Meet Joycelyn Teng
Jocelyn’s passion is to help children overcome challenges and firmly believes that all children have the potential to excel and lead meaningful lives. As a mother of two young children, she is cognisant that every child is unique and works closely with parents to provide a safe and supportive environment and equipping both parents and children with the necessary tools to fulfil their potential.
With more than a decade of experience in child and educational psychology under her belt, Jocelyn’s has extensive experience working with children on a wide spectrum of issues including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), developmental delays, speech and language delays, intellectual disabilities, learning disorders and selective mutism. In addition, she also helps children overcome social-emotional issues such as school refusal, anger, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, poor confidence and emotional dysregulation.
Jocelyn has a keen interest in early intervention, home-school partnership and parenting, partnering parents, caregivers and teachers alike and imparting to them the knowledge, skills and strategies to better understand and address their children’s developmental needs. She advocates holistic intervention plans that addresses the root cause of children’s challenging behaviours, with healthy relationships between parents, teachers and children as a foundation for positive behavioural change.
Jocelyn has extensive expertise in Functional Behaviour Analysis (FBA) and Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) and has trained teachers in both areas to help them manage behavioural challenges in the classroom. She has also been an Accredited Facilitator for Signposts for Building Better Behaviour Programme since 2012, training and equipping parents with the necessary skills to manage challenging behaviour at home.
Jocelyn obtained a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Psychology) at the National University of Singapore and went on graduate with distinction from the NTU Master of Arts (Applied Psychology) Programme. She is currently a registered Education Psychologist with the Singapore Register of Psychologists (SRP). Her 12-year career saw her work with clients of various ages from diverse backgrounds from Early Intervention Programmes for Infants and Children (EIPIC) Centres to Special Education (SPED) Schools and private clinics. Her past works in SPED schools includes initiating, designing and implementing the first social integration project with a mainstream primary school and has presented her works at the MOE SPED Learning Day as well as the IASSID Europe Regional Congress Conference in Vienna in 2014. Jocelyn rose up the ranks as a Deputy Head and represented in various professional consultations at ministry level, such as the Professional Practice Guidelines used by MOE for psych-educational assessment and placement of students with special educational needs.