Usha holds a Masters in Computer Application from Annamalai University, India and has obtained Diploma in Learning Disorder Management and Child Psychology from the College of Allied Educators, Singapore in 2013. She also completed an Advanced Diploma in Special Education in 2015. Usha has 7 years of experience helping children with learning difficulties and their families to be equipped with skills required for daily living and learning.
She has directed school readiness programmes together with a team of allied health professionals and educational therapist. Usha has successfully coached students to transit into mainstream or special education schools who were otherwise not qualified for entry using evidence-based cognitive development assessment and intervention methods. She uses various intervention methods such as Feuerstein Instrumental Enrichment, Search and Teach, Merrill Reading Programme, Handwriting Without Tears, and Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS).
Having been influenced and trained in the belief that a person’s cognitive functions can be altered regardless of age, or genetic make-up at a structural level when provided a conducive learning environment. Usha utilises the concept of Mediated Learning Environment to engage with students and allow them to learn at their own pace strengthening their cognitive development and also develop better social skills.
She is currently pursuing her Master in Education at National Institute of Education.
Registered: Educational Therapist with RETA (Register of Education Therapist - Asia)
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