FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

What is the Therapy Process?

Therapy Process

How long does the therapy journey takes?

Every individual child progresses at a different pace, and each therapy plan is individualised and unique.

It takes between 6 months to a few years for any individual’s therapy progress. The reason why some children attend therapy for years is not because they have not improved, but because there are evolving new goals to work on as a child progresses through the academic system (e.g. from working on interaction and engagement, to working on fine motor skills for writing tasks in school).


How frequent are therapy sessions?

Upon an initial assessment of a child’s developmental and sensorimotor areas, the therapist will draft an individualised treatment plan for the child, based on his needs and caregivers’ goals. Typically, we would recommend the therapy sessions to be held once weekly. The child’s progress will be monitored and reviewed every few sessions to determine the frequency of the clinical therapy sessions.

Once significant progress has been made, we will discuss with the child’s family on the therapy goals and determine whether to continue weekly sessions or move on to fortnightly or monthly basis, depending on the therapist’s recommendations, child’s needs and family’s preference.


What are the age groups?

We attend to children as young as 9 months to secondary school age for individual therapy sessions.

Group sessions will be personally coordinated by clinicians based on the individual developmental milestones and learning objectives.

I would like to find out more about your services and treatment plans. How do I do that?

Should you be interested in knowing more about our services, we can arrange for a Pre-consultation session parents or guardians. The purpose of pre-consultation is to allow parents or guardians to share more about the child’s background and needs to clinicians during the session. This is not a formal assessment. Based on the sharing, clinicians can propose possible intervention plans for your child. This can be done over emails, phone calls or face-to-face appointment at our centre. This service is complimentary.

To read more about the type of assessment, click on the links below

You may also choose to book an appointment for Initial assessment straightaway.

We will advise you on the cost of the initial assessment, which ranges from $180 to $230.

Book a Complimentary Pre-consultation
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Will therapy goals help prepare my child for school?

For Educational Therapy: The academic goals are in line with the MOE (Ministry of Education) curriculum in Singapore. This is important because the goal for our students should be focused on accessing and coping with mainstream curriculum

For Occupational /Speech Therapy: Therapy goals focus on skills which your child can generalise to the school environment.

Some of the essential skills include the child’s ability to pay attention and absorb the teachings in class and the ability to socialise and form fulfilling relationships with peers in school, as well as communication skills.

How Do Parents Participate In their child’s therapy session?

These are some of the ways that parents can participate:

  •  Through home-school-therapy collaboration among parents, teachers, and professionals.
  • Discuss sensory diet plan with the therapist, and following through at home on a regular basis.
  • Attending parent seminars to better understand their child’s needs.
  • Communicating with teachers on a termly basis to understand their child’s progresses and areas of improvement.
  • Collaboration with para-professionals (e.g. SLT, Psychologist, Educational Therapist) to provide their child with various services holistically, and prevent duplicating services.

As therapists, we strive to update parents on their progress weekly during the debrief period.  This is to ensure that parents are well-informed of what has been going on in therapy sessions, and to give parents and caregivers ample time to follow through with the prescribed home-based exercises.

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When will I start to see a change in my child’s behaviours and performance?

Upon commencing weekly clinical therapy and recommended daily follow-up home/school activities on a consistent basis, we should be able to see positive changes in a child within a few months’ time. Of course, each child will progress at his or her own pace, based on various factors, such as their motivation, parental support and severity of issues.

For Occupational Therapy: Why should my child see an OT?

Occupational therapy is aimed at supporting the child’s participation in his/her occupations, mainly the ability to perform self-care tasks, engage in play and social skills and learning. Intervention addresses underlying deficits/issues impacting the child’s optimal functioning in these areas. For instance, a child with motor planning difficulties may struggle with learning to get dressed or engaging in a ball game with peers. A child who has challenges with his /her attention span will have difficulties learning in class. These children will benefit from Occupational Therapy.

For Occupational Therapy: What is a sensory diet and what kind of activities can I do to help my child be regulated and organised?

A sensory diet is an individualised schedule of sensory-motor activities designed to support the child’s sensory needs and regulation throughout the day.  For children with sensory processing concerns, the daily sensory diet is an essential component of the intervention. The occupational therapist will be able to provide recommendations on the specific type of sensory activities to be implemented following evaluation of the child’s needs. The sensory diet is reviewed and modified regularly as the child progresses.

What are the Psychological tests available?

We offer diagnostic and psychological assessment for conditions such as

  •  Dyslexia
  • Autism
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Learning Difficulties and Selective Mutism
  • Intelligence (IQ)
  • Intelligence + Academic

Please enquire for further details.

How can we help?

How does a typical therapy session run?

At our centres, clinicians not only work together with parents and/or guardians, they can also communicate closely with teachers in school as they play a vital role in facilitating a child’s learning progress. Each therapy session runs for 45min, with a 15min parents’ debrief. Each Champ will have a connection book for parents-clinician communication. Sessions can also be purchased in packages at a discounted price.

Group therapy sessions are arranged upon request by parents and/or whenever clinicians deem suitable for the child. Partners in the group are specially put together by clinicians as they have complementing personalities and developmental needs, which will aid in the learning process.

Who can refer me to a therapist?

It is not mandatory to obtain a referral to see our therapists at our centre. Most parents come in by their own initiative when they notice that their child is struggling in areas of development.

Should you wish to be referred to a therapist, here are some possible ways:

  •  From Hospitals/ Clinics (Physicians, Paediatricians, Clinical/ Child Psychologists, therapists)
  • From School (E.g. School teachers or Principals, Learning support teachers, specialist teachers)
  • Self-referral

We encourage parents and/or guardians to bring along any reports, results or letters that your child has so that clinicians may have a better understanding of your child’s developmental needs.

Can I make payment via CDA?

Yes, we accept payment via your child’s CDA Card.

Please provide your child’s birth cert, one of the parent’s IC and the bank book of the CDA account holder for documentation for the first payment.

What services do you provide?

We provide the following therapy services:

  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech and language therapy
  • Educational therapy
  • Psychological services/Counselling
Where are the Therapy Centres Located?

We are located at 2 convenient locations.

How to get to MindChamps Allied Care @ Serangoon Gardens?

7 Lichfield Road, Serangoon Garden Estate, Singapore 556827
Tel: +65 8826 9408 / +65 8826 9478
Email: [email protected]

By Bus
Opposite Trinity Methodist Church – 73, 136, 315, 317

How to get to MindChamps Allied Care @ Tiong Bahru?

302 Tiong Bahru Rd, Tiong Bahru Plaza (Central Plaza) #02-141, Singapore 168732
Tel: +65 6255 0064 / +65 6255 3305
Email: [email protected]

Alight at Tiong Bahru MRT (EW17). Exit via Exit B.

By Bus
Infront of Tiong Bahru Plaza5, 16, 33, 63, 121, 122, 123, 123M, 195, 851
Opposite Tiong Bahru Plaza5, 16, 33, 63, 121, 122, 123, 123M, 195, 851, NR5

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