ABOUT THE CLINIC

Beatrice Speech & Swallow Clinic is a speech therapy clinic providing diagnosis and treatment for speech, language, voice and swallowing difficulties.  We serve clients across all ages, providing high quality personalized speech therapy sessions both in the clinic and at our clients’ homes. 

Why choose us?

  • We are passionate about what we do and we want to use this passion to encourage, motivate and help our clients improve to the best of their potential.

  • Our many years of acute hospital experience with many challenging and severe cases have taught us to fight, persevere and not give up on our patients.

  • Driven by determination to help our clients improve, we combine traditional therapy techniques with new evidence-based approaches to tailor the best treatment plan for our clients.

  • We are not just providing therapy, we are here to understand our patients, build a bond with them, and genuinely care for them and their families.

  • Our sessions are enjoyable and we want to create a positive atmosphere during the treatment.

 

ABOUT BEATRICE TEO

FOUNDER, CLINICAL DIRECTOR

As a fully registered Speech Therapist under the Allied Health Professional Council in Singapore, Beatrice Teo has many years of experience working in National University Hospital (NUH) and Gleneagles Hospital with both adult and paediatric patients.  

Beatrice is a dedicated Speech Therapist who is passionate about helping her patients improve and recover.   Driven by determination to help her patients improve, Beatrice combines traditional therapy techniques with new evidence-based approaches to tailor the best treatment plan for her patients.  She treats all her patients genuinely and provides them with the best care. Beatrice is known to achieve success in even the most complex cases and is trusted by many renowned doctors and healthcare professionals.

Beatrice is also actively involved in giving talks to doctors, nurses and the public to raise awareness of the benefits of Speech Therapy. She also aims to inspire those living with speech and swallowing difficulties not to lose hope and helps them improve their quality of life.

Beatrice is a certified AHPC supervisor, thus she has trained many Speech Therapists to achieve their clinical competency in the past 8 years as a Speech Therapist.

 

Accreditation and Certification in:

  • BSpPath (La Trobe University)

  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)

  • Videofluroscopy (VFS)

  • Vitalstim Therapy

  • Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT)

  • Estill Voice Training

  • Certified Allied Health Professional Council (AHPC) supervisor for speech therapists

 

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ABOUT MELISSA ONG

SENIOR SPEECH THERAPIST

Melissa is a fully registered Speech Therapist under the Allied Health Professional Council in Singapore and is also accredited under the Speech Pathology Australia. 

Melissa has experience working with babies, children and adults in National University Hospital (NUH). SHe also worked with the paediatric population in AWWA Early Intervention Centre. Since joining BSSC, she also had many opportunities to conduct functional home therapy sessions at the client's house, schools, nursing homes and therapy centres.

Melissa also has worked in multi- disciplinary and trans- disciplinary models, whilst providing various speech therapy related talks to early intervention teachers, parents and other allied health therapists.  Melissa is also a certified AHPC supervisor, thus she has trained junior Speech Therapists to achieve their clinical competency.

Melissa is cheerful, optimistic and never fails to motivate her clients and ensures enjoyable therapy sessions.  She is creative in her approaches and always thinks out the box to find solutions for her clients. 

Accreditation and Certification in:

  • Masters of Speech and Language Pathology (University of Sydney)

  • Bachelor of Arts - Psychology (National University of Singapore)

  • Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to Feeding

  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)

  • The Hanen Programme - More Than Words

  • Keyword Sign Basic Workshop

  • Voicecraft

  • Certified Allied Health Professional Council (AHPC) Supervisor for Speech Therapists

 
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ABOUT ERICA KO

SENIOR SPEECH THERAPIST

Erica is a fully registered Speech Therapist under the Allied Health Professional Council in Singapore. She has a Master of Speech and Language Therapy since 2012 and has worked in both New Zealand and Singapore.  Her experience in Singapore includes KKH Women's and Children's hospital, schools, private clinics and client homes. She has experiences working with a wide range of communication delays and disorders, as well as fussy eaters. 

Erica also has interest in working with the adult population with communication difficulties such as speech/language impairment, cognitive communication disorders and stuttering.

Erica knows that no single approach is the right one for every individual, and so she believes in holistic approaches to assessments and interventions. She is passionate and determined in helping her clients, who include children, adults and families, to achieve their maximal potential. 

Erica is also a mother of a baby boy. She loves children and aims to make her therapies fun and meaningful because she believes motivation is one of the key factors to improvement and successful outcomes.



Accreditation and certification in:

  • Master of Speech and Language Therapy Practice (University of Auckland)

  • Signposts for Building Better Behaviour

  • MAKATON Sign language (stage 1 & 2)

  • DIR Floortime

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ABOUT CHARMAINE TAN

SPEECH THERAPIST

Charmaine is a fully registered Speech Therapist under the Allied Health Professional Council in Singapore. She has more than 3 years of experience treating children with speech and language delays/disorders as well as feeding difficulties in an early intervention centre in Singapore.  Her clients include children with Global Developmental Delay, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, cleft palate and hearing impairment. Upon joining BSSC, Charmaine continues her passion of working with children with special needs in more settings such as home, schools, early intervention centres and charity organisations.

 Charmaine is passionate about helping her clients achieve their highest potential.  She is creative in her approaches to help clients develop meaningful communication and feeding skills in enjoyable therapy sessions.  She believes in close collaboration with family and empowering them to feel confident in helping their loved ones progress. Charmaine also conducts training sessions for parents, teachers and caregivers regularly.    

Accreditation and certification in:

  • Master of Speech Pathology (Flinders University)

  • Diploma in Learning Disorders Management and Child Psychology

  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)

  • Feeding Therapy: A Sensory-Motor Approach to Feeding

  • DIR Floortime