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The mission of Saint Clare
School for Special Education

is to educate children with learning differences

Our Approach

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy is a service that helps people achieves independence in their daily life activities or “occupations”.
Some people may think that occupational therapy is only for adults; kids, after all, do not have occupations. But a child's main job is playing and learning and occupational
therapists can evaluate kids' skills for playing, school performance, and daily activities and compare them with what is
developmentally appropriate for that age group.

In pediatric setting, assessment and intervention is directed to help children gain the functional skills they need
for independence in play, learning, motor skill development, self care, and socialization in their home, school, and community environments. The focus of occupational
therapy intervention directly reflects the child’s needs and/or family's priorities.

Occupational Therapy Services
Reason for referral

The child may need Occupational Therapy if she/he has difficulties in one or more of the following areas:

• Gross Motor Skills: movement of the large muscles in the arms, and legs. Abilities like rolling, crawling, walking, running, jumping, hopping, skipping etc

• Fine Motor Skills: movement and dexterity of the small muscles in the hands and fingers. Abilities like in-hand manipulation, reaching, carrying, shifting small objects etc.

• Cognitive Perceptual Skills: Abilities like attention, concentration, memory, comprehending information, thinking, reasoning, problem solving, understanding concept of shape, size and colors etc.

• Sensory Integration: ability to take in, sort out, and respond to the input received from the world. Sensory processing abilities like vestibular, proprioceptive, tactile, visual, auditory, gustatory and olfactory skills.
• Visual Motor Skills: a child's movement based on the perception of visual information. Abilities like copying.

• Motor Planning Skills: ability to plan, implement, and sequence motor tasks.

• Play skills : to develop age appropriate, purposeful play skills

• Socio-emotional skills: ability to interact with peers and others.

• Activities of daily living: Self-care skills like daily dressing, feeding, grooming and toilet tasks.

Treatment Approach

  • • Sensory Integration
  • • Acquisitional / Motor Learning Approach
  • • The Greenspan Floortime Approach

Focus of Intervention

• To provide one to one intervention for the child, assisting in the development of age appropriate skills.

• To design and implement programs with appropriate strategies in order to enable the child to maximize his/her potential

• To plan a safe sensory rich environment which encourages the child to engage and help build skills

• To collaborate with teachers, family or caregivers to improve the child’s functioning skills.

Questionnaire Form

Please click here to download the questionnaire form

Contact Form

   

Saint Clare School for Special Education

270 Upper Bukit Timah Road #01-11/12, Singapore 588211

   
Nearest Bus Stop: 3 mins walk
Buses available at the nearest Bus Stop: 67, 75, 170, 171, 184, 852, 961.

Pass the inactivated ERP gantry and turn left if you are travelling from Upper Bukit Timah Road towards Dunearn Road.
Make a U-turn before the inactivated ERP gantry if you are travelling from Dunearn Road towards Upper Bukit Timah Road.