Nurture Pods is one of Singapore’s premier centres for child development and early intervention. Its primary goals are to help children with developmental disabilities and learning and communication impairments achieve independence and become all-rounded individuals and help parents fully understand their child’s needs so they are able to provide much-needed support, love, and acceptance.
The clinic’s focus is to address the different needs of special children by providing highly individualised, evidence-based, and holistic intervention programs that are designed to enable them to achieve development to their best ability. It is one of the first clinics in Singapore to offer the renowned Secret Agent Society Program, a breakthrough, proven highly effective social skills program for children with autism spectrum disorders.
The clinic’s team is composed of a highly skilled and experienced early intervention specialists, therapists, social skills trainers, and occupational therapists with nationally and internationally recognised qualifications. The team regularly attends courses and workshops both in Singapore and abroad to stay up-to-date with latest developments, research, and studies on intervention programs in the field of child development.
The clinic also benefits from three world-renowned international consultants who are tasked to ensure that all the programs are up to international standards. Aside from impressive educational background, years of expertise, and exceptional skills, the team also put to the table its genuine concern for the well-being of each patient.
<p>Mr. Yong Hao Soh is a part of Nurture Pods’ highly skilled and experienced team of early intervention specialists, therapists, social skills trainers, and occupational therapists. He holds a Masters Degree in Psychology, which he obtained from the National University of Singapore. During his course of study, he has conducted research on the primary and secondary health care issues in Singapore and published articles in international journals. He also completed the intensive TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and Communication Handicapped Children) training at the University of Carolina (USA) where he also worked with children with autism using TEACCH principles. </p> <p>He also pursued TEACCH advanced topics seminar from the same university. The course has been instrumental in developing his skills as a TEACCH practitioner in helping not just children with autism but also their families. </p> <p>Mr. Yong Hao then completed the advanced Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) training. The system is a unique augmentative or alternative communication intervention tool for children with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities. To date, Mr. Yong Hao is the only Singaporean certified to implement the said program. </p> <p>He is a member of the Singapore Psychological Society and associate member of the American Psychological Association.</p>