Dr. Doris Ang
Dr. Doris Ang, a certified Irlen Diagnostician holds a PhD, a Master in Social Science and a BA in Psychology. She was clinically trained in Australia.
She serves on the Irlen International Development Committee (IIDC). Dr. Ang was featured in Straits Times, Mind-Your-Body, interviewed live on Radio 93.8 as well as on TV Channel 8. She was awarded by the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports for her invaluable voluntary long service award to the community. Before her migration to Australia, she was involved in counselling and lifeskill training for 10 years, to help inmates at Changi Womens’ Prison to reintegrate into society upon their release. Since 1991, she was involved in Grief and Bereavement counselling for patients and families in Hospice Care Association. She was commended Family Life Ambassador in Year 2002. She is the Consultant to Dignity Link, a Social enterprise that helps integrate people with mental illness into society.
Dr. Ang is the Clinical Director of Irlen Dyslexia Clinic, a multidisciplinary clinic for the evaluation and treatment of learning difficulties. Being a dyslexic herself and a sufferer of Irlen Syndrome (visual dyslexia), she managed to overcome her disorder which led to her interest and concern for students who were underachieving and experiencing reading difficulties. She realised there is a lack of knowledge about this condition and treatment in Singapore and decided to bring the Irlen Method of treating visual dyslexia to Singapore.
Says Dr.Ang: “Despite apparent educational awareness, many of today’s children are left struggling through school with problems that are yet unrecognised or even unknown to their parents and teachers.” Children by nature are curious and enjoy learning. If they are not, she urges teachers and parents to find out what is stopping their children from learning.
Being a pioneer in the treatment of Irlen Syndrome in Singapore, she hopes to work with schools and higher educational institutions to arrest and treat Irlen Syndrome especially in young children, so that they could overcome their learning difficulties early in life, and not have to struggle through academia and eventually drop out of school when they find that they could not cope with the stresses in studies, or worst, may even fall into bad company. She authors the book “Achieve Your Breakthrough in Learning Difficulties” to share with parents, teachers and professionals to educate them about Irlen Method of treating visual dyslexia.
Tan Hui Soon
After obtaining her Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Australia in early 90s, Hui Soon spent more than two decades in the corporate world. Being a mother of two teenagers, she has developed special interest and passion for children struggling with learning disabilities.
In 2007, she obtained her Instructor’s Certificate in Learning Disorders Management and Language Development and completed her graduate diploma in Child Psychology and Counselling.
In 2009, she was been awarded her Certificate and Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis by London College of Clinical Hypnosis (LCCH) and Tan Tock Seng Hospital. She specialises in children with behaviour and academic problems.
In 2010, she discovered that her son has dyslexia. She enrolled herself in the 42-hours Essential Literacy Approach (ELA) Course organised by Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS) to better understand the problems Dyslexic children face and how to effectively coach them.
In 2012, after seeing how her son, who also suffers from Irlen Syndrome, benefited from the Irlen filters, she became a partner in Irlen Dyslexia Clinic to be trained as a screener and diagnostician. She has successfully treated many clients since then.
In 2016, she has obtained her WSQ Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA) to help her conduct workshops and talks in public.
Janet has obtained a Bachelor of Accountancy Degree and Certificate in Dyscalculia and Numeracy Teaching and is currently pursuing a Master in Psychology at Leeds Beckett University.
Janet has 4 children and 3 of them are currently benefiting from the Irlen lenses. She states, “My kids’ lives have improved tremendously since they started wearing the Irlen lenses. I am committed to bringing the Irlen Method to individuals who need it.” She has been actively promoting the awareness of Irlen Syndrome by involving with talks in schools, tuition centres, and the community in Singapore.
Janet is determined to use her psychological knowledge and the Irlen Method to help people achieve breakthroughs in their lives.