What is early intervention?
Early Intervention encompasses educational and therapy support services which help to equip children who have special needs with key foundational developmental skills. Research has proven that Early Intervention is highly successful in helping children with developmental delays reach their full potential. Early intervention should begin between birth and school-going age, as it is important to maximize the potential of the child during this optimal developmental window.
Our Early Intervention Programme serves children from two to six years of age who have a developmental delay or who are at risk of developmental delay. It offers a small group learning programme which is designed to focus on areas of physical, cognitive, communication, social or emotional, or adaptive development, to address the child’s needs and build school readiness. We welcome children with diverse support needs. With the support of professional therapists from the Child Development Centre, we are a ‘one-stop’ intensive intervention service center for children with special needs.
We provide assessment and therapeutic services for children with developmental and learning disorders. In addition, we also aid parents in nurturing their children. Our team comprises psychologists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, educational therapists, dieticians and early intervention teachers.
Facilitating Child Development
For children aged 2 to 6
Aligned with the Singapore Ministry of Education’s Nurturing Early Learners Framework, the Early Intervention Programme aims to support children who have developmental delay or are at risk of it. Our therapists work to equip children who have special needs with key foundational developmental skills in areas such as:
- Functional language and communication
- Social interaction
- Motor skills
- Recognize each individual child’s learning needs and provide intervention for their developmental growth in a natural and engaging learning environment.
- Promote individual child’s readiness to access other educational settings by fostering their functional communication, play, social and school readiness skills.
- Collaborate with and empower families with comprehensive support for their child’s development.
- Collaborate with other support services to ensure each child has access to consistent strategies and teaching
- Our teaching team is trained and experienced in early years’ education and special needs education.
- Teachers with experience supporting students in both private and public educational settings.
- A clinical team of Child Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, as well as Speech and Language Pathologist who provide individual and group therapy services.
Our Teaching Philosophy
To support and help children gain crucial developmental skills required for lifelong learning. Our programme is a child centered programme which fosters connections between the child, their teachers, as well as their peers. We acknowledge that children need to develop holistically in order for them to gain independence. As such, play, active learning, child choice, highly motivating materials, and positive behavioral supports are key to facilitating children’s growth in developmental areas. The programme helps to further progress a children’s development of functional language and communication, pre-literacy, pre-numeracy, social interaction, and motor skills.
Our EIP curriculum is aligned with the Singaporean MOE’s Nurturing Early Learners Framework. This framework acknowledges child-centered practice, and is formed around young children’s interests and developmental needs.
As part of our practice, we also develop Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) for each child. Each child’s IEP outlines goals and objectives developed by the teachers and therapist in collaboration with parents, to address skill deficits and build school readiness. Our EIP team members provide instruction using techniques that combine sound principles of early childhood special education with developmentally appropriate practices.
SBCC Child Development’s Early Intervention Programme (EIP) is now one of the approved providers for the Enhanced Pilot for Private Intervention Providers (PPIP) Scheme.
The PPIP Scheme offers additional choices in EIP for children who have been referred to the Early Intervention Programme for Infants and Children (EIPIC).
The subsidy will help parents to defray the cost of enrolling their children in selected Private Intervention Centres (PICs).
To find out more about the PPIP Scheme and the relevant FAQ, please visit SG Enable here.
Find out more about PPIP FAQ here.