Qualifications

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
Allied Health Professions Council (Full Registration)
Interactive Metronome Certified (IMC)
Diploma in Occupational Therapy
 
Experience
 
Elisa Chong is an occupational therapist who specializes in the field of pediatrics. She is a member of the Singapore Association of Occupational Therapists (SAOT). Elisa’s clinical experience has seen her working with children with the diagnoses of Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD), Dyspraxia, Attention Deficit Disorder(ADD), dysfunction of sensory integration, developmental delay, speech and language disorders, and learning disabilities. She has earlier provided occupational therapy services to children at the Eden Children’s Centre, Simei. This centre is run by the Autism Association of Singapore (AAS). She has also treated clients at MINDSville – Children Wing.

She presented a paper titled “The Movement Assessment Battery for Children: A preliminary study of its applicability in Singapore”. This research was carried out in different mainstream schools in Singapore, finding out the assessment tool’s suitability of use by assessing neurotypical children, judging through their motor skills and comparing them to the American children. She has also held parent education seminars for the Autism Association, Singapore, and Asian Women’s Welfare Association (AWWA).

Elisa is also interested in the social interaction domain and has attended well-known social skills training courses including Alex Kelly’s Talkabout programs, as well as Michelle Gracia Winner’s Social Thinking courses. Together with her colleague, they have come up with social modules and activities to help children develop social awareness and facilitate social skills. They run regular individual and group sessions based on the social modules.

She has taken various courses and is adept in the application of various intervention modalities within the field of sensory therapy inclusive of:

  • Hirstwood Multisensory Training – New ways to treat a child through working on different senses (mainly through visual and auditory), using equipment and tools like the brolly and projections
  • Oral Motor Therapy
  • Floortime Approach
  • Treatment of Sensory Defensiveness
  • Auditory Listening Program
  • Interactive Metronome
  • Talkabout programs (by Alex Kelly)
  • Social thinking Approach
    • Thinking about you thinking about me (by Michelle Garcia Winner)
    • ‘Developing social skills, self-esteem & friendship skills’ seminar
    • ‘What to do after a meltdown’ seminar
    • ‘Developing children’s minds: how can we facilitate a children’s development through everyday experiences’ seminar
  • Cognitive Orientation for daily Occupational Performance (CO-OP)