The Early Intervention Centre in Singapore (EIC) was first explored an idea to built a strong quality educational program power to make a difference in the lives of children with special needs and their families. It is important to raise expectations of what children can do, rather than being influenced by what they cannot do. We imagined children of varying abilities in nurturing, colorful and vibrant classroom settings, supported by an array of learning scaffolds. They can experience the richness of children’s literacy supported with adapted text, learn numeracy concepts in different ways, participate in group activities that have been specially tailored to their learning needs, write their names for the very first time and be celebrated for it, express themselves through different mediums and be understood. In other words, have the same opportunities that their regular peers have.
We envisage a centre surrounded by the team of dedicated educators who believes there is always a groom to grow and that moment contains a teaching opportunity must be capitalized, thus adding skills to what the child already knows. This is a place where we wanted to create a high quality special education centre to provide children with a well supported, focused, and at the same time, a creative, fun and meaningful learning experience throughout their day with us. The Early Intervention Centre (EIC) was born to serve the individual needs of our children and to deliver an exceptional experience to every family. From the very start, our centre was rooted in a culture driven to find better ways. Till date, the centre has been much honored to be a part of many families. They have taught us many valuable things that we carry with us in our hearts and in our practice. While many children have moved on and transitioned to different settings, they have left us with so many lessons that truly encourage us to work harder to create better programs and better services for our children.
What are the behavioral changes of a kid?
Preschool-aged children between the ages of four and eight who have been identified with autism, intellectual disabilities, behavioral challenges and/or other developmental delays that impact their ability to communicate, develop social relationships, learn, and interact with their families and community. Preschool-aged children, who will benefit learning in a small and individualized group. An individualized education plan in Singapore aims to prepare children for inclusion into a typical mainstream primary school or Path light School’s Primary One Program. Toddlers between the ages of one and three who display signs of red flags for developmental delays and have been recommended to start early intervention. Students who require individual sessions with adapted instrumental lessons. Preschool-aged children, who are unable to access the mainstream preschool curriculum and will benefit learning in a small, individualized group with highly specialized instruction. Students who do not have foundational literacy and numeracy skills and knowledge to access the Primary One curriculum. Students who require a more intensive one-on-one program that targets at learning specific skills in the essential areas of development.