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Schools with Allied Educators

Postby hope05 » Wed Aug 18, 2010 3:26 pm

Hi there, my son is 5 this year and is diagnosed with sensory processing difficulties. He is currently receiving OT for this and is also receiving ST sessions to improve on his speech and language abilities.

He is in K1 this year and i am trying to find a school in the East when he goes to P1 in yr 2012. I am looking at Red Swastika in Bedok. Anybody knows whether the Allied Educators there is good? Or are there any schools in the East with good Allied Educators.

I am so worried that my son might not fit into mainstream school when he enters P1.

Anyone can advise.

Thks & rdgs,

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Feedback on the Allied Educators in local primary school

Postby JC_SHWOO » Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:25 pm

Hi

I am newcomer here.... and would like to seek help....

I would like seek help from mothers who has special need child which is attending mainstream primary school on the Allied Educators support given in the primary school which your child attended.

For i have a special need child who will be attending pri school in 2 yrs time and would like to fine out which pri school is have a better AED support as now all pri school have AED support in s'pore.

i hope any one who see this post would give me your feedback as all feedback is useful & important to me.

Many thanks. :pray:

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Re: Feedback on the Allied Educators in local primary school

Postby specialboymum » Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:57 pm

JC_SHWOO wrote:Hi

I am newcomer here.... and would like to seek help....

I would like seek help from mothers who has special need child which is attending mainstream primary school on the Allied Educators support given in the primary school which your child attended.

For i have a special need child who will be attending pri school in 2 yrs time and would like to fine out which pri school is have a better AED support as now all pri school have AED support in s'pore.

i hope any one who see this post would give me your feedback as all feedback is useful & important to me.

Many thanks. :pray:


What you can do is to short list the schools near your place, then send an email to the HOD of the allied teaching to enquire the support they have for special need kids i.e the number of supporting staffs, their experience with special need kids etc. You can find the HOD's email addresses at each of the school's website. You can also try calling them, but based on our experience, it is difficult to reach the teachers by phone.

We registered our boy at his current school as their allied teaching team is quite big and they have experience with ASD kids. However, we still don't have an easy time especially during his 2 weeks at school. Now he is slightly better but still 'in his own world' and he needs an AED to be there to help him to keep up with the classes.

Also one thing to share, though the mainstream primary schools accept kids with special needs, I think none will said they welcome them with open arms, as having such kids will only add on to the heavy burden the teachers already face. During the first couple of weeks, I felt so bad about the inconvenience caused by my boy's behavior that I felt like withdrawing him from school, but with all the encouraging feedbacks I got from this forum, I decided to hang on there. Now I have also learnt to accept the 'feedback' from his teacher more positively......

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Re: Feedback on the Allied Educators in local primary school

Postby JC_SHWOO » Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:18 pm

Hi specialboymum,

Many thanks for your info and feedback, i really appreciate it.

Many thanks again.... :thankyou:

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All About Schools With Good Support For Special Needs Kids

Postby mahes_gopal » Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:12 pm

HI Mums my youngest is going to P1 next year. Can mums recommend me any school in Bt Batok with good and compassionate support for children with special needs. Thanks.

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Re: Any school with good sp needs support in Bt Batok?

Postby JWL » Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:55 am

Hi I am also staying around Bt Batok and scouting for one which can support my boy. He is currently in K1 and gg P1 2014. Pathlight seems very difficult to go in so now looking for alternatives for him.

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Re: Any school with good sp needs support in Bt Batok?

Postby thetinyseed » Wed Sep 05, 2012 5:48 pm

JWL wrote:Hi I am also staying around Bt Batok and scouting for one which can support my boy. He is currently in K1 and gg P1 2014. Pathlight seems very difficult to go in so now looking for alternatives for him.


If your boy has mild ASD, you may want to consider mainstream schools for him. Every primary school has an allied educator (learning and behaviour support). Try approaching the school and speak to them regarding special needs support and see how they respond. Some schools are warm and welcoming, others, not so. You can sense it from the way they talk about their own special needs support. If the school starts by giving you lots or excuses why you should not place your child there, it's time to look for another one! Good luck!

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Re: Any school with good sp needs support in Bt Batok?

Postby hopeful75 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:20 pm

Children with special learning needs or learning difficulties might benefit from specialised programmes offered by centres offering such support/therapy programmes. If I am not wrong, there are centres (run by VWOs and private) which offer specialised school preparatory programmes and learning support programmes that will help these children transit and cope with mainstream schooling.

A friend of mine who had a son with learning delay was looking for a similar programme. She found Kidspace somewhere near upper bukit timah offering such programmes. You might also want to call them out to find out if they have any suitable programme for your child.

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Which primary has good autism support?

Postby yap_susan » Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:39 am

I only know ACSJ, any others?

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Re: Which primary has good autism support?

Postby Orb » Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:12 am

yap_susan wrote:I only know ACSJ, any others?


St Andrew's and Montfort has good support too

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