AT NURTURE PODS
We use a variety of effective early intervention programs to help your child overcome their developmental disabilities, learning and communication impairments.
Our therapists work hand-in-hand with parents and family members to ensure your child will achive better functioning that translates to a better quality of life.
Helping your child to overcome learning disabilities
We use unique blend of intervention techniques that are effective for children with special needs like Autism Spectrum Disorders to develop important skills. Our intervention program helps to address the core deficits and focus on the following skills and behaviours:
Cognitive development and play skills
Experience sharing functional communication
Proactive approaches to behavior problems
Flexibe and creative thinking and problem solving
Delivering of social instructions
We provide comprehensive and individualized intervention services that are personalized to help your child overcoming their developmental disabilities and their learning and communication impairments.
All the interventions techniques and programs are listed in the published Ministry of Health(MOH) Guidelines. (AMS-MOH Clinical Practice Guidelines 1/20/2010)
How We Can Support You
We provide a comprehensive set of learning tools to facilitate your participation in your child’s therapy programme.
Understand the principles behind the therapy that your child is experiencing and reinforce what your child has learnt.
One-to-One Parent Training
Review Objective Action Plan
Log Journal for every session
Tailored Programme File
Programme Schedule and Report
Recommendations to Paraprofessionals
WE ARE A BABY BONUS APPROVED INSTITUTION!
Parents who are eligible for the Baby Bonus Scheme will be able to pay for our programs using their Child Development Account (CDA).
Meet the Specialists
Comprising of overseas experts, Singapore registered Psychologist, highly qualified case supervisors and behavioral therapists
Soh Yong Hao
Tee Shee Hui
Early Intervention Specialist (Centre) B.A. (Hons)
Social Skills Trainer Consultant
Our Happy Parents
Here’s what our parents and partners say about us
We came to know about Nurture Pods through my son’s PD.
Met Alex on our first meeting in 2016 at their center at Novena for initial assessment. Alex was very professional from the way he handle my Son. We started ABA home session for 3 days weekly since Jan 2016. My Son was unable to grip a pencil well and unable to write initially but with the help of Alex and team. Now my Son could write very well and also better table top working habit. Alex also assist to get connected for the enrolment to a mainstream pre-school for my son and got himself fully involved during the initial interview/meeting with the principal at the pre-school. His team shadowed my son to school daily in 2017. He also follow up closely personally to observe my Son’s progress at school by visiting the school personally at times. In addition, Alex also gave advises, suggestions and recommendations in helping Jovin towards the path to Pathlight School in 2018. My Son managed to get in Pathlight P1 standard in 2018 despite he was rejected in 2017. All of us were so delighted. Great thanks to Alex and team ! Till todate we still continue the home session as we find it really helps to regulate my kid working habit. I would highly recommend Nurture pods to all parents if they have not engage one or intended to get one.
– Name of parent: Josephine
Zhi Yu joined Nurture Pods when he was 4.5 years old and he picked up his tripod grip and was toilet trained after a few months with the centre. Yong Hao, Shee Hui and Farah have been very patient and receptive towards parents’ feedback and the online portal set up to update the progress has been useful. What is good here is the centre remains open in school holidays, allowing intervention to be consistent. Classrooms have clean lines and not cluttered, which helps them to remain regulated in the centre.
The centre used visual schedule and introduced working on their own. The worksheets and phonics taught in school also give parents a sense on what to work with the child at home. This is a good place to prepare the child to be integrated back into small group setting unlike 1-to-1 therapy.
– Yu Fen / Parent of Zhi Yu
My son has greatly benefited from the school shadow support and intensive homebased programme provided by Nurture Pods.For the past 10 months, we have observed visible behaviourial changes both at home and in school.Alex and his team of committed therapists are thorough with their game plan, and work closely with parents and teachers in their execution. They make good observations and are quick to intervene and devise new strategies to manage the situations. We would like to commend Nurture Pods for their excellent services.
– Shannon / Parent of Louis
We chanced upon Nurturepods upon the recommendation of a relevant professional in the field. Upon umpteen sessions of therapy sessions in various centres since the age of 3 and receiving a proper medical diagnosis at age 5.5, we felt like the straw that broke the camel’s back.
Eventually, we sought the help from the centre. Upon the patient and professional intervention via shadowing in school and ongoing social skills’ sessions, Abel has transformed from a reticient and ‘in his own space’ child to a ‘eager to try’ cum resilient one. Not to mention the effusing and responsive Alex who approaches Abel in a systematic and encouraging manner, providing the bridge between us and the teachers in school. It has been a long and audrous journey of 1.5 years for us. We are thankful and appreciative to the team that works tirelessly and relates to our boy in an endearing and constructive manner. Last but not least. we are also glad that he has found a safe haven to empower and be himself.
– Sheryn / Parent of Abel
Nurture-pods was recommended through Special-Kids Clinic and initially was doubtful whether the Centre was resourceful in teaching materials, Teachers skilled and experience to understand individual child and lastly whether efficient to plan accordingly on a momentum basis to achieve the Goals set for the child.Teacher Yan as a Shadow Teacher was resourceful in teaching skills, organised and structured in her teaching on a daily basis, that within three months Alexander was able to write basic letters an achievement which I waited for 3-4 years. Based on the child’s deficiency of learning and knowledge, specific materials were introduced to aid the child’s learning progress.After 6 months, Alexander was able to read a Ladybird Book 1A and was always eager to go to school to learn new activities (Lego, Playmobil etc.), tasks (Matching, tracing etc) and social skills (simple Greetings etc.) with Teacher Yan. Even on weekends, he insisted that he wanted to go to School.With Teacher Yan’s guidance and support Alexander was promoted to two levels up and it was such a joy to see an advance development within a short period of time. With much care, concern, support and guidance from Teacher Yan and Alex Liau, Alexander’s progress was on a tremendous scale within the last two years.
Alex Liau always played a major role to plan and monitor the development of Alexander and without any prompt will occassionally visit Alexander in school to update with the school Teachers the needs of knowledge that needs to be filled and covered, exercises that needs to be practiced and new learning that needs to be taught in advance before being taught in class. Alex Liau has shown so much care, concern and attentive to details to guide the Team of Teachers to teach Alexander the needful knowledge that needs to be known for an average child. It’s such a Joyful experience and journey with Nurture-pods and thus I look forward to the up-coming years to work closely with the Team of Teachers from the Centre.
“Your countless visits to the school, discussions with the teachers and principal showed nothing more than your dedication in your work and Arrvind and we truly thank you for that. In a matter of a year he’s intensive shadow program that has now faded successfully to independent learning has tremendously helped him a lot along with his home sessions. He’s interaction, social skills and academic skills have significantly improved in a short span of time.”
“Dear Nuture Pods Team,
I’m writing to personally thank you for your unconditional support given to my son Arrvind Raaj through the school shadow support and home intervention programme. When Arrvind was diagnosed with ASD, we honestly thought it’s going to be a rough path for us as parents as we were clueless despite the amount of research information we had. In this past year, with a tailored programme for him and the support and guidance from your incredibly capable therapists, the changes we saw in Arrvind was evident month after month. Your countless visits to the school, discussions with the teachers and principal showed nothing more than your dedication in your work and Arrvind and we truly thank you for that. In a matter of a year he’s intensive shadow program that has now faded successfully to independent learning has tremendously helped him a lot along with his home sessions. He’s interaction, social skills and academic skills have significantly improved in a short span of time. I honestly have nothing more to say than to ensure from our part as parents that our son receives the continuous guidance and support he needs from the right team of professional, dedicated people from Nurture Pods, as he will be progressing to mainstream primary school successfully in 2018. Thank you again Team Nurture Pods.
— Sri Gayathri & Prem Kumar Parents of Arrvind Raaj Kumar
“Alex and his team gave very constructive suggestions on how to manage my girls behaviour in class , public and also able to share many good strategies for us to embrace and give us hope to manage them better.”
“We like to thank Alex and his team from Nurture Pods for their help in giving great advice in regards to our two girl ASD condition. My two girls had gone through ABA therapy, shadow teachers as well as social therapy with Nurture Pods. Alex and his team gave very constructive suggestions on how to manage my girls behaviour in class , public and also able to share many good strategies for us to embrace and give us hope to manage them better. Most importantly, Alex zealous passion in Special Needs is shown clearly as he is always very responsive in every of our questions. To the extent that it robs his personal time. We are truly grateful for Alex for his help. We will always recommend other parents to Nurture Pods due to their wealth of knowledge of special needs.
— FC Chan, Edward Parent
“My son is coping with mainstream school work and is able to understand the social demands on him…”
“My son is coping with mainstream school work and is able to understand the social demands on him, thanks to the help Alex Liau and his team mate have been giving us over the years. Alex’s experience as an ABA therapist and his patience in dealing with children with learning difficulties have greatly benefited my child.
— L.P, Parent
“He is able to bring about significant postive changes in our son’s ASD condition within a short time…”
“He displays a high level of professionalism in whatever he does, whilst at the same time not lacking the personal touch. Due to his commitment, belief in the potential of our son and his close working partnership with us parents, he is able to bring about significant positive changes in our son’s ASD condition within a short time.”
— M.L, Parent
“We are glad to see our son transitioning to independence and much happier in his school environment…”
“When we contacted Nurture Pods, they were quick to assist in observations and meeting with the relevant educators. We truly felt supported throughout and greatly encouraged by the shadow support teachers who provided us prompt feedback. We are glad to see our son transitioning to independence and much happier in his school environment. Thank you.”
—Sau Ling, Parent