As a parent of a child with special needs, you may sometimes feel like you need more support (or knowledge) in supporting your child. Intervention seems like something best left to experts in clinics, therapy centres and schools. Yet there will be queues and additional costs are involved. You want to do something to help your child, besides waiting on the sidelines. Now, you can.
Developed by KK Women's and Children's Hospital, Thye Hua Kwan Moral Charities and the Lien Foundation, ECHO is an early intervention service framework designed for both early intervention professionals and parents. Comprising best practices in child development from the US, Europe and other parts of Asia adapted to the Singapore context, it can be used by child development specialists in hospitals, early intervention centres and preschools. But its techniques can also be easily used by ordinary moms and dads.
To learn how, just remember “WAH!”.
Increase the range of your child's behaviour by:
In general, think about how to help your child: