The CARE Programme

Together, CARE’s full-time, on-site, transdisciplinary team of occupational and speech therapists, educators and teaching assistants provides a comprehensive, integrated offering to meet both the child’s and the parents’ needs. By having all the therapists and educators under one roof, the child’s care is fully integrated with an effective and efficient collaboration between home, therapy and education. Classes are kept small to offer each child an individualised educational development programme while still encouraging social integration.

The care-givers and therapists at CARE possess exceptional skills, and are dedicated to continuously provide love and support to the children at all times.

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CARE’s Curriculum

CARE uses English as its medium of instruction and aims to support the philosophy and principles of the national curriculum using a programme of learning through play. We believe that it possible to provide optimal learning for every child by adapting classroom materials and teaching strategies.

CARE’s core curriculum is based on two fundamental principles: early intervention and skills-based learning. Early intervention principles guide our teaching approach with younger learners while skills-based training and functional learning guide our approach as our learners get older.

CARE does not follow the traditional grade-based system of education. Our educational programme is skills-based and designed as a haven for learners who typically may not be admitted to mainstream or remedial placements. Speech and Occupational Therapy support learning development while social skills training is a core part of our approach with all learners. Extramural activities complement the curriculum and are tailored to suit the developmental needs of our learners.

Speech and Occupational Therapy

Each child at CARE receives individual sessions of speech and occupational therapy, while classroom and group therapy are also provided.

T.E.A.C.C.H

The TEACCH Autism Programme aims to facilitate learning through a visual and structured teaching approach. The methods can be adapted to suit all ages and ability levels.

AAC

AAC is short for Augmentative and Alternative Communication.
Communication devices, systems, strategies and tools that replace or support natural speech are known as augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). These tools support a person who has difficulties communicating using speech. CARE staff utilize systems such as Makaton, PODD and the grid.

Physiotherapy and Chiropractic

Based on their physical ability profiles, physiotherapy and chiropractic services are available to learners who need it.

Register your child for a screening

Complete the online form for an initial screening.