Qualifications

Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy
Bachelor of Science (Major in Psychology)
Occupational Therapy Board Certified (USA & Canada) OTR, OT(C)
Allied Health Professions Council (Full Registration)
Sensory Integration & Praxis Test Certified (SIPT)
School Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (School AMPS) Certified
Interactive Metronome Certified (IMC)
Certificate in Clinical Supervision
COGMED Working Memory Training® Certified
 
Experience
 
Alvin Chan is an occupational therapist who is registered and licensed with the Canadian and American Certification and Licensing Boards. He is also a member of the Singapore Association of Occupational Therapists. In 1999-2000 he was the chairperson of the Sensory Integration Pediatric Special Interest group. He is also Sensory Integration & Praxis Test (SIPT) Certified.

He has had working experiences in Canada, Australia and the United States prior to arriving in Singapore. His experience in Singapore includes two years as the sole charge therapist in an international school and one year as a senior therapist at a private occupational therapy center. He took on the role of Clinical Director of Kidz-Pediatric Occupational Therapy Consultants in 2001.

Alvin is experienced in working with both special needs and mainstream school children with various diagnoses inclusive of autism spectrum disorder, sensory processing disorder, pervasive developmental disorder, attention deficit disorder, developmental delay, speech and language disorders, learning disabilities, dyslexia, dyspraxia, and Down Syndrome.

He has also published occupational therapy protocols which are being used in private school setting, non-profit organizations and private clinics in Asia.

He is adept in the provision of clinic, school and home based intervention. Utilizing Sensory Integration as the primary frame of reference, he is equipped with the knowledge of various intervention techniques and modalities within its scope or practice. He believes strongly in continued education to update himself with the latest information and studies in order to provide the best care for his clients. He is also the first accredited clinician and provider of the much researched and highly acclaimed Interactive Metronome Program in South East Asia. Due to his experience he has been called upon to present his approach and ideas at the Autism Association, regional training centres as well as many parent care groups.

Invested in his clinical skills and knowledge base, Alvin continues to seek to improve himself as a clinician. He is also invested as an educator. He has had the privileged to co-present with the renowned author of the “Out of Sync Child” series, Carol Kranowitz and was one of two key presenters in the Indonesian National Occupational Therapy Conference in 2010. He also continues to mentor and provide supervision to students and professionals from Canada, Europe and South East Asia.

Clinically, he is presently experienced with these:

  • Astronaut Training: A Sound Activated Vestibular-Visual Protocol
  • Sensory Defensiveness, Sensory Modulation & Sensory Processing
  • Therapeutic Listening Program
  • Samonas Sound Therapy
  • Alert Program for Self Regulation
  • MORE : Integrating the mouth with sensory-postural function
  • Play – Theory, Assessment and Intervention.
  • Interactive Metronome
  • The Developmental, Individual-differences, Relationship-based (DIR) model (Floortime Approach).
  • Feeding, Oral Motor, Interactive Sensory Oral Motor Therapy.
  • CranioSacral Therapy.
  • Early Intervention Program.
  • Mediated Learning Experience
  • Cognitive Orientation to Daily Occupational Performance
  • Social Thinking
  • School AMPS (Assessment of Motor and Process Skills)
  • COGMED Working Memory Training® Certified