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Occupational Therapists

Yael Sasson

Yael Sasson

AHPC Registered
M.S. in Educational Psychology
USA
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (B.OT)
Israel
B.A. (Psychology)
Israel
SIPT Certified
Sensory Integration Trained
Israel
Singapore Psychological Society (SPS)
-Associate Member
Singapore
Currently Pursuing PhD in Educational Psychology
USA
Language
English, Hebrew

Yael is an Occupational Therapist with over 20 years of experience. Yael is the founder of Dynamics Therapy Group and holds the role of Group Clinical Director. Yael holds a degree in Occupational Therapy, but also a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Masters degree in Educational Psychology.

Yael is trained in Sensory Integration (SI), having attended post-graduate courses both in Israel and in the USA, and is SIPT certified by Sensory Integration International (License Number SIPT #8148).

Yael is passionate about working with children of all ages from infants to teenagers, guiding parents of how to support their children at home and advising school teachers, learning support teams and counselors how to accommodate teaching styles to the child’s needs.

Over the years, Yael had the opportunity to work with all kinds of diagnosis, work with mainstream children, children with special needs, twice exceptional children and gifted children. Yael sees each child as unique and thinks out of the box to identify new ways to help them overcome their challenges.

Working closely with parents is key component in Yael’s practice, to ensure they understand the goals, clinical reasoning and how to handle their children at home and in social situations. As a mother of a child with developmental challenges, she empathizes with parents’ parenting journey and is able to offer holistic support.

As the Clinical Director of Dynamics, Yael has a wide perspective on therapy and rehabilitation. She frequently helps her clients with useful insights and advice. Having lived in Singapore for over 20 years, she has a deep understanding of the local and foreign school systems, and specializes in school observations and making recommendations for adaptations within the classroom. This special support that she offers to her clients has made considerable difference in their coping ability within the school environment.

Yael worked in Sheeba hospital in Israel, and then joined Child Guidance Clinic (CGC) in Singapore. In CGC, Yael created the Occupational Therapy service and designed the Sensory Integration (SI) gym. Yael has extensive experience working with children having various developmental delays such as ASD, ADHD, selective mutism, coordination problems, sensory processing disorder (SPD), dyspraxia, visual-motor dysfunction, and handwriting difficulties and many more.

Yael has made numerous presentations in professional forums such as the Asia Pacific Occupational Therapy Congress (APOTC), and NHG Annual Scientific Congress. She is frequently invited as a guest speaker at schools and local VWOs. Yael has also been an Occupational Therapy consultant for some of the local special schools and VWOs.

Yael brings to Dynamics a high level of professionalism and integrity together with a commitment to helping children. In her work she makes sure to balance between therapy goals and the child having fun.

Yael's Summary of Trainings and Courses:

  • SIPT (Sensory Integration and Praxis Test) Certified (License Number SIPT #8148)
  • SI Therapist (post graduate certificate in Sensory Integration, by Haifa University Israel)
  • Practical Sense in SI parts: 1, 2 & 3 (by Dr. Julia Harper)
  • ADOS (Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule) Certified both in Clinical administration & in research reliability administration
  • Thera-Pressure Protocol (by Wilbarger & Wilbarger)
  • FloorTime 101
  • FloorTime 201 (Certified Practitioner)
  • Vestibular Activation
  • The Handle Approach Level I & II
  • RMT (Rhythmic Movement Treatment)
  • Samonas I & II (Sound Therapy)

Specialises in Oral Motor Therapy and Feeding:

  • SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) Approach for Feeding
  • Talk Tools level I & level II (Oral Motor)
  • MORE (Motor Oral Respiratory and Eyes)
  • IOSM (Interactive Oral Sensory Motor)