The Speech Practice has two speech pathologists, Wenggie, and Lisa who work together closely as a team to assist all clients and patients. In treatment sessions, you will possibly have sessions with one or two of us throughout any treatment program.
Our cozy speech pathology clinic is conveniently located near Dhoby Ghaut station.
Speech Language Pathologist
B.Sc. (Hons) in Speech Pathology, Flinders University of South Australia
Grade 8 Speech & Drama, London College of Music
Wenggie Fong is a Principal Speech Therapist. Wenggie has a Bachelor of Speech Pathology with First Class Honours from Flinders University of South Australia, attained on a National Council of Social Service Speech Therapy (NCSS) Scholarship in 2000.
In clinical practice since 2005, Wenggie has worked with both adults and children in voluntary welfare organisations, international schools, outpatient therapy clinics, private settings and residential care homes. Wenggie evaluates all paediatric related conditions including speech, language, communication, pragmatics, voice, oral-motor, feeding and swallowing. In the areas of dysphagia and feeding conditions, Wenggie is highly experienced in rehabilitating infants on tube-feeding, suck-swallow-breathing difficulties, as well as children with gagging, food pocketing, picky eating and chewing difficulties.
Wenggie is trained in Hanen, S.O.S Approach to Feeding, P.R.O.M.P.T, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), the Lindamood-Bell Talkies program, Psycho-Educational Play Therapy, Orton Gillingham approach for dyslexia, Assessment, Evaluation and Programming System for Infants and Children (AEPS) as well as Voicecraft to rehabilitate the injured voice.
Wenggie is also a Signposts training facilitator and an external Clinical Educator for Speech Pathology students. She has conducted numerous caregiver and teacher-training workshops. To continually meet emerging community needs, Wenggie was instrumental in working with the Special Education Branch, Ministry of Education (MOE) to pilot and implement the Quality Assurance Framework presently used to audit all SPED schools.
Wenggie believes in empowering every client and their family to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives through communication. Wenggie strongly believes in integrating up-to-date evidence-based practices alongside carefully planned assessment and treatment sessions. With a thirst for learning, she constantly stays abreast with research and training courses. Wenggie’s heart-warming personality and a genuine love for people shines through her work and the clients under her care.
Wenggie’s credentials also include a Grade Eight in Speech and Drama from the London College of Music (LCM) as well as a Teacher’s Certificate in The Speaking of Verse and Prose from The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). Wenggie speaks and writes fluent English and Chinese. She is also conversant in Bahasa Indonesia, Cantonese and Hokkien. Wenggie is highly sought after with individuals seeking to rehabilitate their spoken and written English and Chinese.
Apart from work, Wenggie has two teenage children, enjoys meeting new people and volunteering at the animal shelter. Wenggie is a fully-registered therapist with the Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) Singapore.
Speech Language Pathologist
B.App Sc, M. Sc, Ph.D (Speech Pathology, University of Sydney)
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