Mabel graduated from Northumbria University with a Bachelor of Arts in Childhood Studies, Guidance and Counselling (Honours). Upon graduating, she spent the next 5 years working with children with developmental, behavioural and learning difficulties from all walks of life. Her experience consists of not only teaching the educational and academic aspects, but also teaching daily living skills to promote independence, and teaching social skills to be mindful of social behaviours. She respects differences and individualism as she strongly believes in the quote, “If you have met 1 person with special needs, you have really met 1 person with special needs”.
Mabel not only specialises in Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) to help children with different behavioural and learning needs, she also uses Verbal-Behaviour techniques to help maximise to their fullest potential. She has worked with children with different conditions such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Speech Delays, Global Developmental Disorder, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in both individual and group settings. As a behaviour therapist, she believes that shaping behaviours while having fun learning at young age can cultivate morals and values, which strengthens character development that is crucial in one’s life. She also believes that children learn well in naturalistic environment where one does not feel over-pressurised or stressful.
She sees that working with a child is a combined effort together with other important stakeholders such as parents, teachers, and other related professionals, hence, her ability to communicate well with them is a plus. Knowing how Singapore is moving into inclusivity and integration, her biggest motivation is to see how she can fill up the gap quicker, to teach children with unique needs to not only gain independence, but to also meaningfully contribute and integrate into the society.