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Dr Chong Shang Chee

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MBBS (S'pore), MMed (Paeds) (S'pore), MRCPCH (Paeds) (UK), FAMS (Paeds) (S'pore)
Head & Senior Consultant, Child Development Unit (Division of Developmental and Behavioural Paediatrics), Department of Paediatrics, Khoo Teck Puat - National University Children's Medical Institute, National University Hospital
Sub Specialty:
Developmental and Behavioural Paediatrics
Medical and Surgical Conditions:
Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder - ADHD (Children), Autism (Children), Dyslexia (Children), Handwriting Difficulty (Children), Reading Difficulty (Children), Speech and Language Difficulties (Children), Speech Sound (Articulation) Disorders (Children)
National University Hospital
National University Health System

Dr Chong Shang Chee graduated from the medical faculty of National University of Singapore in 1998. She obtained her specialist degrees in paediatrics from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (UK) and Master of Medicine, Paediatrics (Singapore) in 2002. She completed her advanced specialist training in 2005 and currently heads the Child Development Unit (CDU) at National University Hospital (NUH). In 2009, she spent a 6 month clinical attachment at the learning disabilities clinic of the Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School.

Dr Chong works with the Ministry of Health on meeting the national objectives and ministry directives on the National Child Development Programme. Under this programme, she is also involved in the national development of policies in early childhood practices, as well as early intervention and educational initiatives with other ministry partners. She was Vice-Chair of the Professional Practice Guidelines on the Psycho-educational assessment and placement of students with special education needs (MOE) 2018 and was also Member of the Advisory Panel on Implementation of Compulsory Education for Special Education Needs (MOE) 2016-2017.

Dr Chong has provided leadership to several milestone programmes in the past 5 years. She is currently holding Principal Investigator status on a population health grant looking at the provision of health and development services to low-income children. She is also currently providing mentorship to the CDU team to evaluate the use of telehealth technology as a novel and innovative way to enhancing early intervention practices in Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Dr Chong’s areas of clinical interests are also in neurodevelopmental follow-up of medically complex children (pre-terms, post-cardiac surgery). Believing in a family-centred practice, she and her team established NUH CDU as the first Brazelton Touchpoints site in Asia and she is a certified Brazelton Touchpoints Trainer (Brazelton Touchpoints Institute, Harvard).