Melanie Yates Bsc (hons) in Speech and Language Therapy
AHPC Full Registration
I am a Speech and Language Therapist, originally from South Africa. I completed my training at the University of Reading, United Kingdom. I have worked in paediatrics with a wide range of difficulties and disorders such as Autism, social pragmatic difficulties, Down’s syndrome, attention difficulties, language delays and disorders, articulation and phonological delay/disorders, hearing impairment, auditory processing disorders, dyspraxia and stammering.
I am extremely passionate about the work I do and am fully committed to each and every child and family with whom I work. I encourage family involvement throughout the therapy process to ensure a holistic approach is provided. I strongly believe in providing intervention that is ethical, individualized and child-centred.
Fátima Ionescu Degree in Linguistics and PGDip & MSc (Distinction) in Speech and Language Therapy
HCPC & AHPC Full Registration
I am a bilingual Speech and Language Therapist, originally from Portugal. I have a degree in Linguistics from the Classical University of Lisbon, Portugal, and both a postgraduate and Masters degree in Speech and Language Therapy from City University London, United Kingdom. I have been working in various clinical and educational settings, including busy clinics and special needs and mainstreams schools both in London and Singapore, covering a paediatric caseload with a range of difficulties, which include autism, language and articulation/ phonological delays, cerebral palsy, specific language impairment, global developmental delay, dyxpraxia, Down’s syndrome and stammering.
I am passionate about evidence-based practice, educating and training as a means to empower families and professionals, including Speech and Language Therapy students, to better address children’s needs. I also put extreme value in the benefits of working collaboratively with both parents/carers and other professionals, in order to provide a child-centred approach that is both holistic and facilitates children’s active participation across a range of life experiences.
(Fátima is currently offering a supervisor and managerial role at Treetop)
Debora Marchini B.S. & PGDip in Speech and Language Therapy
AHPC Full Registration
I am a Brazilian Speech and Language Therapist. I graduated from UNICAMP and did my Post-Graduation in USP, two of the best universities in São Paulo state, Brazil. I am now a member of the Speech and Hearing Association of Singapore (SHAS).
Before coming to Singapore, I worked in an University Hospital in Brazil and was exposed to a wide variety of challenges in a Paediatric Care, including cases of orofacial myofunctional disorder that include specific conditions or behaviors that can have a negative impact on oral postures and function (e.g. tongue thrusting, deviate swallowing, mouth breathing, orofacial muscle imbalance, etc). Prior to joining Treetop Therapy Centre, I worked in private paediatric clinical settings in Singapore working with a wide range of difficulties, in particular Autistic Spectrum Disorder and language delays (both expressive and receptive).
I am intuitive and passionate about working with children. I am an interactive therapist who allows the child to enjoy the therapy. Learning in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere allows the child to develop independent learning skills that are fun and interactive. I am able to provide therapy in Portuguese and English.
Rachel Cleary Bsc (hons) in Speech and Language Therapy
AHPC Full Registration
I am speech and language therapist from Ireland. I graduated with an Honours Degree in Speech and Language Therapy from University College Cork (UCC). I have experience in private clinics, early intervention and school settings, working extensively with children with speech and language disorders and delays, Autism, learning difficulties, ADHD, pragmatic language difficulties and global developmental delay.
I am passionate about continually increasing my areas of expertise to deliver quality therapy to children and their families. As such, since graduating, I have completed training in ‘Picture Exchange Communication System’ (PECS), which facilitates communication through the use of pictures, and I am also a trained ‘Signpost for better behaviour’ Facilitator, which helps support parents to prevent and manage difficult behaviour.
I enjoy providing therapy that is fun and motivating for the child whilst being evidence based and individually tailored.
Part time Speech and Language Therapist