Speech therapy is a multifaceted discipline that focuses on the diagnosis and management of swallowing and communication disorders in children and adults. These include stuttering, difficulty in understanding language, and pronunciation of sounds, chewing or swallowing.
Meet SingHealth Speech Therapists who manage these conditions and walk alongside our patients throughout their rehabilitation journey.
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My most memorable moment was when a severely apraxic patient I worked with was able to utter words like “hao” (Chinese for good) after weeks of therapy. The excitement I felt was like a mother hearing her child say “mama” for the first time!
Yip Hui MingSpeech Therapist Bright Vision Hospital
I am inspired by patients who never lose the determination to make the most of their lives even in their last days or when going through pain and discomfort. I hope to support each and every one of them and make them feel that they matter.
Felicia TanSpeech TherapistChangi General Hospital
As a speech therapist, I get to meet new patients every day. It is a constant learning process as I interact with patients, their family members and other healthcare professionals.
Geraldine QuekSpeech TherapistChangi General Hospital
The best thing about being a Speech Therapist is that I have the opportunity to impact lives in powerful ways. I chose this profession as I wanted to help children communicate and advocate for their wants and needs. Caregiver training is a big part of what I do and watching a parent experience a lightbulb moment during therapy with their child is a very rewarding experience.
Carline TanSpeech TherapistKK Women’s and Children’s Hospital
Some patients may have a longer and tougher journey than others but it keeps me going knowing that I can support, encourage and empower them on their own unique journey. I worked with a preschooler who was a fussy eater. Mealtimes were often stressful for the family, but the most memorable moment was when his mother came into the clinic one day and shared “He actually enjoys food now” with the widest grin I had ever seen.
Alexis ChuaSpeech TherapistKK Women’s and Children’s Hospital
One can never be bored being a Speech Therapist! We see a wide range of cases in the paediatric hospital setting but beyond the stethoscope and the fun toys, we hold in our hands the sacred privilege to empower, to touch the lives of our patients and their caregivers and help them see that there is hope. We hold in our hearts the desire to see interactions transformed and connection deepened. I believe that we should not only focus on what our patients and their caregivers cannot do, but discover what they can do, and build on it.
Fidelia YangSpeech TherapistKK Women’s and Children’s Hospital
What we do positively impacts someone else's life - either through therapy, or interaction with our patients, we play a role in making their lives a little better. It is rewarding to see our patients progress and gain a better understanding of what they are going through. It reminds me of the purpose behind what we do!
Alberta LowSpeech TherapistSingapore General Hospital
The ability to swallow and communicate is vital in our everyday lives. After all, catching up with family and friends over a good meal is one of Singaporeans’ favourite pastimes! Losing these abilities can be detrimental to a patient’s wellbeing and I feel privileged to play a part in my patients’ journey towards a better life ahead.
Chia An AnSpeech TherapistSengkang General Hospital
Seeing patients regain the joy of eating and drinking again and be able to communicate with those around them gives meaning to my career. What keeps me going is the words and gestures of appreciation from my patients and their family members whilst journeying with them throughout their rehabilitation period.
Ho Zhi TingSpeech TherapistSengkang General Hospital
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