|Behaviour Consultant||Msc Applied Behaviour Analysis (Belfast, UK), Bsc (Hons) Psychology (Edinburgh, UK)|
|BCBA (Board Certified Behaviour Analyst)||Working with Children Adolescents and Parents|
Sarah has been working with children and adolescents with neuro-divergence for over a decade. She has experience working in clinical, school and home settings providing individualized behaviour therapy to her clients. Sarah has worked closely with both local and international schools in Singapore providing school shadowing, supervision and training to help children assimilate, transit and maximize their potential in school. She designs evidence-based programs and implements intervention and behavioral plans in both one-to-one and group settings.
Sarah is passionate about teaching social skills using a variety of evidence-based modalities such as video modeling and the use of role-plays. She strongly believes that social skills are vital for children to build positive relationships, make friends and navigate our ever-changing social world. This has a huge impact on children’s mental health and quality of life. Sarah has conducted social skill groups in local schools and in the clinical setting; teaching a range of important skills such as how to work collaboratively in school projects, making friends, conversational skills and how to socialize in the community.
Sarah is an avid believer in empowering parents with the tools to help them understand their children’s behaviours and how to manage them. She has years of experience in training parents, teachers and therapists on the principles of behaviour analysis, analyzing functions of behaviours (Functional Behaviour Assessment) and developing reactive and proactive strategies to help them.
Sarah was born in the UK and spent her early years both in the UK and in Cyprus. Coming from a multicultural family (Greek dad and Chinese mum) Sarah values different cultures and diversity. She is currently married to a Singaporean with two (very mixed-race!) children and understands the joys and challenges of parenthood. Sarah believes that parenting is a journey and it really does take a village (or villages!) to raise a child.
Sarah believes all children can learn and maximize their potential when teaching is individualized and loves to live by the motto “If they can’t learn the way we teach, we teach the way they learn” (Ole Ivar Lovaas).