Ms Sitra Panirsheeluam – MBPsS

Behavioural Therapist


BSc (HONS) Psychology Middlesex University, United Kingdom

Working Experience

Little Triangles Services 2013 – current
Wisconsins Early Autism Project 2009-2013
The International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL) 2009-2013
The International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL) 2015-2016
Intern- National Autistic Society of Malaysia (NASOM) 2006
Intern – Asian Research Center for Child & Adolescences Development – UNICEF Malaysia 2005-2006


  1. English
  2. Bahasa Malaysia
  3. Tamil

Professional Membership
British Psychological Society (BPS)


Time to Regulate Autism Centres -The Star Newspaper

Observation Key to SOP – Arrest of Autistic suspects -Free Malaysia Today

The trouble dealing with autism in Malaysia -Free Malaysia Today

We need more screening assessments centres -Free Malaysia Today

Government urged to regulate autism centres -Free Malaysia Today

Rare Outing for Autistic Kids – The Star Newspaper

Need to go Beyond Early Intervention -The Star Newspaper

We need shadow Aides first – The Star Newspaper

Sex education – The Star Newspaper

Sitra has 10 years of experience working in the field of Autism and related disorders. She has worked in various schools around the Klang Valley and maintained a good relationship with children, therapist, teachers, counselors and parents.
She provides constructive behavior modification guidance to parents/teachers and inclusive schools to help them support their children more effectively and was proven to be effective in the long run. Among the many achievements Sitra independently and as part of a team has accomplished:

• Reaching a 2-year-old child who was diagnosed with PDD-NOS , had very limited vocabulary, no eye-contact and cried to communicate and helped to develop into the child she is today-one who no longer has a diagnosis, who excels in a mainstream environment, and who is extremely engaged socially with peers.

• Application of ABA therapy, organized playdates to improve social skills, encourage friendships with peers and shadowed a child for 2 years, who has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Integration Dysfunction,Hypotonia and a history of anxiety in new situations. The child now does no longer require Inclusion Support and is successful in a mainstream classroom. The child is also extremely active in sports and open to new challenges in life.

• Managing to “fade out” as an Inclusion Support within a period of 6 months for a child who has Auditory Possessing Disorder and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

• Managing to implement School Readiness Program for children to enter mainstream schools

• Providing Job Training Inclusion Support for teenagers with disabilities.

• Establishing Awareness clubs for communities to understand and accept Autism

• Application of “Social Thinking “by Michelle Garcia Winner for students in mainstream schools

• “Push –in and Pull-Outs” to work one on one or as a group

• Managing Shadows and providing on job training /observations

• Applying principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) for children in early intervention programs and regular classroom (inclusive and integrated schools)

• Training teachers to modify classrooms to be more special needs friendly
Sitra believes that each child has his/her own capabilities and with proper intervention they can reach their highest potential by identifying their best skills and focusing on them.Sitra insists on the triangle affect; the child, parents and special educators/Professionals are important for a child’s overall wellbeing and success. All three should have a common understanding and work towards the same goals for the betterment of a child.