What Are Social Skills?

Social Skills: How to be more desirable than an Ipad? He was there sitting and playing with his Ipad. I was sure I was downright more attractive and interactive than what was in his hands. In my moment of jealousy (yes I was pitting myself against the Ipad), I sprung up on him and suavely […]

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Helping Your Child In Mainstream School

Would my child be able to cope in his school? Would he be able to catch up in class? Would he have friends? These are just a few of the numerous concerns which would worry any parent, regardless of the child being in a special education or mainstream school. Stemming from the main fear and […]

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Autism Therapy – Effective Treatments for Autism

All parents want their children to lead fulfilling lives and will try multiple therapies to help their children with autism. While there are many varying programs or treatment options to help children with autism, the most important factor to consider when choosing an autism therapy should be the evidence of its effectiveness. There is a […]

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The Effectiveness of Speech Therapy

Children with autism have problems with social and communication skills. They usually face difficulties in relating to others. Speech therapy aims to improve the child’s language and communication skills. For example, children with autism may face difficulty understanding various facial expressions when speaking in different social situations. During speech therapy, children will learn to match […]

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Things Parents Needs to Consider Before Starting Autism Therapy

Early diagnosis is important for autism treatment. In Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), symptoms may appear before the age of 3 years old. As ASD exists as a spectrum with varying symptoms and severities, treatment options may not be the same for each child. When diagnosis is done earlier, parents are able to choose treatments that […]

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E-Learning Courses for Parents

Parenthood is a long, fulfilling but at times arduous journey. In this day and age, there are countless options for parents who are seeking help to navigate the complex maze that child-rearing appears to be. One such option is e-learning. E-learning refers to a course or program that is fully taught online. There are many […]

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Early Intervention Training for Parents

Children with special needs often move on their own unique developmental trajectory and as they do so, they may require a little more assistance to arrive at their milestones. While a therapist can provide a professional understanding of the child’s challenges and create personalised interventions for their needs, parents can amplify the effects of their […]

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Early Intervention and Inclusion into Mainstream Schools

The right to education is one of the tenets of the United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the Child. Within Singapore’s context, this takes the form of ensuring that each student has access to an appropriate environment – be it in a mainstream or specialized environment – whereby his or her opportunities in education […]

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Importance of Play in Developing Social Skills for Children with Autism

For all children, play is an essential aspect of development as it allows children to learn more about the world that they live in. It facilitates the emergence of many aspects critical in child development – cognition, language, joint attention, social behaviors, etc. As play is an enjoyable activity, it allows children to learn such […]

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Importance of Parents’ Involvement in Child Therapy

In a child’s early years, parents play an important role in nurturing and teaching them various important skills. Children with special needs may require more time and more specialized guidance in developing particular skills, and parents are essential in guiding them to do so. Therapists may help a child build his/her foundations of knowledge, but […]

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