With an increasing number of families requesting for services in Mandarin or Bahasa from countries in the region, AP has developed this program specifically for families with mandarin/bahasa-speaking children. This program is a unique option for parents who want intensive high quality intervention without having to move to Singapore.
The accelerate program is designed to provide superior levels of supervision and direct instruction over a short period of time to make fast gains in the children in the language they are familiar with. Families attend our Singapore office for one month, receiving services all day in Mandarin or Bahasa from our Singapore based staff.
1. Initial Assessment
When you have confirmed your visit, we will need to gather any reports or current information about your child. Following your arrival to Singapore, we will assess your child’s strengths and weaknesses in a number of different areas ( Learning readiness, language, play, social, cognition, behaviour, daily independence). We will share our observations and findings in a debrief session with you.
2. Curriculum Planning
We will identify a number of key pivotal areas that we will focus on during the month and create a systematic plan for intervention that is solely designed for your child. Targets will be clearly written and easy to understand.
3. Ongoing Assessment
We will design a number of clear and easy ways to track the progress of your child during the month. This will include video recordings, clinical observations, specific data recorded during sessions. This will ensure you can understand what your child has learned from our program.
4. Family Support
The program also includes working with your family. Parents are invited to observe the sessions throughout the month and learn more about how they can help their children when they return to their home countries.
5. Conclusion of the Program
At the end of the month, we will provide a comprehensive curriculum for your child that can be followed up when you return to your home country. We will also spend time with your family to answer any questions or concerns that you may still have.
6. Follow Up
We provide onsite consultations to staff that parents hire to work with their child in their home countries. Regular visits to provide ongoing support includes training of staff, developing curriculum and overseeing the program. Please see Overseas Consultation Services for more information.