Wai Lam has more than 10 years of experience working with both adults with speech-language and swallowing disorders as well as children with speech-language disorders.
He began his career in Singapore General Hospital (SGH) in year 2001. In year 2006, he moved on to provide locum services to the community hospitals (St Luke’s Hospital, Bright Vision Hospital) and private hospitals. He continued to serve SGH as a Locum Senior Speech Therapist until December 2009. In year 2008, he joined National University of Singapore as a Part-time Lecturer in the Masters in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) programme.
Throughout his 10 years of practise, he has developed training programmes and conducted various workshops both local and overseas. He has trained many Speech Therapists and Speech Therapist students into conducting Clinical Bedside Swallowing Evaluation, Videofluoroscopy, Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing and dysphagia management. He is often consulted upon by his peers and doctors for complex cases involving dysphagia. He also pioneered the running of the very first and only Prosthetic Speech and Swallowing Clinic (PSSR) in Singapore at the National Dental Centre with a Consultant Prosthodontist. Wai Lam has assisted St Luke’s hospital into setting up FEES (Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing) services. St Luke’s Hospital is the first Community Hospital to provide FEES services in Singapore.
Wai Lam has been a member of the Speech and Hearing Association of Singapore (SHAS), a professional body for Speech and Language Therapists, since 2001. He is proficient in English and Malay both for written and spoken language, and is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese.