Dr Nah Yong Hwee, Educational Psychologist
M.A. (Applied Psychology, Educational)
Dr Nah is an Educational Psychologist and an Assistant Professor at Nanyang Technological University (NTU). He was a recipient of a scholarship in pursuing his PhD studies in Australia, Adelaide.
He has more than 20 years of working experience in mental health, having worked in special schools as a school psychologist, in a hospital’s paediatric clinic as a senior psychologist and as a consultant psychologist in various private clinics. He is well versed in psychoeducational assessments for suspected learning difficulties and providing consultations on behavioural support for individuals and families.
Dr Nah specializes in the identification of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and is an active researcher at the National Institute of Education (NIE) at Nanyang Technological University. Both his research and clinical interests lie in the early detection of ASD in young children, as well as understanding and supporting individuals with ASD across their lifespan. Throughout his career, he has provided assessment and therapy for more than 1000 individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), ranging from 10 months to 60 years of age, both in Singapore and in Australia (Adelaide).
His hope is for every individual to feel valued as a person and to find meaning and purpose in society.
Nah, Y. H., & Tan, J. W. L. (2021). The effect of diagnostic labels on teachers’ perceptions of behaviours of students with autism spectrum disorder. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 91(1), 315-327.
Nah, Y. H., Young, R. L., & Brewer, N. (2019). Development of a brief version of the Autism Detection in Early Childhood. Autism, 23(2), 494-502.
Nah, Y. H., Brewer, N., Young, R. L., & Flower, R. (2018). Brief report: Screening adults with autism spectrum disorder for anxiety and depression. Journal of autism and developmental disorders, 48(5), 1841-1846
Psychotherapy of Clinical Disorders