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
1. Intensive Behavior Therapy
For children with multiple developmental deficits and/or delays, who will benefit from a more rigorous level of contact hours with a therapist, on a 1:1 basis. Behavior Therapy aims to establish fundamental skills, such as imitation, functional verbal and social behaviour, and helps to increase awareness, joint attention and engagement.
2. Inclusion-Paving Programme (a Montessori-ABA approach)
A small-group programme uniquely designed to bridge the skills gap between Early Intervention Programmes and inclusive education, through a combination of Montessori Method and principles of Applied Behavior Analysis.
In IPP, we specifically want to help children improve in areas of joint attention, social referencing and self-management – critical skills to have before children are ready for inclusive learning.
3. Integrative Shadow Support
Shadow support can be instrumental to successful inclusion of a child with special needs in a mainstream learning environment.
Working closely with parents, teachers and the learning support team in school, a trained shadow teacher helps address the challenges your child might face in school. We emphasize on sharing strategies, regular communication and teamwork in order to ensure timely responses that will benefit your child.
Shadow support is usually a non-permanent arrangement and should come with a fade-off plan.