There are various schools and centres for children and youths with special needs. What are the options? 

For Children (Birth up to 6 years old)

We will be looking at the Early Intervention Programme for Infants & Children (EIPIC). There are various schools and centres which offer this programme. The more well known centres are Rainbow Centre, AWWA, THK EIPIC Centres and CPAS. For more information, please click on this link provided by SG Enable, which is the organisation that processes our applications to the EIPIC centres.

For Children, Youths and Young Adults (7 to 21 years old)

The Ministry of Education (MOE) website provides a list of useful information links regarding education pathways for children and youths with special needs.

Here's the parent's guide book on Choosing The Right School for Special Needs Children

Other useful MOE links:

 

Mainstream Pathways

For parents considering a mainstream education pathway for their children, the following are useful references:

Question of the Month

  • Q: What are the various compressive suits available and in what way do they help a child with special needs?

    A: There are various compressive suits available worldwide, just do a google search on compressive suits for therapy and a long list will appear. Each suit has different properties, is made of different materials and claims to have certain benefits. For example: compressive suits for children with autism are supposed to improve sensory input. Compressive suits have also been used for children with poor balance and proprioception (knowing where your limbs are in space). However, not all suits are suitable for all children. Compressive suits can cause increased difficulty in breathing, worsen scoliosis or hip dysplasia if not fitted properly.

    Please consult your therapist for an assessment before use.


    Janell Lee
    Paediatric Physiotherapist

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