Beijing Team

Medical Services

Raymond C Tervo, MD
Chief Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician, LIH Healthcare

Dr. Raymond Tervo earned a BS with Distinction form the University of Toronto and his MD from McMaster University (Canada).  In addition, he holds a certificate in Bioethics. He is board certified by the Royal College of Physicians and the American Academy of Pediatrics. As a Senior Associate Consultant at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota (US), Dr. Tervo taught and provided care to children and their families through Mayo’s Neurodevelopmental Clinic. He has served as a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota and was previously the Director of Pediatrics at Gillette Children’s Specialized Healthcare (Minnesota, US). Dr. Tervo has a strong research background and over the last four decades has focused primarily on neurodevelopmental assessment, genetic testing in global developmental delay, self-injurious behavior in children, coping strategies for families with a child with a disability, and questions of neuroethics encountered in caring for children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families. His work has made significant contributions in each of these areas, contributing to improved care for children and their families. Language: English

Susan Cadzow, MBBS FRACP
Director of Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics
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

Amy Meng, M.D.
Pediatrician
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
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

Nicole Bush, MSOT, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist
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
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
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
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
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

Kristi Troutman, OTR/L
Clinical Manager, Occupational Therapist
Kristi is a US-licensed occupational therapist with over 20 years of experience, earning her BS from Elizabethtown College (US) in 1990. She worked in a variety of settings including hospitals, out-patient centers, school systems, and early intervention (birth-3 years). Pediatric therapy has been her sole focus for more than 15 years. Kristi has worked with children with a variety of diagnoses including cerebral palsy, brain injury, blindness, Angelman Syndrome, Noonan Syndrome, ADHD, autism spectrum, selective mutism, and developmental delay. She has had the opportunity to work with children through therapy within the home, integrated and pull out models within the school system, and clinic-based sessions. Kristi utilizes neurodevelopmental, sensory integrative, and psychosocial frames of reference in treatment and has experience with a variety of specialized programs including Handwriting Without Tears and the Alert Program. Language: English

TingTing Yan
Junior Occupational Therapist
TingTing Yan is a graduate of Nanjing Medical University with a major in Rehabilitation Therapy. She has provided interventions for children with a wide variety of diagnoses, including autism and cerebral palsy. Language: Mandarin, English

YaPing Zhao
Occupational Therapist
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
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
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
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

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 TherapistMandy 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
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
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

Mira Ma

Therapy Assistant
Speech therapist Mira Ma graduated from ChengDu Sports University. Mira has several prestigious internships at hospitals and the Disabled Persons Federation in Chengdu. She has experience treating children with autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and dysphagia. Languages: Chinese, and English

Andrea Maya

Speech and Language Therapist
Speech and Language Therapist
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
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
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
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

Erin Adelchanow, M.Ed., NCSP
Psychologist
Erin Adelchanow holds a Master’s of Education Degree (M.Ed.) in School Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist through the National Association of School Psychologists in the U.S. Ms. Adelchanow has worked as a school psychologist at the preschool, primary school, and high school levels in the U.S., and more recently as a consultant for educational centers in Beijing. She has also worked as a behavior therapist and clinic manager for children with autism and other developmental disabilities, and has extensive training and experience in behavior assessment, intervention, and program management. Ms. Adelchanow is especially interested in early education and the prevention of behavioral and emotional problems. She has developed, implemented, and coordinated several social skills and social-emotional learning programs aimed at building resilience and strong positive relationships between students and adults, as well as individual and group counseling programs to work through trauma experiences and strengthen coping skills. Ms. Adelchanow provides comprehensive assessment for a variety of issues that may affect learning, including autism, ADHD, intellectual disability, specific learning disabilities, sensory-motor integration problems, and various social-emotional and behavioral problems (e.g., anxiety, depression, oppositional-defiant disorder). Language: English

Catherine Hsu, PsyD
Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Hsu is a US-trained licensed psychologist with over 20 years of clinical experience working with adults and children. She received her Doctorate degree in Professional Child/School Psychology from New York University and has worked in both school and clinical settings. Since 2001, she has worked in Beijing at International SOS, Care for Children, Oasis Hospital, and Dulwich College Beijing. As a therapist, she primarily uses a combination of psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral approaches to treat a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, stress-related disorders, and behavioral disorders. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) to treat trauma. Dr. Hsu also conducts psycho-educational evaluations for children who are having difficulty learning in school. Language: English

Lynn Turner, Cert Ed, DASE, MEd, MSc, EdD Ed Psych
Lead Psychologist and Educational Psychologist
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

Ru Chi Yang, PhD, LP, HSPP, RPT-S
Psychologist
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

Learning and Behavior Support Services

Evelyn Cao, MSEd 
Lead Learning Support & Behavior Therapist

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

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