Beijing Team

Medical Services

Susan Cadzow, MBBS FRACP
Director of Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics
Consultant
Dr Susan Cadzow is a Behavioral/ Developmental and General Pediatrician from Australia. She graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia.  She was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (Pediatrics) in 2000. Dr. Cadzow completed her internship and residency at Royal Brisbane Hospital in Australia and her specialist pediatric training at Royal Children’s Hospital, Brisbane.  She undertook advanced pediatric training in the sub-specialty of community pediatrics, with a focus on developmental and behavioral medicine, child advocacy, and infant mental health. She undertook further training in the United Kingdom in developmental pediatrics, neuro-disability, general pediatrics, and child protection.

Dr Cadzow has extensive clinical and teaching experience in the areas of developmental and behavioral pediatrics and general pediatric medicine in addition to leadership roles in mutildisciplinary and interagency teams working with vulnerable and at risk children and families. In Australia, Dr. Cadzow has made many contributions over the years to public health policy at a state and national level.  More recently, Dr. Cadzow has been practicing general and developmental pediatrics for over 5 years in Shanghai, China. Dr. Cadzow is committed to the progress of developmental and behavioral pediatric services in China and to the goal of ensuring quality medical and therapeutic services become accessible to all children with developmental difficulties or neuro-disability.  Language: English

Dr. Li Jiemin
Premature/High-Risk Infants Project Director & Beijing Medical Director
Consultant
Dr. Li has been a professor and chief physician at Xiangya No.2 hospital, national level-2 psychologist, and the founder and lead of the children’s well-being and rehabilitation department at Xiangya No.2 hospital Pediatric Medicine Center. Dr. Li graduated from Hunan Medical University and has been engaged in clinical practice, research, and teaching for more than 30 years. In the early years, her work focused on newborns. Since 2002, her focus has shifted to child well-being, development, and psychology. Dr. Li is expert in premature and high-risk infant developmental assessment and early intervention; child behavior assessment and intervention, cognitive impairment, ADHD, tic disorders, sleep disorders, etc. She is an accredited national level-2 psychologist and completed the Sino-American 3-year training program,“ DSM-5 and integrated short-term psychotherapy.” She has compiled 7 publications, including Ministry of Health teaching material, Infant Nutrition and Feeding. She is a member of the Special Editorial Board of the Chinese Journal of Child Health Care. She has led and participated in provincial and national level research and published more than 30 papers, being awarded two provincial scientific achievement awards and the “Advanced Individual” award by the Chinese Association for Improving Outcomes and Child Development. She also holds concurrent posts of vice-chairman of Hunan Child Health Care Committee, vice-chairman of Micronutrient and Health Committee of Hunan Medicine Society, deputy director of Developmental Behavioral Group of Hunan Medicine Society, vice-chairman of Developmental Behavioral Pediatric Committee of Hunan Association for Maternal and Child Health Care and for Improving Outcome and Child Development. Language: Chinese

Amy Meng, M.D.
Pediatrician
Consultant
Dr. Meng obtained her master’s degree in pediatrics at Shanxi Medical University, China. She is a licensed pediatrician and has 6 years of experience working with infants, children, and teens with common childhood diseases. She is in the developmental behavioral pediatric (DBP) training program at LIH Olivia’s Place. Language: Mandarin, English

Hong Nan, R.N.
Nursing Manager
Consultant
Hong Nan is the Nursing Manager at LIH Olivia’s Place. A registered nurse, she previously worked in pediatric intensive care at AnZhen Hospital and the Pediatric Clinic of Beijing United Family Hospital. Ms. Hong graduated from China Union Medical University Nursing Institution. She has over 13 years of experience working for children and with children. Languages: Chinese, English

Occupational Therapy Services

Aisha Alli, BSc Occupational Therapy (Hons), MSc Health and Rehabilitation
Occupational Therapist
Consultant
Aisha is a British-trained occupational therapist who qualified in 2012 and completed a Master’s degree in Health and Rehabilitation in 2015. Aisha has extensive experience in hospital and community settings throughout the United Kingdom. As part of her Master’s dissertation, Aisha explored the role of occupational therapy in non-traditional settings and she has a keen interest in how culture impacts occupational therapy practice in non-western societies. Aisha’s experience spans across specialist areas including neurology, sensory processing disorders, and orthopedics. She has worked with clients from different backgrounds with a range of complex diagnoses including cerebral palsy, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, developmental coordination disorder, and autism. Languages: English
Nicole Bush, MSOT, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist
Consultant
Nicole is a registered occupational therapist from the United States, with more than 10 years of experience. She earned a Masters of Occupational Therapy from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (US). She has worked in a variety of settings including outpatient centers, school systems, and home health specializing in pediatric services. She has worked with children with a variety of diagnoses including autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, spinal cord injury, developmental delay, sensory processing disorder and coordination disorder. She has been trained and has experience with sensory integration, neurodevelopmental treatment (NDT), therapeutic taping, Brain Gym, and Handwriting without Tears. Language: English
Haixing Li, MS, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist
Consultant
Haixing Li is an occupational therapist registered in the State of New York, US. She graduated with a Master of Science from York College, City University of New York. She has worked at Mount Sinai Medical Hospital, Bellevue Hospital Center, and United Cerebral Palsy of New York. Haixing has worked with children with cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorder, sensory processing disorders, and developmental delay. She integrates various approaches into treatment, including neurodevelopmental treatment, sensory processing, and therapeutic listening. In addition, she is a certified Therasuite practitioner. Languages: English, Chinese
Luo Lili
Occupational Therapist
Consultant
Luo Lili graduated from the Rehabilitation Department at Jia Mu Si University. Before joining LIH Olivia’s Place, she worked in the Department of Occupational Therapy at Hei Long Jiang Rehabilitation Hospital for over 8 years. Luo Lili has rich experience in both domestic and international clinical work. In addition to being a practicing occupational therapist, she is a trainer with the qualification of “Intermediate Technician Rehabilitation Therapist.” She is skilled in activity-based and play-mediated therapeutic games in various settings. Luo Lil’s main interests are early screening, identification and intervention of high risk children aged 0 to 3, as well as occupational therapy for children with motor developmental delay, cerebral palsy, autism, other common conditions. She is a member of the Pediatric Cerebral Palsy Relief Association.
Eva K. Ma, BSc OT
Occupational Therapist
Consultant
Eva Ma is an occupational therapist from the US, with more than 20 years of experience in pediatric occupational therapy. She holds a BS in Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern California. Her extensive experience covers early childhood education programs for 3-5 year olds and services for pre-kindergarten through middle school children with disabilities. She has provided interventions in home and day care settings, as well as special education and general education classrooms. Eva has dedicated time to projects around the world for equipment fitting and provisions for children with physical disabilities. Languages: English, Cantonese

Tessie Shi
Occupational Therapist
Consultant
Tessie Shi graduated from Beijing Sports University with a major in sports rehabilitation and health. She has experience in intervention with children with autism, cerebral palsy, and visual impairment. Languages: Mandarin, English

YaPing Zhao
Occupational Therapist
Consultant
Yaping graduated from Jiamusi University with a major in Rehabilitation Therapy in 2009. Prior to joining LIH Olivia’s Place, Yaping worked in a general hospital. She has 7 years of experience in providing interventions for children with a wide variety of diagnoses, including cerebral palsy, developmental delay, infant prematurity, and autism. Language: Mandarin

Physical Therapy Services

Melanie Chew Inn Inn
Physical Therapist
Consultant
Melanie is a physical therapist from Malaysia. She received her degree at China Medical University in Taichung, Taiwan. Melanie completed internships at KaoHsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital and China Medical University Hospital, rotating through departments including Pediatrics, Orthopedics, Neurology, Cardiopulmonary, Inpatient, and Electrotherapy. She has experience working with children with developmental coordination delay (DCD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), cerebral palsy, down Syndrome, and autism. Languages: English, Chinese, Malay, Hakka

Melina Pordeus de Paula Goedert
Physical Therapist
Consultant
Melina is a physical therapist from Brazil. She earned her bachelor’s degree in 2008 from the University of Blumenau (Brazil). Melina has worked in a research center, intensive care unit, and inpatient and outpatient settings. She has specialized in postural re-education and ergonomics. She is a member of the Brazilian Council of Physical Therapy (COFFITO). Language: English, Portuguese, Spanish

Beth Griswold, DPT, MTC
Physical Therapist
Consultant
Beth Griswold is a physical therapist from the US with 15 years of experience. She has treated adults and children but has primarily focused on pediatrics. She holds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from The University of St Augustine for Health Sciences in St Augustine, FL. Beth has worked with children with a variety of diagnoses including cerebral palsy, Downs syndrome, developmental delay, autism, osteogenesis imperfecta, spinal muscular atrophy, spina bifida, brain injury, orthopedic injury, hydrocephalus, torticollis, and scoliosis. She has provided physical therapy in a variety of settings including school systems, outpatient therapy clinics, and hospitals. She integrates various approaches into treatment including neurodevelopmental treatment, manual therapy, and therapeutic taping. Beth regularly volunteers her time to various nonprofit organizations, welfare centers, and foster homes providing training for therapists and caregivers as well as providing care for children with various special needs. Languages: English, Chinese

Liu Ping
Physical Therapist
Consultant
Liu Ping graduated in 2007 from Capital University of Physical Education and Sports in 2007, in Sports and Health Rehabilitation. In 2012, she earned a bachelor’s degree in Clinical Medicine from Peking University Health Science Center. Accredited as a rehabilitation therapist in 2010, Liu Ping has provided motor rehabilitation to children for 8 years. She has received extensive training through the Third Affiliated Hospital of Jiamusi University and China Rehabilitation Research Center, mainly for children with cerebral palsy, psychomotor delay, and brain damage. Language: Chinese, English

Mandy Wang
Physical Therapist
Consultant
Mandy graduated from Capital University of Physical Education and Sports in 2009. She has provided motor rehabilitation to children since being accredited as a rehabilitation therapist in 2011. Mandy has experience treating children with cerebral palsy, developmental delay, Down syndrome, and autism. Languages: Chinese, English

Speech-Language Services

Joyce Liang

Speech Therapist
Consultant
Joyce graduated from Hebei Normal University with a Masters in Kinesiology and a Rehabilitation Therapist certificate. She has received frequent additional training in pediatric rehabilitation at the China Rehabilitation Center and US and a Hong-Kong led oral placement therapy course. Joyce is well-experienced in pediatric oral muscle training and pronunciation treatment. She also has experience treating children with autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, apraxia, developmental retardation, and other language barriers to improve their confidence and quality of life. Languages: Chinese, English

JianJun Liu (Liza)

Speech and Language Therapist
Consultant
Liza graduated from Huangshi Institute of Technology with a major in rehabilitation therapy. She has 8 years of clinical experience. She has rich experience in behavioral intervention and early intervention for children with autism. She has also treated children with speech delay, learning disorders, hearing impairment, developmental disorders, ADHD, aphasia, and dysarthia. Liza has completed standardized training through the Hearing and Speech Department of China Rehabilitation Research Center. Languages: Chinese

Andrea Maya

Speech and Language Therapist
Consultant
Andrea graduated from Mexico’s Valley University. She has worked in schools, clinics, and in private practice. She has experience with autism, Down syndrome, articulation, fluency, language, aphasia, attention and memory, phonation, motor planning, and resonance. Andrea has worked in multidisciplinary teams to treat both adults and children, as well as to provide parent training. Languages: Spanish, English, Portuguese

Daniel Peng

Speech and Language Therapist
Consultant
Mr. Peng obtained a master’s degree in Rehabilitation Medicine from Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine   in 2012. He has a rehabilitation therapist certificate, rehabilitation doctor certificate, and medical college teacher qualification certificate. He completed speech therapist training at the China Rehabilitation Research Center for Hearing and Speech in 2014. He completed his clinical study at Jiamusi University Children’s Rehabilitation Center and completed speech-language therapist teacher training in Shanghai and Guangzhou. Daniel has experience in teaching and clinical work, and has provided both assessment and treatment for children with various diagnoses, including autism, ADHD, and swallowing and eating disorders. His research interests have focused on the development of cognitive and verbal potential of children with cerebral palsy and autistic spectrum disorders. Language: Mandarin, English

Brittany Robinson, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist
Consultant
Brittany Robinson is an ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist from the US. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Communication Disorders and a Master’s of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Wyoming. Brittany has experience in a wide variety of settings including hospitals, clinics, schools, and home therapy. Her experience has included assessment and treatment of swallowing difficulties in adults and children, speech, receptive/expressive language, cognition, fluency, and assistive technology. She has also provided treatment for people with diagnoses of dysphagia, feeding difficulties, traumatic brain injury, Down syndrome, autism spectrum disorder, aphasia, and voice disorders. Language: English, American Sign Language

Milind Sonawane, M.Sc., IASLT

Speech-Language Pathologist and Beijing Therapy Director
Consultant
Milind is a certified speech-language pathologist from Ireland. He has a Master’s degree in Audiology & Speech Therapy from India. Milind has worked in Asia and Europe and has a rich clinical and cultural understanding of how health care is delivered and managed across continents. He has worked in school, outpatient, and hospital settings, collaborating with multidisciplinary teams to provide patient-centered care and training for parents and professionals. Milind has trained university graduates and facilitated student clinical placements. His experience includes assessment and treatment of articulation, language, fluency, and assistive communication. He has also provided consultant services for app developer Neuro Hero , which make apps for adults with head injury, stroke, and other disorders. Language: English

Educational and Clinical Psychology Services

Lynn Turner, Cert Ed, DASE, MEd, MSc, EdD Ed Psych
Lead Psychologist and Educational Psychologist
Consultant
Dr. Turner is an Educational Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (UK HCPC). She has a Masters degree in Education from the University of Liverpool and both a Master of Science degree and a Doctorate in Educational Psychology from the University of Sheffield. Dr. Turner has worked as an Educational Psychologist and Senior Educational Psychologist in the UK for almost 30 years, working with schools, pre-school establishments, and with other agencies. With the University of Leeds, she has worked on National Curriculum Assessment and has participated in two twelve-month exchange programs, working as a School Psychologist in Canada and the USA. She has also led a government-sponsored multi-agency initiative, the Behaviour Improvement Programme, across the city of Leeds in the UK. She has worked extensively with children and young people from 0-19 years and their families, delivering assessment, program planning, and training for parents, teachers, and agencies across a variety of topics such as behavioral, social, and emotional development; attachment, child development, baby brain development, solution-focused approaches, and mindfulness. Dr. Turner has a specialist interest in inclusion, the early years of development (0-5) and behavior, emotional and social development. She is available for consultation, assessment, solution-focused work with individuals and groups, multi-disciplinary child-centred planning, teaching, and training. Language: English

Xia Mengtian (Maggie), BSc, MA
Psychologist Assistant
Consultant
Xia Mengtian (Maggie) is a PRC-accredited counselor. Maggie holds a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling and Guidance from National Institute of Education / Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and a Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology from Wenzhou Medical University, China. Ms. Xia has worked as intern counselor at student care center, secondary school, university and community center in Singapore, and more recently served as a full-time counselor in an educational institute in Shenzhen. She has also worked as a therapist for children with autism and other developmental disabilities at a rehabilitation research center in China, and has extensive training and experience in psychological assessment and intervention in Beijing Anding Hospital. Ms. Xia is particularly interested in the education of children and adolescents, as well as the prevention and intervention of their behavioral and emotional problems. She has developed, implemented, and coordinated several emotional and social skills programs designed to improve emotional management skills and establish positive relationships with others, as well as to provide effective strategies for professionals. At LIH Olivia’s Place, Ms. Xia coordinates psychology scheduling and follow-up care, and provides clinical therapies and support for children and families. Language: Chinese, English

Ru Chi Yang, PhD, LP, HSPP, RPT-S
Psychologist
Consultant
Dr. Ru Chi Yang earned a Ph. D. from Ganon University (Pennsylvania, US) and an M.S. in Counseling Psychology from State University of New York, Albany. She also holds a B.S. in Nursing from Taiwan. Dr. Yang is a licensed psychologist and US registered play therapist-supervisor. She is also a Taiwan-licensed nurse. Dr. Yang has more than ten years of experience as a psychologist, primarily with children and adolescents who present with learning difficulties, ADHD, ODD, disruptive behaviors, negative attention-seeking behaviors, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, difficulty expressing thoughts/feelings, adjustment issues, grief, parental divorce/separation, low frustration tolerance, anger problems, parenting issues, parent-child relationship problems, trauma, poor decision-making skills, non-compliance behaviors, social skill deficits, relational issues, autism spectrum disorder, and limited coping skills. Dr. Yang provides individual, group, family, and vocational counseling; comprehensive psychological assessments (i.e. cognitive, academic, attention, executive function skills, social, emotional, personality, adaptive, developmental, & behavioral functioning); and crisis intervention/risk assessment. She utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and behavioral therapy approaches. She also incorporates child-centered play therapy, cognitive behavioral play therapy, filial therapy, and child parent relationship therapy intervention in treatment. Dr. Yang is a member of the Association for Play Therapy (APT) and graduated from the APT Leadership Academy in 2012. She has served on several APT committees and task forces. She has also previously supervised graduate level clinicians. Languages: English, Mandarin

Xiang Yi Yong, M ClinPsych
Psychologist
Consultant
Xiang Yi obtained her Master of Clinical Psychology from National University of Malaysia. She has experience in hospital psychiatric departments and mental health rehabilitation centers in community settings. Her expertise includes conducting comprehensive assessments and psychotherapy/intervention for children, adolescents, and adults with neurodevelopmental, psycho-educational, emotional, behavioral and neurological concerns, by involving key individuals in clients’ lives such as caregivers and teachers in the process. She uses behavioral, cognitive behavioural and, mindfulness approaches with integration of creative and expressive elements. She also recognizes the importance of strength-focused treatment, in which she guides clients to restore, compensate and/or substitute their weakn esses, by using their strengths. Languages: English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Malay

Learning and Behavior Support Services

Evelyn Cao, MSEd
Lead Learning Support & Behavior Therapist
Consultant

Evelyn earned her Master of Education degree in Autism and Developmental Disabilities from the University of Texas at Austin (US). She has completed supervised practicum training in the US focused on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), working as an assistant special education teacher in an inclusive preschool classroom and also providing behavior support for children with special needs both in group and one-on-one therapy sessions. Evelyn has experience in conducting assessments for behavioral interventions, as well as designing, implementing, and monitoring skill acquisition and behavior reduction programs. Languages: Mandarin, English

Jaroslaw Domagala, MSc
Applied Behavior Analysis Therapist
Consultant
Jaroslaw holds a Master of Science degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Bangor University, UK. During his studies, he had the opportunity to participate in an international program to study Psychology with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis in California State University Stanislaus (US) and SWPS University (Poland). Jaroslaw has experience in providing evidence based applied behavior analytic treatment for children with special needs in California (US). He was also an ABA Lead Tutor working in a special school as well as in integrative mainstream elementary schools across Leicestershire (UK), where he was responsible for conducting 1:1 intensive therapy sessions and group sessions for children with various diagnoses, such as ASD, Down syndrome, ADHD, and cerebral palsy. He has extensive experience implementing Positive Behavior Support plans to facilitate learning and Individualized Education Plans, (IEPs), designing ABA-based intervention protocols, conducting behavioral assessments, and training other therapists. Languages: English, Polish
Ting Ting Alice Chang
Applied Behavior Analysis Assistant
Consultant
Alice Chang completed a Bachelor of Chinese Literature at Beijing Normal University. She previously worked in Korea as an international Chinese teacher. After returning to China, obtained a Primary Teacher certificate from Beijing Stars & Rain Education Institute for Autism. She has experience in behavioral intervention for autism, and has provided intervention to facilitate sensory motor, cognitive, self-care, and social development for children. Languages: Chinese, English

Gao Yan (Sunny)
Teaching Assistant
Gao Yan(Sunny)is a registered teacher and PRC-accredited counselor. She holds a Master’s degree in Applied Psychology from Beijing Normal University and Bachelor’s degree in Education from Capital Normal University. In the past few years, she has been a teacher and school counselor at a school in Beijing. During that time, she accumulated rich experience working with children. Sunny has training in Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) and has experience in parent-child and couples consultation. At LIH Olivia’s Place, Ms. Gao is a Teaching Assistant in the Learning Center. Languages: Chinese, English

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