Speech Language Pathologist
B.App Sc, M. Sc, Ph.D (Speech Pathology, University of Sydney)
Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist
Dr Lim received her doctorate from the University of Sydney and completed her undergraduate training in Speech Pathology.
Dr Lim’s professional experience over 10 years includes work in acute and rehabilitation hospitals and special schools, both in Australia and Singapore. Dr Lim’s interesting blend of complex cases has enabled herself to perceptively assess and treat children, adolescents, and adults with stuttering, speech, and language delays, as well as feeding and swallowing disorders.
Dr Lim is trained in PROMPT, Level 1 and Level 2 oral motor therapy by TalkTools® and the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Feeding Approach to effectively evaluate and manage children with sensory disorders, feeding problems, as well as children suspected or diagnosed with dyspraxia or an autism spectrum disorder.
Dr Lim has also received training in Voice Craft ® and as a musician herself, she understands the intimate needs of the vocalist and why proper voice care is essential to prevent vocal disorders.
Dr Lim is a strong proponent for multidisciplinary work and in 2008, she received the Gold Award at the Singhealth Allied Health Innovative Practice Award in collaboration with dieticians at Changi General Hospital to improve the oral intake of malnourished patients with swallowing difficulties. Her elevated clinical competence through continuing professional education has helped improve the communication skills and quality of life for many clients. Motivated by her special commitment and interest in literacy skills in the Down syndrome population, Dr Lim decided to pursue higher research by embarking on a PhD. Dr Lim presented a research study investigating predictors of reading comprehension in Down syndrome at the 8th Asia Pacific Conference on Speech, Language and Hearing in Christchurch, NZ, 2011.
Dr Lim’s practice philosophy is to help her clients achieve their fullest potential in their communication milestones or voice skills with delight and ease.
Dr Lim also holds membership with the Speech Language and Hearing Association (Singapore), Speech Pathology Australia since 2004, and is a Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist.
Apart from work, Dr Lim enjoys playing the keyboard for church and spending quality time with her family.
Lim, L., Arciuli, J., Rickard Liow, S., & Munro, N. (2014). Predictors of spelling ability in children with Down syndrome. Scientific Studies of Reading,18, 171-193. Download article
Lim, L., Arciuli, J., Munro, M. (2017). Shared book reading behaviours of children with Down Syndrome before and after participation in the MultiLit reading tutor program: an exploratory study. Australian Journal of Learning difficulties. Download article
Lim, L., Arciuli, J., Munro, M., Cupples, L. (2019). Using the MULTILIT Literacy instruction program with children who have Down syndrome. Reading and Writing. Download article
Speech Language Pathologist
B.Sc. Speech Pathology
Laura Chua has a Bachelor of Speech Pathology with First Class Honours from La Trobe University, Australia, attained on a Health Science Scholarship from the Ministry of Health. She went on to receive the Ministry’s Health Manpower Development Award to sub-specialise in voice at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, USA.
In clinical practice since 2010, Laura was a former Principal Speech Therapist at Singapore General Hospital. For eight years, she was the lead clinician for the voice specialty in the Speech Therapy Department, and co-led the voice, airway and swallowing clinics in the Department of Otolaryngology. During her tenure, she garnered numerous excellence awards for providing quality care to her patients.
Laura is a leading voice specialist in Singapore, with expertise in the speaking, singing, professional and performing voice. She evaluates and treats all conditions related to voice. Laura is skilled in the analysis of videostroboscopy (imaging of the larynx and vocal folds), and collaborates with a number of specialists to provide comprehensive diagnosis and management.
Laura is highly experienced in rehabilitating voice problems, especially in clients with vocally demanding activities, and can work with those who want to develop their voices. Her special interests include transgender communication training and treatment of chronic cough and upper airway disorders. She has worked with athletes to overcome breathing disorders and return successfully to competitive action.
Laura treats both adults and children. She practises in the areas of speech, language, fluency and swallowing/feeding. She has a broad spectrum of hospital experience backed by rigorous training and rich clinical knowledge.
Among others, Laura has managed complex swallowing issues associated with neurological, oncological, respiratory and post-surgical conditions. She is able to conduct Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) and the McNeill Dysphagia Therapy Program. Diversely, she has also been trained in the Lidcombe and Camperdown Programs for childhood and adult stuttering.
In her practice, Laura provides holistic and personalised therapy using evidence-based techniques. She takes a keen interest in helping clients and their families to understand their condition and treatment options. Laura emphasises a focused approach to treatment, building towards improvement and positive outcomes. She is an advocate of functional, meaningful goals that help clients participate fully in their lives. To upgrade her practice, Laura stays current with conferences, training courses and the latest research.
Laura has been invited to share her expertise on various occasions. She was an invited lecturer at the National University of Singapore and Nanyang Polytechnic, and has presented talks at local and regional conferences. She has also been interviewed on vocal health by The Straits Times, Lianhe Zaobao, Channel News Asia and 938LIVE.
Outside of work, Laura enjoys reading, keeping fit, and introducing new dishes to her family. She is a certified scuba diver and hopes to go diving with whales one day.
Laura is a fully-registered therapist with the Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) Singapore, and a member of Speech and Language Therapy Singapore (SALTS).