Samantha has an interest in helping special needs children in Singapore. She has coached a wide range of special needs children and has experience with children who are non-verbal, have ADHD, are selectively mute, or have high-functioning autism. She has worked with children between the ages of 2 to 16. She can help you with:
- Music and Movement Lessons for special needs children who have a natural love for music. This program works for non-verbal children to increase engagement and stimulate the desire to sing and hence, speak. Motor skills are improved by interacting with a variety of instruments. This program is suitable for children up to 5 years old and utilizes the ABA-VB approach.
- Kinder Piano Lessons for special needs children with stronger motor skills. Attention is paid to learning songs that the child enjoys, and rewarding them with a sense of accomplishment with each performance. Samantha avoids a rigid focus on technique and drills, but will implement if the child is ready to progress further in his or her musical journey. Students will be invited to perform at our yearly recital.
- The ABA-VB approach spends time understanding the child’s receptive language skills, in order to work on expressive language skills such as requesting, labeling, filling in the blanks in songs, and generally learning to communicate better
- Language is broken down into smaller units, including manding, tacting, echoic, intraverbal, and spontaneous language, keeping in mind that having words is different from being able to use words effectively
- Allows the child to lead the way to his own learning by using things that he finds motivating, in his preferred natural environment
- Flexible application in using natural environment teaching
- Builds a strong therapist-child relationship, so that the child will be a happy and willing learner
- Customized curriculum for every student
- One to one lesson
- 30 minutes to 60 minutes per session
- From $60 per session
- Lessons are conducted at teacher’s studio (postal code 654440)
- Materials will be provided
- Parent/caregiver participation is necessary for younger students
- Recommended once a week
Related Blog Posts
- How I Began Teaching Autistic Children (2-Apr-19)
- Using Music to Teach a Non-Verbal Autistic Child (22-Mar-19)
- 2019 Year-End Recital (23-Jan-20)
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