Signs Your Child May Have Special Educational Needs
Signs Your Child May Have Special Educational Needs

19 Aug 2021
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Nectar Circle

19 Aug 2021 12:00 pm
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It is common for all children and youth to experience learning difficulties at some point. For most, the difficulties are temporary and are soon overcome with some help and encouragement from parents and teachers.

However, for some children, due to existing learning difficulties or disabilities, it is much harder for them to learn as compared to most children their age. Children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) are likely to need extra or different help than other children their age. Fortunately, with the right help and attention, children with SEN can not only do well but flourish in school and beyond.

Join us in this Nectar Circle as Jiayong shares about the different aspects of understanding children with special needs, some common misconceptions and advise on how to help your child if he/she has SEN.

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About the Speaker

Jiayong is a Clinical Psychologist with a deep clinical interest in child psychology and in special needs. He conducts neurodevelopmental and psychological diagnostic assessments for special needs (SEN) children with neurodevelopmental conditions such as testing for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Intellectual Disability (ID), Global Developmental Delay (GDD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and Specific Learning Disorders, and other developmental problems associated with sleep, feeding, toileting, school coping and social relationships.

He has a special interest in parent training, marital and relationship counselling and community integration of persons with special needs.

As a father of two, he empathises with parents and caregivers of children with developmental issues with daily living skills, social relationships, academic performance, and emotional and behavioural coping. He believes that every child should be given the best chance at life at his or her full potential.

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