Steven has been with the Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS) since 2015 and is a Senior Educational Therapist. Besides being trained to provide specialist intervention for children with Dyslexia and other specific learning differences, Steven also has a dual specialisation in PREP 2 PSLE, a Specialised Educational Services (SES) programme that aims to equip students with skills and strategies to perform well in National Examinations like PSLE. He is also a valued member of the DAS Outreach Team which provides talks to teachers, parents and the general public to increase their awareness of Dyslexia. He was awarded the Educational Therapist of the Year 2018 for ‘being a knowledgeable, passionate, professional, caring person and displaying initiative’ and therefore an exemplary role model in the DAS.
Steven completed his Post-Graduate Certificate course on Special Education Needs (SEN) in 2017 from the University of South Wales. His interest and passion to garner more knowledge in this specialised field pushed him to continue his studies. Despite the odds and difficult environment in 2020, he completed his Master’s in Special Education Needs. His dissertation thesis was entitled “Student Voice on teachers’ attributes that resulted in positive learning outcomes for students with SEN in mainstream schools in Singapore”