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Re: Psychologists

Postby Coolkidsrock2 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:30 pm

I have pm you.

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child psychologist/psychiatrist ?

Postby chihuahua » Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:33 am

Hi,

My daughter seems to have issues with her studies. She's easily distracted, takes a long time to finish her homework, but it's her attitude behind it that worries me. When she faces a difficult problem, she simply gives up, not wanting to try; she has no sense of competitiveness. This leads to not finishing her homework, which she hides from both us and the teacher and lies to us. The teacher can't help her if she hides her work away or don't complete her work. It has come to a point where the teacher would personally check her bag. Both teacher and us have given her pep talks, explain the situation to her, etc. She is aware of her problems but the next day or so, she behaves as if nothing had happened and she is in her happy self again.

She not a willful, badly behaved child, she's very thoughtful towards her other siblings, has no temper, etc. Her teacher at school actually likes her very much because she's helpful in class, shares things and quite happy-go-lucky. However, this poor work attitude is bringing her down. We've been working together with her teachers and she has improved but she'd relapse to her old ways.

Could anyone recommend me a child psychologist/psychiatrist so that I can better understand her and know how to manage her issues? Thanks.

Edited to add: she's in P2. She failed her maths because of careless mistakes and she suddenly decided not to do bar modelling even though she had used them in all the assessments we've given her. :(

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Re: child psychologist/psychiatrist ?

Postby straffan23 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:33 am

Maybe you could start with Counselling. I believe schools should have Counsellors, or if you prefer to take her outside, you can try those family services centres. I was told that the private practice counsellors charges 10% of their private fees when they take cases at those centres.

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Re: child psychologist/psychiatrist ?

Postby chihuahua » Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:28 pm

Both hubby and I have had a discussion with her teachers already. She blames her distractions on external parties (siblings, etc) but from what I've observed, she distracts herself (takes an hour to bathe, change; drink, snack between studies; has a ball of blu tac that she presses whilst working, etc). Her siblings only get home at 6pm and she's alone the whole afternoon. Even her teachers notice her always fiddling with her erasers, etc, when at school.

Could you name some of these family service centres, straffan? Thanks.

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Re: Learning difficulty

Postby mdmlow » Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:36 pm

Go look for a psychologist to get an overall test, better safe than sorry.

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Re: Learning difficulty

Postby Rosey02 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:30 pm

Hello there,
I came across this post and wanted to share. I have a friend who's son is ADHD. They are in the Klang Valley, and actually found a therapy program, where someone comes to their home to work on speech/communication. Their son is still in the program and doing much better. Let me know if you want more info, I can find out for you!

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Re: Recommendations for Educational Psychologists

Postby JFisher » Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:15 pm

Hi I am a qualified deg in OT and singapore govt registered Occupational therapist cum specialist tutor working with children with special needs like dyslexia dyscalculia autism and adhd for the past 5 years with reasonable success. I am currently working with about 12 students ranging from ages 4 to 16, helping them with both their cognitive and academic spheres. besides tutoring children from DAS I also conduct brain training , sensory integration , ABA floor play with autistic kids. If you want to know more why not call for a free trial and consultation. I assure you I am a sincere and determined clinician. creativity patience and understanding is my underlying principle of practice email me at Jfish777@gmail.com or call my agent 9385 5548 for a run down on my services

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Re: Recommendations for Educational Psychologists

Postby alphatoomega » Mon May 11, 2015 10:04 am

Hi parents,

We're new to this forum and would like to introduce ourselves.

Alpha to Omega is an International Learning Institute, founded in Chennai, India in 1988.

Having served hundreds of students over two decades and helping them to acquire the academic strategies and skills necessary to reach their academic potential and develop the self-confidence to succeed, we are delighted to be in Singapore.

We believe in the promise and potential in each human life. We do not accept typecasting or generalizing that often occurs for children with learning differences. Our students are defined not by their learning challenges, but by their character, their accomplishments and their dreams.

Ours is a welcoming and affirming environment where lessons are customized and progress is continually monitored and refined.

Each student is loved and cherished as an individual with particular needs and unique gifts.

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