Monthly Archives: January 2015


Fruit Frenzy


‘Promote healthy eating, improve observation and social communication skills’ In a speech and language therapy session, or when you are playing with your child at home, try out these ideas. Language Encourage extra description words when the fruit cards are turned over. For example, instead of just labelling: ‘strawberry’ → “sweet / juicy strawberry” ‘banana’ […]

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Dotty Dinasour


Try incorporating these ideas to further support children’s communication skills. Social skills Commenting to tease or encourage other players (e.g. “I’m almost finished”, “You still need a square!”). Displaying appropriate emotional responses when ultimately winning or losing. Language  Commenting when taking turns (e.g. “Whose turn is it?”, “My / your / his turn”). Encouraging accurate […]

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Red Dog, Blue Dog


‘Designed to develop personal and social skills; encourage observation’ Here are specific communication skills that can be addressed whilst playing with your child at home.   Social skills Taking turns and waiting for other players to pick their cards. Language  Encouraging further description when labelling cards; for example instead of just labelling: ‘orange teddy’ →”soft […]

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Flowerpot Game


‘Designed to develop counting and colour recognition skills; observation and social skills; strategic thinking’  In a speech and language therapy session, or when you are playing with your child at home, these specific areas can be addressed.   Attention Children will have to be patient if their flower ‘blooms’ too soon as they have to […]

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Bus Stop


‘Designed to develop addition and subtraction skills; encourage observation and social skills’. Try these specific ideas at home to further support children’s communication skills.   Social skills  Practicing appropriate greetings when people get on and off the bus e.g. “Hello, how are you?”, “Bye, see you tomorrow” etc.  Children can be encouraged to help each other with […]

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Greedy Gorilla


‘Encourage healthier eating in a fun way…’   This game lends itself to developing a variety of communication skills that can be addressed in speech and language therapy sessions, school or at home.     Social skills Understanding social expectations e.g. encouraging children to say ‘excuse me’ after making the gorilla burp.  Requesting amongst players. […]

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Behavior Fluency-Building In Education by Dr. Alvin Ng Lai Oon


Event Details: Date : 11th April 2015 (Saturday) Time : 9:00am – 12pm Topic: Behaviour Fluency– Building In Education Fees: Individual – RM 150 per pax, Student – RM 75 per pax About The Event: Synopsis: Advancement in technology and globalisation, has made education more competitive than it ever was before, making study stress among […]

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From Home to Job Site – “How can I increase my child’s independence and employability?” by Jacquelyn Ang


Event Details: Date : 21st March 2015 (Saturday) Time : 9:00am – 12pm Topic: From Home to Job Site – “How can I increase my child’s independence and employability?” Fees: RM 150 per pax About The Event: Many parents think that by focusing on academic skills, it is the most important fact that will lead […]

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Celebrating Passion


Turning Obsession into Passion   On a beautiful summer day in Chicago last year, my family and I were enjoying the view on a water taxi. As we were reaching the Navy Pier, a man who has been sitting close to us struck up a conversation about getting on a train. It went something like […]

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Connecting the Dots


Connecting the Dots How the RDI Program Brought it All Together My work in the field of Autism began 23 years ago, when I was assigned to work as an aide in a preschool classroom full of young children with Autism in Los Angeles, California. I was fortunate enough to work under an inspiring teacher, Gloria, […]

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