Dr Aveline Vasu Ajalan
SBCC Child Development
Monday to Saturday :
9.00am to 1.00pm, 2.00pm to 6.00pm
Sunday & Public Holidays :
PsyD (Clinical Psychology)
Dr. Ajalan (known to her clients as “Dr. A”) is a clinical psychologist and a member of the American Psychological Association, Divisions for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities/Autism Spectrum Disorder and International Psychology. She graduated with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) in 2018. She completed her internship at The May Institute and her postdoctoral fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Dr. Ajalan also trained and practiced under the supervision of licensed clinical psychologists across various settings including a private school and a public hospital.
Dr. Ajalan has been working with children and adolescents with developmental differences and behavioural challenges since 2009. She specializes in developmental and neuropsychological assessments, evidenced-based behaviour therapy and parent consultations. In therapy, Dr. Ajalan utilises an integrative behavioural approach to help with functional skill acquisition, social skills training, emotion regulation and behaviour management. Dr. Ajalan believes in providing holistic care, which entails joint collaboration with caregivers, schools and treatment providers to strengthen outcomes for their child. She strives to individualise and find practical ways to support children, adolescents, and their families.
Beyond clinical work, Dr. Ajalan is also interested in mental health advocacy and transforming disability policies in Singapore. Her past research focused on understanding the influence of autism on sibling relationships in Singapore. Her current research assesses clinicians’ comfort and readiness in working with children with neurodevelopmental differences in Singapore.