See Lay Yen

Senior Specialist Teacher - Specialised Chinese Programme

Lay Yen has been specialising in providing Chinese Language intervention for students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) since 2012. She believes that students with learning difficulties can reach their highest potential through perseverance and systematic, multi-sensory instructional approach. She also believes in helping students work towards independent learning by equipping them with learning strategies. She feels a strong sense of satisfaction when students gain self-confidence and grow in resilience in facing learning challenges. She is constantly exploring teaching strategies to make learning engaging and effective for students.

 

Lay Yen graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies (HON). Subsequently, she obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Chinese Language, Primary Level) from the National Institute of Education (NIE). She also holds an Advanced Postgraduate Diploma in Chinese Language and Literature from NIE. She then furthered her studies in the field of special education and attained a Postgraduate Certificate in Special Educational Needs under the University of South Wales and the DAS Academy. She is also a qualified trainer with the Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA) by the Singapore Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ).

 

Lay Yen was formerly a Chinese Language Teacher in a Primary School. She joined the Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS) in 2012 and was a Senior Educational Therapist, trained in the Orton-Gillingham approach for both teaching English and Chinese language. She was a core team member of the DAS Chinese curriculum team, involved in developing the Chinese curriculum, conducting research related to Dyslexia and the learning of the Chinese Language, as well as mentoring new Educational Therapists. She was also a trainer at the DAS Academy for new educational therapists and the public. In 2017, she received a CEO commendation team award for her contribution towards developing the Chinese assessment tool. After leaving DAS, she began her private practice as a tutor for students with SPLD, while doing adjunct lecturing with DAS.

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