YBhg. Puan Hajah Salmah binti Jopri is the director of the Special Education Department in the Ministry of Education, Malaysia.
Dr Azizah Othman is an Associate Professor, Clinical Psychology at the University of Science, Malaysia (Universiti Sains Malaysia, USM). She obtained her Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Psychology) at the University of South Australia in 2008. Her field of specialization is in clinical psychology and child clinical psychology.
Dr Azizah actively publishes her research works in reputable journals internationally. Her current research area includes psychological problems in health setting, children, chronic illness, disabilities and coping. In the last five years she received several grants from
University of Science, Malaysia
Developing and Piloting an Educational Program Module for Pre-School; Teachers in Identifying Features Associated with Learning Difficulty in Children
Imagery-Induced Relaxation in Children with Cancer.
MAKNA Cancer Young Investigator Research Award
Randomized controlled trial on the effects of guided imagery relaxation audio on children with cancer.
Ministry of Education, as co-investigators
Targeted genetic modifiers contributing to phenotypic heterogeneity of Hb E/β;
The psychological impact and health economic burden to the country;
Pembangunan Model Holistik Program Pendidikan Inklusif Terbaik Murid Berkeperluan Khas.
Dr Rajini Sarvananthan is a Consultant Developmental and General Paediatrician at Park City Medical Centre, Baby and Beyond Child Specialist Clinic and a Visiting Consultant at University Malaya Medical Centre.
Dr Rajini graduated from the University of Newcaslte upon Tyne, United Kingdom in 1993 and entered Paediatric training in 1994. She further sub-specialised in the area of Neurodisability / Developmental Paediatrics in the UK,while completing her Masters in Medical Science in Child Health. She served briefly as a Locum Consultant Paediatrician before returning to Malaysia in 2003. She served as Senior Lecturer at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and together with a team of health professionals, she was involved in setting up the Child Development Centre at UKM Medical Centre, the first such centre in Malaysia at the time. In 2009, she decided to venture into Private Practice to be able to do more clinical work while still maintaining links with academic institutions. She was also involved in the setting up of the Child Development Centre in ParkCity Medical Centre where she practices till today.
Aside from clinical work, she continues to be involved in the training of Developmental Paediatricians. She has been a committee member of the Positive Parenting Management Committee since 2014(Educational Programme for Parents on Maternal, Child & Family Care, initiated by the Malaysian Paediatric Association). She is also a committee member of the Chapter of Child Neurology and Developmental Paediatrics, Malaysian Society of Neurosciences and part of the organising committee for the Asian-Oceania Child Neurology Biannual Congress held in 2019 in Kuala Lumpur. She continues to speak at national and international meetings.
Her most important job to date is being a daughter, wife and mother to three beautiful daughters who have taught her and continue to teach her the beautiful journey of parenting.
Evelyn is a clinical psychologist with a passion for bringing hope to children, adolescents, and adults with various needs. She specializes in the psychological assessments and intervention for clients experiencing neurodevelopmental, emotional, and behavioral difficulties. On top of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, she is an avid believer in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and has conducted an online delivery of mindfulness program to improve psychological wellbeing for medical doctors.
She has worked both in rural and city settings, such as Kubang Kerian (Kelantan) and the CBD of Singapore. This has taught her the need to balance psychological skills with a heart for empathy in the helping profession. An active advocator for serving in the lives of those she is in contact with, Evelyn writes articles related to psychology on www.bridgingpsych.com and is an invited speaker on talks conducted by healthcare centers or universities.
Faith is a clinical consultant and certified Speech-Language Pathologist (multilingual) in Australia, Malaysia, China and other APAC countries. She specializes in child & adolescent speech, language, communication and feeding development. She is actively involved in Education, Healthcare and Social Care, bringing a wealth of experience and expertise in diagnostic assessment & therapy, telespeech consultation, parent coaching and teacher training. Passionate in leadership and advocacy, she serves as a board and committee member in the Malaysian Association of Speech-Language & Hearing (MASH) and Special Education Network & Inclusion Association (SENIA)—Beijing. As an entrepreneur and co-founder, she leads business strategy, evidence-based practice and family-centered care at Blueprinsm. With the heart and mission to serve “every family, every child”, she envisions to enable nationwide access to quality Speech-Language Pathology care.