Staff Directory

Anaberta Oehlers-Jaen

Anaberta Oehlers-Jaen

  • General Management
  • Head of DAS International
Head of DAS International and Programme Director of School-based Programmes Ms Anaberta Oehlers-Jaen started her career at the DAS in 2005 as an Educational Therapist and has since held various portfolios. For 4 years, she was the Preschool Manager of the DAS Preschool Service and was actively involved with children at risk of literacy delay and helped to launch the service at DAS. She assumed the position of Head of DAS International in 2011 in order to support both the local and...
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Adelaine Teo

Adelaine Teo

  • Registered Psychologist
Adelaine joined the Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS) in 2012, and currently holds the position of Lead Specialist Psychologist. Other than conducting psycho-educational assessments for individuals suspected of having learning difficulties, she also carries out training workshops and participates in research projects. Adelaine graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2011 with a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Psychology, and from the National Institute of...
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Aishah Abdullah (Albel)

Aishah Abdullah (Albel)

  • Lead Educational Therapist
Mdm Aishah has been with the DAS since 2007 and is one of the pioneer members of the Maths core team. She provides Mathematics intervention for learners with dyslexia on the SES Mathematics programme. Mdm Aishah strongly believes that students learn mathematics concepts readily when Mathematics is made meaningful and fun for them. Aside from her teaching responsibilities, Mdm Aishah has experience conducting talks and workshops to parents and students. She also plays a key role in...
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Anupama Selarka

Anupama Selarka

  • Educational Therapist
  • Specialist Tutor
  • RETA Associate Fellow
Anupama joined DAS in November 2019 and has been supporting learners in the areas of literacy and mathematics. Students who learn ‘differently’ inspired Anupama to move away from mainstream teaching to work with children with special needs. She brings with her a wealth of experience as an International school teacher with over 15 years of experience in the education space. Anupama facilitates learning with a holistic approach and firmly believes in the overall development of the...
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Arzami Bin Salim

Arzami Bin Salim

  • Senior Specialist Tutor
Arzami has taught in various learning institutions like Anglo-Chinese School (Independent), Hwa Chong International School, National University of Singapore and UniSIM (now SUSS), on English Language and Literature, Communication and Critical Reading and Writing. He was Level Coordinator for English and Literature Department in various schools and has experienced developing and teaching the level curriculum for Secondary/ Junior College/ IGCSE/ Pre-IB levels and the Polytechnic. He holds a...
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Bhavani Jeganathan

Bhavani Jeganathan

  • Educational Therapist
  • Senior Specialist Tutor
Bhavani began her career with DAS in 2005. She is currently a Fellow with the Register of Educational Therapists (Asia). Bhavani has extensive experience in the field of special education needs and has held the role of a senior educational therapist, programme manager and curriculum manager at DAS over the many years at the DAS. Bhavani is also a qualified trainer with the Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA) by the Singapore Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ). Bhavani...
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Fong Pei Yi

Fong Pei Yi

  • Registered Psychologist
Pei Yi started out at the DAS as a Specialist Psychologist in 2012. Since then, she has completed the Master of Arts in Applied Psychology programme at the NIE and is a Registered Psychologist with the Singapore Psychological Society. Pei Yi is currently the Assistant Director of the SpLD Assessment Services at the DAS, a team that provides a one-stop psycho-educational assessment service and facilitates the placement of students in learning programmes at the DAS. She also conducts...
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Gladys Wee-Bourne

Gladys Wee-Bourne

  • Senior Educational Therapist
  • Senior Specialist Tutor
  • RETA Fellow
Gladys Wee-Bourne has been working with children since 1986. She is Orton Gillingham trained she has also undergone the Diploma that supports students with Dyslexia. She also holds a 2nd degree in French Language. She is a registered child care teacher in the Social Welfare Department, HK (1991/2001). Supporting students for over three decades, firstly as a Reading mother, Shadow teacher in International schools, Homeroom teacher in Kindergartens both in Hong Kong and in Singapore. Through...
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Janitha Panicker

Janitha Panicker

  • Senior Educational Therapist
  • Senior Specialist Tutor
Janitha is a Specialist Teacher with DAS International and a Senior Educational Therapist with DAS. The love for children and the love of teaching, motivated Janitha to become an Early Childhood Teacher. With an International Diploma in Early Childhood Course (Montessori Method of Education), she embarked on her career as a Preschool Educator. During the rich and fruitful experience of enlightening little ones, she realised that there were children with differences who needed specially...
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Kathleen Chan

Kathleen Chan

  • Registered Psychologist
Kathleen joined the Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS) in 2021 as a Senior Specialist Psychologist. She is part of the DAS SpLD Assessment Services team, providing psycho-educational assessments for children and young adults. Kathleen graduated from Monash University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Psychology, and from the RMIT in 2011 with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours)(Psychology). Thereafter, she completed a Master of Psychology (Educational & Developmental)...
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Loo Chien Ling

Loo Chien Ling

  • Senior Specialist Tutor
  • RETA Associate Member Plus
Chien Ling joined the Dyslexia Association of Singapore in 2017. She is a Senior Educational Therapist, providing intervention for students with dyslexia in the Chinese programme for primary and secondary students. She oversees the Chinese team as a programme manager, where she led the development of the team by mentoring and conducting training for junior Educational Therapist. She has obtained Specialist Diploma in Chinese Language Therapy and embarked on lecturing at DAS Academy...
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Meetal d/o Vijaykumar Madia

Meetal d/o Vijaykumar Madia

  • Senior Specialist Tutor
  • RETA Associate Fellow
With 9 years in the education field and social service, Meetal has teaching experiences with learners who have additional needs. Supporting the cognitive, learning and behavioural needs of students in SHINE Children and Youth Services is an enriching experience. Having worked in local schools and taught ESL/ mainstream subjects in an international school as a Homeroom Teacher, she has been teaching mixed-ability learners. Further to that, her TESOL qualifications equip her to educate...
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Mohamed Samunn

Mohamed Samunn

  • Senior Educational Therapist
  • Senior Specialist Tutor
Samunn joined DAS in 2008. He is a Senior Educational Therapist who holds a Master's degree in Specific Learning Differences (MA SpLD) from London Metropolitan University, UK. He delivers online and F2F intervention and/or remediation lessons in literacy, numeracy, English language, and math to children with dyslexia and other SpLDs at our Parkway Parade Learning Centre. In addition, he conducts webinars and workshops in Educational Assistive Technology (EAT), Universal Design for Learning...
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Nicole Chua

Nicole Chua

  • Lead Educational Therapist
  • Senior Specialist Tutor
Nicole joined DAS on the 23 March 2009. Over the years she has been with the DAS, she has obtained a Masters degree in Specific Learning Differences (SpLD) with London Metropolitan University, UK, and have been trained in the Orton-Gillingham Approach and Project Read. She was been teaching children with specific learning needs since 2009 and is experienced in conducting intervention for dyslexic learners from all age groups and also learners with other learning needs that require...
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Nur Amirah Arzami

Nur Amirah Arzami

  • Educational Therapist
  • Specialist Tutor
  • RETA Associate Member Plus
Amirah holds a deep interest in students with special needs, having worked as a behaviour therapist for children with autism prior to helping children with dyslexia. She joined DAS in 2016 as an Educational Therapist, and then later DAI in 2019 as a Specialist Tutor. She teaches literacy and mathematics to students with dyslexia and other SpLDs in both group and individual settings. She believes that every child deserves the chance to find their own meaning of success and not what society...
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ONG YUN MEI

ONG YUN MEI

  • Senior Educational Therapist
  • RETA Associate Member Plus
Yun Mei joined the Dyslexia Association in June 2019. She is a Senior Educational Therapist at the Bishan Learning Centre. She provides intervention for learners with Dyslexia and other specific learning differences on the Chinese programme at both the primary and secondary school levels. She is also a core team member of the Chinese programme, where she oversees the training and Quality Assurance Audit of Chinese Educational Therapists. She also mentors and conducts training for junior...
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Praba Siva

Praba Siva

  • Educational Therapist
  • Specialist Tutor
Praba is an Educational Therapist and EdTech Integration and Support Specialist. Previously, Praba was an Allied Educator in MOE where she gained experience working with diverse learners. Currently, in addition to teaching students with dyslexia, Praba is a contributing member of the Edtech team which plans and develops technological tools for integration in literacy intervention. Praba is also a member of the Register of Educational Therapist Asia (RETA). QUALIFICATIONS Post-graduate...
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Sharom Mak

Sharom Mak

  • Specialist Tutor
  • RETA Member
Sharom began his career with DAS in 2022. He is currently a Member of the Register of Educational Therapists (Asia).  Sharom has relevant experience in the field of special education needs and specialises in the teaching subjects of English Social Studies and History. He has successfully helped mainstream students and students with special needs achieve their academic goals over the past 14 years.  In addition to this, he was trained as a Special Needs Officer as a teacher in the...
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Shilpa Madane

Shilpa Madane

  • Educational Therapist
  • Senior Specialist Tutor
B.SC. (Statistics), University of Bombay LL.B. (Bachelor of Law), University of Bombay Double Diploma in Teaching and Dyslexia, (University of Cambridge and DAS)   I started my teaching career with a private preschool in Singapore, which catered to children of various nationalities. After my stint with the school for 5 years, I decided to equip myself with skills to help children with learning difficulties. I trained in Orton-Gillingham Approach and later obtained a Dyslexia...
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Veena Jayanth

Veena Jayanth

  • Senior Specialist Tutor
'If a child can't learn the way we teach then we should teach the way he/she learns'. This has been my personal mission as a special educator. As a post-graduate in English, closely followed by a Bachelor's in Education, I launched into my teaching career handling English and Social-Studies for Secondary and Senior Secondary classes. As a classroom teacher, I was aware that every child had a very unique style and pace of learning. My Diploma in Special Education...
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Pearllyn Kang

Pearllyn Kang

  • Senior Specialist Psychologist
Pearllyn joined the Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS) in 2016 and is currently a Senior Specialist Psychologist with the SpLD Assessment Services Division. She conducts psycho-educational assessments for children to determine their learning profiles and is involved in research projects at the DAS. Pearllyn graduated from the Nanyang Technological University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Honours), and from the National Institute of Education in 2022 with a Master of...
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