Mr. Blakesley Orr

Educational Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Linguistics), The University of Manchester
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) (Speech Pathology and Therapy), Manchester Metropolitan University

Professional Training:

  • Hanen: It Takes Two to Talk
  • Learn to Play: Basic and Advanced Level
  • Nuffield Dyspraxia Programme

Professional Registration:

  • Fully Registered Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC), Singapore (A1800090F)

Mr. Blakesley Orr

Senior Speech and Language Therapist

Mr. Blakesley Orr

Blakesley, from the United Kingdom, has been practising as a Speech and Language Therapist in Singapore since 2018, and works with a range of clients ranging from 2 years old. He has experience in assessing and treating individuals with;

  • Speech sound disorders
  • Developmental Language Disorder (DLD)
  • Apraxia/Dyspraxia of Speech
  • Expressive/receptive language delay
  • Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Social communication difficulties

Blakesley collaborates closely with other professionals, such as occupational therapists, psychologists, paediatricians, and educational staff and has a good reputation with various international schools in Singapore. He values the need to liaise closely with families, educators, and other professionals to create a supportive and holistic approach to achieving the goals of his clients. He is an advocate for adapting the learning environment by implementing strategies for his client to thrive and succeed both socially and academically.

Knowing the importance for achieving goals in a functional and motivating way, Blakesley is passionate about running social communication groups for children with social communication difficulties. He provides groups such as LEGO Therapy, which has a strong evidence base for achieving goals in a fun and engaging way. He is strong believer that group therapy sessions provide a real world experience where children can apply all those previously learned skills in a functional, non-demanding, and fun environment.

Blakesley enjoys training teachers, special education teachers, and teaching assistants in applying strategies and programmes in the school setting. He is certified in conducting parent training programmes to assist with early intervention strategies for children aged 2 to 5 years old. He also believes in engaging parents in his sessions such that they are able to follow through with strategies explored in therapy and are able to initiate meaningful therapeutic intervention outside of the clinic setting.

When not at work, Blakesley enjoys cycling, swimming, learning new languages and cultures, and cooking.

Psychologists

Dr. Sanveen Kang

Director & Principal Clinical Psychologist

Mr. Parandaman T.

Principal Pediatric Forensic Psychologist & Trauma Program Lead

Ms. Samantha Ng

Principal Counselling Psychologist & Team Lead

Ms. Eunice Seah

Senior Clinical Psychologist

Ms. Thivya Lakshmi

Senior Clinical Psychologist

Mr. Benjamin Low

Clinical Psychologist

Ms. Chng Jia Hui

Educational Psychologist

Psychotherapists/Counsellors

Ms. Shar (Sharmishtha) Gupta

Senior Psychotherapist

Ms. Rachel Emmer

Principal Counselor

Art Psychotherapists

Ms. ChloƩ Dunn-Lee

Principal Art Psychotherapist

Ms. Eve Teo

Principal Psychotherapist & Art Psychotherapist

Mr. Joshua Tan

Psychotherapist & Art Psychotherapist

Speech & Language Therapists

Mr. Blakesley Orr

Senior Speech and Language Therapist

Occupational Therapists

Ms. Vera Chan

Principal Occupational Therapist

Ms. Abelle Wee

Senior Occupational Therapist

Ms. Mabel Sim

Senior Occupational Therapist

Educational Therapists

Ms. Mathana Balan

Senior Educational Therapist

Dr. Zainab Shaukat

Educational Therapist