Nurture Pods Social Skill Classes

Nurture Pods Social Skill Classes

In Nurture Pods, we run social skills classes differently.

Our classes are designed in accordance to the evidence-based methodologies of Social Thinking® and Secret Agent Society.

We believe social competencies develop when the underlying social cognitions and communication abilities are addressed. Hence in every class, social cognitions and language skills will be regularly practiced as we introduce a variety of weekly social skills themes.

Pea-DiagramEvery child will have a carefully tailored programme which specific cognitive and language skills are identified.

Through games, role-plays, discussions, video-modelling and a myriad of engaging group activities, let us build your child’s social competencies from having fun!

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“Social thinking is the process by which we interpret the thoughts, beliefs, intentions, emotions, knowledge and actions of another person along with the context of the situation. These information will help shape our responses so as to achieve social goals.” Michelle Garcia Winner, founder of Social Thinking ®”

Based on the Social Thinking Methodology, Nurture Pods is proud to present the Social Language Club and the Social Thinking Club.


“What are the differences between Social Language Club and Social Thinking Club?”

The Social Language Club has a deeper focus on improving child’s social attention, initiation, non-verbal communication skills and spoken language skills. Whereas the Social Thinking Club works on the advance skills of Social Thinking such as understanding of intricate social cues, behaviour mapping and problem solving.

“Why are there different social skills classes?”

In Nurture Pods, we believe in finding a class which is a good fit to a child’s abilities. Multiple classes also allow us to maintain small class size.

“What are the skill sets covered?”

Using the ILAUGH model of Social Thinking, we believe in addressing social skills from the roots. This includes working on core cognitive and language skills.

“What is the class size?”

Maximum 6 students in a class to 1 trainer and 2 therapist aids.

“What are the timings?”

Every Saturday, morning or afternoon classes.
1 hour group learning

Classes will be run and overlooked by our therapists who are trained by the Social Thinking founders.


A Revolutionary Social Skills programme for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Nurture Pods is proud to be among the first here in Singapore to offer the renowned Secret Agent Society Programme – a revolutionary social skills programme for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. This is a breakthrough programme designed to improve the emotional understanding and social skills of children in a fun and engaging group setting.


 This programme is catered specially for children of ages 3 to 12 years old. It is especially beneficial to children who demonstrates fundamental skill deficits such as:

  •  Difficulties regulating non-verbal behaviours such as eye contact, facial expression and body postures.

  •  Atypical prosody of speech such as speaking in a flat and monotonous voice.

  •  Inability to understand pragmatic of speech hence failing to understand jokes or laughing inappropriately.

  •  Difficulties in inferring people’s emotional states from facial, body and situation cues.

  •  Difficulties identifying and reciprocating to others’ perspectives and emotions.

  •  Issues in comprehending verbal responses.

  •  Issues in deductive reasoning and problem solving to produce appropriate replies.

  •  Difficulties in initiating and sustaining meaningful reciprocal conversation.

  • What Are The Skills Taught?

    At the end of the programme, you child is expected to gain the following:

    What is the Secret Agent Society Programme?

    The Secret Agent Society (SAS) Programme is a multi-component social skills intervention designed to improve the emotional understanding and social skills of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) and other behavioural disorders.


    The program is developed by Dr Renae Beaumont (PHD) who is an honourary research fellow at the Parenting and Support Centre, The University of Queensland. Dr Renae has over 10 years of clinical and research experience working with children with autism spectrum disorders and their families. The SAS Program has gone through effectiveness studies and is rapidly gaining international recognition.

    In order to ensure the efficacy of the programme in local context, the program has been fine-tuned accordingly. The program will be managed by Mr Alex Liau (Clinical Director) and Ms Michelle Poh (Social Skills Training Consultant) who are both certified deliverer of programs under the Social Skills Training Institute.
    * Mr. Alex Liau and Ms. Michelle Poh are the first certified practitioners to run this program in Singapore.

    How is Secret Agent Society Programme different?

    The SAS Programme is different from other social skills programmes in the market because it addresses fundamental skill deficits which in turn result in social inadequacies. These fundamental skills include reading of emotions, detecting of verbal and non-verbal cues, inferring from situations, deductive reasoning, verbal comprehension, appropriate communication and much more.

    To ensure that skills picked up in the sessions will be generalised, we are also providing session updates and ‘homework’ for parents to work on:

    What is the class size?

    Maximum 6 students in a class to 1 trainer and 2 therapist aids.

    What are the timings?[

    Every Saturday, morning or afternoon classes.

    1 hour group learning

    Testimonials from Parents

    “The trainers in Nurture Pods show concerns to the kids’ development and are always happy to answer to parents’ queries. The debrief session after each lesson and the video clips taken during lesson time gave the parents a good grasp of the skills being taught and also provided good tips for the parents to follow up with the kids.

    My son has shown improvement in his social skills after attending the lessons in Nurture Pods. According to his school teacher, he has opened up more and will interact with his classmates.”
    Mr Lim

    “I have received positive feedback from the school teachers that my child is now more willing to open to other children. I am glad the sessions have helped him to understand how interaction with others work.”
    From Mrs Sim

    “I am able to track my child’s performance in class with the video clips sent weekly.”
    From Mrs Gray

    “Many thanks to Michelle and Alex for taking care of my child this period. He has improved in his social communicate skill. Now he has some friends. He has the patience to listen to what I say and can answer my questions. Thank you very much!”
    From Mrs Jiao

    Have A Question?

    If you have any questions relating to the programme, please feel free to contact us directly.

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