Child Development


Our Department of Child Development helps children with developmental issues, e.g. developmental delays, speech and language delays, learning problems, behavioural problems, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and autistic spectrum disorders.

Children who are diagnosed with such problems at the hospital are followed-up at our intervention centres where speech therapy, occupational therapy, special educational services and psychological services are provided. Children needing long term intervention services are referred to appropriate community services to help them cope and integrate into the community.

The department also runs a comprehensive outreach programme, partnering preschools and childcare centres to bring early intervention and therapy to the classroom.

Range of Services:

Child Development Programme:

  • Assessment of children with developmental and behavioural concerns
  • Multi-disciplinary intervention services
  • Referrals to community services
  • Parental guidance on child development
  • Counselling and support for families of children with developmental and behavioural problems
  • Liaison with schools on children with learning problems
  • Placement of children with special needs for training and education
  • Collaboration with Primary Health and Community Services for early identification of children with developmental and behavioural problems, to facilitate early intervention

Our Experts

Name Designation Qualification
Adj Assoc Prof Lourdes Mary Daniel Head of Dept & Senior Consultant, Dept of Child Devt MBBS, MMed (Paed), FAMS, EdM (Harvard)
Prof Ho Lai Yun Director, Child Development Programme, Ministry of Health; Senior Consultant & Advisory Board Director, Dept of Child Devt, KKH MBBS, MMed (Paed), FAMS, FRCPCH (UK)
Adj Assoc Prof Lim Sok Bee Senior Mentor, Community Services & Senior Consultant MBBS, MMed (Paed), FAMS
Dr Pratibha Keshav Agarwal Head of Clinical Services & Senior Consultant, Dept of Child Devt MBBS, MD (Paed), DNB (Paed), MMed (Paed)
Dr Khoo Poh Choo Deputy Head & Senior Consultant, Dept of Neonatology; Head, Neonatal Ambulatory Service; Director of the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening (UNHS) MB ChB (Leicester), MRCP(UK)(Paed), MRCPCH (UK), FAMS (Paed)
Adj Assoc Prof Winnie Goh Senior Consultant MBBS, MMed (Paed), MRCP(UK), FRCP Edin, FAMS
Dr Sylvia Choo Henn Tean Senior Consultant MBBS, M Med (Paed), FAMS
Dr Mae Wong Senior Consultant BMedSci (First Class), BMBS (Nottingham), MRCP(UK), MRCPCH (UK), PhD (Edin), FAMS
Dr Yeleswarapu Sita Padmini Consultant MBBS, MRCPCH (UK)
Dr Tay Ghim Hoon Ellen Consultant MBBS (Singapore), M Med (Paed) (Singapore), MRCPCH (Paed) (RCPCH, United Kingdom)
Dr Sandra Sylvia Mascarenhas Consultant MBBS, MD(Paed), MRCPCH (UK)
Dr Sharline D/O Suhumaran Associate Consultant MBBS, MRCPCH (Paed) (RCPCH, UK), MD(Paed)
Assoc Prof Daisy Chan Kwai-Lin Visiting Consultant MBBS, M Med (Paeds), FAMS
Dr Selina Ho Kah Ying Visiting Consultant MBBS, M Med (Paeds), MRCP (UK), FAMS
Dr Yeo Cheo Lian Visiting Consultant MBBS, M Med (Paeds), FAMS
Dr Varsha Atul Shah Visiting Consultant MBBS, MD (Paed), DCH (Paed), MRCP(UK), FAMS
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Level 5, Women's Tower


  • +65 6294 4050 (Appointments)

Intervention Services

Department of Child Development (HPB)

Level 2 & 4 Health Promotion Board (Outram Polyclinic)
3 Second Hospital Avenue
Singapore 168937

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Department of Child Development (Sengkang)

Blk 156A, Rivervale Crescent #01-02,
Singapore 541156

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