Early Intervention Teacher
Joanna graduated from Ngee Ann Polytechnic with a Diploma in Child Psychology and Early Education. She has years of experience working with children with special needs across various ages, including Autism, ADHD, GDD, speech delay and behavioural issues.
Joanna is well-versed in the field of Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) therapy, and conducts home-based therapy session for children with different needs to help parents and caregivers adopt meaningful day-to-day strategies in managing challenging behaviors. She has also supported many children with special needs in mainstream school as a shadow teacher, helping to integrate them into the school setting. With her understanding of how behavior works, and how learning takes place, it allows her to promote positive social behaviors and work habits by reinforcing desired behavior and simplifying learning by breaking down complex tasks systematically.
Joanna believes in working collaboratively with parents through setting clear expectations and goals for the child, and empowering families with suitable strategies to better support the child’s learning. She also believes that consistency is the key to creating a learning environment that fosters success.
Joanna has experience working with children with special needs ranging from the age of 3 to 8 in early intervention schools and home settings.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Training & Qualifications
Diploma in Business Practice (Business Management) from Singapore Polytechnic
Diploma in Child Psychology and Early Education from Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP)