We understand, often, it takes a few different villages to raise a special child.
At A Special Door, we believe in the potential of every child, with or without special needs. We know, and treat, a child as a child first, before addressing the areas of special needs. A child with special needs is often like a door, which can be opened, to a new world of diversities and possibilities.
While it takes a village to raise a child, we understand, often, it takes a few different villages to raise a special child. Different knocks are required before the special door opens, and we do not profess to have all the expertise. Instead, we actively seek out other specialists and professionals to collaborate with, in ensuring better understanding and a holistic approach to help your child.
Learn more about our partners and collaborations.
Our core values
1. We regularly reflect on the effectiveness of our programmes.
At A Special Door, we are grounded in theories and principles, yet open-minded to adaptations and being creative. We are receptive that more than one approach may work for your child.
2. We regard ourselves as partners to our clients.
At A Special Door, we value the trust you put in us to pave the way for your child’s accomplishments. We are committed in helping your child and make every endeavour to be an instrumental team member towards your child’s progress.
3. We are convicted to help our people succeed.
At A Special Door, we know that feeling good about yourself and what you do is the best motivation to keep doing good. We empower our people to do what they do best through sharing of resources, coaching and mentoring at work, and playing hard outside work.
How we are special
Our core values
S.E.E.K Early Intervention
S.E.E.K Learning Support
Professional Development Workshops
1. S.E.E.K Early Intervention
We conduct home-based early intervention based on ‘Strengths-Empathy-Engagement-Knowledge’.
It is an in-house approach that builds on our years of experience in working with children with special needs. Under the S.E.E.K approach, elements and best practices of various conventional approaches are well assimilated into the early intervention cycle designed for your child. This ensures our work is learner-centric and structured for proactive involvement by caregivers.
2. S.E.E.K Learning Support
We provide individual and group learning support programmes based on ‘Strengths-Empathy-Engagement-Knowledge’.
It is an in-house approach that builds on our years of experience in working with learners aged 5 - 9. Under the S.E.E.K approach, learning challenges are addressed through carefully scaffolded lessons that bridge skill-gaps, as well as highlighting specific strategies to help the learner retain and apply his/her learning.
The key feature of our Educational Therapy/Learning Support is an emphasis on caregiver involvement and empowerment.
3. Professional Development Workshops
Targeted at in-service early childhood educators, our Professional Development Workshops place emphasis on answering the burning questions teachers may have in working with learners with special needs and focus on equipping participants with their own toolkit through hands-on experiences and activities.
Content is customizable to the learning needs of the participants and delivered bite-size, with lots of practical sharing.