Eunice Tan

Dr Eunice Tan

Head, Special Education Minor

S R Nathan School of Human Development

Tel: +65 6240 8864

Email: ZXVuaWNldGFubXlAc3Vzcy5lZHUuc2c=

Educational Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy in Special Education, Nanyang Technological University
Dissertation: A Study on the Perceptions of Parents and Teachers on Savant Skills of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Master of Education. University of Melbourne

Post Graduate Diploma in Special Education. University of British Columbia

Bachelor of Education. University of British Columbia

Bachelor of Arts. University of British Columbia

Academic and Professional Experience

2017 - 2019
Assistant Divisional Director, Thye Hua Kwan Moral Charities

1998 - 2016
Teacher, School Principal and Curriculum Planner, Ministry of Education (MOE)

1994 - 1998
Special Education Teacher, Dover Court International School

  • Special Education
  • Adult Disabilities
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  1. "A Study on the Perceptions of Parents Savant Skills of Individuals with ASD." Keynote Speaker. World Congress on Down Syndrome, Autism & Cerebral Palsy, Tokyo, 21 – 23 Oct 2019.

  2. “A Study on the Perceptions of Parents on Savant Skills of Individuals with ASD”. World Congress on Special Needs Education (WCSNE), London, United Kingdom. December, 2019.

  3. “Strength-Based Approach For Children With Developmental Needs”. Early Childhood Conference by Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA). Singapore. October, 2021.

  4. ‘Harnessing the Interest of Children with Special Needs to Maximise Learning Potential’. 5th World Conference on Research in Education (WORLDCRE). Paris, France. November, 2021.

  5. “Aptitudes, capabilities, and interests of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder”. 5th International Conference on Education, Teaching and Learning (IACETL). Vienna, Austria. June, 2022.

  6. “Reaching out and motivating the ‘hard to teach’ child in your class”. Singapore Child Biennial Conference. Singapore. October, 2022.

  7. " The Incidence And Link Between Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorder And Special Abilities". International Congress on Education and Learning. Pattaya, Thailand. December, 2022

  8. “The 'Unteachable' Child – Developing Instructional Pedagogies to Motivate”. The 9th Asian Conference on Education & International Development (ACEID2023). Tokyo, Japan. March 2023.

  1. Chia, I and Tan, E. (2023).
    Unleashing the Artistic Ability of Students with Special Needs: Towards an Ability-Driven Paradigm in Special Education. In V. Zhuang, M.E. Wong & D. Goodley (Eds.). Not Without Us: Perspectives on Disability and Inclusion in Singapore. Ethos.
  1. Tan, E., & Poon, K. (2022).
    Aptitudes, Capabilities, and Interests of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. European Journal of Teaching and Education, 4(4), 32–43.

  2. Abusalih, A. F., Tan, E., & de Cruz, N. (2023).
    Associations between parental conflict and externalising behaviours in children with ASD in a local Singaporean sample: Parenting styles as a moderating mechanism. European Journal of Teaching and Education, 5(2), 13-35.

  3. Tan, E.M.Y. & Poon, K.K. (2023).
    Exceptional Abilities and Individuals with Autism. A Historical Account. International Journal for Multidisciplinary Research, 9(1), 17-21. doi: 10.36713/epra2013

  4. Tan, E.M.Y. & Poon, K.K. (2023).
    Parental Involvement and Influence in the Development of Talents for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Three Modern Case Studies. International Journal of Research and Development, 8(1), 40-44.

  5. Tan, E., & Chia, I. (2023).
    Supporting and Enabling Improvements in the area of care for adults with disabilities in Singapore. International Journal of Research & Development, 8(1), 106-108.

  6. Tan, E., & Chia, I. (2023).
    An Overview of the Landscape of Adults with Disabilities in Singapore. A Literature Review. International Journal for Multidisciplinary Research, 9(1). 150-152.

  7. Tan, E.M.Y, & Poon, K.K (2023).
    A Literature Overview on the Relationship between Autism Spectrum Disorder and Savant Skills. International Journal of Innovation Scientific Research and Review, 5(1), 3870-3874.

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