Just like adults, children are also susceptible to all forms of stressors such as studies and environment. That is why it is important to ensure the learning environment is conducive for a child. Getting the learning environment right for the child is extremely crucial. This enables the child to focus better, reduces stress and promotes better engagement during lesson time.
The Circuit Breaker is finally coming to a close, which means your little ones will soon be back at school! Although it’s a return that may take place over several phases, there’s no harm in getting them prepared and raring to go for the remaining school year.
Have you ever felt worried, nervous or uneasy?
As parents, it is essential to interact daily with your child. Aside from helping to build the relationship with your child, it also provides you with insights into the child’s feelings and any struggles the child might be dealing with. In a way, this provides the child with some sort of reassurance and that you will be there in times of trouble.
The society has come a long way in helping children with special needs improve their welfare through global awareness movements that celebrate their differences, as well as government initiatives that help ensure adequate support. Earlier on, CaregiverAsia collaborated with The Colourful Mind to produce an article that sheds light on the journey of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). As a continuation, this article describes the types of intervention for children with ASD, together with fun activities that parents can engage with their children while staying at home.
Throughout the years, Singapore has led several initiatives in improving the welfare of children with special needs, one example being the Ministry of Education introducing programmes to ensure school staff and students are well-equipped to support individuals with special needs. Globally, awareness movements are in place to advocate for these unique people, such as the World Autism Day which is recognized internationally on 2nd April every year to celebrate the differences of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). In order to put forward initiatives that benefit people with ASD, we need to have the correct understanding of who they are. This article with insights gathered from The Colourful Mind hopes to enlighten you on the journey of children with ASD.
You may be aware that there are different types of special needs, such as autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Down syndrome and others. Special needs can be classified into four categories, namely physical (e.g. epilepsy), developmental (e.g. Down syndrome and autism), behavioural/emotional (e.g. ADHD) and sensory impaired (e.g. visually or hearing impaired). What are the challenges children with special needs encounter and how can we help them lead better lives and integrate into society? Read on to find out more.
The holidays can be a welcome break for your kids to rest and relax after a tiring academic semester. However, with so much free time on their hands, even the most docile of kids can get restless and fidgety at home. So don’t be surprised if you find yourself wishing that you could send off your little ones back to school just a little earlier!
Receiving a diagnosis is not easy. If your child has just been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), you may probably be feeling overwhelmed. Even if you have had your suspicions for a while and are relieved that you finally have a name and reason for your child’s behavior, it is still an emotional situation that can cause different people to respond in extremely different ways.