Staff Directory

EDMEN LEONG

  • Director
  • General Management
  • Rex House Learning Centre

Edmen is the Director of Specialised Educational Services (SES)

Edmen has been with the DAS since 2010. He served as an Educational Therapist, Programme Manager as well as an Assistant Director before assuming the post of Director of Specialised Educational Services (SES) on the 1st of January 2019. As Director of SES, Edmen oversees a range of programmes including the Preschool, Speech and Language Therapy, Math, Chinese, Prep 2 PSLE and Speech and Drama Arts programmes. He has also pioneered the development of Short Term Programmes and oversees student workshops that DAS conducts.

Edmen graduated from the University of Western Australia, Perth with a degree in Psychology prior to joining the DAS. He has since completed his Post-Graduate Certificate in Specific Learning Differences with London Metropolitan University and his Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics with the National Institute of Education Singapore where he won the book prize for being the top student in his cohort. Edmen is currently pursuing his PhD with an interest in the topic of reading motivation for struggling readers. He has presented at conferences and published papers on exam skills, curriculum development, reading comprehension and language testing.

Edmen strongly believes in unlocking the potential of every dyslexic learner and aims to empower educators and parents with sufficient knowledge and strategies to support struggling learners.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Science (Psychology)
  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Specific Learning Differences
  • Masters of Arts in Applied Linguistics

 

KEYNOTES

  • Leong, E. (2020, June 24 – 25). A literature review of empirical studies on reading motivation and struggling readers [Keynote address]. Unite SpLD 2020. Singapore. https://www.das.org.sg/news-events/2019-12-04-10-18-28/unite-spld-2020.html
  • Leong, E. (2020, March 17). Child Language Development: Perspectives of a Parent and Educator [Keynote address]. Preschool Seminar 2020. Singapore. https://www.DAS.org.sg/news-events/2019-12-04-10-18-28/preschool-seminar-2020.html

 

CONFERENCES

 

INVITED TALKS/LECTURES

  • Leong, E (2022, November 26). Rediscovering dyslexia, language and Learning Difficulties. [Invited talk]. Visiting professor lecture series. University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines Cagayan de Oro Campus College of Science and Technology Education. Department of Teaching Languages and Special Education. Cagayan de Oro, Philippines.
  • Leong, E (2019, December 9). Let’s Talk about a Different Reading Experience. [Invited talk]. Artswork Talk 1. Lourdes College, Cagayan de Oro, Philippines.

 

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

 

PROFESSIONAL PAPERS, MEDIA AND BLOG CONTRIBUTIONS    

 

MEDIA FEATURES AND PODCASTS

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS