Testimonials from Adult Patients
Beatrice is a committed therapist who makes an effort to really understand my mother and builds great rapport with her. Beatrice is sincere and truly cares about my mother’s progress towards recovery, and therefore has managed to win my mum’s trust and confidence in her. Beatrice constantly encourages my mother to eat well and do her exercises which has played an important role in the recovery of her swallowing function.
My wife Amy had a big stroke in May 2013. She was admitted in hospital for 9 months. After 9 months, we were told by the doctors to send Amy to a nursing home as her rehabilitation potential was limited. At that time, she had a tracheostomy tube for breathing and NGT for feeding. We were devastated. Fortunately, in March 2014, we met Beatrice and she gave us hope that Amy would improve with the right therapy. We took Amy home and Beatrice would come to our house to do therapy. Beatrice taught Amy many new exercises to improve her breathing and swallowing and day by day, we could see Amy making progress. In December 2014, the tracheostomy tube was removed as she was able to breathe by herself and no longer require suctioning. Subsequently, Amy’s NGT was removed in November 2015. Now, Amy is able to speak in short sentences and eat her meals by mouth. She is currently still making progress with Beatrice even though it is almost 3 years after her stroke!
We have tried 3 different Speech Therapists but it is the intangibles that have made Beatrice so special in her therapy: courage to solve the most complex case while other therapists would shun away, devotion to ensure the patient gets the right treatment, dedication and perseverance to work with care-givers to see the patient recover.
I have been having swallowing problems after my treatment for nasopharyngeal cancer and the ENT doctor referred me to Beatrice. When I first met her, I was in a rush and did not have much time to consult with her. As such, I did not expect significant improvement for my swallowing difficulty. However, I was impressed by how she was able to assess and pin point the types of treatment suitable for me. Within 3-4 weeks I had felt remarkable improvements in my swallowing.
She was also fully committed on our next appointment where she did an X -Ray of my swallowing, reviewed me on my swallowing exercises and accompanied me to my appointments with the doctors to update them.
Beatrice is a knowledgeable and dedicated speech therapist and I am glad to have met her.
My husband had been admitted to Gleneagles Hospital following a hypertensive intracerebral hemorrhage. He has expressive aphasia and has been doing speech therapy with Beatrice since the day of his stroke in March 2016. He has shown much improvement in his ability to communicate and we are aiming for him to go back to work soon.
Beatrice is a very caring and kind person. She is very professional in her job. We are grateful, thankful & blessed to have her.
My father, Mr Tan, had significant swallowing difficulties after his stroke. We were very discouraged when other speech therapists gave up on him and stopped doing therapy with him as they thought that his recovery would be limited. Under the care of Melissa and Qingwen, my father has made significant progress - when they came for the first session, my father could not even trigger a swallow! The previous speech therapists we had seen told us that he was likely going to be using the NGT for long term! Melissa and Qingwen never gave up on him, they kept encouraging and supporting him throughout; and now 2 months from the first session, we have already started to give him food two times a day and planning to remove his NGT very soon! Their dedication and passion can be seen when they initiated making the time to come down during the weekend for one session to address our concerns and to explain our father’s swallowing in detail. We are very excited to see our father reach his fullest potential!
My husband, P, had difficulties fully understanding and expressing himself after having a fall in early 2018. My family and I witnessed the huge progress he made after a few months of regular therapy to the point where we felt he was ready to return to work. Melissa and Qingwen are very different from the other Speech Therapists we have seen. They have been very encouraging towards my husband and my family, not just looking at his language alone, but also considering other factors of his life, which I think shows a lot of dedication to helping my husband improve. The holistic management that they have been providing all this while and the ability to think out of the box to look into various strategies to progress P further in his recovery also shows their passion as Speech Therapists. P always looks forward to the therapy sessions and we are extremely grateful for their help thus far.
My husband, D, made tremendous progress in his ability to express himself after a few months of regular therapy after a stroke. This was only made possible because of Qingwen’s dedication to helping D improve. She also showed much understanding towards myself and D when things seemed bleak, and was a source of support during those difficult times. She never gave up and showed us that there is hope and D will improve. D always found therapy sessions to be enjoyable because of Qingwen’s ever chirpy disposition and we are both very thankful for all the help and support she has provided to help him reach his goals. D is now able to return to work as he is able to communicate effectively with people.
Qingwen started working with my dad, in August 2018, as his stuttering and language difficulties were impacting his confidence and his ability to communicate effectively with others, both at work and at home. Qingwen not only went out of her way to arrange for sessions with my dad after working hours to accommodate his work schedule, but was very compassionate and supportive when he hit a low-point. My family is so grateful to have had Qingwen work with my dad, as her wonderful guidance has helped with improving the fluency and clarity of his speech, thought organization and quality of voice.
My dad had swallowing difficulties after being hospitalized. However, he progressed well under the patient care of Qingwen. Despite the health setbacks, Qingwen’s positive outlook was always reassuring and encouraging, and my dad always enjoys therapy sessions with her. I look forward to seeing my dad improve further with ongoing therapy.
In 2017, after suffering two consecutive strokes within 12 days, our mum became severely disabled and lost the ability to speak and swallow. After 5 months of hospitalisation, doctors and the speech therapists (STs) from various hospitals deemed her unable to ever swallow again. We were advised to move her from using the nasogastric (NG) tube to the percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube permanently for feeding.
The heartbreaking question we faced was: Would our mum ever eat again? We could not bear to tell our mum, the “buffet queen”, this horrible news. The sadness of never to taste food again is unfortunately the grim reality of many dysphagia patients, especially if the medical team gives up on them.
We truly believed that swallowing therapy with a good ST will help our mum, however the challenge was to find a ST who would not give up on our mum. We prayed for a miracle. God answered our prayers through a miracle worker, Beatrice. The bubbly “can do” and positive “give it a go” attitude of Beatrice gave us hope again!
Beatrice uses creative, simple and practical approaches to teach us how to overcome each obstacle we met in our mum’s swallowing journey. My mum showed improvement with every therapy session by July 2018, my mum tasted food for the first time since her stroke. Tears of joy flowed!!! Our mum was eating again!!!
On 25 April 2019, almost exactly one year since her first ST session with Beatrice, our mum’s feeding tube is removed and she is 100% orally fed! We have the best STs on mum’s care team. Beatrice and her team are professional, responsible, friendly, encouraging, and always ready to help and share knowledge. She is open to setting goals, she is positive and realistic. We also love the energy Beatrice brings to our mum…always cheerful, respectful and greeting our mum with big smiles.
Beatrice is also very responsive in all the queries and concerns we have. Our mum would not have made it to this point without Beatrice and her team. We wish that more dysphagia patients are as fortunate as my mum to have Beatrice as her ST. Thank you Beatrice and your team for taking our mum thus far.
Testimonials from Parents
My son has been going to Amazing Speech Therapy for the past 9 months. My experience with Moona has been exceptional. She is very attentive to my son's specific needs and makes the effort to tailor her approach accordingly. She also offers valuable insights and guidance on things we can do to support our son’s progress. I would like to thank the entire team at Amazing Speech Therapy for being professional and caring.
My son has language disorder, he has difficulties following instructions and is unable to form complete sentences. His therapist Deborah, has helped him improved in a fun and educational way. He can now comprehend a lot more words and apply them in his daily life, and is able to express his feelings, ideas and needs in a more understandable way. Especially in his compo writing! He is currently much more confident and shows a positive attitude to learn and take up challenges. I'm pleased with the service.
Siti has been seeing my son Kayen for nearly 2 years since he was 3.
Kayen has phonological disorder as diagnosed by the speech therapist at health promotion board speech department. I decided to seek private treatment as HPB does not provide weekly speech therapy.
He had troubles pronouncing many alphabet sounds and would often scream and get frustrated as we did not understand what he wanted or was speaking about.
However, after attending speech therapy weekly for nearly a year, Kayen made astounding improvement and we began to understand him gradually.... even strangers could understand what he was saying. It was a big relief for me as a mum as I was worried that he would not be able to communicate well and that his confidence would be shaken.
I’m glad to say that Siti has helped him tremendously and she has managed to hold his attention span every therapy lesson. Kayen would look forward to seeing Siti and he enjoys his lessons. There are still times that he gets frustrated when he can’t pronounce certain letters but with Siti patiently guiding him and enticing him with her little treats of games, he manages to pull through.
Thank you Siti for your tireless efforts and always updating me on each lessons progress through what’s app and your videos during the lesson to keep me in the loop!
Siti sees my daughter Valerie who is almost 4 for speech therapy. Initially she used a few single words and gestures to communicate to us what she wanted. But now, Valerie is using a short sentence to request for what she wants. Even her teachers at school feedback to us that Valerie has been more communicative. We are very happy with her current progress. Siti also engages valerie in fun and meaningful activities that encourages her learning. She is also helpful in sharing strategies and coaching us on how to run the activities at home with valerie.
We are happy to have met a dedicated and patient speech therapist like Siti.
My 2 year old son, T has been seeing Siti for speech therapy. Just two months ago, T could only pull my hand to his desired item to get what he wants. We also observed behaviors such as snatching and crying if he is not given his desired items. Now he is able to tell us what he wants through hand signs and using picture exchange communication. His snatching and crying behaviors has also reduced. T looks forward to sessions with Siti as her activities are suited to his level, and she makes it fun and enjoyable for him.
Siti is a passionate and dedicated therapist who puts in the effort to update us regularly on his progress, provides strategies, and activities that we can do at home with T. Siti also very approachable, she readily answers any questions we have and that helps us a lot in helping T improve