“Preparing a Child with Autism for School” Conference – Singapore

  It is normal to feel confused about your child with Autism going to school as there are a lot of different opinions on this and depending on who you go to. You may get all kind of advices on whether you should or should not be sending your child to school. But school is a place all parents want their children with ASD to go to and there are also many things to consider prior to going to school. Most parents are concerned with preparing their child with Autism for school. So what does it take for a child with Autism to be truly ready for school? During this conference, we will be touching on critical skills designed to help you and your child with Autism to prepare for school.  

Conference Details:

Date: 9 November, 2019 (Saturday)
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Venue: Carlton Hall Level 2, York Hotel Singapore 21 Mount Elizabeth, Singapore 228516
Language: English
Topic: 1. Importance Of Addressing Disruptive Behaviors Early 2. Critical Skills To Be An Independent Learner 3. Equipping Your Child With Essential Language And Communication Skills 4. The Necessity of Developing Social Interest and Social Skills
 

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Continue Education Credits:

Organization Professionals Credit Points
The Behavior Analyst Certification Board BCBA/ BCaBA 2

Fee

Regular: SGD 200/person
Early Bird: SGD 180/person – before Oct 10, 2019
Group of 5 or more: SGD 150/person
(inclusive of lunch and refreshments) * Only accepts Funds Transfer, Cheque Payment or DBS PAYNOW

Payment Methods:

Funds Transfer Direct deposit to: DBS BANK LTD, SINGAPORE Address: 6 Shenton Way, DBS Building, Singapore 068809 Swift Address: DBSSSGSG Account No.: 008-900393-3 Account Name: Autism Partnership Pte Ltd
Cheque Payment Cheque to be made payable to: Autism Partnership Pte Ltd Send cheque to: 491B River Valley Road, #05-01/02 River Valley Office Tower, Singapore S248373
DBS PAYNOW Scan QR code for payment. Please indicate FULL NAME on ‘Remarks’. UEN: 200401995H
 

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Rundown:

Time Topic
8:30am Registration
9:00am Introduction
9:15am Importance Of Addressing Disruptive Behaviors Early Speaker: Ms. Wong Mai Shan (B.Sc. Edu, Clinical Director) Disruptive behaviours ranging from aggression, tantrums, non-compliance to passive behaviors like engaging in self-stimulatory behaviors interferes with the learning process. Proactively addressing disruptive behaviors using strategies that have long-term effects will prepare a child to be more ready to learn in school.Watch more here!
10:45am Break
11:00am Critical Skills To Be An Independent Learner Speaker: Ms. Edith Kho (B.Sc. Psy, Case Supervisor ) Acquiring “learning how to learn” skills is pivotal in a child’s success in school. When a child struggles to learn basic or advanced concepts, it is often because the child is lacking these fundamental skills. Paying attention, understanding feedback, and remaining calm are just a few of the areas of “Learning how to learn” skills.Watch more here
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm Equipping Your Child With Essential Language And Communication Skills Speaker: Ms. Loh Li Ling (B.A. Psy, Program Supervisor) Communication is a major area of deficit in Autism. Helping children to be more spontaneous as well as enhancing their understanding of language are essential for effective communication. In the presentation, Ms. Loh Li Ling will present various communication and language curriculum that will enable children with Autism to have a more successful journey in school. Watch more here
3:00pm Break
3:15pm The Necessity of Developing Social Interest and Social Skills Speaker: Ms. Nurhayati Ismail (M.Sc. ABA, BCBA, Behavior Consultant) Often children with Autism are equipped with simple social skills and quickly being placed in a school environment with hopes of making friends by being around other children. Unfortunately, exposure to other children will not be sufficient. A child’s success in school is as much about the ability to navigate the social world as it is about excelling in learning. In this presentation, Ms. Nurhayati Ismail will discuss why development of social interest and skills are critical, and explore a wide range of programs and effective techniques to build social skills for children with Autism.  Watch more here
4:45pm Q&A Session
 

Speaker Biography:

Ms. Nurhayati Ismail M.Sc. ABA, BCBA, Behavior Consultant Nurhayati M Ismail holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology from University of Southern Queensland and a Masters of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Before joining Autism Partnership Singapore, she worked with both children and adults in a mental health facility, providing psycho-education and counselling as part of a multi-disciplinary team.Since 2003, Yati has been working with children with autism using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in one-on-one as well as school settings. After completing her supervisory training in our Hong Kong office under the direction of Mr. Toby Mountjoy in 2006, she has conducted staff training, intensive parent education groups as well as various workshops for teachers and professionals, parent consultation and public talks. She also oversees the Little Learners school program and social skills group for children of various ages.Presently, she is a Behavior Consultant at AP Singapore, providing clinical support and case management to children in Singapore and overseas. She also conducts training, lectures and workshops for parents, schools and professionals in Singapore and internationally.Yati is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).
Ms. Wong Mai Shan B.Sc. Edu, Clinical Director Wong Mai Shan holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Oregon. Upon graduation, she was in charge of designing and setting up a preschool program at a local kindergarten. Following that, she was a Supervisor at a childcare centre. Since 1989, she has been working with children who have special needs. During her time at Dover Court Preparatory school, she was appointed the Centre Co-coordinator and worked with a wide range of children with different disabilities.Her work with children with special needs continued at Horizon Centre for Special Education, where she was involved in the integration process of her students. She has been working with children with autism in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis since 2001. She served as Autism Partnership’s school supervisor and oversaw the school program, Little Learners. She has been involved in international consults to family; and has also conducted AP workshops and talks regionally.Mai Shan is presently the Clinical Director at AP Singapore, supervising case programs and overseeing training and development of staff. She is also a Behavior Consultant, providing services to families in Singapore and regionally.
Ms. Edith Kho B.Sc. Psy, Case Supervisor Edith Kho holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Sydney, Australia. She started working with children as a Behavior Therapist with Autism Partnership Singapore in 2012. Her role includes working on communication, cognitive, play, social, self-help and other functional skills with children in one-on-one setting.She also run programs in social group setting to teach children social skills as well as develop confidence and interest in communicating with peers.Additionally, Edith has been providing shadow-aide support for children in mainstream schools to help children acquire monumental school readiness. She also conducts parent training supervision. In 2017, Edith was promoted to Program Supervisor and has since been active in presenting talks to the local community, creating awareness for Autism.Presently as a Case Supervisor, Edith oversees The Mandarin Overseas Accelerate Program in Singapore. She works closely with the consultants to design individualized curriculum for the children as well as conducts parent training supervision. Edith also been active in presenting talks to the local community, in raising awareness for Autism.
Ms. Loh Li Ling B.A. Psy, Program Supervisor Loh Li Ling is currently a Program Supervisor at Autism Partnership Singapore. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from James Cook University, Australia.Having worked at Autism Partnership Singapore since 2014, Li Ling has worked with many children of varied age groups, ranging from 2 to 16 years old in both one-to-one and classroom settings, with an average of 4 to 6 children per group. Her expertise in groups includes teaching children relevant skills required for school; to improve and have the understanding for appropriate social behaviours as well as to develop meaningful affects for one another. She is also a member of the Autism Partnership Singapore Jumpstart team.Li Ling has also provided shadow-aide support for children in mainstream and international schools to assist and facilitate children to adapt to a school environment. She has conducted social groups, regularly bringing groups of children aged 10 and above on regular outings.Li Ling also does parent and helper training to guide caregivers on managing their children in the everyday, natural setting.
 

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Remark:

    • This conference only accepts Funds Transfer, Cheque Payment or DBS PAYNOW
 
    • Take a screenshot of the payment slip and email to workshops@autismpartnershipsg.com
 
    • The E-Receipt will be sent to your registered email on the last working day of your payment month. If the payment date is at the end of the month, you will receive your receipt at the end of the following month.
 
    • If you need the Participation Certificate, please apply from the “Application Form of Participation Certificate” at the reception desk on the conference day. It will be sent to your registered email within 2 weeks after the conference.
 
    • BCBA who needs to apply for the BCBA credits, please fill-in your BCBA number and sign in and out 4 times on the “Attendance List for BCBA” sheet (signature is required for arrival, lunch break, and departure). The BCBA Participation Certificate will be sent to your registered email within 2 weeks after the conference.
 
    • Each Registration No. is for ONE participant ONLY, the number cannot be shared with others either other family members/members of a group (will have admission identification checking).
 
    • Adults only, children under the age of 16 are not allowed to enter.
 
    • Registration cancellations will be eligible to receive a refund less a 20% service fee. Cancellations received 1 month before the conference date will not be eligible for any refund.
 
  • If necessary, you can transfer your admission to others ONCE. Notification must be provided to AP at least 7 working days prior to the conference date for changing the registration list.

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