Recommendation for Early Intervention (Autism)

joyful mom

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Hi,
We are moving to Singapore next month. We suspect that our son (2 years old) has autism. He has yet to be assessed and diagnosed. He has most of the symptoms such as does not response to his name, does not point, etc.

I just want to know your recommendation which organization offers best EIPIC for austim. I saw several organizations often mentioned in this website: AAS, ARC, Rainbow, AWWA. Btw, we have Singapore PR.

From my search, AAS has 2 centres in Clementi and Simei, whereas ARC is in Ang Mo Kio, Rainbow centres are in Yishun and Margaret Drive.

We plan to look for a place to stay near the location of EIPIC centre.

Many thanks in advance for your input.
 

cobbie

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Hi,

AAS and ARC specializes in children with autism. But they have a long waiting list. Queues can be shorter depending on functioning level of child. There are also good private special schools in sg. For the government EIPIC, it is only 6 hours per week.
 

joyful mom

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Hi,

AAS and ARC specializes in children with autism. But they have a long waiting list. Queues can be shorter depending on functioning level of child. There are also good private special schools in sg. For the government EIPIC, it is only 6 hours per week.
Hi Cobbie,
Thank you so much for your reply. Greatly appreciate your kind input on this. I am like a headless chicken trying to get as much info about ASD particularly in Singapore.

In term of therapy treatment, is there any difference between AAS or ARC? I called some organizations in HK, some therapy such as ABA requires minimum 20 hours. From your experience, is 6 hours per week sufficient for mild ASD? For private special schools, may I know some of the school names and their fees?

Regarding with the assessment for ASD, did your child go through private or public? How long is waiting time for assessment in government hospitals? If waiting time is too long in government hospitals, can I use the assessment from private clinics to get treatment in AAS or ARC?

Sorry that I ask so many questions. Hope any other mommies with ASD's child could share your experience. I am really grateful for your help.
 

cobbie

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Hi,

I tried ARC for a while but I find that the therapy focuses more on OT skills, independence life skills etc, not so much on academic like reading and writing. I am not sure about AAS, maybe other mummies can help.
My son also mild ASD has home based ABA. Yes, the recommended min hrs is 20 but it is very costly in sg ie min 50 per hr and there is no govt subsidy. So I make up the rest of hours by my own therapy.

As for the private special school, there are wee care ( super ex ), genesis, kits for kids, st Gerard's. You can google on the net.
The fees vary but min 1k for about 3 hrs daily.

For enrollment into AAS or ARC, you need to be referred bycEL ( center of enabled living ). I think the q at kkh is about 6 months. A private doctor should be fine too. You can email CEL to check.Hope I helped.
 

babysteps

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Hi Joyful Mum,

I was looking for resources for children with special learning needs in this forum and saw your posting. Not sure if you have found a centre for your boy. Came across a private centre, Kidspace Learning Place (think they are located somewhere in upper bukit timah) which offers early intervention and school prep programmes. According to info on their website, they incorporate speech and OT in their programmes depending on the needs of the child. Best thing is they do not require your child to have a formal medical diagnosis to enrol. You might want to check them out.
 

belindang

Member
Hi

I got to know this Master Hypnotherapist that has received many certifications and has worked with people of various age groups.

He has worked with children with autism, in varying degrees and has helped them achieved improvement in conditions. He has even helped adults overcome depresssion, break smoking habits, and cured IBS problems.

U may want to consult him Mr Ho 97885640

Hypnotherapy in Singapore | Certified Hypnotherapist
 

creeni

Member
AAS is better. My son is from AAS. U can directly go to the school for register. Sometimes waiting time is long because of the hospital social worker never do it fast.
 

CharlieB

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Hi everyone,

I'm not sure if I am able to reply to this thread - but I am a BCBA moving to Singapore in October, with 11 years' experience working in the field of ABA. Please email me at charlievbell76@gmail.com or send me a message on this forum (if that's possible) and I can give you more information. Thanks!
Charlie Bell
 

janeloh01

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May want to try Thomson Paediatric Centre- The Child Development Centre for an autism diagnostic assessment. Experienced and qualified specialists. You can check their website for more information: About |.
 

little.totzz

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Janeloh: who do you recommend for speech therapy at the Child Development CEnter? Was trying to call to book an appointment but it seems this place is quite popular. I thought can get a slot next week.
 

MsTsRoom

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Hi OP,

I'm not sure if you have found a center for your son. I'm a home based teacher offering services for young children with developmental delays. I can help with school readiness, social emotional learning, communication and helping parents to set up a structured environment at home. If you are interested, please PM me or give me a call at 97681010 and I will be happy to discuss with you how I can help you.

Cheers!
Ms. Ting
 
I am a trainer specialised in incorporating academic work with cognitive training. I have been in this line for more than 8 years and worked with many autistic children as young as 4 years old. Through cognitive training, these children are able to show better eye contact, less afraid of strangers and able to speak more appropriately when communicating. To learn more, do not hesitate to email me at brainmindsters@gmail.com or visit my facebook page for tips and information (look for 'Brain Mindsters').

-Jeslyn
 

NTUASDSTUDY

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Hello,

We are a group from the Social and Affective Neuroscience (SAN) Lab, Nanyang Technological University (NTU). We are conducting a research to investigate how genes might interact with certain environmental factors, and how that may contribute to improving the relationship quality between mothers and their child with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

We are recruiting mothers aged 21 and above who have children with a diagnosis of ASD aged between 3 to 7 to participate in our paid study.

Our study consists of 2 portions - an online questionnaire and the collection of saliva samples from both mother and child either at home, at your child's center or at our lab.

If you are interested in participating in the study or have any queries regarding our study, you can contact us via the email or phone number provided below.

Thank you very much for your time.

Best regards,
Gillian Lee and Valerie Ng
Research Assistants (Undergraduate Psychology
Social & Affective Neuroscience Laboratory
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Telephone Number: 92280396 (Gillian)/ 96577613 (Valerie)
Email Address: ntuASDstudy@gmail.com
 

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NTUASDSTUDY

New Member
Hello,

We are a group from the Social and Affective Neuroscience (SAN) Lab, Nanyang Technological University (NTU). We are conducting a research to investigate how genes might interact with certain environmental factors, and how that may contribute to improving the relationship quality between mothers and their child with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

We are recruiting mothers aged 21 and above who have children with a diagnosis of ASD aged between 3-12 to participate in our paid study.

Our study consists of 2 portions - an online questionnaire and the collection of saliva samples from both mother and child either at home, at your child's center or at our lab.

If you are interested in participating in the study or have any queries regarding our study, you can contact us via the email or phone number provided below.

Thank you very much for your time.

Best regards,
Gillian Lee and Valerie Ng
Research Assistants (Undergraduate Psychology
Social & Affective Neuroscience Laboratory
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Telephone Number: 92280396 (Gillian)/ 96577613 (Valerie)
Email Address: ntuASDstudy@gmail.com
 

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kargintan

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Hello,

We are a group from the Social and Affective Neuroscience (SAN) Lab, Nanyang Technological University (NTU). We are conducting a research to investigate the core behavioural and physiological events in mother-infant attachment. Specifically, we are looking at how does the mother-child attachment influence infant's self-regulation during a mild social challenge/

We are recruiting mothers aged 21 and above who have children aged between 5-8 months to participate in our paid study.

In our study, you, your child and a research assistant will engage in a series of social interaction for 12 minutes. This interaction will be video-recorded and your baby will be wearing a non-invasive ECG device.

If you are interested in participating in the study or have any queries regarding our study, you can contact us via the email or phone number provided below.

Thank you very much for your time.

Best regards,
Tan Kar Gin
Research Assistants (Undergraduate Psychology
Social & Affective Neuroscience Laboratory
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Telephone Number: 9660 2338
Email: ktan070@e.ntu.edu.sg
 

asd01

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ARE YOU A MOTHER OF A CHILD WITH ASD? Sign up for our study to help us learn about your relationship with your child. Your involvement in the study would consist of completing a one-hour online survey. You can complete the study at your convenience and will be compensated for your time.

Mothers of a child with ASD who is between the ages of 3-7 years old are eligible to participate.

If interested, call Ms. Chloe Hong at +65 9652 8075 or email asdresearch01@gmail.com. Alternatively, contact the Social and Affective Neuroscience Lab at 65921573. For more information on the study, call with questions.
 

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