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Education for Children with Autism

Posted on January 5, 2019 by All In

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Overview

 

Children spend a great deal of time in school. It is undeniable that the environment would shape and mould children as they progress into adulthood. However, children with autism can face a lot of difficulty with speech, communication and social interaction. Furthermore, the stresses of school life can be difficult to handle. These stresses can take a toll on both the child as well as his/her parents, thus hindering the child’s learning progress.

 

Therefore, the process of placing your child in the right kind of learning environment is of utmost importance. This involves understanding and empathising with your child, and finding the learning pace and material most suitable for him/her.

 

Autism manifests itself in many ways. It impacts the life of each child to different degrees. An important question to ask yourself is how the condition affects your child, and as a result, how the condition impacts the what, where, and how of his/her learning.

 

Singapore’s Education Climate: Mainstream or Special Education?

 

Leaving the sheltered environment of a home to an unfamiliar school environment is understandably daunting. Children with autism face issues such as heightened anxiety and communication difficulties. It is important to be aware of the differences between mainstream and Special Education (SPED) schools, and to understand what each option entails.

 

Mainstream schools tend to place more emphasis on academic goals, and have a low teacher  to student ratio. All mainstream primary schools, and some secondary schools, are equipped with at least one allied educator (head down for a comprehensive list of mainstream schools), and hence, children with milder degrees of autism would be able to receive some form of classroom support.

 

Special Education (SPED) schools, on the other hand have a more vocational focus. They design the pace and content of academic curriculum to fit the strengths and weaknesses of children with autism. There is also a higher teacher to student ratio in SPED schools. We will provide a comprehensive list of SPED schools later on in the article.

 

Head on to the section for the pros and cons of both mainstream and SPED options.

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Shadow Teaching

 

To ease the transition from home to school, another alternative that parents can consider for children with milder forms of autism is shadow teaching. Shadow teaching services involve trained therapists accompanying a child to classes for an extended period of time, for the purpose of providing the necessary support and guidance in classroom settings.

 

These services are usually undertaken by individuals well versed in Singapore’s academic curriculum. Shadow teachers work closely with parents, school teachers, as well as external therapists in order to provide the child with the right amount of support in school. This support encompasses a variety of coaching essential for effective learning in classroom settings, ranging from in-class attention to social skills training. You can read more about shadow teachers in day-to-day context in these NIE and TNP articles.

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What Every Parent Needs to Know

 

As mentioned in the introduction, there are 2 options for schooling – mainstream and special education.

Within each option, there are also 2 pathways that your child could take.

Mainstream School:

  • Standard SyllabusTypical mainstream syllabus read by normal-functioning students
  • Foundation SyllabusSyllabus tailored for students who have difficulty grasping standard syllabus.
    • Primary School: Foundation
    • Secondary School: Normal Technical/ Academic

Special Education School:

  • Academic TrackCurriculum designed to encompass academic goals based on mainstream curriculum
  • Vocational TrackCurriculum designed to encompass more practical learning goals

 

Finding the academic curriculum of best fit for your child is a matter of understanding what he needs in order to realise his fullest potential. We have gathered a set of comprehensive guidelines and resources to assist you as you decide on the perfect environment for your child to flourish.

 

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The Severity of Your Child’s Condition

  • Autism is a spectrum – be clear as to where your child sits on the spectrum so as to select the best-fit school and program.
  • Understanding the severity of the condition goes deeper than the diagnosis. It is about understanding how your child thinks and functions.
  • To help answer this, below are some guiding questions:
    • How independent is my child?
    • Can my child perform daily tasks without assistance?
    • Is my child verbal?
    • How well can my child pick up concepts and learning new things?
    • Can my child communicate his/her ideas well?
    • Is my child able to function in a social setting?

 

The following points will provide a more detailed framework that can assist you in understanding the condition of your child:

 

Meltdowns – Frequency & Triggers

  • Meltdowns are a common occurrence for children with autism. If your child is prone to meltdowns, it is important to be aware of how frequent meltdowns occur in order to find the most conducive environment for your child to learn.
  • Pay extra attention to the situation when your child experiences meltdowns, so as to figure out the possible triggers that may exist, and how they may be minimised.
  • Understanding the triggers also helps in figuring out how your child can learn to cope with his/her triggers, and manage his/her sensitivities.

 

Comorbidity

 

Rigid Behaviour

  • Children with autism tend to exhibit rigid behaviour and have a tendency to want to stick to schedules and routines.
  • Depending on the extent of rigidity, he/she may either be more suited for a Special Education school where this characteristic is taken into consideration, or require specially trained educators to guide him/her in school

 

Degree of Social Impairment

  • Social impairment is a common characteristic of autism. It is important to note how well your child can befriend and communicate with other children, and how comfortable he/she is under such scenarios in order to determine the best environment for your child.
  • Bullying is a concern, especially in an all-boys school. Factor it into consideration when choosing a school for your child.

 

 The Pace at Which Your Child Learns

  • It is important to take note of how well your child is able to learn and understand new concepts, and how well his/her attention span.
  • Children who are slower learners may struggle significantly in mainstream schools, and require a greater level of support in classroom settings.

 

The Goals You Set For Your Child

  • It is crucial that you set goals for your child to achieve in school, be it academically or otherwise. From here, you may gauge your child’s improvements. This gives your child and the educators a direction to work towards, and a benchmark to which progress can be measured.
  • These goals must be specific, measurable, realistic, and time-sensitive. Click here to learn more about goal setting for your child.

 

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The Pros & Cons of Mainstream Vs Special Education (SPED) Schools

 

Before we dive into the details of each option, the main differences between mainstream and special education is summarised in the infographic below:

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Pros & Cons of Mainstream Schools

 

Many parents are apprehensive about sending their special needs child to a mainstream school, and yet are hopeful that they are able to make it there and be able to assimilate into a mainstream school like everybody else. For those with less severe autism, going to a mainstream school is a recommended option. There may be risks like bullying and the stress of not being able to cope with the education system. However, parents have observed that most schools and teachers are kind enough to give the additional support required for your child’s learning. Discuss with your school to see the type of support they can provide for your child.

 

“The teachers in my school were very kind and showed a lot of compassion. During exams and assignments they often offered to give me some extra time if I ever needed for help. Same with Poly.”

– Ms Kyorah, once a student in a mainstream school suffering from Asperger’s


This list of pros and cons may help in your deliberation:

 

BenefitsDrawbacks
Exposure to normal functioning children
- Opportunity to observe, interact, and develop relationships with regular mainstream children.
- Opportunity to pick up on socially accepted behaviour, community norms and expectations.

Exposure to normal-functioning children
- Possibility of bullying cases
- Picking up on negative behavioural attributes
Academic focus
- Opportunity to develop adequate academic skills for ease of integration into mainstream society.
Academic focus
- More challenging and rigorous curriculum, heightened stress levels.
Lack of structure
- Students are given an opportunity to foster a sense of independence.
Lack of structure
- Educators may have lack of knowledge on how to handle children with autism.
High teacher to student ratio
- Lack of specialised attention to child.
- Possibility of learning negative behaviours from peers.

 

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Pros & Cons of Special Education (SPED) Schools

 

Generally, parents are of the consensus that special education schools is a must for children for severe autism – despite long waiting lists for the popular schools. The learning pace is specially designed for such children to keep up with the curriculum and educators are trained to handle erratic behaviours.

 

And according to Mr Zhang Liyuan, Programme Manager of AutismSTEP, factors such as high teacher to student ratio and lack of knowledge in handling children with autism at mainstream schools are not favourable.

 

Parent of a child with special needs, Mr Yap Keng Ann, further supports the choice of SPED schools by questioning the viability of PSLE exam for students with learning difficulties.

 

The table below details the pros and cons of SPED schools to aid in your consideration.

 

BenefitsDrawbacks
Low teacher to student ratio
- Specialised attention given to students.
Lack of socialising opportunities with normal-functioning children
- Difficult for child to assimilate into real-life societal settings
Vocational focus
- Students are exposed to a curriculum that helps them to foster practical skills applicable in vocational fields.
Vocational focus
- Lack of exposure to mainstream syllabus may make it tougher for a child to assimilate into mainstream society.
Specialised intervention
- Programs are specifically tailored to benefit children with autism, and target weaknesses and characteristics of the condition.
- Tailored routines and structure that target compromised learning capabilities.
Long waiting list
- The demand for SPED schools is greater than the supply. Your child has to meet a certain criteria for admission.

 

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Resources

 

Early Intervention Programme for Infants and Children (EIPIC)

 

Many schools and centres offer the Early Intervention Programme for Infants and Children (EIPIC). This programme provides therapies and educational support for children with special needs. This programme aims to target the developmental lags as early as possible to minimise and hopefully overcome these delays completely. This is for children 6 years old and below and you can get your doctor to write a recommendation letter for your child to enter the programme.

 

SG Enable has given a brief run down on EIPIC here. Rough prices can be found here but do note that it may be subject to changes.

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Special Education Schools Classified by Severity

 

SchoolMildModerateSevere
Playgroup & Preschool level
KidzRock International Preschool
Kindle Garden
Wee Care
Mighty Oaks Learning Center
Rainbow Centre – Margaret Drive School
Rainbow Centre – Yishun Park School
Primary School level
Chaoyang School
Katong School
Metta School
Grace Orchard School
AWWA School
Pathlight School
Eden School
Fernvale Gardens School
Lee Kong Chian Gardens School
Towner Gardens School
Woodlands Gardens School
Rainbow Centre – Margaret Drive School
Rainbow Centre – Yishun Park School
Secondary School level
Katong School
Tanglin School
Metta School
Grace Orchard School
Pathlight School
Eden School
Fernvale Gardens School
Lee Kong Chian Gardens School
Towner Gardens School
Woodlands Gardens School
Rainbow Centre – Margaret Drive School
Rainbow Centre – Yishun Park School
Tertiary level
Delta Senior School
Metta School
Centre For Adults

The list of primary, secondary and tertiary SPED schools was adapted from the Ministry of Education.

 

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Information on Special Education Schools

 

SchoolCostSubsidiesSyllabusSpecial Features
Preschool
KidzRock International PreschoolFees per Term
Full Day: $5400
Half Day: $4500

Additional Registration and Assessment Fees: $1500

Click here for more details.
50% off school fees for single parents.

Contact the school directly for more details.
Uses Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Multi-sensory teaching, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and Structured Teaching.
More details on this here.

KidzRock International Preschool has a stipulated timetable and other programmes such as Inclusive Play and a Summer Camp.
More details here.
- Offers a mainstream preschool curriculum for children with diverse developmental and learning needs.

- The programmes are designed such that it feels like a typical preschool setting whilst simultaneously incorporating a differentiated learning environment.
Kindle GardenFees vary according to the family’s per capita income. Monthly fees start from $980.

Click here for more details.
$300 (for working mothers) Kindle Garden follows your child through their learning stages.

The students are grouped by age into two programmes- the Toddlers Programme and the Kindergarteners Programme.
- The school aims to provide a personalised well-rounded programme scaffolding and strengthening each child’s abilities and character.

- Creates opportunities for learning 21st century skills.

- Kindle Garden puts thought into everything such as the environment, taking light, space and even furniture into consideration when deciding what is best for your child.
Mighty OaksMonthly preschool fees:
$2,280 (3 days), $2,880 (4 days) and $3,200 (5 days)

Click here for more details.
- Applicable for baby bonus.
- Enhanced Pilot for Private Intervention Providers (PPIP) by SG Enable applicable.

Click here for more details.
The Learning Tree Model integrates Floortime with academic skills. Floortime is their featured framework for teaching. Learn more about Floortime here.

Classes are split according to age, 2.5-4 and 4-6 age groups. They are then split further to morning and afternoon classes.
- They cater to children in mainstream schools who require some small group support to build up a better foundation of skills.

- Mighty Oaks is individualized for each child, rather than the child trying to fit into an existing program.

- Flexibility and play are incorporated in their syllabus.
Rainbow CentreVaries according to family income. Starts at $10 a month.

Click here for more details.
- Family Life Services (FLS)
- Applicable for baby bonus
Early Intervention Programmes:
1. EIPIC
2. Early Structured Teaching for Exceptional Pupils

Special Education Programmes:
1. Programme for Pupils with Multiple Disabilities (PPMD)
2. Structured Teaching for Exceptional Pupils
- Engages in school-to-community projects.

- Provides a seamless educational programme which leads to vocational training.

- Therapies are offered by allied health professionals e.g. music, art, speech, psychological etc.
Wee CareCost varies for each programme.

Click here for more details.
Contact the school directly for more details. 3 main categories:
- Early Intervention
- Bright Starts & Head Starts
- Playgroups & Creative Enrichment Programmes

Click here for more details.
- Wee Care focuses on a holistic development of the child and has many creative afternoon enrichment programmes available for the child. The reason for so many categories in its syllabus is so that their curriculum can be much more targeted.
Primary School
APSN: Chaoyang SchoolContact the school for more details.Contact the school for more details.The school has a programme dedicated to children with mild autism who function within the mild intellectual disability (MID) range called the ASD Structured Programme.

Click here for more details.

The school also has co-curricular activities (CCA) which will encourage social interactions and communications for your child.
- The APSN Student Care Centre provides special care-taking services for those 7-18 years old.

- The school aims to build a strong foundation so that the children can be independent and further their own learning in the future.
APSN: Katong SchoolContact the school for more details.Contact the school for more details.Similar to Chaoyang School, Katong School also offers the ASD Structured Programme which serves children with mild autism.
Click here for more details.

The school also has co-curricular activities (CCA) which will encourage social interactions and communications for your child.
- The APSN Student Care Centre provides special care-taking services for those 7-18 years old.

- The school aims to build a strong foundation so that the children can be independent and further their own learning in the future.
AWWA School$86 per month.Contact the school for more details.- Project Challenge: for children suffering from autism
- Special Education Programme: for those who suffer from multiple disorders

There are 2 programmes for each category, one for academics and the other for non-academic lessons.

Click here for more details.
- The school offers a support system of both focused education and therapy.
Eden School$350 per month.Subsidies are available for families with per capita monthly net household income of $800 and below.

Contact the school for details.
Their curriculum is divided into a pyramid structure, where the bulk of it goes to helping the children develop good work habits, self management and functional and communications and social skills.

Functional academics come in second and vocational teachings are at the top of the pyramid.

For primary school students (7-12 years old), they will be enrolled into the Junior Years track.

Click here for more details.
- Teaches skills that cannot be learnt from the academic syllabus like self-help skills, leisure skills and vocational skills.
Pathlight School$350 per month.Students receive financial subsidies computed according to their family income, with the most needy paying $0 school fee or as low as $7 per month.The curriculum follows a mainstream school but with the added feature of a Primary 1 Foundation Programme for those who require bridging. After that, the pupils will be assessed and determined if they can proceed to Primary 1 Standard.

The curriculum follows normal MOE curriculum but without Mother Tongue.

Click here for more details.
- Offers both mainstream academics and life readiness skills

- It is especially suitable for those who are cognitively ready for mainstream academics in structured groups but require special assistance and accommodation.
Secondary School
APSN: Katong SchoolContact the school for more details.Contact the school for more details.For the Secondary school curriculum, APSN Katong School has English Language and Vocational Education options open.

Click here for more details.
- The APSN Student Care Centre provides special care-taking services for those 7-18 years old.

- The school aims to build a strong foundation so that the children can be independent and further their own learning in the future.

- Continuity with primary and secondary school education.
Eden School$350 per month.Subsidies are available for families with per capita monthly net household income of $800 and below.

Contact the school for details.
Secondary school students (ages 13-18 years old) will be entered into the Senior Years track

Foundational core skills are practiced in authentic vocational and community settings in preparation for transition beyond school. Training in both hard and soft skills is carried out, and regular assessment of learning results in targeted intervention in areas where skill gaps are observed.

The school collaborates closely with the family to promote the extension of skills learnt in school to home and community settings.

Click here for more details.
- Teaches skills that cannot be learnt from the academic syllabus like self-help skills, leisure skills and vocational skills.

- Continuity with primary and secondary school education.
Fernvale Gardens School$14 per month.Contact the school for more details.The school curriculum offers subjects such as language arts, numeracy, science and social studies. It also provides daily skill lessons and communicative lessons.

Click here for more details.
- The school is well equipped with facilities such as a Multi-Purpose Hall, Field and Basketball court, Children's Library, Media Resource Library, Home Economics room, Art and Science room and so on.

- They also have a Physiotherapy room, Sensory Integration room and Speech Therapy room where therapy sessions are carried out.

- MINDS Curriculum Development Unit is also located o­n the 2nd level of the Admin Block.
Grace Orchard SchoolASD Programme: $200 per month
MID Programme: $20 per month
Contact the school’s financial assistance hotline at 6561 9128 ext 201 / 202 for more information.The academics programme provides English, Mathematics, Science, Information and Communications Technology, Daily Living and Physical Education.

Their co-curriculum activities include CCAs, character education programmes and aesthetic programmes.

Coupled with these two programmes there are Student Development programmes and Vocational Education programmes available.

Click here for more details.
- The school is specifically for students ranging from 7-18 years old who have Intellectual Quotient (IQ) which falls within the range of 50-70.

- They aim to prepare students for life while ensuring that values guide them.
Lee Kong Chian Gardens School$14 per month.Contact the school for more details.While the curriculum may be similar to Fernvale Gardens School, Lee Kong Chian offers a different variety of co-curricular activities.
Click here for more details.

Lee Kong Chian also focuses on School Family Education (SFE).
Click here for more details.
- Part of MINDS’ Special Education schools.

- The school aims to teach, equip and train intellectually disabled pupils , enabling them to have a productive and purposeful life.
Metta SchoolStarts at $10 a month.
Varies according to family per capita monthly income.
Contact the school for more details.There are different programmes catering to different needs at Metta, such as the ASD Programme, C Programme, the Vocational Programme and so on.

Apart from that, they also have various CCAs for your child and other services like job coaching and speech therapies.

For more information, visit their “Programmes” and “Services” and “CCA” tabs.
- The curriculum aims to help students have self confidence, understand themselves and the world around them manage self and their relations with others and to encourage them to participate effectively and contribute to the community.
Pathlight School$350 per month.Students receive financial subsidies computed according to their family income, with the most needy paying $0 school fee or as low as $7 per month.The curriculum follows standard MOE curriculum till ‘O’ or ‘N’ levels, except without Mother Tongue.

Three tracks are available, Express, Normal Academics and Normal Technical.

Extra non-academic co-curricular activities are also provided.

Click here for more details.
- As the setting and scheme of the programme follows a school setting, it allows your child to experience school (the social and communicative aspects) with the added support they require.

- Continuity with primary and secondary school education.
Rainbow CentreVaries according to family income. Starts at $10 a month.- Family Life Services (FLS)
- Applicable for baby bonus
The Special Education programme caters to students from ages 7-18.

This programme is split into 2 categories: Programme for Pupils with Multiple Disabilities (PPMD) and Structured Teaching for Exceptional Pupils (STEP).

Click here for more details.
- The school engages in school-to-community projects.

- Provides a seamless educational programme that leads to vocational training.

- There are therapies offered by allied health professionals e.g. music, art, speech, psychological etc.
Towner Gardens School$14 per month.Contact the school for more details.Like the other MINDS’ schools, Towner Gardens have a variety of CCAs for the students.
Click here for more details.

For more information on their curriculum, you can contact the school directly, or check out their schedule.
- One of MINDS’ Special Education schools and is the first purpose-built special education school in Singapore.

- They aim to provide the most comprehensive educational services to the students.
Woodlands Gardens School$14 per month.Contact the school for more details.The School operates two sessions (morning and afternoon), and has four curriculum programmes.
The school calendar can be found here.
The school runs 5 CCAs, details can be found here.
- Part of MINDS’ Special Education schools.
Tertiary
APSN Centre For AdultsContact the school for more details.Contact the school for more details.Specialises in vocational training for former APSN students. - Engaging learning process using mobile, assistive and 3D technology.
Delta Senior SchoolContact the school for more details.Contact the school for more details.There are a total of four areas of vocational specialisation: Food Services, Hotel and Accommodation Services, Landscape Operations and Retail Operations.

Students will master the foundations of computer apps, internet resources, word processor, tabulation, presentation and data collection.
- Students optimise learning and skills acquisition via use of mobile, assistive and 3D technology.

- Students will be offered the Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) upon completion of the vocational training.

 

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Mainstream Schools with Special Needs Facilities

 

In this section, we list out the primary, secondary and tertiary schools equipped with Allied Educators and Teachers Trained in Special Needs (TSNs). But first, let’s have a look at how each role serves students with special needs.

You can also visit this page by the Ministry of Education which provides more information on mainstream schools with special needs facilities.

 

Allied Educators:

  • Learning & behavioural support
  • Non- teaching staff equipped with skills to support pupils with mild special needs

 

Teachers Trained in Special Needs (TSNs):

  • Classroom teachers who have undergone certificate-level training in special needs and are hence skilled to support students with mild special needs.
  • TSNs are equipped with skills to:
    • Cater instructions to support students with special needs
    • Adapt and differentiate curriculum to best fit the requirements of students with special needs
    • Monitor the progress of the child
    • Share useful and relevant strategies with parents and teachers
    • Facilitate the smooth transition of pupils from one level to the next

 

Primary Schools

 

  • All mainstream primary schools have at least 1 Allied Educator.
  • 10% of teachers in Primary schools are trained in Special Needs Education.
  • There is a Learning Support Programme (LSP) for students weaker in English and a Learning Support for Mathematics (LSM) for students weaker in Mathematics in most if not all of primary schools.

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Secondary Schools

 

This list of Secondary schools equipped with Allied Educators and/or barrier-free accessibility was extracted from Data.gov.sg, updated as of Dec 2018.

Feel free to sort and search according to your needs.

 

ZoneSchoolPhysical DisabilitiesAllied Educator
NorthAdmiralty Sec SchYesYes
NorthAhmad Ibrahim Sec SchNoYes
NorthAnderson Sec SchNoYes
NorthBowen Sec SchNoYes
NorthCanberra Sec SchNoYes
NorthCatholic High SchNoYes
NorthCHIJ St. Joseph's ConventNoYes
NorthCHIJ St. Nicholas Girls' Sch (Sec)YesNo
NorthChrist Church Sec SchNoYes
NorthChung Cheng High Sch (Yishun)NoYes
NorthCompassvale Sec SchNoYes
NorthDeyi Sec SchNoYes
NorthEdgefield Sec SchYesYes
NorthFuchun Sec SchNoYes
NorthGreendale Sec SchNoYes
NorthHougang Sec SchNoYes
NorthMaris Stella High SchNoYes
NorthMarsiling Sec SchNoYes
NorthMontfort Sec SchYesYes
NorthNaval Base Sec SchNoYes
NorthNorth Vista Sec SchNoYes
NorthNorthbrooks Sec SchNoYes
NorthNorthland Sec SchNoYes
NorthOrchid Park Sec SchNoYes
NorthPei Hwa Sec SchNoYes
NorthPresbyterian High SchNoYes
NorthPunggol Sec SchYesYes
NorthRiverside Sec SchNoYes
NorthSembawang Sec SchYesYes
NorthSeng Kang Sec SchYesYes
NorthSerangoon Sec SchNoYes
NorthWoodgrove Sec SchYesYes
NorthWoodlands Ring Sec SchNoYes
NorthWoodlands Sec SchNoYes
NorthXinmin Sec SchNoYes
NorthYio Chu Kang Sec SchYesYes
NorthYishun Town Sec SchNoYes
SouthAng Mo Kio Sec SchNoYes
SouthAnglo-Chinese Sch (Barker Road)NoYes
SouthAnglo-Chinese Sch (Independent)YesNo
SouthBartley Sec SchNoYes
SouthBeatty Sec SchNoYes
SouthBendemeer Sec SchYesYes
SouthBukit Merah Sec SchNoYes
SouthCHIJ Sec (Toa Payoh)NoYes
SouthCHIJ St. Theresa's ConventYesYes
SouthFairfield Methodist Sch (Sec)NoYes
SouthGan Eng Seng SchNoYes
SouthGuangyang Sec SchNoYes
SouthHoly Innocents' High SchNoYes
SouthKent Ridge Sec SchYesYes
SouthKuo Chuan Presbyterian Sec SchNoYes
SouthMayflower Sec SchNoYes
SouthOutram Sec SchYesYes
SouthPeicai Sec SchNoYes
SouthPeirce Sec SchYesYes
SouthQueenstown Sec SchYesYes
SouthQueensway Sec SchYesYes
SouthRaffles Girls' Sch (Sec)YesNo
SouthRaffles InstitutionYesNo
SouthSerangoon Garden Sec SchNoYes
SouthSt. Andrew's Sec SchNoYes
SouthSt. Gabriel's Sec SchNoYes
SouthSt. Margaret's Sec SchNoYes
SouthWhitley Sec SchNoYes
SouthYuying Sec SchNoYes
SouthZhonghua Sec SchNoYes
EastBedok Green Sec SchNoYes
EastBedok South Sec SchYesYes
EastBedok View Sec SchNoYes
EastBroadrick Sec SchNoYes
EastChangkat Changi Sec SchYesYes
EastCHIJ Katong ConventYesYes
EastChung Cheng High Sch (Main)NoYes
EastDamai Sec SchNoYes
EastDunman Sec SchNoYes
EastEast Spring Sec SchNoYes
EastGeylang Methodist Sch (Sec)NoYes
EastHai Sing Catholic SchNoYes
EastJunyuan Sec SchNoYes
EastLoyang View Sec SchNoYes
EastManjusri Sec SchNoYes
EastMeridian Sec SchNoYes
EastNgee Ann Sec SchNoYes
EastPasir Ris Crest Sec SchNoYes
EastPasir Ris Sec SchNoYes
EastPaya Lebar Methodist Girls' Sch (Sec)NoYes
EastPing Yi Sec SchNoYes
EastSpringfield Sec SchNoYes
EastSt. Anthony's Canossian Sec SchYesYes
EastSt. Hilda's Sec SchYesYes
EastSt. Patrick's SchNoYes
EastTampines Sec SchNoYes
EastTanjong Katong Girls' SchYesYes
EastTanjong Katong Sec SchYesYes
EastTemasek Sec SchNoYes
EastVictoria SchNoYes
WestAssumption English SchYesYes
WestBoon Lay Sec SchNoYes
WestBukit Batok Sec SchNoYes
WestBukit Panjang Govt. High SchNoYes
WestBukit View Sec SchNoYes
WestChua Chu Kang Sec SchNoYes
WestClementi Town Sec SchNoYes
WestCommonwealth Sec SchNoYes
WestDunearn Sec SchYesYes
WestFajar Sec SchYesYes
WestFuhua Sec SchNoYes
WestGreenridge Sec SchNoYes
WestHillgrove Sec SchYesYes
WestHua Yi Sec SchNoYes
WestJurong Sec SchNoYes
WestJurong West Sec SchNoYes
WestJurongville Sec SchYesYes
WestJuying Sec SchNoYes
WestKranji Sec SchYesYes
WestMethodist Girls' Sch (Sec)YesNo
WestNew Town Sec SchNoYes
WestRegent Sec SchNoYes
WestSwiss Cottage Sec SchNoYes
WestTanglin Sec SchNoYes
WestTeck Whye Sec SchNoYes
WestUnity Sec SchNoYes
WestWest Spring Sec SchNoYes
WestWestwood Sec SchYesYes
WestYuan Ching Sec SchNoYes
WestYuhua Sec SchYesYes
WestZhenghua Sec SchYesYes

 

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Tertiary Schools

 

These are the tertiary schools with Allied Educators on staff:

  • Nanyang Polytechnic
  • Ngee Ann Polytechnic
  • Republic Polytechnic
  • Singapore Polytechnic
  • Temasek Polytechnic
  • Institute of Technical Education (ITE) College

 

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Shadow Teaching Providers

 

Shadow Teaching works best for children with milder forms of autism.

Here is a list of organisations that offer shadow teaching services:

 

Inclusion Therapy

Inclusion Therapy was incorporated in May 2012 and customises programs to cater to the needs and learning pace of children with autism. Today, the team consists of over 15 staff for the mainstream Shadow Support program.

 

Intervention Services for Autism & Developmental Delay (ISADD)

ISADD provides School Integration & Shadow Support services, consultations and training to numerous mainstream and private schools in Singapore. Shadow teachers are well versed in both the local and international schools’ curriculum, and students can be enrolled in home based program to further develop the child holistically.

 

Nurture Pods

Through a range of comprehensive and individualised intervention services – including the ‘Secret Agent Society Program’ – Nurture Pods helps children with autism overcome developmental disabilities and communication impairments.

 

Excel Learning Clinic

Helmed by Principal Therapist Madam Heng, Excel Learning Clinic offers professional consultation, assessment, intervention, learning support services and enrichment programmes for students with wide range of learning challenges and differences, from preschool to secondary levels.

 

Milestones Partners

Milestones Partners adopts a collaborative approach with schools and families to aid in the development of children in a mainstream education environment.

 

Dynamics Therapy Centre for Kids

With a team of highly trained therapists from Singapore, USA, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and Ireland, Dynamics prides itself as a one stop shop for parents seeking multiple therapy types for their children – with minimal waiting time.

 

Leo Magan Speech Sanctuary

Founded by Miss Magan Chen, a registered Certified Practising Speech Language Pathologist, Leo Magan dedicates its signature programs to help both children and adults cross speech, language and social hurdles for a stress-free time at school and work.

 

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