Success! My child is now out of the Autism Spectrum!
(Posted Sept 2014)

When David* was 22 months old, he was diagnosed with Autism. Today, after two years of hard work, therapy and dedication, his mother can finally say what other parents dream of – David is no longer in the Autism Spectrum…  read more

Learning to Talk: Breaking down the barriers
(Posted Oct 2014)

One of the most heartbreaking aspects of autism is the inability of some children to talk. When Spencer* signed up with ABC Center three years ago, he was in this situation…. he could make sounds but they were unintelligible, he could not use them to communicate. Nor could he understand what was being said to him. Today, three years later, Spencer can now talk to us, and we to him…  read more

The Parents’ Role in Autism: Do’s and Dont’s
(Posted Dec 2014)

Parenting a child with autism is one of the most difficult and confusing roles in life. In this article, we give our best advice on what should and should not be done. (Portions of this newsletter are excerpts from an article published in Today’s Parents’ magazine (Aug/Sept 2011) written by Meryl Koh from her interview with Ms. Mari Ueda-Tao, MA, BCBA, Applied Behavior Consultants (ABC Center) USA…  read more

Teaching Social Skills to children with Autism
(Posted Jan 2015)

Socializing can be confusing for children with autism, particularly as they grow up, interacting with peers and developing friendships. They need to learn to hold conversations, to win (and lose) in games, to negotiate with others… We speak to ABC Center, regarding their work with Michael* , a 9 year old with Asperger’s Syndrome who is at the ABC Center’s Social Skills Program… read more

Dealing with Tantrums in children with Autism
(Posted May 2015)

Many children with autism engage in tantrums or negative behavior. These include crying, hitting their heads on the wall, biting, punching, and other kinds of behavior problems that leave parents confused, stressed, and feeling very helpless. Ms Hui Ling Loh, BCBA, Clinical Supervisor of ABC Center Singapore talks about tips on managing these tantrums.  Read more

Eating Problems among Children with Autism
(Posted Aug 2015)

Among the challenges that parents face with children with autism, one of the most stressful is dealing with eating problems. These can result to children not getting the right nutrition… Ms Hui Ling Loh, Clinical Supervisor of ABC Center Singapore, talks about her experience on this issue, and what strategies can best help…  read more

Mainstream School for a Child with Autism
(Posted Jul 2018)

When Allan* was two years old, he was diagnosed with autism. His parents enrolled him in a special education school, but soon realized he was higher functioning than his peers. Hence, they tried to go for mainstream school. We speak to Mr. B, Allan’s dad, and Ms. Hui Ling Loh, MA, BCBA, Clinical Director at ABC Center Singapore, about Allan’s journey.  Read more

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