ABC Center Singapore’s EarlyPreps programme has been appointed by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) for the Pilot for Private Intervention Providers (PPIP) Scheme.
Singaporean and PR children (from 0-6 yrs) who are recommended by their pediatricians to receive Early Intervention Programme for Infants and Children (EIPIC) or PPIP intervention, will be able to apply for and receive financial subsidies.
This means that ABC’s EarlyPreps has met the rigorous criteria set by the MSF – involving the curriculum, teaching staff, fees and other operational areas.
EarlyPreps is an Early Intervention Pre-school Program for children who are ready to learn in a group classroom setting, and are preparing for eventual mainstream or special education school.
WHO IS IT FOR:
EarlyPreps is specially designed for children from 3 to 6 years old, with special needs such as autism and other development disabilities. Our objective is to prepare the children for mainstream or special education school.
HOW DOES IT WORK:
The children learn in a classroom setting. Each classroom has four to eight children. This classroom setting allows the children to effectively socialize and learn in a group environment.
At the same time, there will be enough focus on each child, as there is a low staff to child ratio (1 staff for every 3 children).
Despite the group classroom setting, each child has his/her own individualized education plan (IEP) to ensure that the child learns according to his/ her own needs, learning style and learning pace.
WHAT DOES IT TEACH:
The curriculum is based on pre-school learning, with focus on building language and communication skills, cognitive and perception skills (including basic reading, writing and numeracy), social/ group and play skills, motor skills, self-help and independence. Additionally, we work on reducing any negative behavior (eg. tantrums, etc.) to help children behave appropriately for classroom and group learning.
Each child has his/her own individualized education plan (IEP) that details out specific targets for the child in all the learning areas above. This is tracked quarterly, and adjusted according to the child’s speed of acquisition and learning style.
Consistent with clinical results in the field of Early Intensive Behavior Intervention, using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, we find that 100% of children show improvement. Additionally, if intervention is started early, a significant number are transitioned to school with same age peers. See more of our results here.
CORE PRINCIPLES WE FOLLOW:
Early Intensive Behavior Intervention, using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, is the theoretical foundation of the EarlyPreps program.
INDIVIDUALIZED FOR EACH CHILD, IN A GROUP SETTING – ensuring learning is done in accordance to his/ her own pace, while providing socialization and group dynamics skills in a small group classroom setting.
PARENT INVOLVEMENT – enabling parents to handle the child effectively at home, consistent with the techniques used at our center, is key to the child’s success. Hence, a 7-week Parent Training course is automatically included in the program for all who enroll.
GENERALIZATION OF SKILLS – ABC Center has significant expertise in driving generalization of skills (i.e. ensuring that skills learned at the center are effectively reapplied at home and in the community). Our 5-level generalization program, based on the clinical work done by our co-founder, Brenda Terzich (Recreating Environment to Accelerate Learning, Terzich 1996) enables ABC to focus on this well.
TEAM OF SPECIALISTS - ABC believes in providing a holistic approach to a child’s development. Hence our team includes Board Certified Behavior Analysts, who are experts at Behavior Analysis, Early Intervention Teachers, as well as other experts such as an Educational Psychologist and Speech/Language Pathologist who provide specialist support.
WHO ARE WE:
ABC Center Singapore is part of the global network of Applied Behavior Consultants, Inc. which was founded in the USA over 30 years ago. We have helped thousands of individuals with autism, and other development disabilities in 4 continents worldwide.
ABC Inc. has helped pioneer and advance the field of Early Intensive Behavior Intervention, using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, globally. Our founder, Dr. Joseph Morrow, has been awarded for ‘Outstanding Contribution to the International Dissemination of Behavior Analysis’ (2006, awarded by Association of Behavior Analysis International). Our Co-Founder, Brenda Terzich’s work on generalization of skills learned (Recreating Environment to Accelerate Learning, 1996) is cited in the textbook Behavior Analysis and Learning (Epling and Pierce, 1995 2nd & 3rd Edition, Pierce and Cheney 2013, 4th & 5th Edition). See more on our awards here.
In Singapore, we are the only center with several Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) on-site to supervise all the children’s progress daily. We have seen significant success in our work and have been honored to successfully serve many children in Singapore. See more on success stories here.
EarlyPreps runs from Monday to Friday from 8am – 12noon. Options for children to join Daily (M-F) or 3x a week (MWF) are available.
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