JEWEL YI

Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Therapy (First Class Honors) from Curtin University, Western Australia

MEMBERSHIP 

  • Allied Health professional Council (Full Reg)

  • Member of Singapore Association of Occupational Therapist

  • Associate member of the American Occupational Therapist Association

DIRECTOR

PRINCIPAL OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

 

Jewel believes that parents/caregivers are the expert of their children and seeks to be a partner in helping them transfer skills learnt during interventions back into everyday routines. She knows that parents desire for their children to cooperate and listen to them. As a very challenging child growing up, she understands that many times children may struggle to follow rules or what is expected due to various difficulties (eg. getting distracted by sensory inputs in the environment, struggling with motor tasks or social skills etc).  She loves a good challenge and experiences joy when she is able to help parents and children understand each other, practice skills to overcome their problems and establish a stronger relationship. 

Jewel graduated as a Valedictorian from her Curtin University, Western Australia in 2014 and worked  in a variety of settings including the public hospital, private therapy clinic, schools (special education and main stream), and charity. She is experienced in assessing and treating children with a variety of developmental diagnoses such as Autism Spectrum Disorders, Global Developmental Delays, Attention Deficit Hyper Active Disorder, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy etc.. and loves working with children and teens with behavioural and mental health issues. 

Jewel currently undergoing certification from the Institute of Human-Animal Connection, University of Denver and is training her corgi to be a therapy dog. She is pleased that her dog can use buttons to communicate and hopes to incorporate animal assisted interventions into her OT approach as she sees how many of her children connect and engage well with her dog. 

Jewel believes that it is important to give back and is active in the volunteer scene. She was a winner of the 2020 Presidential Award for Volunteerism and Philanthropy, ‘Leader of Good’ category and is a co-lead of the Covid19 Migrant Support Coalition, a ground up initiative for migrant worker. She volunteered as a consultant for the Inclusive Library project at Woodlands Regional Library and is involved in her Special Needs Ministry in church.

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Certification

  • Institute of Human-Animal Connection, University of Denver (Enrolled- ongoing certification)

  • University of Southern California Sensory Integration Continuing Education (CE) Certificate Program: Achieved Full Certification 

  • Early Denver Start Model introductory workshop with University of California, Davis, Continuing and Professional Education

  • Learn to Play Therapy: Advanced

  • Therapeutic Listening Program by Vital Links

  • DIR Floor Time Level 201 by The Interdisciplinary Council on Development and Learning, Inc)

  • DIR Floor Time Level 101 by The Interdisciplinary Council on Development and Learning, Inc)

  • Touch points Individual Level Training by Brazelton 

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for children and adolescence certification by CBT Australia

Publications

  • Third place for Best Oral Presentation at the Singapore Rehabilitation Conference in 2015 for the paper “Effects of the Global Positioning System on the driving performance of people with mild Alzheimers disease”. Reference: Yi, J., Lee, H. C. Y., Parsons, R., & Falkmer, T. (2015). The effect of the Global Positioning System on the driving performance of people with mild Alzheimer’s disease. Gerontology, 61(1), 79-88.  doi: 10.1159/000365922.

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