Our Method & Approach - Autism Partnership Singapore

Why Autism Partnership (AP)?

Founded By Globally Recognized Experts

World-class Service Provider

At Autism Partnership (AP), we adopt our very own unique style of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) known as the Autism Partnership Method (APM). APM is a progressive model of ABA that is highly individualized, child-friendly, holistic, and focused on “in the moment analysis” and “clinical judgement”. Our APM has been developed for over 40 years and is the result of the hundreds of clinicians working around the world. 

Based on Clinical Research and Evidence

Data and Progress Driven

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is based upon more than 50 years of scientific investigation with individuals affected by a wide range of behavioral and developmental disorders and has become the most widely recognized and scientifically proven treatment for Autism.

Qualified and Experienced Team

Effective & Promising Results

Autism Partnership Singapore office opened in March 2004, it is the second centre in Asia, following our Hong Kong office. It has since expanded its operations to become one of the most progressive centres regionally in South East Asia.

Our team has more than 30 Behaviour Therapists, Supervisors, and Behaviour Consultants made up of Master’s and Bachelor’s Degree holders as well as Board Certified Behaviour Analysts (BCBAs) with an average of 10 years experience in planning and implementing ABA intensive behavioural treatment for children with Autism in Singapore and regionally in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and China.

Based on AMS-MOH Clinical Practice Guideline 1/2010 by Singapore Ministry of Health (MOH), Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the highest-rated method for effectiveness —  Grade A (Level of Recommendation) with Level 1++ (Level of Evidence).

We manage challenging behaviors

Many of our students have different levels of challenging behavior. These problems may include inattention, aggression, rigidities, and self-stimulation. These behaviors do not only add stress to their domestic life, they also obstruct children’s learning. It is critical to deal with these issues to maximize learning opportunities and teach our students how to learn effectively. Decades of research in functional analysis of behavior equips us with effective tools to deal with the most challenging behavioral problems.

Our Autism Partnership Method (APM)

Individualized Programs
Fun & Naturalistic Teaching
Innovative With Natural Reinforcement
All Inclusive Curriculum
Intensive & Consistent for Maximum Results
Parent Involvement & Training
Learning Objectives for Progress Evaluation
Multi-tier Supervision & Case Management
Qualified & Highly Trained Staff
Regular Training & Active Learning

Our curriculum is all-inclusive focusing on critical foundations.

We believe that children can make amazing gains with a highly individualized and intensive learning program.

 

Our Autism Partnership Method (APM) is fun, child-centered, and naturalistic. Our programs are highly individualized and clinically driven. We utilize procedures based on experience, clinical research, and evidence. AP aims not solely to maximize the progress of each child under our care, but also to provide guidance and support to the family.

Our curriculum is all-inclusive focusing on critical foundation skills including managing behaviors, communication, social, learning-how-learn, and self-help skills. We teach in a fun and innovative way with natural reinforcements that motivate children to learn and make rapid progress.

With a multi-tier supervision system and a team of qualified and highly trained staff, we constantly evaluate the learning objectives of your child’s program to ensure progress. Additionally, we conduct regular training to ensure active learning and provide the best quality of ABA therapy based on our APM.

Our Clinical Research & Evidence

Autism Partnership is a strong believer in research and has published over 30 articles in journals.

We provide effective and quality ABA

Leaf, R., Taubman, M., McEachin, J., Leaf, J., & Tsuji, K. (2011). A Program Description of a Community-Based Intensive Behavioral Intervention Program for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Education and Treatment of Children, 34(2), 259-285.

This study conducted in 2011 has provided strong evidence on how quality and intensive Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) can help children with autism.

The study unprecedentedly proves that quality Intensive Behavior Intervention, adopted alone, can yield the best treatment outcome, which includes the following:
– No longer has a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder
– With an IQ of 85 and above (normal range or higher)
– Become indistinguishable from peers
– Complete mainstream primary school with little or no support

We provide intensity and consistency for maximum results

Howard et al. (2005) conducted a 14-month study and looked at three treatment groups. The results showed that children in the ABA group made more gains in all areas than both the other groups added together. This was an important finding as it is often cited that only the number of hours you commit to ABA matters. However, the research has shown that the type of treatment you choose also affects the treatment outcome significantly.

Howard, J. S., Sparkman, C. R., Cohen, H. G., Green, G., & Stanislaw, H. (2005). A comparison of intensive behavior analytic and eclectic treatments for young children with autism. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 26, 359–383.