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How to Engage Your Child in Conversation

Posted on October 17, 2019 by All In

“My 5-year-old son does not like talking to me or responding to my questions. He talks only when he wants something from me.” If you are facing similar challenges as a caregiver, here are some useful tips from SPD’s speech therapist, Ridhima Batra, to help you engage your child in conversation.

How Experiencing Joy Can Help Children and Promote Optimal Development

Posted on September 23, 2019 by All In

Joy is a powerful tool for solving childhood challenges and promoting brain health. Yet in our culture of doing, teaching, treating and pathologizing, too often we forget that when a child needs help, the first thing we should increase is joy. Here the author stresses the importance of finding many opportunities for moments of joy every day with our children.

Managing Challenging Behaviours in Children – Part 2

Posted on August 30, 2019 by All In

In the previous article, “Managing Challenging Behaviours in Children – Part 1”, SPD’s early intervention psychologist, Jacelyn Loh, introduced five strategies that caregivers can use to manage their children’s challenging behaviours. Jacelyn shares more methods in this second part of the series.

Managing Challenging Behaviours in Children – Part 1

Posted on August 19, 2019 by Ann

Some caregivers may be at a loss as to what to do when their child displays challenging behaviours. If you are one of them, the good news is that there are strategies that you can make use of to manage your child’s emotions. In this first of a two-part series, SPD’s early intervention psychologist, Jacelyn Loh, shares how.

All In Recommends: Sam Berns’ Philosophy for a Happy Life

Posted on August 13, 2019 by Ann

What is the secret to a happy life? Sam Berns who was diagnosed with a rare rapid ageing disease called progeria shares his advice for a happy life. 

Meet Julia: The Sesame Street Muppet Everyone Loves

Posted on August 3, 2019 by Ann

Julia is a four-year-old girl with autism. Her mom, Elena, is an art teacher and her dad, Daniel, is an EMT who plays the saxophone. She also has a neurotypical big brother, Samuel, and a dog, Rose. Her videos of her life in Sesame Street will warm the cockles of your heart.

Playing with our children

Posted on August 3, 2019 by Ann

Play is the most important part of every child’s life and it is crucial for their development. Written by a team of psychologists from MINDS, this article explains why we should play with our children, and how to do so.

What to do when your child refuses to go to school?

Posted on August 2, 2019 by Ann

Written by a team of psychologists from MINDS, this article explains why children may refuse to go to school and what you as the caregiver can do about it.

Understanding Temper Tantrums and Aggression

Posted on July 28, 2019 by Ann

Written by a team of psychologists from MINDS, this article explains why children throw tantrums or behave aggressively and provide useful tips for managing such behaviours.

Guide to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Posted on July 28, 2019 by Ann

Written by a team of psychologists from MINDS, this article explains what Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is, its symptoms and causes, and how caregivers can manage a child with ADHD.

Guide to self-injurious behaviour

Posted on July 27, 2019 by Ann

Written by a team of psychologists from MINDS, this article explains reasons why a child might exhibit self-injurious behaviours and what you can do to manage it?

Guide to Managing Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

Posted on July 18, 2019 by Ann

Written by a team of occupational therapists from MINDS, this article explains what sensory processing disorders (SMDs) are, why sensory processing is important and what parents can do to manage children with SMD at home.

Guide to Developing Fine Motor Skills

Posted on July 18, 2019 by Ann

Written by a team of occupational therapists from MINDS, this article explains the components of fine motor skills, factors that influence fine motor skills and how you can help your child improve these skills.

Guide to Improving Handwriting

Posted on July 18, 2019 by Ann

Written by a team of occupational therapists from MINDS, this article covers activities for improving a child’s handwriting.

[Advertorial] Guide to Developing Fine Motor Skills

Posted on July 18, 2019 by Ann

Written by a team of occupational therapists from MINDS, this article explains the components of fine motor skills, factors that influence fine motor skills and how you can help your child improve these skills.

Guide to Improving the Self-Esteem of Children with Disabilities

Posted on July 13, 2019 by Ann

As caregivers, we have a major role in helping our children build up a healthy self-esteem. Written by a team of psychologists from MINDS, here are 7 ways we can improve our children’s self-esteem.

Guide to Developing the Social Skills of Children with Disabilities

Posted on July 13, 2019 by All In

It is important to help children develop social skills so that they can establish relationships and exhibit behaviours that are age-appropriate and culturally acceptable. Written by a team of psychologists from MINDS, here are 4 ways we can use to develop our children’s social skills.

Guide to Activities of Daily Living Skills (ADL)

Posted on July 12, 2019 by Ann

ADL are essential activities that we perform in our daily lives. Most children with disabilities have difficulties performing self-care. It is important that we help develop ADL skills in children and encourage them to be independent, thus decreasing their dependence on caregivers. Written by MINDS’ Occupational Therapists, this guide explains how we can get started with developing ADL skills through activity analysis and intervention strategies.

June Holidays 2019: Activities for Children with Special Needs

Posted on May 18, 2019 by Ann

June’s coming right up and we’ve done our best to put together the most comprehensive list of holiday activities for you. The list is systematically organised: first by the type of SEN support provided, then by the dates. Useful information such as a short description of the activities, age groups, time slots, costs and location are also provided. 

PEEKABOO! An Inclusive Arts Festival by Superhero Me

Posted on March 18, 2019 by All In

Looking for a fun and meaningful event for your child to participate in over the March holidays? Look no further as PEEKABOO! is here this March!
PEEKABOO! is organised by Superhero Me in partnership with Rainbow Centre. The purpose of this event is to bring together children with and without special needs together.

Accessibility in Sports

Posted on March 12, 2019 by Daphne Seah

In the past, it was uncommon to hear about people with disabilities to participate in sports. People have always questioned their capability and at times have rejected the idea of playing sports with them. This misconception has resulted in children with disability being excluded from games at schools. Even when they have grown up, it …

Large Scale Study Finds No Link Between MMR Vaccines and Autism

Posted on March 6, 2019 by All In

The headlines in the past few months have been dominated by news of measles outbreaks in some parts of the USA as well as in Europe and in the Philippines. This brings up the controversial issue of the anti-vaccination movement and how they are gaining momentum worldwide. Log on to any social media platform and the debate is ferocious and …

Toys That Look Just Like You!

Posted on February 18, 2019 by All In

Mattel added two new Barbies to their 2019 Fashionista collection – one in a wheelchair and another with a prosthetic leg. In this article, we talk about why representation matters and other amazing brands and movements changing the way we think about physical disability through toys.

Support Schemes for Students

Posted on January 31, 2019 by All In

Here’s a list of the various government schemes that may help support your child’s education financially.

Improved Early Intervention Support for Families

Posted on January 30, 2019 by All In

If you are a parent of a child with special needs and is currently or planning to send your child for early intervention, here are some good news for you. Beginning this year, the Ministry for Social and Family Development (MSF) will be pushing out changes to the early intervention (EI) framework for families with …

Transportation Schemes for Children with Special Needs

Posted on January 23, 2019 by All In

A guide to assistive technology and transportation schemes available in Singapore for children with special needs.

Treatments and Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Posted on January 8, 2019 by All In

This is a comprehensive list of almost all of the current treatments that are available for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Taken from the book “The Autism Sourcebook: Everything You Need to Know About Diagnosis, Treatment, Coping, and Healing” by Karen Siff Exkorn.

Education for Children with Autism

Posted on January 5, 2019 by All In

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.

Managing the Social Aspects of Autism

Posted on January 5, 2019 by All In

  As parents of children with autism, it can be overwhelming having to handle your child’s health related problems. On top of that, there’s the educational and intervention programmes, financial matters and the day-to-day stresses of living with autism to worry about.   Receiving social and emotional support can make things a lot less daunting …

Health, Treatments & Nutrition for Children with Autism

Posted on January 4, 2019 by All In

What are the available treatments and therapies for autism? Which centres in Singapore offer autism therapy? Need nutrition tips for children with autism? Which of the health-related ‘facts’ commonly said about autism are actually true?

Living with Autism – 3 to 6 Years Old

Posted on December 31, 2018 by All In

  This age group is a time when children are most active and curious. However, children with autism exhibit different behaviours from your typical kids. If you notice that you child exhibits the symptoms that denotes some spectrum of autism, we encourage you to consult an experienced professional who can offer good counsel and help …

Living with Autism – 0 to 2 Years Old

Posted on December 31, 2018 by All In

  As your baby grows, there are many development milestones you look forward to. For example, smiles, cooing and babbling noises. However, these are noticeably missing in children who have developed autism. You can take this Child Development Assessment to track your child’s developmental milestones so as to identify the early warning signs of autism. This checklist …

EIPIC and Enhanced PPIP

Posted on December 28, 2018 by All In

Learn more about the Early Intervention Programme for Infants & Children (EIPIC) available in Singapore. EIPIC provides therapy and support services for children with special needs.

All About Cerebral Palsy

Posted on December 28, 2018 by Ann

Our detailed guide covering everything you need to know about cerebral palsy – complete with Singapore-specific government schemes, resources, schools and inspiring stories.

Assessing Service Providers

Posted on December 15, 2018 by All In

Finding the right service provider can be a daunting task. We have compiled this list of helpful questions to guide you.

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