Educating children with special needs since 2005

Amanda Lee

Educational Therapist


Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

- Proverbs 22:6
I’ve always been a firm believer of Vygostky’s theory regarding the child’s zone of proximal development (ZPD). The zone is an area of exploration that the child is ready to learn but needs help and social interaction, called scaffolding, to achieve success. I believe that every child has the ability to be scaffolded beyond his learning potential through early intervention. My job satisfaction lies in being able to scaffold a child and expand his learning potential, allowing him to be an independent learner. In so doing, I believe that the child will be able to enjoy their life journey as they venture into a world of endless possibilities.

About

Amanda joined Leapfrogs with experiences gathered from working with children and youths in various settings. Upon the completion of her ‘ A’ levels, she spent 8 months working as an outdoor educator, facilitating activities to building teamwork, self-confidence, and resilience for children and youths from 10 to 16 years old. Witnessing the change in confidence and resilience that the children gained by realizing their potential ignited a spark in her. The intangible job satisfaction of watching children grow spurred her to work with children as a private tutor while completing her university degree.

Amanda was eager to put her knowledge in early childhood to practice and began to work with children in a preschool soon after completing her studies. During the first 4 years of teaching, she discovered her personal teaching style and found that she connected with children best through purposeful play. She discovered too, that children indeed learned most effectively through play as a motivated learner made the learning process more enjoyable. Till today, she prides herself in ensuring that active engagement; joy and laughter are imparted in the sessions.

Amanda continued to further her studies in a masters programme intending to learn more about early childhood development, but in the course of studying and reflecting on her practice, she found herself interested in helping children in her classroom with learning difficulties. Happily, she landed the opportunity to work in Leapfrogs, a childrens’ therapy centre place where learning doesn’ t stop for either children or therapists. This enables Amanda to constantly keep herself up to date with training in specialized techniques and approaches that benefit children with learning difficulties.

Qualifications

  • Masters of Education (Early Childhood)
  • Advanced Diploma in Kindergarten Education- Teaching
  • Certificate of Attendance “Executive Functioning and Theory of Mind”
  • Mediated Learning Experience (FIE Basic) Certified (The Feuerstein Institute, Israel)
  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) Trained
  • Handwriting Without Tears® Trained
  • Get Set for School® (Pre-k readiness & Writing) Trained
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Who we are

“An understanding heart is everything in a teacher, and cannot be esteemed highly enough....
The curriculum is so much necessary raw material,
but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child."
- Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)

Michelle Tham

Founder / Clinical Director


May Chan

Founder / Programme Director


A.Shanthi

Educational Therapist


Mandy Low

Educational Therapist


Geraldine Chong

Speech Therapist


Khristine Del Rosario

Occupational Therapist


Katie Owen

Speech Therapist


Sharon Rodrigues

Speech Therapist


Kris Borja

Occupational Therapist


Priscilla Tan

Support Staff