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DR. HASLINA

HASSAN

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Dr. Haslina Hassan

Senior Educational Therapist

and Counsellor

Dr. Haslina Hassan has been working with children in the mainstream and special needs field for more than 20 years. She started as a primary school teacher in one of the top girls’ schools. Her passion for working with children with special needs is evident and her work experiences include being a specialist teacher with the Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS) where she was promoted to Head of Centre and then to a Coordinator for Counselling & Awareness. She was also Head of the Early Intervention Programme of a private special school which she helped to set up. Dr. Haslina then accepted a position offered by the Ministry of Education (MOE) as a Senior School Counsellor.

 

After leaving her post with MOE, Dr. Haslina took on a role as an  Educational Therapist  and a Shadow Teacher, providing intervention for and supporting children with special needs in mainstream schools. Dr. Haslina works with teachers, parents and schools to help provide the best support and learning environment for these children.

 

To ensure that she continues to share her knowledge and experiences with younger educators,  Dr. Haslina remains an adjunct lecturer, lecturing in modules concerning special education. Dr. Haslina’s experience as a Senior School Counsellor has contributed to her expertise in creating specialised programmes for children in areas such as anger management, study skills, exam-taking skills, time management skills and specific reading programmes for underachievers at the lower primary level and pupils in the Foundation stream.

Dr. Haslina is now located at MindChamps Allied Care @ Serangoon Gardens and Marina Square.

Clinical Specialisation

Dr. Haslina Hassan’s areas of expertise are as follows:

  • Dyslexia

  • Dyspraxia

  • Dyscalculia

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

  • Global Developmental Delay (GDD)

  • Down’s Syndrome

  • William Syndrome

  • ADHD/ ADD

  • Anger Management

  • Anxiety Management

  • Study Skills/ Exam Taking Skills/ Time Management Skills

  • Shadow Teacher/ Support Teacher

  • Mainstream Primary School Curriculum

  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Curriculum

  • Waldorf Steiner Education (Primary) Curriculum

Training & Qualifications

Dr. Haslina Hassan has been trained in the following:

  • Advanced Language Skills – Dyslexia Association of Singapore, DAS

  • Advanced Writing Skills – Dyslexia Association of Singapore, DAS

  • Education of Young Children with Special Needs (Age 3 – 5), University of Minnesota

  • Working with Children with Disabilities, Australian College of Applied Psychology

  • Specialised Training in ADHD, Ministry of Education, MOE

  • Understanding Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Student Care Services, Singapore

  • Claywork & Artistic Therapy, Sophia College of Counselling, Perth, Western Australia

  • Creative Therapy: Principles & Practice of Art Therapy (Behaviour Intervention of Children & Youths – SSTI /National Council of Social Services

  • Music Care Therapy – Metropolitan YMCA Singapore

  • Waldorf Primary  Grade Teachers Education – Malaysia Waldorf Primary Education, KL

Accreditation

  • ​Registered Member of Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP)

  • Member of the Dyslexia Association of Federal States, Malaysia (KL)

  • Registered Educational Therapist, Dyslexia Association of Singapore

  • Associate Member, Orton-Gillingham Academy USA

  • Member of Special Education Network in Asia (SENIA)

Qualifications

  • PhD in Education, The International University Missouri, USA

  • Master in Education, Special & Inclusive Education, University of Sheffield, UK

  • Graduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychology, Australian College of Applied Psychology

  • Bachelor of Arts in English Language & English Literature, UK Open University

  • Diploma in Education, Nanyang Technological University

Testimonials and Reviews

for Dr. Haslina

We are extremely pleased with MindChamps Allied Care! After just 2 months of attending the Early Intervention Programme, we noticed a significant improvement in Jacob’s speech and toilet habits – he is now diaper-free! Jacob looks forward to going for his classes every day as the teachers and staff are very friendly, patient and dedicated. Thank you so much MindChamps Allied Care and God Bless! 

Jonathan D’Silva, parent of Jacob D’silva

Joshua has been attending various therapies at MindChamps Allied Care @ Serangoon Gardens. In a short period of time, we have seen him develop holistically through their support. They give a whole new definition to holistic support. Every therapist is aware of his development and they work hand in hand together to create the best scenarios for him to learn. We are thankful to know Dr Haslina, his Educational Therapist, who is gentle and passionate. She is always prepared yet flexible to cater to his needs based on his moods that day. We are confident that she will help him to be ready for Primary 1 when the time comes. The centre gives regular feedback to parents. They are quick to respond to our concerns and queries, putting our anxieties at ease. All in all, we just feel so comfortable leaving him in their care. Truly, it feels like leaving him in the care of family. Heartfelt thanks to the team. 

Selina Gomez, parent of Joshua