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Joey Lee Zu Yee

Senior Early Intervention Teacher


Joey Lee graduated from Northumbria University with a BA (Hons) in Psychology. She has many years of experience working with children with special needs across various ages, levels of functioning and diagnoses, including Autism, ADHD, GDD, Down syndrome and Speech Delays etc.


Through her working experience, she has acquired relevant training to equip herself with the right skills and knowledge to support children with cognitive, behavioural and learning challenges. Joey is well versed in her individualisation of intervention in her 1:1 and group sessions. She is currently attending Dyslexia & Literacy Teaching course to equip the skills in supporting students with learning challenges.


Throughout the years, she is proficient in recognizing each child’s learning needs and able to craft personalised learning goals. Joey utilises multi-sensory age-appropriate techniques for optimal learning. She strongly agrees that learning through play gives children opportunities to gain essential knowledge and skills. She employs different mediums to aid children in self-expression and help them better cope with emotional regulation. 


Joey has supported special needs students in mainstream settings as she helped children with different developmental and learning needs integrate into mainstream schools through the use of targeted strategies. She also liaised closely with parents and schools to create an environment best suited for the child’s learning needs.


“If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.” She believes that children are capable of learning in any circumstances possible given the correct tools to learn. The philosophy has guided her as a special needs educator to show students that learning is not limited in any way.

Clinical & Specialisation

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Growth Developmental Delays (GDD)

  • Down Syndrome (DS)

  • Speech and Language Delay (SLD)

  • Intellectual Disability (ID)

  • William Syndrome

  • Dyslexia

  • Shadow Teacher/ Support Teacher

Training & Qualifications

Joey has been trained in the following:
  • TEACCH Autism Programme

  • Applied Behaviour Analysis Technique (ABA)

  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)

  • Discrete trial teaching (DTT)

  • Antecedent-based intervention (ABI)

  • DIR Floortime

  • Structured Teaching

  • Curriculum Design and Development

  • Orthon Gillingham Phonics

  • Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract (CPA)

  • Brain Gym

  • Dyslexia and Literacy Teaching


  • BA (Hons) Psychology (Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK)

Certificate in:

  • DIR 101: An Introduction to DIR® and DIR Floortime®, The Interdisciplinary Council On Development And Learning (ICDL)

  • Supporting Children with Difficulties in Reading and Writing, University Of London

  •  Autism Spectrum Disorder, University of California

  • Managing ADHD, Autism, Learning Disabilities & Concussion In School, University Of Colorado System

  • Everyday Parenting: the ABC s of Child Rearing, Yale University

  • Introduction to Art therapy, Laselle College      

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