Valerie Ho

Consultant Psychologist

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Since 2008, Consultant Psychologist Valerie Ho has worked with children and teenagers with a wide range of developmental, learning and social-emotional challenges. From her experience amassed in hospital and community settings, she has seen conditions that have ranged from severe to the very mild, and is astute in the assessment and diagnosis of developmental conditions and learning disorders.

 

She is also very experienced in preparing reports for deferment of primary education, placement in special education school, and examination exemptions or access arrangements. With her calm disposition and child-centered approach, Valerie builds rapport with any child and has a soft spot for those who are anxious and shy. She enjoys sharing with caregivers about what she sees through the eyes of their child. She believes in building strong relationships with parents and caregivers, working together with them to understand their child’s challenges, empowering them to advocate for their child, and journeying with them through their ups and downs.

 

Valerie is passionate about working with families from low socio-economic backgrounds and dedicates a part of her time to provide her expertise to them. She recently found out that she also enjoys grooming new blood joining this sector, providing training and supervision to specialist teachers.

Clinical Specialisation

Over the years, she has seen and managed a diverse caseload with clients ranging from 18 months to 18 years of age, with the following conditions:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Cerebral Palsy (CP)

  • Dyspraxia

  • Dyslexia

  • Global Developmental Delay (GDD)

  • Specific Language Impairment (SLI)

  • Intellectual Disability (ID)

  • Prematurity

  • Selective Mutism (SM)

  • Anxiety (e.g. school refusal)

  • Neurological conditions (e.g. epilepsy, Prader-Willi Syndrome)

Training & Qualifications

Valerie has been trained in the following:

  • Certified facilitator for ‘Signposts for Building Better Behaviour’ (behaviour management programme for parents)

  • Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-II (ADOS-II)

  • Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R)

  • ‘Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions’ (SPACE) programme, from Yale Child Study Centre

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

  • Social Thinking

  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)

  • Structured Teaching

Accreditation

  • Singapore Registered Psychologist (Singapore Psychological Society)

  • Singapore Registered Psychologist (SRP) Approved Supervisor

  • Full Member of Singapore Psychological Society (SPS)

Qualifications

  • ​Master of Arts (Applied Psychology), Nanyang Technological University / National Institute of Education (Singapore)

Valerie is currently located at MindChamps Allied Care @ Serangoon Gardens