Special Needs Learning

Angelmum

Moderator
Susin, yr links r very helpful.

This is what I found .....
Centre for Enabled Living Ltd (CEL) Special student care centres provide before and after school care services to children with special needs aged 7 to 18 years attending either mainstream or special education schools.
nearest mrt Tiong Bahru station
Will ring CEL to find out their criteria. Looks more like for those high functioning ie Hearing Impairments, Visual Impairments, Physical Disabilities, Dyslexia and Autistic Spectrum Disorder

St Gerard's offers enrichment programs and after-school care for both mainstream and special needs children up to 12 years.
nearest mrt Dhoby Ghaut station
A bit far for me

St Anthony's Childcare Centre for children up till 6yrs old
DD too old

Wee Care provides a range of programmes for Infant Development, Early Childhood Education, as well as Early Intervention and Rehabilitation.
DD too old
 

Angelmum

Moderator
http://www.cel.sg/schemes/sscc.pdf

I was reading CEL and found Special Student Care Centre (SSCC) and found this ...
I remember AWWA set up a daycare, didn't they?
AWWA TM Integration Services offers specialised after school care for your child with special needs at our SMILES (Students Meet for Interaction, Learning and Enrichment) programme.

Those far I didnt bother to surf. Looks like all NOT meant for dear daughter :(

So tho' certain childcare centres cater to special needs children, it's usually for high-functioning, low-dependency children coz a whole different level of care is required for children with multiple disablities who are low-functioning, high-dependency. There's a lack of childcare centres for the second group and we end up taking care of them at home on our own with whatever support system we can muster within our own circles of family & relatives. And sometimes there's no support from that direction either coz they can't accept the child for how he/she is.
:embarrassed: still hunting ....

if you think about it, no centres would also dare to take the risk of care-taking for children with higher needs/dependency. Understandable, since some medical machines/equipment may be involved. So no choice, just have to care for them at home ourselves.
:embarrassed: stuck at home
 
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susinlim

New Member
Yep,

Sadly, looks like the main "caterers" thus far have not looked into the needs of children who need higher level supports. Hmm... perhaps all mummies here should write a letter(s) to ST Forum to urge the govt to take more action?

From what I know the various VWOs do have day centres for the older children up till around 16 or 18. Examples are CHristian Outreach For the Handicapped; METTA, St Andrews, Autism Youth Centre, MINDS, Society for the Physically Disabled, etc.

Can't locate any childcare centres which specifically caters to children with special needs (esp high support levels) at the moment. But some pte special schools & learning centres do have "after-school" like progs eg: kits4kids, divinity especial school, St gerards. You may want to check with them on their available progs.

There's one more called Kidsquest.. anybody heard of that?
 
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susinlim

New Member
Dear all,

Anyone like to share on the difference in behaviours of your child when he/she is in school (learning centre) & when at home???

Cheers,
susin:wong29::wong29:
 

Angelmum

Moderator
There's one more called Kidsquest.. anybody heard of that?
google search 'Kidsquest'
nothing related to childcare pop up


Dear all,

Anyone like to share on the difference in behaviours of your child when he/she is in school (learning centre) & when at home???

Cheers,
susin:wong29::wong29:
sch is a learning ctr to DD but in others' eyes, it is a playgroup for kids to play, exercise and make friends.

difference in behaviour... not much diff
 

susinlim

New Member
Hey I think kids learn & pick up a lot thru play, social stuff & incidental learning. Sometimes they learn better thru such unstructured activities & beware, they are often modelling after others esp the adults... ;D
I myself had witnessed how my little charges picked up bits of information & language skills thru pretend play & stuff like that... it's amazing!
 

Adeline Charis

New Member
Hi,

Indeed, special needs children have a different way of learning. I am a cognitive trainer and I have experience training them through brain stimulation exercises and activities. This helps to enhance their cognitive skills such as longer attention span and their emotional development.
 
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esby

Member
anybody can teach special needs children age 4+ like tuition at home? teaching how to toilet trained, learn more words, reading and writting? do email me at simplysab@hotmail.com or reply from here... hope to hear from you soon...
 

preeti22

Member
My mom says,
It can be very hard to work out what is attention seeking and what is something he can't help." Commonly used methods of behaviour modification (such as telling off, or the naughty step) may be inappropriate for a child with special needs. In general, behavioural issues with SN children are down to communication problems, and improving communication is the key to improving behaviour.

 

niuniumum

New Member
Hi, i'm looking for help for special need kids too. We are suspecting my friend's son is autistic or maybe problems articulating. He couldn't speak properly at the age of 2 and he could not complete a sentence. For example when we teach him to say, "I want to have that candy?" He will only say, canDY canDY. Is this a symptom?
 

niuniumum

New Member
Get the child assess by pediatrician or Kandang Kerbau Hospital CDU.
They can give a more definitive answer.

You can read up more on this topic.

The Essential Guide to Autism
Thanks scang, my friend's child could have mild autism. We just did some search and brief reading.

Have anyone heard of Glenn Doman? We just called the consultant there, will be arranging a trip to understand more.
Saw the
the event that helps brain injured children using natural therapy https://www.facebook.com/events/615797171822844/

Anyone used Glenn Doman method before? Able to provide some reviews?
 

rorek

New Member
Hi all, I am new to the forum. I have been tutoring children with special needs for more than 20 years. Having 2 kids with special needs myself, I understand what the parents are going through.

You may wish to drop me an e-mail at teacher.susantay@gmail.com for a discussion or chat concerning your kid with special needs. ( not necessarily for my services)

Cheers
 
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