methodology for children with dyslexia and reading delays) for children with dyslexia, ADD, ASD and other special needs.  She has conducted small group reading programmes as well individual language & literacy classes. 

Subha is extremely passionate towards using stories, books and other reading resources to make her lessons come alive! She currently runs the Social Communication and Language programme and the specialised language support programmes at Kidspace.  She engages the children very well with interesting social stories and dramatisation of print stories.  Many children have benefited greatly and became much more responsive from the programme.

On the more personal side, Subha, mother of a 11-year-old boy, finds time to volunteer with SINDA to help children with special needs from disadvantaged families.  She’s also an active parent volunteer with SAS.

 

Grace Oh
Education Therapist
Master of Special Education (in attendance)
Certificate in Orton Gillingham (OG) Phonics
Bachelor of Learning Management
Dip. Early Childhood Education – Teaching and Leadership

Dip. Montessori Method of Education

Grace brings with her 10 years of teaching experience, in both local and international school settings. Her foray in the education field started with teaching in a local preschool, and she went on to work with primary school level children while pursuing her Bachelors of Learning Management. Grace gained valuable experience in teaching and facilitating a diverse class when she worked with children who required additional support in an International School. Her passion for working with children with special needs has motivated her to pursue her Masters in Special Education.

Grace’s warm and approachable nature is certainly well received by the children.  Her specific expertise lies in helping children develop in the areas of early language acquisition, speech and communication skills. She enjoys using various strategies tailored to each child’s needs to engage them in their learning, helping them to become enthusiastic and confident learners.

 

Jose Padilla
Specialist Teacher
Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy)

Affectionately known as Teacher Jun, Jose has more than 10 years of experience working with children with various disabilities and learning difficulties. He brings with him a wealth of experience from a variety of clinical, community and educational settings. Jose enjoys helping children to develop functional sensory and motor functions that enhances their ability to play, learn and interact with others and the environment. At Kidspace, Jose works with the children to enhance their gross and fine motor skills, visual-motor integration, handwriting, and sensory processing skills.

Jose is much loved by the children for his fun-loving and friendly nature. He believes in working closely with the children’s families and caregivers and is committed to collaborating with the other specialists as a team.

 

Tan Lee Waun
Education Therapist (Chinese)
Bachelor of Special Education

Lee Waun graduated from National Taiwan Normal University, majoring in Special Education. She brings with her valuable experience working in the education and special needs sector in Taiwan and Singapore. Students she has worked with include those with ASD, ADD, GDD, Dyslexia, learning and speech delays and intellectual disability.

Lee Waun is proficient in the use of various intervention methods in her Mandarin lessons such as Behaviour Modification, Applied Behaviour Analysis and TEACCH. She works mainly with pre-schoolers and those in Primary School level. Her lessons are conducted in Mandarin, apart from the Chinese Language, she incorporates social skills, eye-hand coordination training and sensory integration.

 

Goh Seok Wan
Education Therapist
Diploma in Special Education
B Arts & Soc Sci. Sociology (Hons)
Diploma in TESOL

Foundation Course in Dyslexia Studies

Seok Wan has over 20 years of experience working with children and teens with special needs. She was a teacher and Vice-Principal of a Special Education school. She has worked with children with autism, and various other developmental and learning delays. Other than classroom teaching, she is also experienced in the adoption of technology for special needs as Head of IT in the school. Seok Wan is also an active volunteer and has been involved with organisations such as the Spastics Children’s Association of Singapore, St Andrew’s Autism Centre and Society for the Physically Disabled.  She has also set up and run learning support programmes for children and youths with hearing impairment and had been involved with early intervention programmes. Seok Wan is also currently an Associate Lecturer with SEED Institute, training pre-school teachers to work with children with special needs.

Seok Wan is loved by the children for her warm, caring and approachable nature.  She enjoys using various strategies tailored to each child’s needs to engage them in their learning, helping them to become enthusiastic and confident learners.

 

Carol Pung
Specialist Teacher
Diploma in Special Education
ABRSM Piano and Cello, Certtificate of Teaching
Trinity College London, Voice

Carol is a performing musician as well as a qualified music teacher well versed in early childhood pedagogy. She has over 20 years of music teaching experience. Other than her music qualifications, Carol also holds a Diploma in Special Education and is completing her Specialist Diploma in Psychology, Early Childhood.  She is very passionate about her work with children with various special needs and learning difficulties, and always aims to use music and the arts to help these children enhance their motor, cognitive, and sensory processing skills.

Many children warm up to Carol easily given her approachable and bubbly nature.  Her lessons are creative and full of energy.
Eva Loh
Speech Therapist
Bachelor of Speech Pathology (First Class Honours)

Eva Loh graduated from the University of Queensland (Australia) in 2003 with First Class Honours in Bachelor of Speech Pathology. Over the years, Eva’s clinical experience and expertise has focused
predominantly on children with special needs, with a range of clientele groups such as those with cerebral palsy, down syndrome, autism, intellectual disability and developmental delay. In addition to being a practitioner, Eva is Hanen-Certified and is licensed to conduct various training programs for parents and/or teachers (including ‘It Takes Two to Talk’, ‘More Than Words’, ‘Learning Language and Loving It’ and ‘Teacher Talk’). Eva is also Bobath-Neurodevelopmental Treatment Trained, and is a Key Word Sign (Australia) Trainer.

Teacher Eva conducts her Speech Therapy sessions at her clinic, Happy Talk Eva Loh Speech Therapy Practice.