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susielee045
Feb 12, 2018

What do early intervention centres do?

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hi, am wondering what early intervention programme covers for child with autism?

 

what therapies are there inside?

Anne
Feb 13, 2018

hello susielee045,

 

early intervention centres in sg basically helps to provide holistic support for children under 6yo with special needs.. such as kids with ASD. it will help with the kid's learning abilities and help them gain functional and independet skills and overcome developmental challenges for a smoother and more successful transition to special or mainstream schools.

 

they provide various therapies and educational support services. it really depends on what your child needs or is lacking.. bcoz every child is different. some therapies are occupational therapy, speech therapy like PECS. there's also applied behaviour analysis which helps with encouraging appropriate behaviour and teaching new behaviours. OT is used to develop skills for daily life, such as physical skills and speech therapy is for developing your kid's communication and social skills..

 

here's a generic list i found online regarding EI schools in sg... there are many more and you can ask around or look around and see which one fits your kid better according to his/her needs: http://www.littlestepsasia.com/singapore/articles/learn/early-intervention-special-needs

give the different schools a call or even go down to see how is the environment like. each child responds differently.

 

btw, i feel like there is a long waiting time for government EI schools so i enrolled my kid into a private one.. its definitely more costly but i saw improvement so i shall carry on but i know not everyone can afford and government have subsidies which is more affordable..

 

all the best! :)

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    hi, what the purpose of early intervention? can my child go to mainstream primary school with early intervention or will he go to school like pathlight? my child is high functioning.
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