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The Director

Background and Biography

Born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Jennifer Eileen Peters has been a Paediatric Speech & Language Pathologist since 1992. The only child of a planter, she underwent a change of schools that encompassed the length and breadth of the country. The transfers from state to state (dictated by the nature of her father's job) endured her to the multiplicity of Malaysia's rich language and diverse cultural heritage, resulting in her being a fluent bilingual speaker, with an understanding of two other languages.

This early introduction to the complexities of languages prevalent in Malaysia was to be the basis of her first book, Making Chatter Matter: Understanding Language Impairment within a Multilingual Environment, officially launched in December 2006. The book, though written for a niche market, has been successful in attracting readers interested in understanding more about language in multilingual societies, and is now on its second printing. The Bahasa Malaysia version of the book was officially launched in July 2007.

On completion of her secondary education in Malaysia, she obtained her B.A. (Hons) in Linguistics and Language Pathology from the University of Reading, United Kingdom, and her Certificate to Practice from the Royal College of Speech-Language Therapists, London. She obtained her Post-Graduate Diploma in Language and Communication Impairment in Children from the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, and has successfully completed several postgraduate assessment courses offered by ASHA (American Speech Hearing Association) and from Speech Pathology Australia.

In 1992, she embarked on her career at a private paediatric rehabilitation centre in Kuala Lumpur, where she worked with a spectrum of physically and mentally challenged children. A year and a half later, she opened her own clinic, where she is still pursuing her passion for teaching language-impaired children to communicate.

She is a chartered member of MASH (Malaysian Association of Speech-Language Hearing), and was on the executive board for the initial six years of the association's existence. She was also the chairman of Education and Training for the Society for the Severely Mentally Handicapped, Selangor and Federal Territory for several years. She is also a member of the Malaysian Autism Advisory Panel (MMAC).

Apart from running her own practice under this banner, she is also a partner in The SpeakEasy Consultants, who organizes seminars, talks and workshops dealing with speech and language, as well as developing materials that target parents, teachers and related health professionals.

She has written articles on various aspects of Speech and Language Pathology for local English language dailies, with the aim of increasing public awareness. In the course of her career, she has held workshops, given innumerable talks and has been invited to give lectures for numerous institutions, schools and NGOs. She has done and continues to undertake pro-bono work for charities.

She is Malaysia's first RDI® Program Certified Consultant, having completed the certification process in Houston, Texas, USA in December 2008. Relationship Development Intervention is a cutting edge remediation programme specifically targeting the autistic client group.

Recent Talks/Seminars/Workshops that She has Facilitated

Please note that only events of the last five years are listed here:

  • Dealing with Delayed Speech & Communication Challenges: A General Overview
    Autism Awareness, 14th May 2016
  • Establishing Non-Verbal Communication
    Parents and Public Seminar for Autism Awareness, 19th December 2015
  • Dealing with Delayed Speech & Communication Challenges of Special Children
    FGA Parent Support Group For Children with Special Needs, 22nd November 2014
  • Recreation to Therapy: Creating Speech & Language Activities for all Ages at Home
    Special Education Network in Malaysia (SENIM) Inaugural Conference, 15th November 2014
  • Expanding Language Skills in the School-Aged Child with Learning Disabilities
    15th ASEAN Pediatrics Congress, Penang, 20th September 2014
  • Do you have any Questions on Autism?
    Member of Meet the Expert Panel, 15th ASEAN Pediatrics Congress, Penang, 20th September 2014
  • Basic Introduction to RDI
    University Kebangsaan Malaysia, 6th December 2013
  • Teaching the RDI Way - Workshop for Teachers
    ILLC, Manila, Philippines, 26th July 2013
  • The Power of RDI
    University Kebangsaan Malaysia, 7th December 2012
  • RDI (Relationship Development Intervention) - What is it?
    ILLC, Manila, Philippines, 19th May 2012
  • Essentials of Framing and Scaffolding Methods
    RDI Support Group, Kuala Lumpur, December 2011
  • An Introduction to RDI (Relationship Development Intervention)
    International Workshop on Special Needs Education 2011, Faculty of Education, University of Malaya, September 2011
  • An Introduction to RDI (Relationship Development Intervention)
    CareSpeech, Kuala Lumpur, 30th July 2011
  • Literacy & Language
    CareSpeech, Kuala Lumpur, 7th May 2011
  • Speech Therapy Assessment & What it Involves
    Nexus International School, Putrajaya, 5th April 2011
  • Academic Support and Responding to Special Needs
    CareSpeech, Kuala Lumpur, 5th March 2011
  • Speech Therapy Assessment & What it Involves
    Nexus International School, Putrajaya, 5th April 2011
  • Responding to Special Needs: Kindergarten/School Readiness
    CareSpeech, Kuala Lumpur, 5th March 2011
  • He Doesn't Talk: Explaining Expressive Language Problems in Children
    CareSpeech, Kuala Lumpur, 13th November 2010
  • Establishing Non-Verbal Communication
    CareSpeech, Kuala Lumpur, 22nd May 2010
  • Speech Delay: Easy Ways You Can Help to Promote Speech Development
    CareSpeech, Kuala Lumpur, 27th March 2010
  • Establishing Communication for Non-Verbal Communicators
    Senses at Play, Petaling Jaya, 1st August 2009
  • Relationship Development Intervention 2-Day Introductory Workshop
    National Autism Society of Malaysia (NASOM), Kuala Lumpur - 13th & 14th June 2009
  • Recreation to Therapy: Creating Speech & Language Activities for All Ages at Home (Workshop)
    National Autism Society of Malaysia (NASOM), Kuala Lumpur - 25th April 2009
  • Tracking Forms
    (RDI Support Group), Kuala Lumpur - 4th April 2009
  • Essentials of Framing and Scaffolding Methods
    (RDI Support Group), Kuala Lumpur - 13th December 2008
  • Introduction to Relationship Development intervention
    National Autism Society of Malaysia (NASOM), Kuala Lumpur - 29th November 2008
  • Responsibility vs Ability
    (RDI Support Group), Kuala Lumpur - 6th September 2008
  • Children and Speech & Language Problems
    Paediatric Department Ipoh Hospital - 21st June 2008
  • Speech Intervention for Children with Autism
    University Malaya Kuala Lumpur - 5th April 2008
  • Introduction to RDI
    (Support Group), Kuala Lumpur - 31st May 2008
  • Understanding and Assisting Children with Special Needs
    National Autism Society of Malaysia (NASOM), Selangor - 29th April 2007
    National Autism Society of Malaysia (NASOM), Miri, Sarawak - 17th June 2007
    National Autism Society of Malaysia (NASOM), Malacca - 26th June 2007
    National Autism Society of Malaysia (NASOM), Kuantan, Pahang - 29th July 2007
    National Autism Society of Malaysia (NASOM), Penang - 5th August 2007
  • Teaching Children with Down Syndrome to Speak
    Kiwanis Down Syndrome Foundation National Centre - 23rd March 2007
  • Therapy Ideas to Stimulate Speech for Non-Verbal Autistic Children
    Malaysian Association of Speech-Language & Hearing (MASH), Kuala Lumpur - 27th May 2006
  • Motivational Activities to Encourage Language Development for Teachers
    Kiwanis Club Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur - 25th September 2005

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