ABOUT US

OUR TEAM

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.

We also onboard junior therapists each year for intensive training and supervision, to make services more accessible in Bangkok and to further develop high quality service provision. We are curently in the process of onboarding new Interventionists and Therapists. Enquire within for more information. 

 

 

 

Kwan Hansongkitpong Ross, Psy.D., Ed.M

Clinical Director, Clinical Psychologist 

Dr. Kwan is a Clinical Psychologist and an Early Childhood Educator with over 15 years of experience in the field. She received her bachelor's degree in Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University, master's degree in Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from California School of Professional Psychology. She is licensed in Thailand and the United States.
Dr. Kwan specialises in developmental assessment, psychoeducational assessment, autism spectrum disorder, and social and emotional development. She believes in inclusion, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and transdisciplinary approach to working with children, families, and schools. 
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Chiman Estephan, MSLP., ACAS., MSPAA., CPSP

Deputy Clinic Director, Advanced Certified Autism Specialist 

Chiman is an Australian Senior Speech Language Pathologist, Certified by Speech Pathology Australia Association. She is also an Advanced Autism Specialist, Certified by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education. She has a Bachelor of Science, Psychology (University of Sydney, Australia), Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology (Macquarie University, Australia), and a Master of Speech Language Pathology (University of Sydney). 
Chiman is formally trained in a wide range of evidence-based approaches, such as: Hanen It Takes Two To Talk, Oral Placement Therapy - Talk Tools, ABA, Social Thinking, approaches for NeuroCognitive Disorders, PROMPT level 1 and PROMPT level 2. Her clinical experiences include working with individuals from the age of 1 to adults, in settings such as private clinic, schools, hospitals, vocational training programs.
Chiman is fluent in English and Arabic languages, and intermediate in Thai language. Chiman is not taking on Speech Therapy clients at this stage. She is currently focusing on developing and supervising Intensive Intervention Programs at Little Sprouts Children's Centre, as well as training other clinicians. 
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Kulvadee Thongpibul, Psy. D. (Dr. A)

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Kulvadee Thongpibul is a clinical psychologist. Dr. Thongpibul received her Doctor of Psychology degree from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California and is licensed to practice psychology in both the state of Louisiana and Thailand. She completed her pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans.

Dr. Thongpibul has extensive training and experience conducting psychological and psychoeducational assessment and providing individual and group psychotherapy to adults, adolescents, and children in USA and Thailand. She also has extensive experience in social emotional development and social skills training. Dr. Thongpibul has worked in various settings that included psychiatric emergency, inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, community mental health clinics, day treatment programs, schools, and youth organizations. Dr. Thongpibul is also certified in infant mental health.

Dr. Thongpibul has conducted research on various aspects of professional psychology that included psychotherapy, psychological assessment, cross-cultural mental health, resilience, and professional development. Dr. Thongpibul has also presented and conducted trainings on topics relating to mental health, mental illness, psychological assessment, cultural competency, professionalism, wellness, self-care, and work-life balance.

 

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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. 

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Nittada Techasamran, 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 7 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 on speech camps for individuals with Cleft Palate in Myanmar. 

Nittada's Speech Therapy sessions at Little Sprouts can be conducted in English or in Thai languages, per each client's preference. 

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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 5 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 in these areas: 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. 

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Tanika Panyarachun (Pook) Ed.M., C.A.S.

Counselor

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.

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Tipmanee Kachornpai (Kru Kaew), MS, LMSW, CASAC, CPP, CPS

Counselor, Advanced Interventionist

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.

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Kanyarat Kanthong (Bee), B. Occupational Therapy

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 over 6 years of previous work experience, in the areas of motor development and sensory integration. Bee is formally trained in the DIR FloorTime evidence-based approach.

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. Bee's role also involves coaching Junior Occupational Therapists. 

Children and schools love working with Ms. Bee!

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 Daoruethai Permpoonpanya (Dao), MS. Physiology

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.

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Pimrawin Thongsuwandee (Numb), B. Occupational Therapy 

Junior Occupational Therapist 

Numb is a bilungual Occupational Therapist, who works with children in Thai and English languages. 

Numb completed a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy at the Faculty of Physical Therapy, through Mahidol Univeristy, Thailand. Numb works with children in the areas of sensory-motor development. Her previous experiences include working with children at International School, Educational Centre, and at hospitals.

Numb is currently completing further formal specialized training to obtain a CLASI Certificate in Aeyres Sensory Integration. 

As well as seeing children for Occupational Therapy sessions, Numb works with children in our Intensive SPOT Program and Early Intervention Programs. Numb collaborates closely with other Therapists in these Programs, to ensure alignment and generalization of skills across settings. Numb's sessions are fun, yet goal-oriented and data-driven. 

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Sukanya Norrakarnkitti, B.A.

Administrative Officer