AP Outreach Program: Complimentary Talks

AP Singapore senior staff regularly conducts talks to help raise awareness for autism and help families and individuals as part of our outreach to the community.

Early Intervention is the key to obtaining the best outcome for the child. Hence our complimentary talks aim to provide basic knowledge on symptoms of autism and equip parents, educators and related professionals working with young children with the necessary skills to cope with problems that arise from autism.

 

Complimentary Series 2018: Saturdays Mornings

Autism Partnership is committed to educating families, teachers and professionals on the latest advancements in treatment of ASD and giving back to the community.

This series of talks explores relevant topics, which help families living with a child with Autism.

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Dates:
Feb 24 & Aug 25 – How do I get my child to listen to me?

Jul 7 & Oct 6 – How do I get my child to speak?

Apr 28 & Nov 24 – How do I teach my child to play?

Topics and Content for the Complimentary Series 2018

 ‘How do I get my child to listen to me?’     Dates: February 24 & August 25

Behavioral problems, if not tackled effectively, often affect learning and family life. In this workshop, we will discuss different types of management techniques to deal with tantrums, self-stimulatory behavior, inattention and non-compliance.  We will explain:

  1. How to identify the functions of a behavior
  2. How to respond to various behavioral problems
  3. How to identify what replacement skills to teach
  4. How to come up with a comprehensive, reactive and pro-active behavior plan

 ‘How do I get my child to speak?      Date: July 7 & October 6

Children with autism can often have difficulties communicating with others. This becomes especially apparent when looking at spontaneous speech. In this workshop, we will examine a range of ideas designed to increase a student spontaneous speech and interaction in different social and play settings. We will show:

  1. How to set up learning opportunities
  2. How to encourage and motivate your child to speak
  3. The techniques for expanding their speech

 ‘How do I teach my child to play?      Dates: April 28 & November 24

 Play is crucial for the physical, social–communication and emotional development of a child.  Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder are commonly limited in their play skills.  Parents may also observe stereotypical behaviours during playtime as the child displays repetitive style of play such as spinning, or tapping across different toys. In this talk we will explore and discuss how we can help your child develop appropriate play skills. We will explain:

  1. The importance of age-appropriate toys or play
  2. How to create interest in play.
  3. Breaking play into steps and ensuring successful play.

Preschool Series: Participants to this series of talks is by invitation only.

AP senior staff conducts this series of talks for Preschool educators; the talks can be conducted on-site at our centre. Some of the topics conducted ‘off-site’ at the preschools can be arranged for school’s parents.

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These workshops and talks are held regularly throughout the year. Our workshops can be conducted both on-site and off-site in Singapore or internationally. Updates are posted regularly on our Facebook & Website.