June Siew

Head of DAS Academy

June Siew has more than a decade of practical experience in the field of Specific Learning Differences. She is a Fellow with the Register of Educational Therapists (Asia) and is a qualified trainer with a WSQ Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA). Her previous experiences as an educational therapist augments her current role as a lecturer. She has written a paper on "Educational Therapy in Singapore: Towards Professionalisation and Professionalism" which has been published in the Asia Pacific Journal of Developmental Differences.

 

Her postgraduate academic achievements include a Master of Arts in Specific Learning Differences and a Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, London Metropolitan University, UK. She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Education programme at the National Institute of Education (NIE), Singapore and the University College London, Institute of Education (IoE) with a special interest in cool and hot executive function in children with reading difficulties.

 

Highest Qualification:

Master of Arts (Specific Learning Differences), London Metropolitan University, UK

 

Teaching / Training Qualification:

PGCert in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education, London Metropolitan University, UK

Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA)

Priscillia Shen

Assistant Head of DAS Academy

Priscillia Shen began her special education journey as an Educational Therapist at DAS and has more than 10 years of experience in the field of special educational needs, especially in dyslexia. Her previous experience working closely with SpLD learners has allowed her to take on a constructive and practical pedagogical approach. She believes in keeping up with current developments in the field to continually refine teaching practices and maintain professional passion. She is also a qualified trainer with the Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA) by the Singapore Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ). While lecturing at the DAS Academy, she is currently pursuing Doctorate in Education (EdD) at the National Institute of Education (NIE) in Singapore and the Institute of Education (IOE) in UK, London.

Her research interests are in dyslexia, Chinese language and Mathematics. She has been co-presenting papers on learning difficulties in Chinese language and Mathematics in relation to dyslexia at conferences since 2012.

 

Highest Qualification:

Master of Arts (Specific Learning Differences), London Metropolitan University, UK

 

Teaching / Training Qualification:

PGCert in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education, London Metropolitan University, UK

Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA)

Lee Albert

Senior Lecturer

An Associate Fellow with the Register of Educational Therapists (Asia), Albert is also a qualified trainer with an Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA) by the Singapore Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ). He holds the Master of Arts in Specific Learning Differences (London Metropolitan University, UK), and his dissertation explored the learning needs of young learners with dyslexia in Singapore who are left-handed. A research area that he is passionate about.

He co-wrote a research paper for The British Council in 2011, entitled, ‘Perceptions and Strategies of Learning in English by Primary School Children with Dyslexia – A Metaphor Analysis’ and has presented at conferences on 'The use of Assistive Technology' to support learners with dyslexia for the past years.

 

With over 8 years of experience as a Senior Educational Therapist in the field of special educational needs, Albert is able to incorporate this valuable experience in the design and delivery of his lectures. He is a Module Leader for the MA SpLD and also conducts short courses in special educational needs for educators and particularly enjoys sharing his experience with parents in the support of their children's learning at home.

Sylvia Foo

Senior Lecturer

Sylvia Foo has two decades of experience as a dyslexia, literacy and English Language specialist in both private and public educational institutes including the Dyslexia Association of Singapore. She was a Senior Lecturer in the early years of the training arm of the DAS. Sylvia holds a Masters of Arts (English Language) and a Diploma in Education (NIE). She is also trained in the Orton-Gillingham and Hornsby approaches to dyslexia remediation, and is a qualified trainer with a WSQ Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment. Besides her track record as an educational therapist, Sylvia has successfully led and restructured a literacy intervention centre for learning needs students.

 

Since 2009, she has also trained and mentored teachers in the early childhood industry to support their professional skills development. Sylvia is very interested in designing and delivering training programmes that enhance best practices in educational therapy.