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Supporting Children with Developmental Delays Through a Structured Home Routine

For parents of children with developmental delays, navigating challenging behaviors of at home is a big challenge. Many parents find themselves grappling with situations where their child refuses to listen, engages in frequent tantrums, or exhibits unexplained bouts of crying. The frustration of being unable to secure their child’s compliance with simple instructions further compounds the daily challenges of parenting. To address these common parenting challenges, the implementation of a structured routine emerges as a valuable strategy. A carefully crafted routine has the potential to mitigate challenging behaviors at home by providing a framework that fosters predictability and stability. This article explores how a structured routine can serve as a proactive approach to creating a more harmonious and supportive environment for both parents and children alike. Routine promote stability for children with developmental delays Establishing a structured routine could...

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Understanding the Differences Between Early Intervention Program and School Readiness Programs

Early Intervention Program and a school readiness program are both educational initiatives, but they serve different purposes and target different age groups of children. Here’s how they differ: Target Age Group: Early Intervention Program: Early Intervention Program is designed for children above 2 years old. It focus on providing support and services to young children who have developmental delays. It aims to address developmental and learning challenges at a very early stage of a child’s life. School Readiness Program: School readiness programs typically target children who are approaching the age to enter formal schooling, usually above 5 years old. These programs aim to prepare children for the transition to school by building foundational skills and knowledge. Goals and Objectives: Early Intervention Program: The primary goal of the Early Intervention Program is to provide early assessment, intervention, and support to children with developmental...

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The Road to Mainstream: Our School Readiness Program

Our one-year school readiness program is specially designed for children with special needs for a successful transition into mainstream. This program aimed to help children with mild Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and developmental delays Is Our Program Right for Your Child? This program is suitable for children who thrive in one-on-one learning environments but face challenges when in group learning environment. These challenges often manifest as an inability to remain seated, difficulties in sustaining attention, struggles with group instructions and rules, challenges in self-control, always need one-to-one reminds or assistance from teacher, and difficulties in independently following schedules. Furthermore, these children frequently encounter difficulties when participating in group activities. Some parents have noted instances where their child may stand on the sidelines during group events, exhibit reluctance to participate,...

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Readiness for Mainstream Education: Is Your Child Prepared?

School Readiness: Is my child ready to go to mainstream? Choosing the right school for children with ASD and ADHD can be tough for parents. When kids reach school age, parents often feel pressured to enroll them. However, we’ve seen that some children struggle in school because they aren’t fully prepared. This can lead to stress for both parents and children. Story 1: A Boy with ADHD Meet Ken, a 7-year-old boy having a hard time at school. He finds it tough to stay calm, often daydreams in class, and has trouble following rules. Teachers complain that he interrupts class a lot and doesn’t listen. When teachers correct him, he sometimes throws tantrums and gets sent to a discipline room. He also gets upset easily and even fights with his classmates. Story 2: A Boy with ASD Now let’s look at Tim, an 8-year-old boy with his own school struggles. Loud noises bother him, and he shouts at his classmates when it’s too noisy. He doesn’t...

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The Power of One-to-One Early Intervention Programs in Supporting Children with Autism

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects millions of children worldwide, presenting challenges in communication, social interaction, and behaviour. However, with the right support and early intervention, children with autism can thrive and unlock their full potential. Our personalized intervention programs provide tailored support to meet the unique needs of each child, helping them to develop important skills and improve their overall quality of life. Understand Autism: Autism is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by challenges in social interaction, communication, and repetitive behaviors. It is commonly diagnosed during early childhood. However, it is important to note that individuals with autism are not incapable of talking or learning. In fact, parents often observe that their children have unique ways of expressing their needs and some are able to grasp words or instructions effectively. Nevertheless, early intervention plays a critical role...

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Understanding Developmental Delays: Identifying the Missing Pieces in Your Child’s Development

Parents frequently inquire about the causes of their child’s developmental delays and seek solutions. It’s important to acknowledge that developmental delays can have various origins, including genetic conditions, neurological factors, sensory processing disorders, or environmental influences. While pinpointing the exact cause of delays can be complex, it is often observed that many children with developmental delays exhibit a deficiency in pre-learning skills, which are fundamental to the learning process. Pre-Learning skills: Attention Pre-learning skills serve as the building blocks for more complex academic and functional abilities. At our early intervention program, we prioritize the development of these skills to ensure children can learn and succeed in their educational journey. Among the key pre-learning skills, attention skills stand out. Many children with developmental delays struggle to maintain focus, not just during play or with toys but also in their...

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The Benefits of Early Intervention: Unlocking Potential in Children

Parents always strive to provide the best start in life for our children. Eagerly anticipate their developmental milestones, cherishing each precious moment along the way. However, it’s important to recognize that each child’s journey is unique. Some may require additional support to reach their full potential. Early intervention is crucial in addressing developmental delays and behavioral challenges, setting the stage for success. Let’s explore the benefits of early intervention: Optimal Development: Starting early intervention at an early stage offers numerous benefits. Primarily because the early years of a child’s life are critical for brain development. During this period, neural connections are rapidly forming, creating the foundation for future learning and skill acquisition. Early intervention takes advantage of the brain’s plasticity, maximizing its potential for positive outcomes. By identifying and addressing developmental delays...

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Unveiling the Autism Journey: What Parents Can Expect When Their Child Receives a Diagnosis

When you receive the diagnosis that your child has autism, it can be an overwhelming and frightening experience. As a parent, you may find yourself filled with worry and uncertainty about what lies ahead. It’s natural to have questions and concerns about what autism means for your child’s future. This article aims to provide you with valuable information to help you navigate this journey and understand the autism diagnosis. What is Autism? Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects social interaction, communication, and behavior. Contrary to some misconceptions, the characteristics of autism vary widely among individuals. Flapping, tip-toeing, lack of speech, and limited eye contact are sometimes associated with autism. It is important to understand that the disorder encompasses a spectrum of symptoms and severity. The term “spectrum” in autism spectrum disorder recognizes the wide range of characteristics and challenges that individuals...

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Effective Strategies for Teaching Verbal Imitation to Individuals with Autism: A Step-by-Step Guide

Teaching verbal imitation to individuals with autism can be challenging, but there are strategies that can be helpful. Our strategy is to first teach your child to imitate your actions before imitating sounds. The Importance of Imitation Skills in Teaching Verbal Imitation to Individuals with Autism Imitation is a fundamental skill that we use to learn how to talk, write, and operate machines like driving, using a phone, or a rice cooker. By observing and imitating, we can learn new skills. Similarly, by practicing action imitation, your child can start to learn to look at you, respond to you, and imitate (learn) from you. This first step can help them develop essential base skills for communication and social interaction. When your child starts to imitate your actions, they are focusing on you and engaging in simple back-and-forth interactions. This first step can help build up the fundamental skills needed to learn more complex skill: communication skills. Mastering Verbal...

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Therapy For Speech Delays: Enhancing Your Child’s Communication Skills for Better Outcome

Speech delays are a common issue among children. There are various causes of speech delays, including hearing loss, developmental disorders, and environmental factors. Early intervention is crucial for children with speech delays. At Kidz Steps Centre, we offer intensive speech program that is customized to meet the distinctive requirements of each child. What is Speech Program ? Our speech program included a range of evidence-based techniques and activities to improve a child’s speech and language skills. We customize our goals based on the unique needs of each child and track their progress through regular evaluations. The benefits of speech program include: Improved communication skills Increased confidence and self-esteem Better academic performance Enhanced social interactions and relationships Improved behavior and attention Speech delays can have a significant impact on a child’s development and well-being, but with early intervention...

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