Social skills therapist for child with mild autism

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Social skills therapist for child with mild autism

Post by Vijayalakshmi » Thu, 15 Jan 2009 3:17 pm

I need to find a good therapist who can do Social Skills therapy or Behaviour Modification Therapy for a six year old child who has a mild form of autism. Any suggestions?

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Post by DimWit Kid » Thu, 15 Jan 2009 9:34 pm

You can approach any Early Intervention Centres - there are many of them in Singapore.

You can check a few websites that might be useful:
http://www.autism.org.sg/therapy/
http://www.wecaneip.com/arc/web/
http://www.disability.org.sg/autism/onlineresources.asp

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Post by Vijayalakshmi » Fri, 16 Jan 2009 10:13 pm

Thanks for the leads. The ARC gives priority to Singapore citizens and PR. We are expats. I was looking for information on private practioners/clinics. They also have shorter waiting lists

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Post by DimWit Kid » Fri, 16 Jan 2009 11:12 pm

You mean you are expats on EP and not on PR - sorry, just being fickle about it.

When my family needed one, when we were still not PR, we went to NUH and was told it was possible to be a full paying customer and was suggested to go to Jurong Polyclinic (their Child Development Unit was there). We tried to make appointment and was successful, although we got charged the full cost (I think something like 175 per 45 min instead of just 50 for PR/SC). I'm not sure if rules have not changed, as you know a couple of years ago they decided to trim "privileges" for PR and Foreigners.

I have just checked their website, and they do have online appointment scheduler with foreigner..
http://www.nuh.com.sg/ourServices/speci ... ntUnit.htm

If that also doesn't work, fret not as there are many out there, but they do charge exhorbitant fee. We talked to one about 2 years ago, and the institution proposed a charge of 2.5K a month for twice a week sessions of 2 hrs - can't exactly remember. I found it via a website but can't exactly remember which one now - the location is in Jurong East Central 2nd floor.

Lastly you can also approach places like kits4kids or fei yue community services for a possibility of enrolling your child to their training centre.

Good luck and let me know if I can try to help more.

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Post by Vijayalakshmi » Sat, 17 Jan 2009 12:07 pm

Thanks again, very useful:)

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