Freya Ngan

Social Skills Training Coordinator

Freya graduated from the National University of Malaysia with a Bachelor of Science degree and she has been specializing in Paediatrics since. For the past five years, she has been collaborating in a team of occupational therapists, physical therapists, clinical psychologists, teachers, special education teachers and counsellors, in organizing and planning community events for family with special needs.

Freya has received a range of training courses related to social skills and behaviour management in Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Singapore on Social Thinking® by Michelle Garcia Winner, Advances in Communication Assessment & Theory of Mind Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders seminar with Professor Patricia Ann Prelock, Introduction to DIR® Floortime™ training with Chithra Kathiresan, SLT, and Mental Health, Sensory Processing & Challenging Behavior Perspective workshop with Kim Barthel, OTR. She is also certified to provide It Takes Two to Talk®, The Hanen Program® for Parents.

Providing social skills training to children with various social communication deficits has broadened her horizons in the perspective of communication and deepened her understanding of language especially pragmatic language (as known as the use of language). Meanwhile, specializing in conducting one-to-one and group therapy session in Social Skills Training has also granted her better observation skills and sharpened her clinical reasoning skills. Hence, she is keen to continue the pursuit of a range of clinical skills in assessing and teaching social skills in order to continually provide effective and quality clinical services to children with social skills challenges. Freya aspires to translate her knowledge in social skills learning into practical social skills intervention to develop social competence in children.

She completed a Basic Singapore Sign Language Course given by Singapore Association for the deaf.

Freya is fluent in English, Mandarin, and Malay languages.

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