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Our Team

Melanie Yates 
Bsc (hons) in Speech and Language Therapy

AHPC Full Registration

I am a Speech and Language Therapist, originally from South Africa. I completed my training at the University of Reading, United Kingdom. I have worked in paediatrics with a wide range of difficulties and disorders such as Autism, social pragmatic difficulties, Down’s syndrome, attention difficulties, language delays and disorders, articulation and phonological delay/disorders, hearing impairment, auditory processing disorders, dyspraxia and stammering.

I am extremely passionate about the work I do and am fully committed to each and every child and family with whom I work. I encourage family involvement throughout the therapy process to ensure a holistic approach is provided. I strongly believe in providing intervention that is ethical, individualized and child-centred.

Debora Marchini 
B.S. & PGDip in Speech and Language Therapy

AHPC Full Registration

I am a Brazilian Speech and Language Therapist. I graduated from UNICAMP and did my Post-Graduation in USP, two of the best universities in São Paulo state, Brazil. I am now a member of the Speech and Hearing Association of Singapore (SHAS).

Before coming to Singapore, I worked in an University Hospital in Brazil and was exposed to a wide variety of challenges in a Paediatric Care, including cases of orofacial myofunctional disorder that include specific conditions or behaviors that can have a negative impact on oral postures and function (e.g. tongue thrusting, deviate swallowing, mouth breathing, orofacial muscle imbalance, etc). Prior to joining Treetop Therapy Centre, I worked in private paediatric clinical settings in Singapore working with a wide range of difficulties, in particular Autism Spectrum Disorder and language delays (both expressive and receptive).

I am intuitive and passionate about working with children. I am an interactive therapist who allows the child to enjoy the therapy. Learning in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere allows the child to develop independent learning skills that are fun and interactive. I am able to provide therapy in Portuguese and English.

Yara Akemi Inuy 

Bsc. (Hons) in Speech and Language Therapy and Audiology from Universidade Federal de São Paulo (Brazil) / Msc in Clinical Speech and Language Studies Trinity College Dublin (Ireland) 

Yara is a Speech and Language Pathology Assistant / Language Specialist  who has experience working with monolingual and bilingual children with a variety of communication difficulties and identified diagnoses, in both clinics and hospitals. By implementing speech and language programs as planned and directed by Speech and Language therapists, she is able to assist in the treatment of speech, language, voice, fluency, and literacy disorders, and in the training of parents and other professionals.

Yara conducts language enrichment programs at Treetop for Portuguese and English speakers which aim to create opportunities to enhance children’s language and cognitive skills.

Yara  delivers accent modification sessions for children and adults who seek to improve their English accent.

“I discovered my passion and aptitude to work with children while doing my clinical placement as an undergraduate student. Since then, my purpose has been to make a meaningful difference in their lives.

In my view, each child is unique and play-based activities that tap into children’s profile are key. I enjoy creating a positive and rich environment for learning through strategies that stimulate children’s abilities, while also keeping them engaged and motivated. I also believe that providing support to parents and caretakers is essential for a successful intervention”.

Currently, our therapists at Treetop are trained in the following: 

  • Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) feeding approach
  • Hanen “It Takes Two to Talk”
  • PROMPT trained (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets)
  • The Lidcombe Therapy Program
  • The Listening Program
  • Makaton
  • 101 DIR Floortime
  • PECS

Vacancies

We are looking for adhoc or part time Speech and Language Therapists to join our team. You will offer therapy in the clinic and in schools.

Please contact us on enquiries@treetop.com.sg and/or +65 9457 7974 for more information.