Harjit Singh

Associate Therapist

Harjit Singh has more than 10 years of extensive experience as Programme Operation Manager at a day-care activity center catering to adults with special needs, with a tenure of over ten years. He held the role as a Special Needs Mentor within a Social Enterprise Organisation providing skills training to adults with special needs allowing them to integrate with workplace and society.

Harjit believes that that individuals with special needs possess unique qualities and are entitled to be treated with respect and dignity. He created a highly individualised program that focuses on addressing the specific needs of his clients in their daily activities and functional tasks within their home or place of work, with the objective of maximising their potential.

Similarly for ex-offenders, he believes that they deserve a second chance and being gainfully employed is an important factor in their successful reintegration. Harjit had the opportunity to provide an environment where ex-offenders are accepted as an individual and created a sense of belonging in the workplace for them.

He holds a professional qualification in community and social services (Disability Services & Protection and Rehabilitation). He has undergone diverse certifications’ training such as dance-and-movement therapy, neuro-linguistic programming, hypnotherapy, timeline therapy and hydrotherapy for clients with disabilities and special needs. He volunteered in the Clinical Consultancy Programme (Onsite and Theory) with the Ministry of Social Family; and Postural Control in people with autism spectrum disorder organised by the Institute of Mental Health. He has worked with adults of diverse disabilities and disorders.

Harjit is a credentialed special needs community practitioner with the International Association of Counselors and Therapists (IACT) based in the USA. He is currently on his track to become a registered educational therapist also with IACT.

Professional & Academic Publications

Singh, H. (2024). Navigating educational therapy: A case study of a 10-year-old boy with autism. The Asian Educational Therapist, 1(2), 37-41.

Singh, H. (2023). The five underlying theoretical concepts and the five-level symptomatic nosology of hyperlexia. The Asian Educational Therapist, 1(1), 33-46.

Singh, H. (2023, December 18). Adaptive wellness for people with special needs [Paper presentation]. In J. E. Camulli (Ed.), IACT-Dubai Chapter e-Colloquium on Wellness Science (online; pp. 6-16). Available online: (1) https://paediatrictx.com/iact-dubai-ecolloquium-wellness-science/ and (2) https://www.merlionacademy.sg/iact-dubai-ecolloqium-on-wellness-science/.

Xie, G. H., Chua, A. C. K., & Singh, H. (2023). Variable attention stimulus trait (VAST) spectrum traits: A brief discussion on attentional control & emotional regulation in attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Asian Journal of Interdisciplinary Research, 6(2), 9-16.

Singh, H., & Xie, G. H. (2022). A case study of an octogenarian identified with dementia by diagnostic application of projective drawing tests. Asian Journal of Interdisciplinary Research, 5(2), 1-9.

Singh, H., Xie, G. H., & Chua, A. C. K. (2022). A prelude to understanding cognitive disabilities in school-age children. Early Years Research, 2(2), 06-15.

Chua, A. C. K., & Singh, H. (2022). Psychoeducational diagnostic assessment, evaluation & profiling on children for educational therapists: A proposed procedure. Early Years Research, 2(1), 29-35.