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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Rebecca Shalinah

Rebecca Shalinah

  • Lead Educational Therapist
  • Assistant Director
  • RETA Associate Fellow
  • Associate Lecturer
Rebecca has been with the Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS) since 2014. She is a Lead Educational Therapist at DAS, an Assistant Director of DAS International and an Associate Lecturer with DAS Academy where she hopes to share her experiences and insights with educators and parents. She believes that every child has potential regardless of their difficulties and she hopes to provide a safe learning environment for her students to discover their potential. She also provides intervention...
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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
  • Senior Specialist Teacher
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
  • Senior Specialist Teacher
  • 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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Bhavani Jeganathan

Bhavani Jeganathan

  • Educational Therapist
  • Senior Specialist Teacher
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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Winston Quek

Winston Quek

  • Senior Specialist Psychologist
Winston is a Senior Specialist Psychologist who started working with the Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS) in 2013. At DAS, his core work involves conducting psycho-educational assessments on children and adults. He was involved in a longitudinal research project to evaluate the efficacy of the DAS Main Literacy Programme (MLP). This led to the poster and oral presentations of research findings in overseas and local conferences respectively. He also conducts talks for other DAS staff...
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Gladys Wee-Bourne

Gladys Wee-Bourne

  • Senior Educational Therapist
  • Senior Specialist Teacher
  • 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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Hope Kelly

Hope Kelly

  • Specialist Teacher
Hope joined DAS in 2022 and while providing intervention for students with dyslexia through the Main Literacy Programme completed the Specialist Diploma in Educational Therapy through the DAS Academy. Her interest in working with children who have dyslexia stemmed from her own experience with her foster child. Hope has always been an educator, either professionally or privately.  In her early career in the US she taught middle school language arts and later in Singapore, she was an...
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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 Teacher
  • 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 Teacher
  • RETA Fellow
With 12 years in the education field and social service, Meetal has teaching experiences with learners who have additional needs. Meetal joined DAS International in June 2020 as a Specialist Tutor and she has been teaching students who struggle to learn, at both primary and secondary levels. Currently, as a Middle School teacher at The Winstedt School, she teaches students with diverse needs the English Language, International Mindedness, IMYC, Social emotional learning, and supports other...
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Mohamed Samunn

Mohamed Samunn

  • Senior Educational Therapist
  • Senior Specialist Teacher
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 Teacher
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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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
  • Senior Specialist Teacher
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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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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Shilpa Madane

Shilpa Madane

  • Educational Therapist
  • Senior Specialist Teacher
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 Teacher
'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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Tong Yuet Yi

Tong Yuet Yi

  • Educational Therapist
  • Specialist Teacher
  • RETA Member
Tong Yuet Yi joined the Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS) in 2020 as an Educational Therapist providing Chinese language intervention to primary school learners with dyslexia and other Specific Learning Differences. Before joining DAS, Yuet Yi was an editor of Chinese textbooks for primary school and secondary school students. She is also a writer of early childhood Chinese educational books. Her publications include books on word recognition and Chinese comprehension and supplementary...
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SHAIAN LIM

SHAIAN LIM

  • Senior Specialist Psychologist
Shaian has been with the Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS) since 2017 and is a Senior Specialist Psychologist at the organisation. Her main role involves conducting psychoeducational assessments to investigate the presence of neurodevelopmental disorders in children and adolescents. Shaian currently holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Psychology from the National University of Singapore, as well as a Master of Arts (Applied Psychology) from the National Institute of...
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