Monthly Archives: November 2014


TEACCH advanced topics seminar
Yong Hao attended the TEACCH advanced topics seminar at Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The course will help professionals further develop their skills as TEACCH practitioner in working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. Strategies were also taught to help professionals move beyond the basic implementation of the […]

TEACCH advanced topics seminar at Chapel Hill, North Carolina (USA)


Alex and Dr Sheely
Clinical Director Alex went through the RDI program for Autism Spectrum Disorder at Houston, Texas. The program targets the core deficits of individuals with ASD by re-building the Guided Participation Relationship.

Relationship Development Intervention (RDI) Course


Workshops For Educators
A series of workshops were held at EDUCA learning centre, to educate the teachers and principal on working with children with special needs. Teachers were taught how to identify common developmental disorders as well as various strategies to handle the children in the classroom setting. Hands on experience on deriving […]

Workshops For Educators



Talk at Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Primary School
A talk was conducted at Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Primary School by the Nurture Pods team to raise awareness about developmental disorders and also to share with the teachers about how children with special needs who make it to mainstream school setting will benefit fully from the education.  

Talk at Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Primary School


Workshops For Parents
An introductory workshop for parents and teachers were conducted at Yio Chu Kang Chapel Children Ministry. The workshop was aimed at helping parents and teachers to identify possible signs of a child with developmental disorder. Basic strategies on management of children with special needs and an introduction to school shadowing […]

Workshops For Parents


Guest Lecture at Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Clinical Director Alex was invited to be the guest lecturer at Ngee Ann Polytechnic. He shared with the students various techniques commonly used in intervention program for special needs children. The techniques include applied behavioral analysis (ABA) methods used in home programs as well as school shadowing interventions.

Guest Lecture at Ngee Ann Polytechnic



Clinical Director Alex
Clinical Director Alex flew to New Jersey, USA, for training under Dr Jed Baker. He is the first in the Asia Pacific region to be personally trained by the world renowned director of the Social Skills Training Project, a private organization serving individuals with autism and social communication problems. Dr […]

Training with Dr Jed Baker


Clinical Director Alex and Program Manager Ee Teng
Clinical Director Alex was invited to be part of an expert panel at a half-day seminar exploring common challenges faced by parents, as well as the financial aspects of providing options for the child. Alex spoke about the overview of current resources available to help children with special needs and […]

Talk for Families with Special Needs


Clinical Director, Alex Liau with Carol Gray
Clinical Director Alex received personal training from Carol Gray, the founder of Social Stories and the director of Gray Center for Social Learning and Understanding in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In 2010, The National Autism Center listed “story-based intervention package” (with Social Stories™ identified as the most well-known of story-based interventions) […]

Social Stories Training with Carol Gray



Yong Hao with Susan, Director of TEACCH Preschool Services
Yong Hao attended the TEACCH (Structured teaching) training held at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA). The course focus on using TEACCH principles to educate children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) skills in the areas of academics (literacy and numeracy), communication, independence, social, leisure, relaxation and coping […]

TEACCH Training at University of North Carolina