Senior Educational Psychologist
MA (Applied Psych), BSocSc (Hons) (Psych), Dip (Ed Psych)(NIE), Registered Psychologist (S’pore), RQTU (BPS), MSPS
Languages: English, Mandarin
Tan Su-Lynn is an educational psychologist with over a decade of experience working with children with special needs during her time at the MOE. Su-Lynn has done much work helping schools to identify and support children with special needs, and consults for schools and parents on learning and behavioural intervention strategies.
- Substance Addiction
- Child & Adolescent
- Educational Psychology
- Special Needs (e.g. Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Dyslexia)
- ADHD Testing
- Autism Testing
- Learning / Behavioural Difficulties
- Psychological Reports for SPED Admissions
Certifications and Accreditations
- Master of Arts (Applied Psychology)
- Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) in Psychology
- Diploma in Educational Psychology
- Member of the Singapore Register of Psychologists
- Member of the Registration of Qualifications in Test Use with the British Psychological Society
- Member of the Singapore Psychological Society
Tan Su-Lynn is an Educational Psychologist registered with the Singapore Register of Psychologists and is a member of the Singapore Psychological Society and Registry of Qualified Test Users with the British Psychological Society. She was awarded the Ministry of Education (Singapore) Postgraduate Scholarship and completed her Master of Arts (Applied Psychology).
Su-Lynn has served in various committees within MOE and led projects and programmes to promote the inclusion of children with special needs in schools, winning several accolades for these programmes in her capacity as Senior Educational Psychologist at the organisation.
Having served as a psychologist with MOE for more than a decade, Su-Lynn is experienced in conducting psychological assessments for children with special needs (e.g., Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Intellectual Impairment, Dyslexia, Language Disorders). During her time at MOE, she has provided consultation to schools and parents on learning and behavioural intervention strategies through evidence-based psychological approaches. In addition, she has conducted training for schools to identify and support children with learning and behavioural difficulties. She is also experienced in preparing psychological reports to facilitate special school (SPED) applications and Access Arrangements for tests/examinations.
Su-Lynn’s accolades are not limited to her professional career. She was a founding member and captain of the Singapore National Women’s Water Polo team, leading the team to the gold medal at the South East Asian Games in 2011, as well as competing at regional and world competitions at the Asian Games and Women’s Water Polo World Cup in 2014.
Su-Lynn is now retired as a national athlete, but continues to volunteer as a leader and coach in promoting inclusive sports for people with disabilities.
Growing up with a sibling with quadriplegic cerebral palsy, Su-Lynn has always had a strong interest in promoting meaningful integration and inclusion of people with disabilities in society. With first hand experience in the the challenges faced by special needs children and their families, Su-Lynn is always moved by their tenacity and resilience – inspiring her to reach out to help greater joy and purpose flourish in their lives.
Positive Discipline and Gentle Parenting for Children
Written by: Tan Su-Lynn, Senior Educational Psychologist Positive discipline and gentle guidance are concepts which are not given enough recognition. In comparison to corporal punishments and other forms of authoritarian parenting, positive discipline aims to...
An Interview with ANZA magazine on how psychological testing can help your child
Raising a child is demanding - their emotions and personality trait can change frequently. As a parent, how can you tell if your child's behaviour is part of growing up or a cause for concern? Child psychologists at Promises, Tan Su-Lynn and SC Anbarasu speak to the...
An Interview with HoneyKids Asia on the whats and hows of ADHD in Children
While most of us may be familiar with the term ADHD or Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, we may be unfamiliar with the challenges and struggles a child diagnosed with ADHD goes through. Our senior psychologists from the Child and Adolescent team, S. C....
Children & Youth Bullying: How to Spot and Address it
By Tan Su-Lynn, Educational Psychologist Bullying can be manifested in many forms, and children and youth can be involved in many ways in it. However, with 1 in 4 children in Singapore reporting that they have experienced bullying a few times a month, bullying might...
Helping Your Kids Survive And Thrive With Home Based Learning
Written By: Tan Su-Lynn, Educational Psychologist In the midst of this current COVID-19 crisis, there is so much uncertainty for parents and children, which translates to overwhelming stress about family members’ health and safety, as well as an upheaval of school and...
Supporting your child’s learning needs
Author: Tan Su-Lynn If you’re a parent who believes in taking a proactive approach to your child’s education, then you’ve probably realised by now that comparing your young one to the school’s resident whiz kid(s) is ill-advised. There is truth then, in this kernel...
Breaking the stigma: Teaching kids how to deal with mental health issues
By Tan Su-Lynn Two days ago, I read an article about mental health in schools, and how the school system was falling short of providing mental health support to students. The article began with an anecdote which illustrated how even teachers, who are charged with...