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