Psychological Support is an Integral Part of Family Care
Our child psychology service offers all-inclusive assessments and personalised therapy to meet the psychosocial, emotional, behavioural and cognitive needs of parents and their children at each stage of their lives.
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Child Psychology Services
Development of Individual Education Plan (IEP)
The IEP is a customised plan which includes specific goals that the family can work with the child on a daily basis for a period of 3 months. This plan is usually offered to parents who may not be able to commit to weekly sessions with our therapists, or for families with stay-at-home mums who are able to work consistently with the child towards achieving those goals. There will be a review of goals every 3 months as parents collaborate with our therapists to provide feedback on their child’s progress.
Customised Parent/Caregiver Training
Parents play a crucial role in raising their children. Apart from sending the child for early intervention services, it is important to support parents in understanding the child’s learning and developmental challenges (e.g. in terms of play skills, communication, academic abilities, and emotional regulation) to enable them to guide the child at home. Here, we will customise a plan according to the needs of the child and family for parents to follow up at home, and this will be reviewed on a regular basis.
Social Skills Classes
Children with mild autism and/or those who are looking at mainstream education but struggle to understand social rules would benefit greatly from attending social skills classes. These classes can also be tailored for children with other developmental concerns such as anger management and emotional regulation. Conducted on a weekly basis, classes run for one hour per session with a small group of children with similar profiles. In some cases, arrangements can be made to start off with 2 children and gradually increase the class size.
Report for Examination Exemptions or Accommodations
This report is required for children with circumstances such as:
- Known to have behavioural issues at home or in school
- Diagnosed with ADHD
- When parents do not want to embark on a Diagnostic Assessment and/or Psychological Assessment, but would like to have insights on how to move forward
- When requested by the school, teachers and/or parents
IQ Reports for Placement in Special Education Schools
For parents who are looking to enrol their children to the government special schools such as Rainbow Centre and Pathlight School, there is a standard application package to be completed. One of the application requirements involves submitting a Psychological Report which consists of the child’s IQ test and an adaptive behaviour questionnaire completed by the parents.
A school observation is the first step required to diagnose ADHD in children. At other times, this documentation may also be requested by parents who would like insights on the child’s behaviour in school. This process usually takes up to 1.5 hours which includes obtaining information from teachers on the child’s learning and behavioural traits in school.
Full Diagnostic and Psychological Assessment
We offer diagnostic and psychological assessment for conditions such as Dyslexia, Autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Learning Difficulties and Selective Mutism in children aged 2 to 16 years old.