Allied Professionals

The school provides professional support services through the Allied Professionals (AP) team to meet the diversified needs of the students. The AP team provides services such as classroom support, assessment, individual/group intervention, counselling, psychoeducation, referral, and training for parents, caregivers, teachers and professionals in order to support the students’ learning in school.

The AP team also works hand in hand with parents, caregivers, teachers and professionals to improve the students’ academic and personal potential.

The AP team provides the following services:

Psychological Services

Psychological services are provided to support students who have been referred for intervention across a diverse range of issues.

The goal of intervention is to enhance the emotional, behavioural, social competency and educational achievement of the student or prevent difficulties in these areas.

Interventions include individual or group therapy sessions, as well as classroom-based assessments and intervention. As the needs of our students are diverse, there is really no one-size fits-all method.

Social Work Services

Social work services are provided to promote the quality of life and well-being of students and their families. The school seeks to help students who are in some form of hardship in order to create a conducive environment for the students to learn and grow. The help provided comes in many forms such as social and financial assessment, crisis intervention, family or individual counselling, and referrals to external agencies.

The social workers provide case management, counselling, information and referral and family intervention.

Art Psychotherapy

10 Art Psychotherapy Session

Art psychotherapy is provided for students who have been referred for intervention in the areas of psychological and socioemotional needs.

Art psychotherapy uses the creative process of art-making to improve and enhance the physical, psychological and emotional well-being of the students. It is based on the belief that the creative process involved in artistic self-expression helps the students to resolve conflicts and problems, develop interpersonal skills, improve coping skills, increase self-esteem and self-awareness, and achieve insight. The skills learnt also translate into enhanced classroom functioning and increased ability to benefit from educational services.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy intervention aims to meet the diverse needs of students in the areas of sensory motor functions, multi-sensory issues, kinesthetic and tactile perceptions.

Intervention strategies aim at improving and enhancing the students’ perceptual abilities, visual motor coordination, fine-gross motor coordination, locomotion and various other areas to develop the skills necessary for success in school and vocational work.

Speech Therapy

Speech therapy is provided for students with various speech, language and/or related communication disorders. The speech therapists assess, formulate and implement appropriate intervention programmes for students with speech, language, communication and/or swallowing difficulties.

Case Management Team

Case Management (CM) is set up to intervene in the psychological, socioemotional, mental health and behavioural needs of the students in and beyond classroom interventions. CM is a process for assessing the student’s total situation and addressing the needs and problems found in that assessment.

The CM team comprises of the art psychotherapist, psychologists and social workers. When there is a need, the class teachers will refer the students for CM intervention. The multidisciplinary team will work closely together to intervene and address the needs of the students referred.