Hallo! I'm Jane Burmeister!
I am a qualified English-speaking speech and language therapist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council, the UK. Born and bred in Singapore, I am effectively bilingual in English and Chinese (Mandarin) as my second language. Hence, I also provide speech therapy services in Mandarin. I have lived and worked in Australia, Malaysia, China, the UK and Germany. Based permanently with my family in Germany over the last 13 years, I have a moderately good working knowledge of the German language.
I graduated with a Bachelor (Hons.) in Mass Communications and Economics from Australia and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Singapore. Given my educational background, I have a dual career profile as a researcher in global mobility (HRM) and as a speech and language therapist. My interest and journey in speech therapy began after volunteering myself in community work at a special needs school and obtaining a Diploma in Educational Studies – Learning Disorders Management and Child Psychology in Singapore. In 2009, I decided for a mid-career switch to pursue a Master of Science (MSc) in Speech and Language Therapy from the University of Reading, UK. I have received valuable trainings and work stints in both adult learning disability services focusing primarily on stroke patients with aphasia, dysarthria and apraxia and working closely with pre-school and school-aged children as well as teenagers with Down Syndrome, ASD, Asperger Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, and clients with challenging behavior. My caseloads in Germany are mainly English-speaking children and teenagers who are native speakers of English with predominantly phonological and language difficulties, central auditory processing difficulty, children with language delay, and poor attention and listening skills.
I believe the fundamental criteria as a speech therapist is to carry out one’s duties with integrity and act from a position of commitment to protecting the vulnerable. I look forward to continually seeking ways to improve the quality of care for my clients by incorporating evidence-based practice in my speech therapy work. Personally, I believe that life is all about showing empathy and doing good to contribute our share in society. I am grateful and blessed that I could fulfil my wish as an allied healthcare professional. During my free time, I enjoy reading, whipping up a good meal, singing karaoke with my teenage daughters and weather permitting, taking walks with our Labrador in the Bavarian Forest.
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