Staff Directory


  • Lead Educational Therapist
  • RETA Associate Fellow
  • Sengkang Learning Centre

Shakthi joined the Dyslexia Association of Singapore in 2015 (DAS) and she is currently a Lead Educational Therapist.

She works with both preschoolers with early learning difficulties as well as primary and secondary school students with dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Shakthi is also a Preschool Core Team member which handles programme matters.

Shakthi is deeply interested in the application of research in teaching and is additionally a part of the Research Committee in DAS. She is also a member of the Register of Educational Therapist Asia (RETA) and enjoys learning in general but most of all from children.


  • Postgraduate Certificate in Special Educational Needs
  • Specialist Diploma in Educational Therapy Bachelor of Psychology (Hons)


  • Suarez L. A., and Sathiasilan S (2014) Visuo-spatial memory and language acquisition skills of bilinguals with different writing systems. Proceedings of the 3rd Annual International Conference on Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology. In: CBP 2014: 3rd Annual International Conference on Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology, 24-25 February 2014, Singapore
  • Wong, K. L., and Sathiasilan, S. B. (2018) Evaluating an Early Literacy Intervention in Singapore. Asia Pacific Journal of Developmental Differences Vol. 5, No. 1, January 2018, pp. 43—57 DOI: 10.3850/S2345734118000049


  • UNITE SpLD 2017 – RETA Case Management Presentation: Supporting Challenging Learners
  • DAS Preschool Seminar 2019 – Building Comprehension Skills for Preschoolers
  • UNITE SpLD 2019 – Incorporating Technology in Comprehension Instruction for Preschool Children

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