Keren graduated with a Bachelor of Psychological Science (1st Class Honours). Her life passion is centred on improving the lives of children and adolescents with special needs. Dedicating her dissertation to research on autism in children, she explored the effects of Transcranial Alternating Current Stimulation on facial emotion perception, based on prior study findings that children with autism have deficits in facial emotion perception. She is certified by the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH) and has Advanced Certification as a 5-PATH Hypnotherapist and a 7-Path Self-Hypnosis Teacher. She has also completed separate tertiary studies in Piano and Law.

Having more than 12 years of past experience interacting with music students as a piano teacher, Keren has come across a diverse mix of personalities and has found especially deep fulfilment in her work with people with special needs. This has led her to volunteer work at Rainbow Centre Singapore, the Institute of Mental Health and Silver Ribbon Singapore. Her other interest lies in research in the field of Cognitive Neuroscience. She has experience as a researcher at the Duke-NUS Medical School, focusing on the effects of sleep deprivation on cognitive functions.

In her current full-time role, she manages various profiles such as individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Anxiety Disorders. She also conducts brain training programmes for children using neurotechnology. This 2-hour workshop is designed to share knowledge of how learning Sign language affects a child’s development and the various benefits that learning Sign language has to offer. Participants will discover the emotional, physical, and cognitive benefits of signing. At the end of this workshop, participants will also learn some basic Singapore Sign language skills that may come in useful for interacting with young children.

Behavioural/Psychotherapist/Certified Hypnotherapist. Bachelor of Psychological Science (Hons)