WHAT IS AN 'EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAMME'?
The SpecialKids Early Intervention Programme provides a centre-based early intervention programme for children aged 2 to 6 with developmental challenges. It aims to maximize the potential of each child with developmental needs by providing functional skills for learning and living during his/her optimal window of learning. The programmes offer a small group learning environment to prepare children for future integration into the mainstream school setting
Medical & Clinical Team – Doctor, psychologist, therapists and special needs teachers
Conducive learning environment
Support for continuous therapy and learning
Parents as facilitators and partners in management of the children
Wonderers Programme (2 hours): Where children learn through wondering and wandering about, exploring things through an experimental journey.
Aspirers Programme (2.5 hours): Where children learn in different, holistic ways, and form their aspirations for the future. Here, we kick-start early, pre-academic learning, amidst improving and honing their developmental skills in the communications, motor and social domains. Body awareness and self-care are also key goals.
Achievers Programme (2.5 hours): Where children explore their own abilities, and are taught to reach for the skies and achieve their dreams.
The three main components in our early intervention programme curriculum are: an individualised education programme, a centre curriculum and group / individual therapy.
Will be mapped out for each child. It is a customized education plan to address the learning needs of each individual. Each child will have an Individualized Education Programme that addresses the following domains of development:
The centre curriculum is designed in alignment with the Nurturing Early Years Curriculum Framework for Kindergartens and SPED Curriculum Framework in Singapore. It incorporates the structured teaching, thematic and multi-intelligence approaches to support differentiated learning in group activities in a spiral progression manner.
The activities provide highly diversified learning experiences to ensure generalization and transfer of learning across settings (classroom, home, community). They include: