Nicole joined DAS on 23 March 2009. Over the years she has been with the DAS, she has obtained her Master’s degree in Specific Learning Differences (SpLD) from London Metropolitan University, UK, and has been trained in the Orton-Gillingham Approach and Project Read. She was been teaching children with specific learning needs since 2009 and is experienced in conducting intervention for dyslexic learners from all age groups and also learners with other learning needs that require literacy-based intervention. She’s currently providing support at Crest Secondary School and is part of the SSNT team.
In her years at the DAS, Nicole was part of the Curriculum Development team and oversaw the development of an Advanced Writing Pack. She conducted training for new and existing teachers on how to teach writing to higher-ability learners. Her passion and love for writing have led to the start of the DAS Creative Writing Workshop series which she infuses Orton-Gillingham teaching approaches into all learning activities to give children with learning differences an edge in learning. Nicole has conducted a string of very well-received workshops since the series launched in 2013.
Nicole currently leads the ARTVenture Programme and Holiday Workshops at the DAS as a Programme Manager. This is on top of her role as a dedicated Lead Educational Therapist. Her role as Programme Manager is key to the efforts of DAS to raise awareness of a dyslexic learner’s strengths and talents through events. Nicole is trained to deliver children’s art and craft classes at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) and also holds a Certificate in Fine Arts from LASALLE College of the Arts.
Nicole is a keen researcher. She presented at The Fifth Asian Conference on Education 2013 (ACE2013) in Osaka, Japan. RehabTech Asia Conference 2013 in Singapore, International Conference “ICT for Language Learning 2012” in Florence, Italy, and Success with Technology, Singapore’s first conference in Assistive Technology in 2011. “My students are my strongest motivators that keep me going, they teach me new things every day. What can be more rewarding than a job that doesn’t have a dull day.”
- Masters of Arts in Specific Learning Differences Bachelor of Arts (Comm & Media Mgt)
- WSQ Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA)
- Professional Teaching Certificate – Creative Writing
- Certificate in Fine Arts
- The Impact of Morphological Intervention on Spelling and Self-Esteem in Adolescents with Dyslexia
- Asia Pacific Journal of Developmental Differences Vol 2. No. 1 2015
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