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Pathologists and Instructors

The following are brief introductions to the pathologists and instructors who are part of the CareSpeech family (in addition to Ms Jennifer Peters, the centre's Director).

Hiruni Fonseka

Hiruni Fonseka

Speech & Language Pathologist

Hiruni Fonseka joined CareSpeech in January this year as a Speech & Language Pathologist. She hails from the Tear Drop Of India, Sri Lanka. Born and bred in Colombo, Hiruni completed her Secondary schooling at Holy Cross College, Colombo, in 2010 and in 2015, she gained a Bachelor of science in Speech Language Pathology & Audiology from the University of Bangalore, Bangalore, India.

Hiruni, who is fluent in Sinhala, English and Hindi, interned at rehabilitation centers/hospitals in Sri Lanka and India: Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital, Sri Lanka, Samvaad Institute of Speech and Hearing, Foundation for Action, Motivation and Empowerment (FAME India), Dr. B. R Ambedkar Medical College and Hospital, Bowring & Lady Curzeon Hospital, Sapthagiri Medical Hospital and Rail Wheel Hospital in Bangalore, India.

She commence her career as a visiting Speech Language Pathologist in Ave Maria Pvt. Hospital, Negombo, Sri Lanka and Dharani Health Care, Gampaha, Sri Lanka, and worked with the Sumaga Special Needs School, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Keen interest in her chosen field led her to conduct, and to participate, in several Special Needs awareness and parental education programs, and serve as content writer on “childhood communication disorders” on a website. In early 2016 she completed a short training course on “Sensory Integration Therapy”.

Hiruni looks forward to an exciting and fulfilling experience in Malaysia and the CareSpeech family has great pleasure in welcoming her into the fold.

Sureshah Madiallagan

Sureshah Madiallagan

Speech & Language Pathologist

Brought up in Rawang, Selangor, Malaysian-born Sureshah Madiallagan completed her schooling at SMK Seri Garing, Rawang in 2009. To further her education, she journeyed to Mysore, India, enrolling in the JSS Institute of Speech and Hearing, graduating in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology. In Mysore, she worked in hospitals and several special schools including JSS Hospital & Medical College, JSS Institute of Speech and Hearing, Learning Disability School, Sahana Special School and the Spastic Society of Mysore. In addition to English and Bahasa Malaysia, Sureshah is versatile in Tamil, Hindi and Kannada.

Diligent and dependable, Sureshah has the hallmark of an excellent Speech Therapist and CareSpeech is very pleased to have her within its fold.

Floserpida Pascual

Floserpida Pascual

Speech & Language Pathologist

From Malolos, Bulacan in Central Luzon, Philippines, comes Floserpida Pascual. Born in 1981, Floserpida completed her schooling in Marcelo del Pilar High School in Malolos, Bulacan and obtained a Bachelor's degree majoring in Special Education & Mathematics from the University of the Philippines, Diliman in 2004.

Floserpida started teaching at the Meycauayan West Central School, Bulacan, a government school, handling mixed ability students. From 2006 to 2010, she took a break from teaching and entered the corporate world dealing in insurance and logistics. Resuming teaching, she relocated to Singapore where, from 2010 to 2012, she was the main teacher in the preschool Josiah Montessori. Returning to the Philippines in 2012, Floserpida was employed as an upper-level mathematics teacher in Primary 5 and 6 at The Seed Montessori school in Quezon City. She was also Head Academic Tutor in charge of the enrichment and intervention programmes of the centre for students from pre-school to secondary levels.

From 2013 to 2014 she was a special education teacher/supervisor at Project TEACH, a community-based rehabilitation center in Mandaluyong City, Manila, targeting low-income households where persons with disabilities requiring therapy and educational intervention are given free access to these special services.

Floserpida has plans to pursue her Masters in Curriculum & Instruction and has aspirations to set up an academic center for all abilities in Malolos, her hometown.

In June 2015, Flosepida was warmly welcomed to the CareSpeech family in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where her quiet personality, commitment and resolute interest in her job adds to the efficiency of our Centre.

Evelyn Olete

Evelyn Olete

Academic Support Teacher

Evelyn Sanchez Olete hails from City of San Fernando, La Union in the Philippines. After school, Evelyn studied at the Baguio Colleges Foundation, Baguio City, graduating in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science (Biology). In 2006, Evelyn further enhanced her qualifications by undertaking Project READ (Reading Enhancement Approaches Development), as well as the Teacher Upgrading Course (TCU) at the Bonifacio and Maria Tadiar Memorial Foundation in the City of San Fernando, La Union.

She has participated in several seminars in 'Teaching Sign Language'. After graduation, her passion for working with children with special needs led her to work for 12 years at the Gifted Learning Centre, City of San Fernando, which caters to children with special needs. Her work covered working with the hearing-impaired, children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, children who were mentally challenged and also with children with learning disabilities. Evelyn moved to Malaysia and joined Carespeech in 2012.

Evelyn's love of her work is reflected in her dedication to her work.

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