Incorporation in 1993, Care Speech & Language Therapy Centre has prided itself in providing quality and clinically-effective specialist Speech & Language Therapy, Academic Support Teaching and Relationship Development Intervention (RDI®) services to our clients and their families.
Operating from Ampang for first 17 years, CareSpeech expanded to Megan Avenue II, Jalan Yap Kwan Seng (5 minutes walk from KLCC) in 2010. The move was necessitated by the need to cater to the increasing number of children requiring our services. The move to a larger premise also allowed for the latest facilities and the extension of services that greatly benefited our clients on our caseloads.
Care Speech & Language Therapy Centre excels in giving optimum quality services and in particular, we pride ourselves in our ability in sustaining quality control. This is achieved though constant monitoring of our employees by the Centre's Director and Founder, Ms. Jennifer Peters-Lee. Consultants, Speech Therapists, Therapists and Remedial Teachers in our employ continually update their knowledge by attending in-house training, as well as, appropriate workshops and talks as and when these are available (both locally, and where possible, abroad).
The Speech Therapists, Therapists and Remedial Teachers employed by the Centre are required to fulfil the standards set forth by the Centre's Director and to adhere to stringent protocols; including maintaining daily progress updates of clients and providing reports to clients at the end of each treatment package. In addition, weekly team meetings chaired by the Director are held for case reviews.
Parent meetings are held after the completion of each treatment package and are usually in the presence of the Centre's Director. Parent meetings required within the course of a treatment package can be requested, and are scheduled by appointment.
All assessments, comprehensive reports and treatment programmes will be specifically designed, conducted by, or performed, in collaboration with the Centre's Director.
Born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Jennifer Peters - Lee has been a Pediatric 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 a deeper understanding of language in multilingual societies. The book is now in it's third 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, United Kingdom. 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 peadiratric 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 centre, 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 served on the Executive Board for the initial six years of the Association's existence. She was the Chairman of Education and Training for the Society for the Severely Mentally Handicapped, Selangor and Federal Territory for several years. She is a member of the Malaysian Autism Advisory Panel (MMAC).
She contributes articles to local English language dailies ,as well as, local based magazines on various aspects of Speech and Language Pathology, with the aim of increasing public awareness. She has held workshops, given innumerable talks and continues to be invited to give lectures for numerous institutions, schools and NGOs. She continues to undertake pro-bono work for charities.
In December 2008, she became Malaysia's first RDI® Program Certified Consultant, having completed the certification process in Houston, Texas, USA , Relationship Development Intervention is a cutting edge remediation programme specifically targeting the autistic client group.
Currently, she is an Academic Adviser for the Speech Sciences Programme, in the Health Sciences Faculty, Univeristy Kebangsaan Malaysia.
Lalitha born and bred in Kuala Lumpur, joined CareSpeech in September 2019. A graduate from Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia , Lalitha completed her Bachelor degree in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences.
While in Australia, Lalitha began her career as a Applied Behaviour Analyst (ABA)Therapist. Subsequently, she joined the Australian Hearing Hub Macquarie as a Research Assistant.
Lalitha's lovely manner enables her to establish a good rapport with her clients who ages range from young children to young adults. She strives to give of her best to all the children she supports clinically.
Penang born Joanne is multilingual being fluent in English, Bahasa Malaysia, and Tamil. After her Secondary School, she obtained a B,A. (Hons) in English for Professionals' 'from Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, in 2015 and a M.A, in Linguistics and English Language Studies also from Universiti Sains Malaysia in 2017.
Joanne joined CareSpeech in January 2019 as Academic Support. Her understanding of Sociolinguistics helps towards improving children's learning strategies, speech and behavioural skills and in developing and adapting conventional teaching methods to meet the individual needs of clients.
Arcina Ravichandran joined Carespeech in March 2020. Born in Kuala Lumpur, into a family of five, Arcina graduated with a Bachelors of Counselling and Guidance (Hons) from the Management and Science University (MSU).
She interned at Agensi Anti Dadah Kebangsaan Daerah, Petaling Jaya ,(AADK) as a Trainee Counselor providing counselling to drug users (individual and group).After her graduation, Arcina worked as a Special Needs Teacher, teaching children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Global Development Delay and children with learning difficulties.
Fluent in English, Bahasa Malaysia and Tamil, Arcina adapts her lessons in creative ways to highlight the learning strengths of the child she is working with,.
Hailing from Bidor, Perak, second in a family of five, Kamala Devi Genesam, completed her Secondary schooling in 2006. In 2012, she graduated with a certificate of 'Civil Engineering & Interior Design' from Institute Kemahiran Tinggi Belia Negara Dusun Tua (IKBN).
In 2020, Kamala joined Care Speech as Office Administrator and her duties encompass all aspects of the smooth daily running of the Centre. Her warm personality and willingness to expand her knowledgebase endures her to all.
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