School Readiness Programme

This programme is perfect for children between 15 months to 6 years of age and has been designed to provide vital foundations in the skills your child will need as they enter mainstream schooling either at nursery, kindergarten or primary school level and to support their transition into mainstream school as well as provide help with their schoolwork should they require additional help.
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School Preparedness

This programme aims to provide your child with ASD a smooth transition into mainstream schooling by preparing them ahead of time on what to expect.

School Shadowing

We will help consult with your child’s school to ease the transfer process. Your child’s therapist will be assigned to accompany your child in the classroom in the first few weeks until they are comfortable to manage on their own.

Our goal is to help your child adapt as quickly as possible to the mainstream school environment and function as independently as possible so that they can eventually live and learn on their own.

Tuition Support

We provide tuition for special needs children who are attending school. As children with autism or ADHD grow older, their needs change. For example, some parents have chosen to reduce 1:1 therapy sessions due to schooling but the child may still require support. The tuition service can help when it comes to emotional-behaviour regulation or troubleshooting difficult schoolwork.

School Preparedness

Programme Names:

Parents can choose between:

  1. Little Apprentices Class
  2. Early Achievers Class
  3. Young Victors Class

Age:

15 months to 6 years

Duration:

3 hours* per session
*Flexible as needed. Please discuss your preferred timings with us

Ratio:

1:6

Packages:

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Packages are billed in advance every 4 weeks

All packages inclusive of Consultation, Assessment & Parent Coaching (worth $3297)

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Frequently Asked Questions About Our School Preparedness

This programme helps:

  1. Familiarise your child with the classroom environment and the routine of a mainstream school.
  2. Coaches your child to listen, understand, pay attention and respond to questions.
  3. Develops your child’s confidence in their learning, cognitive and social skills.
  4. Helps your child feel comfortable learning and understanding how to interact with other children without fear or stress.
  5. Allows your child to practise self-care skills such as going to the toilet and ordering food, skills they need to be independent at school.
  6. Boost your child’s sense of curiosity, playfulness and openness to build a more outgoing character.

Rather than simply running school programmes for children with developmental delays, we help them transition smoothly into a formal mainstream school by orienting them to classroom routines and facilities.

Your child will have their own IEP and therapist. They will undergo the programme in an environment that includes all elements of a typical classroom, focusing on strengthening existing academic skills of reading, writing, spoken language and numeracy.

Matched according to your child’s age and learning abilities, we will form a small group of 4-6 students to start a class (3 hours per lesson). Our centre-based tutorials are designed to help your child complete their school homework, prepare for upcoming tests/ exams and adapt to a mainstream school.

We will teach skills vital to effective learning in school during classes.

  • Our academic lessons focus on practical classroom learning that is designed to help improve your child’s language learning skills like reading, writing, listening and speaking.
  • We sharpen your child’s cognitive skills like thinking, memory, and paying attention.
  • Other aspects of our lessons focus on functional skills, like social and self-help skills.
  • Our Curriculum is guided by an internationally recognised assessment tool called the ABLLS-R®, which stands for Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills-Revised.

Our curriculum approach has been carefully developed by Dr James Partington, Ph.D., BCBA-D. With years of clinical experience working with children diagnosed with developmental delays, Dr James Partington only endorses ARN’s early intervention and Verbal Behaviour programme in Singapore.

Over time, when your child joins larger group classes, the objective is to allow them to learn how they can interact comfortably with their peers. This is when they practise their academic and functional skills in a group setting. Your child will work on worksheets, listen to group instructions, and participate in group activities. Through these activities, we aim to spark other skills in your child, such as curiosity, questioning and working independently.

School Shadowing

Programme Name:

School Shadowing Programme

Age:

3 years +

Overview:

We will help consult with your child’s school to ease the transfer process. Your child’s therapist will be assigned to accompany your child in the classroom in the first few weeks until they are comfortable to manage on their own.

Our goal is to help your child adapt as quickly as possible to the mainstream school environment and function as independently as possible so that they can eventually live and learn on their own.

What can you expect from our School Shadowing Programme?

We liaise with the school on your behalf to make sure that all processes are set up within the school to best support your child in making the transition.

A School Shadow Service is ARN’s School Integration Support service to guide children until they are fully ready to enter a mainstream school. Your child’s therapist will join your child in the class to help them pay attention, complete assignments and socialise with peers.

ARN’s intervention services cater to children with autism, ADHD, and other special needs in a mainstream school or nursery environment. Our therapists will assist your child in paying attention to teachers at school, socialising with their peers, and learning the academic lessons taught. To help your child adapt to a mainstream school environment and live independently as quickly as possible, we want to help them live and learn on their own.

School Integration Support

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Phase 1

We will first identify your child's needs and difficulties. Our supervisor will then meet with the school administration to develop an integration plan.

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Phase 2

If you opted to work with our shadowing therapist, they will be professionally trained by our supervisor to carry out the integration plan. Alternatively, your child's school teacher will work closely with your child based on the integration plan.

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Phase 3

We will monitor your child's progress so as to adjust the integration plan from time to time and when necessary.

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Phase 4

When your child is ready, we will gradually decrease the frequency of assisting your child so as to encourage independent learning.

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School Integration Support

Families that intended to identify the best ways to support their child within a mainstream school.

Yes, it is best that you should liaise with the school and obtain confirmation to engage with ARN’s shadow therapists first.

Our board certified behavior analysts (BCBAs) will collaborate with school personnel once confirmation has been received to design a customised intervention and teaching plan that meets your child’s education needs and fulfils curriculum objectives. If needed, the plan will also include school shadowing.

A school shadow is a trained therapist who accompanies your child to school and remains with them throughout the day. The therapist can coach your child on how to self-regulate in the school environment, follow daily routines and respond to social situations. The therapist will actively help your child initially as they learn to adjust but will become more of an observer as your child becomes more independent until they are no longer needed.

Even after a transition into mainstream schooling, the path to integration will not always be smooth. Stressors such as homework and peer relationships can affect a child’s ability to adapt. In such cases, the shadow therapist will provide support and assistance to your child, teaching them on how to adapt to difficult situations and seek help from others.

Tuition Support

Programme Name:

Tuition Support

Overview:

We provide tuition for special needs children who are attending school. As children with autism or ADHD grow older, their needs change. For example, some parents have chosen to reduce 1:1 therapy sessions due to schooling but the child may still require support. The tuition service can help when it comes to emotional-behaviour regulation or troubleshooting difficult schoolwork.