We provide early intervention, counselling, psychological interventions, as well as, assessments for access arrangements and diagnostic purposes, for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) from 18 months onwards.
Our early intervention programme is suitable for children with ASD from the age of 18 months to 4 years. We utilise the newer Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) approach. ESDM is an evidence-based intervention for children with ASD up to the age of four years. It is based on Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) and uses a naturalistic approach to teach young children social interaction, communication and other skills. To find out more about ESDM, please click here.
During the session, the therapist will work directly with the child and walk parents through the whole process. Parents’ participation is mandatory as the therapist will demonstrate how they work with the child so that parents can continue the intervention process at home. This is to encourage generalisation of skills from our centre to the child’s home.
Our professionals that provide ESDM intervention services are either undergoing or have undergone rigorous training to meet the certification process and are Certified ESDM Therapists. Therapists who are undergoing certification are closely supervised by Certified ESDM Therapists. The certification status of the professionals can be verified at the official ESDM webpage here.
Behavioural and Psychological Interventions
We provide evidence-based psychological interventions and counselling such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) to children, adolescents and adults with ASD aged 7 years and above, who at the same time present with various emotional and behavioural concerns such as, but not limited to:
- Emotional difficulties or dysregulation
- Social skills difficulties
- Puberty-related issues (for adolescents)
We also conduct Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS), a social skills programme for adolescents with ASD. This is a group programme and held only on selected dates and times. Please click here for more information.
Our psychologists are trained to provide assessments for access arrangements purposes for the Primary School Leaving Examinations (PSLE) and the General Certification of Education (GCE) examinations that meet the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board’s (SEAB) requirements.
We provide diagnostic assessments for a wide range of developmental and psychological conditions such as, but not limited to, ASD, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Dyslexia, for children, teenagers and adults. For ASD diagnostic assessments, we utilise both the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition (ADOS-2) and the Autism Diagnostic Interview – Revised (ADI-R).
We also conduct screenings for ASD for individuals who are concerned that they or their child might shows signs of ASD but who do not want a full diagnostic assessment. We use the ADOS-2 for screens. No reports will be provided but a memo can be provided.
We are also able to assess for school readiness and for special school application purposes.
We also provide early intervention, psychological intervention and counselling via telehealth. For early intervention, we will coach parents to provide the intervention for their child via telehealth. The therapist will provide live coaching and guidance as the parents work with their child.