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Dr Jennifer Kiing

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  • Senior Consultant, Division of Developmental and Behavioural Paediatrics, Department of Paediatrics, Khoo Teck Puat - National University Children's Medical Institute, National University Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatrics, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore


MBBS (Australia), FRACP (Paeds) (Australia)


Paediatric Medicine

Clinical Disciplines/Programmes:

Paediatrics - Developmental & Behavioural Paediatrics (Learning & Behavioural Difficulties/Developmental Delays)


Dr Jennifer Kiing obtained her basic medical degree at the University of Melbourne, graduating in 1994. She became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2001. Since 2002, Dr Kiing has been fully registered with the Medical Practitioners Board of Victoria, is on the Specialist Register in General Paediatrics in Melbourne, Australia, and the Singapore Medical Council Specialist Register of General Paediatricians.

Her general paediatric training was undertaken at the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide, and was completed at the National University Hospital, Singapore. Her special interest in developmental and behavioural paediatrics was fostered during a Fellowship year spent in community paediatrics at the Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne. She was admitted as a member of the Chapter of Community Child Health (CCHC) with the Australasian College of Physicians and a member of the Society of Develpoment and Behavioral Pediatrics (SDBP), USA in 2012.

Dr Kiing is currently a Senior Consultant at the Child Development Unit which evaluates developmental, learning or behavioural issues in children under 7 years of age. NUH Child Development Unit has 2 satellite clinics which are located in Jurong (Level 2, of Jurong Medical Centre) and Choa Chu Kang (Level 3 of Keat Hong Community Club). Dr Kiing’s special interests are developmental and behavioural problems in young children, learning difficulties and sleep disorders. She is accredited to provide Level 3 Primary Care Triple P and is a Brazelton Touchpoints Individual Level Trainer.

Journals & Publications

  1. Vijaykumar MK, Aishworiya R, Lim TS, Tan MY, Kiing JS, Chong SC, Kang YQ. Innovations in Practice: Adaptation of Developmental And Behavioral Pediatric Service in a Tertiary Center in Singapore during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Pediatrics & Neonatology. 2020 Sep 7.
  2. J Kiing. Screening for behavioural and socio-emotional disorders. Singapore Fam Physician. 2020; 46(5):17-23 (
  3. Aishworiya R, Chong SC, Kiing JS. When life is put on hold, how do we hold on to life? - Challenges and Opportunities in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics during COVID-19. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2020 May 18.
  4. Kiing JS, Neihart M and Chan YH. Teachers' role in identifying young children at risk for developmental delay and disabi lities: Usefulness of the Parents Evaluation of Developmental Status tool. Child Care Health Dev. 2019; 45(5): 637-643.
  5. Aishworiya R, Kiing JS, Chan YH, Tung SS, Law E. Screen time exposure and sleep among children with developmental disabilities. J Paediatr Child Health. 2018; 54(8): 889-894
  6. Kiing J, Rajgor D, TH Toh. Topical Review: Mind Your Language —Translation Matters (A Narrative Review of Translation Challenges). J Pediatr. Psychol. 2016; 41 (10): 1110-1119.
  7. Ngiam XY, Kang YQ, A Ramkumar, Kiing J, Law E. Child Maltreatment Syndrome: Demographics and Developmental Issues of Inpatient Cases. Singapore Med J. 2015; 56(11): 612-617.
  8. Fung DS, Lim CG, Ng KH, Cheok CS, Kiing JS, Chong SC, Lou J, Daniel LM, Ong LS, Low CH, Aljunied SM, Choi PM, Mehrotra K, Kee C, Leung I, Yen LC, Wong G, Le PY, Chin B, Ng HC. Academy of Medicine - Ministry of Health Clinical Practice Guidelines: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Singapore Med J. 2014; 55(8): 411- 415. PMID: 25189301
  9. Aishworiya R, Chan P, Kiing J, Chong SC, Tay SKH. Sleep behaviour in a sample of preschool children in Singapore. Annal Acad Med Singapore 2012; 41(3): 99-104.
  10. Kiing JS, Low PS, Chan YH, Neihart M. Interpreting parents' concerns about their children's development with the Parents Evaluation of Developmental Status: culture matters. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2012; 33(2): 179-83.

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