MS OLIVIA WEE Senior Auditory-Verbal Therapist Department of Otolaryngology Singapore General Hospital Singapore
Olivia Wee trained as a research psycholinguist at the Master’s degree level at the National University of Singapore. She graduated with a second Masters Degree in Deaf Education with a specialisation in Early Oral Intervention from America. She was trained and mentored by world renowned teachers in the field of Auditory-Verbal Approach, including Ms Judith Simser, Dr. Christina Perigoe and Ms Cheryl Dickson.
Olivia was one of the first Auditory-Verbal Therapists supporting families of children with hearing loss in Singapore and she is now one of six Listening and Spoken Language Specialists who is certified in Auditory-Verbal Therapy (LSLS Cert. AVT) in the country. She has practised as an Auditory-Verbal Therapist for over 14 years in both private and public sectors and she has worked with families and professionals in America, China, Bangladesh, Japan, Taiwan and South East Asia.
Olivia has a keen interest in research on language issues and she was involved in several projects investigating reading in bilingual children in Singapore. She had taught English as a Second Language in Japan and she speaks English, Mandarin and Japanese. She believes firmly that with early and appropriate intervention, children with any degree of hearing loss can listen, develop spoken language, go to mainstream schools and be happy contributing members of society. Olivia currently practices as a Senior Auditory-Verbal Therapist at the Singapore General Hospital’s Centre for Hearing and Ear Implants. She is a mentor to the next generation of therapists and an advocate for those with hearing loss.
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