Dorothy received her Bachelor’s in Communication Disorders from Calvin College, Michigan. Since then, she has been working with children who have special needs in school and private practice settings. Dorothy has experience working with children and adolescents on the autism spectrum. She has also worked closely with children who have learning difficulties and social skills deficits. She enjoys using a fun, play-based approach to engage children in the learning process.

Dorothy enjoys the work and how every day present different challenges and joys. She finds great satisfaction in working with children with special needs and their families to help the children achieve their potential and the families to achieve a better quality of life. She also values working with other professionals to find holistic intervention strategies to help both children and families.

She currently provides speech and language therapy services in several international schools in the Klang Valley. This different scope of work has given her the opportunity to work more closely with teachers in an academic setting.

In keeping with Oasis Place multidisciplinary approach, she has attended workshops presented by Occupational Therapists as well as Speech and Language Pathologists on sensory integration, understanding challenging behaviour, DIR Floortime, and Hanen’s ‘It Takes Two To Talk’. She is certified as a coach in Hanen’s SPARK Communication Training Programme.

Outside of work, Dorothy enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children. She likes reading, playing the piano, and travelling as well as cooking, baking, and eating good food.