Jessica earned her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Columbia University (New York City, USA). She completed her Clinical Fellowship (CF) under the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), a nationally recognized American professional credential, and holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from ASHA.
While in New York, Jessica was trained at YAI, a New York-based special needs preschool, where she treated preschoolers with ASD, who are diagnosed with communication and language disorders; and the Children Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center (CERC) where she assessed and treated children with communication, speech, and language disorders. She was also trained in Social Thinking under Ms Nancy Tarshis, and led the high-functioning children with ASD who have pragmatic difficulties in these social thinking groups. In Singapore, Jessica has worked with students with hearing impairment at the Singapore School for the Deaf (SSD). She communicates with the hearing-impaired students with basic sign language. Jessica also received trainings on PROMPT technique and Oral – Placement Therapy.
She has a clinical interest in building the expressive communication skills of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, which ranges from non-verbal skills, such as gestures or picture exchange, to expressing oneself via speech. She strongly believes that successful therapy outcomes are the result of building trust with every child that comes to her, and parent education and involvement within the session.
Jessica is fluent in English, Mandarin, and Bahasa Indonesia.
Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC), Singapore
American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), USA
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