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Conference Speakers

Associate Professor Kenneth Poon

Associate Professor

Associate Dean Research Quality
Office of Education Research (OER)
Early Childhood & Special Needs Education (ECSE) Academic Group
National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University

Assoc Prof Kenneth Poon is an academic, educator, psychologist, and advocate with a focus on persons with developmental disability and inclusive education. 

Currently, he is an Associate Professor at the Psychology and Child & Human Development Academic Group at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University. He also serves as Associate Dean, Education Research, as well as Co-Director of the Centre for Research in Child Development. Trained as a clinical psychologist and as an early interventionist, he has spent the past 20 years of experience working with persons with neurodevelopmental disabilities. 

As an active researcher, his primary area of research is understanding the life course development of persons with neurodevelopmental disabilities and in examining how the home and school environments impact development.  

Kenneth also teaches/has taught courses on early childhood intervention, autism spectrum disorders, and the assessment of children. His work extends to consulting with organizations to support children with autism spectrum disorders and more broadly, including students with special educational needs.

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