Special Education Network in Asia: Singapore


SPECIAL EDUCATION NETWORK IN ASIA: SINGAPORE. The Special Education Network In Asia: Singapore (SENIAS) chapter was formally established in the fall of 2015 by a group of international teachers and professionals in Singapore. It’s primary purpose is to support SENIA’s mission of developing a network that promotes awareness and advocacy for children with special educational needs in the area.


A local chapter of SENIA.

Who we are:

SENIAS is a network of educators, professionals and parents across Asia dedicated to supporting individuals with special learning needs.
Working together, we will provide a network.

During the year, local chapters of SENIA exist in many cities to promote networking, foster ongoing professional development and support training and service provisions by professionals in a diverse range of settings. SENIAS aims to service those living and working in Singapore or close to Singapore. Membership is free and provides a host of benefits from networking to support and training.

  • Networking
  • Professional Development
  • Support
  • Advocacy

BOARD Members

The SENIASingapore Board consists of professionals from all over Singapore. Board members volunteer their time to ensure that the mission of SENIAS is achieved through helping facilitate the annual conference and the local chapters of SENIAS
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Joan Schumann

Stamford American International School Director of Student Support Services
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Jessie Ooh

Professional Development
Ms Ooh is a registered psychologist in the Singapore registrar of Psychologist, a full member of the American Psychological Association and a member of APA’s Society of School Psychology and Pediatric Psychology .
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Chiu Loo Kwong

Local Liaison
Founder, Olive Tree Development Center & Olive Tree Educenter.
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Alison Percy

SENIA Liaison
Alison is a registered psychologist (Australia) and a member of the Australian Psychological Society. In addition, Alison is a registered teacher, with a background in special education. Alison has worked as a teacher, a special education teacher and as a psychologist in private practice and in schools. She is currently working in the Australian International School in Singapore.
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Suvi Pitkola

Suvi is an Occupational Therapist and Educator. She is the co-founder of Kaleidoscope Therapy Centre, and the founder of the Mighty Oaks early intervention program.


If you or your organization would like to be listed in the SENIASingapore directory, you need to complete this google form below. Upon completing the Directory Enrollment Form, it will be considered by the SENIAS Executive Board and then may be included in the directory which will be made available to parents, schools, and related professionals upon. Thanks!

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