Our Little Sprouts team is made up of Multidiciplinary Specialists. Our specialists are highly qualified and do ongoing professional development courses to ensure that we provide updated and evidence-based services.
Kwan Ross, Psy.D., Ed.M
Clinical Director, Clinical Psychologist
Chiman Estephan, MSLP., ACAS., MSPAA., CPSP
Deputy Clinic Director, Advanced Certified Autism Specialist
Kathleen Joyce Lopecillo
Senior Speech and Language Therapist
Kathleen is a Senior Speech Language Pathologist, with over 15 years of work experience. Much of Kathleen's work has involved providing Speech Therapy services to children and adolescents in international schools and therapy clinics in Singapore, China and Philippines.
Kathleen obtained a Bachelor of Speech Pathology from the University of the Philippines-Manila. She has since done further specialized trainings over the years in many evidence-based Speech Therapy approaches and Speech Therapy areas, including: Social Thinking, PROMPT level 1 and level 2, Talk Tools, Floortime, AAC and more.
Kathleen is an ongoing Certified International Member of the Philippine Association of Speech Pathologists. As well as English and Tagalog, she speaks intermediate level Mandarin. Her sessions with Little Sprouts are mostly based at International Schools in Bangkok.
Nittada Techasamran (Mo), MSLP
Bilingual Speech and Language Therapist
Nittada is a bilingual (Thai/English) Speech-Language Pathologist. She holds a a Bachelor of Science (Communication Disorders) from Mahidol University with First Class Honors, and Master of Science (Communication Disorders) from Chiang Mai University, Thailand.
Nittada has 8 years of previous work experience as a Speech-Language Pathologist. She works with 30-40 children and adults on average each week. Nittada works with individuals who have Autism, ADHD, and Global Developmental Delay, Language Delay and Disorder, Speech Delay and Disorder, Cleft Palate and Voice Disorders. Her work includes writing individualized plans for clients and implementing these during her Speech Therapy sessions. Her previous experience also includes serving as an assistant in speech camps for individuals with Cleft Palate in Myanmar.
Nittada has also undertaken additional specialized training in Myofunctional Therapy.
Nittada's Speech Therapy sessions at Little Sprouts can be conducted in English or in Thai languages, per each client's preference.
Thelane Bagundol, B. Sc. (SLP), PGdip (Sp. Ed.), B. Sc. (Nursing)
Speech and Language Therapist
Thelane is a Speech-Language Pathologist. She holds a Bachelor of Science (Speech-Language Pathology), Post-Graduate Diploma in Special Education, and Bachelor of Science (Nursing), from Philippines.
Thelane has 6 years of previous work experience as a Speech-language Pathologist. Before that, she worked as an Early Intervention Class Assistant and as Communication Support Specialist for 2 years.
Thelane has undertaken several specialized trainings in the Speech-Language Pathology profession, including: PROMPT, LSVT Loud, Assessing Motor Speech Disorders, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Sustainable Hearing Implant Rehabilitation, Cerebral Palsy, Aphasia, Dysphagia (swallowing), stuttering and cluttering. Thelane is a Certified LSVT (Lee Silverman Voice Treatment) Practitioner and a Biber Protocol for Dysphagia Practitioner. She is a former Associate member of the Hong Kong Association of Speech Therapists (HKAST) and is currently a full Member of the Philippine Association of Speech Therapists (PASP).
Thelane's Speech Therapy sessions at Little Sprouts are all conducted in English.
Leonard Wong (Leon), MSLP, B.S. (Psych)
Speech and Language Therapist
Leon is a Speech Language Pathologist, who is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin. He holds a Master of Science in Educational Speech-Language Pathology and Learning Disabilities from The Education University of Hong Kong. He completed a Semester Program in Speech Therapy and Audiology at Thomas More University of Applied Sciences in Belgium. He also holds a Bachelor in Psychology (Honors) from the City University London. Prior to this, he studied 3 years of Medicine at the University of Leicester. He has completed further specialized training in the SOS Approach To Feeding. His previous experience includes working in private clinical settings with children who have a range of developmental conditions, including, ADHD, Autism, Global Developmental Delay, Speech Sound Disorder, Language Disorder and Fluency Disorder, as well as working with bilingual children. Leon's sessions will be based at Little Sprouts Centre as well as International Schools in Bangkok. These will be held in English, Mandarin or Cantonese, according to each family's needs and preferences.
Supanuch Kwankeerativut (View), B. Science (Communication disorders)
Bilingual Speech and Language Therapist
View is a bilingual Speech and Language Therapist (Thai and English). She graduated from Mahidol University with a Bachelor of Science (Communication disorders). She is currently working with children with speech and language disorders such as Developmental Language Disorder, ASD, ADHD, Intellectual Disability and Learning Disability. Her work experience includes paediatric Speech and Languiage Pathology at Pathumthani hospital. View uses the principles of Relationship Development Intervention based model (RDI) in her sessions. She loves working with children and brings a lot of positive energy.
Tanika Panyarachun (Pook) Ed.M., C.A.S.
Tanika specializes in working with children, adolescents, and their families. She works as a counselor with children ages 5 to 15 who experience social, emotional, behavioral, and developmental challenges. Tanika received her Bachelor of Arts from Brown University (Rhode Island, USA) and a Master of Education in Prevention Science and Practice from Harvard Graduate School of Education (Massachusetts, USA) specializing in Child and Adolescent Counseling. She is licensed in counseling in both Washington state and Massachusetts.
As a school based mental health counselor, Tanika enjoyed providing consultation and training to teachers, parents, and students on Digital Citizenship & Internet Safety, Anxiety Reduction, Suicide Prevention, Bulling Prevention, Inclusion & Cultural Competency, Body Positivity & Self-Esteem, Student Safety & Crisis Management, and Emergency Grief Counseling. Her ability to understand and bridge the gap between cultures came from her personal and professional experience living and working in the United States, United Kingdom, Greece, Thailand, and Singapore. Tanika believes that creating a safe space and building rapport are essential to the therapeutic process. With a child-centered and asset-based approach by training, she also draws from a variety of therapeutic models such as Supportive Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, and Art Therapy. When working with children and adolescents, she works hard to listen carefully, demonstrate transparency and respect, and involve parents in the treatment process as early on as possible.
Tipmanee Kachornpai (Kaew), M.S., LMSW, CASAC, CPP, CPS
Early Intervention Specialist, Child & Adolescent Counsellor
Tipmanee is a Mental Health Counselor for children and teenagers. She completed her Master of Science in Social Work, Concentration in Health, Mental Health and Advanced Clinical Practice from Columbia University of New York City in 2012. In the same years, she also received the Licensed Master Social Worker in 2012 that allowed her to provide counseling and conduct psychosocial assessments for children and adolescents in the New York State.
Tipmanee has also received certificates and trainings for Trauma, Grief and Loss, Evidence Based Practice, Attachment between Parents and children, Motherhood and Fatherhood, Parent Problems with Children and Families, Science of Addiction, Relapse and Recovery, Women and Substance Abuse, Substance Abuse of Children and Adolescents in 2012 to 2013 from Bridges Leadership Institute, New York. Additionally, Tipmanee also received training for Family therapy from The Ackerman Institute for Family, New York in 2013. The institute has focused on Interpersonal Therapy and Relational Therapy interventions when providing counseling for family. In 2014, Tipmanee also received training, A Biomedical Approach for Autism, ADHD and Developmental Disorders in Children and Adolescents.
Tipmanee’s clinical skills include Motivational Interviewing, Interpersonal therapy, Relational therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Anger Management, Family Therapy, DIR floor time, and Social Thinking. She is a mental health counselor for Little Sprouts Children's Centre and Fai-Fah by TMB working with children and adolescents in various settings, such as clinic, center, schools and home. She also provides seminar sessions for counseling with adolescents, sex education, and self-compassion in work settings during pandemic time for Fai-Fah staff by TMB.
Jonas Foehr, M.S.
Psychomotor Therapist, Clinical Psychologist
Jonas is a clinical psychologist and psychomotor therapist trained in Switzerland. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychomotor Therapy from the Geneva School of Social Work (HETS) and a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology from the University of Lausanne. He has also earned a Swiss Federal Diploma in Early Years Education.
Jonas has 9 years of clinical experience in various settings, including child development clinics, SEN schools, and early years centers. He has mainly worked with children and adolescents with autism, developmental coordination disorder, hearing loss, ADHD, behavior disorders, global developmental delay and/or learning disabilities.
Jonas received formal training in Sensorimotor Intervention (André Bullinger), Early Psychomotor Development Support (0-18 months), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and is a trained teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion. He is currently in the process of gaining certification in the CO-OP Approach to treating Developmental Coordination Disorder. He is licensed in Geneva, Switzerland and a member of the Swiss Association of Psychomotor Therapists, the Swiss Federation of Psychologists, and the Swiss Association for Child and Adolescent Psychology.
Jonas offers his services in both French and English.
Ferico Madayag (Eric), B.S.
Eric is a behavior therapist with a strong background in Applied Behavior Analysis. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with substantial units in Clinical Psychology. Eric has 14 years of previous work experience as an Early Interventionist in Manila and Bangkok. He also worked with different schools in Manila as Learning support and provide training to parents and teachers. In Bangkok, He also works in different international schools as a Learning Support for children with Special Education Needs.
He has completed multiple specialized training in Applied Behavior Analysis, Behavior Management, and Social Thinking and has been the Social Thinking Team Leader at Little Sprouts, running Social Thinking group and individual social skills sessions. He alo offers behavior coaching for children working on managing their behaviors and emotions, as well as, parent coaching.
Kanyarat Kanthong (Bee), B.S.(OT), OTR/L
Senior Occupational Therapist
Bee is a bilingual (English and Thai languages) Senior Occupational Therapist. Bee has a Bachelor Degree in Occupational Therapy, from Mahidol University. She has 7 years of previous work experience, in the areas of motor development and sensory integration. Bee is additionally formally trained in the DIR FloorTime evidence-based approach and has a CLASI Certificate in Ayres Sensory Integration. She has also undertaken some introductory courses in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA).
She has worked with children who have Autsim, Sensory Processing Disorder, Global Delay and ADHD. Her previous workplaces include a children's centre, hospitals, and children's homes.
A major part of Bee's role at Little Sprouts includes seeing children at International Schools in Bangkok, as well as in our Centre. Children and schools love working with Ms. Bee!
Kiratinoot Luanganggoon (Kira), M.S.(OT), OTR/L
Kira has been working as a pediatric occupational therapist for 10 years. She loves working with children to build skills needed for them to engage in meaningful play and learning activities in schools. She also make sure that families find new perspectives for what a happy and healthy life would look like, despite challenges. Kira graduated with a Master of Occupational Therapy Practice, La Trobe University, Australia, 2014. Prior to this, she completed a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy (First Class Honors), Mahidol University, Thailand, 2012.
Kira is currently an Occupational therapist as well as a piano and kids yoga teacher to children and teens. Her previous experience includes Occupational therapist positions at various schools and pediatric settings such as International School Bangkok (ISB), The Demonstration School of Khon Kaen University (Special Education Division) and Little Sprouts Children's Centre. She is also the owner and director of 'Salmon OT Studio' and 'Little Salmon Nursery' in Khon Kaen, Thailand, 2016-Present. Kira currently serves at Little Sprouts team an an Occupational Therapy Supervisor.
Daoruethai Permpoonpanya (Dao), B.S. (OT), MS. Physiology, OTR/L
Senior Occupational Therapist
Dao is a bilingual (English and Thai languages) Senior Occupational Therapist, with over 15 years of work experience.
Dao has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy (HONS) and a Master of Science in Physiology (Neurophysiology). Her further specialized trainings include: Play and Literacy (Australia), TOMATIS method (Hongkong) and Practioner level of Integrated Listening System (iLs) (USA).
She has worked in various settings including private clinic, schools and hospitals.
Dao co-authored curriculum of Occupational Therapy for Faculty of Physical Therapy and applied movement science, Department of Occupational Therapy, Mahidol University.
Dao currently does standardized formal Occupational Therapy Assessments for children at Little Sprouts Children's Centre.
Sukanya Norrakarnkitti, B.A.