Wee Care’s Individual Therapy sessions provide individualised help to children with clinical diagnoses such as autism spectrum disorder, attention-deficit hyperactive disorder, developmental dyspraxia and developmental delay.
Therapy sessions revolve around an Individualised Educational Plan (IEP) that incorporates instruction for the specific child’s most urgent learning requirements. They may include (but are not limited to) the following: prerequisite foundational abilities such as the motivation to learn, a good attention-span and self-control; language & communication skills, basic social skills, such as social exchange and social contingencies; conceptual thought and appropriate and constructive play repertoires.
Children who have shown good progress in Individual Therapy may move on to Group Therapy programmes like Time to Talk, the Social Skills Playgroup and Kidz Club to learn a wider range of social skills or to take on a combination of both Individual and Group Therapy programmes.
Individual Therapy sessions provide early assistance to children whose developmental problems may be difficult to overcome in a fast-paced, demanding and stressful society.
With intensive help and a consistent, co-operative structure involving families, schools and Wee Care’s Early Intervention team of dedicated therapists, the ultimate benefits for most children are rehabilitation and integration into mainstream schools and adult life.
ACTIVITIES and FORMAT
Hourly or two-hourly sessions are conducted once or twice a day, in the child’s home or in our centre for as many times a week as the parent deems necessary or useful up to a maximum of ten (10) sessions per week.
PARENT / CAREGIVER INVOLVEMENT
This is essential. Parents and caregivers (up to a maximum of one adult per child) are encouraged to sit in on learning sessions so that generalisation and maintenance practice sessions can be conducted outside of therapy hours. Families who are consistent in this practice have seen significant progress in their children. In the case of children who are clingy, fretful or distracted, the therapist-in-charge may ask the parents/caregivers to sit outside of the classroom until the child settles into the routine(s) of learning.
CLASS SIZE and EDUCATOR-CHILD RATIO
One educator is assigned to one child in each session.
ADMISSION and FEES
Children who wish to be admitted into the Individual Therapy Programme must first attend a consultation with Wee Care’s Senior Therapist. This will enable the Early Intervention team to identify the child’s specific learning needs and subsequently prepare the appropriate Individual Educational Plan (IEP).
During the consultation, parents should provide all the relevant and necessary information about their child’s diagnosis, including reports by child psychologists where available.