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.
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
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. vMy 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
Nurture Pods is where we learnt on ABA approach more than just reading the articles. Alex and his team of therapists are professional and dedicated. They observed our child’s needs, not only for those that we are raising concerns of, but also for other generals areas and aspects that we may have missed thinking about as parents. Alex and his team provided their expertise, but yet, still very close to the personal touch on the needs and development of our child. Thank you for your support and effort in helping to bring out the best in our child.Ecclesia Chang
Alex gave much more than we ever expected. The school shadowing programme is truly beneficial to our children and the centre. His passion and patience is making a difference.Cherry Huang | Principal of Educa
Alex has demonstrated his ability in his work with special children at Mothergoose. His knowledge and experience with special children enables him to employ a combination of approaches and techniques in supporting the child’s development. He is friendly and encouraging, yet also firm and focused in helping the child and stretching him appropriately. With his support, the child was able to integrate better within a conventional classroom setting.Chin Liang Hwee | Centre Manager of Mothergoose Preschool and Child Development Centre
Alex worked with my son for almost two years, at home and in school. It is a pleasure having Alex around. He is always cheerful and patient when it comes to teaching my son. His feedback after each session is very useful as well, teaching me how to manage my child. He shadowed my son in school with another therapist for 3 times a week, and after half year of shadowing, my son can manage on his own in childcare. However, I let them continue with the shadowing to work on social skills. Though my son no longer needs shadowing now, I still keep in contact with Alex, for he is such a wonderful therapist and also a wonderful friend.Jamie | Parent
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 benefitted my child. His dedication is evident as he went the extra mile to meet with my child’s teachers and sat in during lessons to try and fully understand how my son was fairing in class. We hope to see many years more of collaboration with Alex as I see him as a key contributor to my son’s success in school and in the social environment.L. P. | Parent
Alex comes across as very approachable, open minded and structured in his approach. 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. From observing and identifying the areas of concern, to tailoring focused efforts to manage them, Alex followed through diligently. This has led to our son being able to assimilate into mainstream Primary school and he is currently coping very well in his new environment. We are very grateful to have Alex as our son’s therapist.M. L.| Parent
Alex’s care and dedication to my son has been holistic – engaging us, his school teachers and home tutors – in order for my son to reach his full potential. Alex’s approach is firm, yet gentle and his support and encouragement has been key to spurring our son and moulding him to be a responsible child and student.Leslie | Parent
Alex and his dedicated team of school and home support staff – Audrey, Venezia and Ee Teng have worked tirelessly to ensure that our son Jayden is well prepared and optimally settled in a school environment, anad we are delighted that he is thriving.
Jayden, his classmates and teachers appreciate them so much that they are very much seen as a seamless and cohesive class unit.
Not willing to rest on their laurels, Alex and his team continually upgrade their skills and impart them to parents and also in their approach to managing special needs children. They have a true passion in nurturing special needs children.
We are most blessed to have a dedicated team at Nurture Pods working with our son.Adeline, Jayden's mum | Parent
My family is thankful to the team at Nurture Pods for supporting myson in adjusting to the primary school environment. He was initially confused and discouraged in Primary 1 because he could not cope with the difference in expectations as well as his own sensory and communication issues.
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
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