Current/ Recent Projects

2019

1) CHIJ (Our Lady of Good Counsel) – 2-Part SEN Workshop

The Social Factor is conducting a 2-part workshop to help students learn better.

The workshops have the following objectives:

a. To help students understand how the brain facilities learning;

b. To help students identify their learning styles & their strengths; and acquire effective study skills.

c. To help students with special needs learn better, and in the process develop stronger studying and working habits.

2) Ngee Ann Polytechnic – Peer Support Training for Students

This is the 3rd year that The Social Factor is conducting Peer Support training for Ngee Ann Poly Peer Helpers.

The 2-day student programme has the following objectives:

  1. To help students gain a better understanding of themselves and how their life experiences have affected the person whom they are.
  2. To understand the importance of empathy.
  3. To learn active listening and effective friendship skills in order to be a better help to their friends.
  4. To learn about common youth issues and signs of distress, and how to recognise when a friend needs help.
  5. To learn about the various support strategies & resources and how to help a friend in need.

3) Park View Primary School – Learning for Life Workshop Series

The Social Factor is conducting a workshop series for 14 students at Park View Primary School. 

a. To help students with special needs in the area of body awareness, in order for them to learn self control and better manage behavioural issues;

b. To help students with special needs in the area of social-emotional awareness, in order for them to become more aware of their motivations, esteem needs, surrounding environment, and in the process develop executive functioning skills; and

c. To help students with special needs learn better, and in the process develop stronger studying and working habits.

The topics covered include the following: Understanding Your Strengths, Identity & Self Esteem, Managing Thinking Errors & Negative Automatic Thoughts, Understanding Social Behaviour, Social Cues & Turn Taking, How to Address Sensory & Emotional Distractions.

4) Compassvale Secondary School – Focus & Concentration Workshop Series

The Social Factor conducted a workshop series for 5 students at Compassvale Secondary School. The topics covered included: Voluntary Thinking vs Autopilot Thinking, The Hungry Brain – How to Eat Right & Memory Games to Boost Your Brain Power.

5) Mayflower Secondary School – Social Skills Workshop Series

The Social Factor is conducting a workshop series for 8 students at Mayflower Secondary School. 

The programme had the following goals:

a. To help students with special needs in the area of body awareness, in order for them to learn self control and better manage behavioural issues;

b. To help students with special needs in the area of social-emotional awareness, in order for them to become more aware of their motivations, esteem needs, surrounding environment, and in the process develop executive functioning skills; and

b. To help students with special needs learn better, and in the process develop stronger studying and working habits.

6) Bt Batok Secondary School – ADHD Workshop for Teachers

The Social Factor conducted an ADHD Workshop for staff at Bt Batok Secondary School. The workshop, for 40 participants, was intended to help teachers develop a better understanding of ADHD and learn strategies on how to help students in the classroom.

7) St Andrew’s Autism School – Workshops for Parents on Healthy & Safe Relationships (HSR)

The Social Factor conducted a workshop for the Parent Support Group at St Andrew’s Autism School. The topics covered included:

An Overview of Healthy & Safe Relationships

Protecting Myself – Personal Space & How to Draw Boundaries

Protecting Myself – How to Recognise Appropriate Touch

Making Friends – How to Develop Stranger Awareness

8) Health Promotion Board – Next Steps: Managing the Transition to Primary School – Pre-School Teachers’ Training Workshops (2018-2020)


The Social Factor has won the contract for 7 full-day sessions of workshops. The sessions aim to help teachers understand the transition experience of pre-school aged students and equipping them with the necessary skills and resources to manage the primary school experience effectively. At the end of the session, teachers will:

  • Recognise the key differences between the pre-school vs. primary school experience
  • Understand how change and transition induces stress and anxiety in children
  • Normalise and manage transition-related stress and anxiety in children
  • Demonstrate how primary school can be a positive experience
  • Engage parents in transition planning
  • Encourage help-seeking and help-giving amongst children pre and post transition

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2018

1) Geylang Methodist Secondary School – Consultation for Parents-Mentoring Programme

The Social Factor is providing consultancy work for the implementation of a mentoring programme by parents which would provide social-emotional support to students. The four-month programme would empower parent-mentors to guide students in the setting of clear and realistic goals for their holistic development.

2) Ngee Ann Polytechnic – Workshop on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

This is a Level 2 training programme for Peer Helpers to build on the skills they had previously learnt in the Basic Peer Support Programme. The workshop is intended to help Peer Helpers identify and understand the negative automatic thoughts of their peers, and through a systematic approach, to help their peers address errors in thinking and other cognitive issues.

3) Chen Su Lan Methodist Children’s Home – Setting Up of Sensory-Therapy Room & Staff Workshop on Sensory Issues and Special Needs

The Social Factor was engaged to set up a Sensory-Therapy Room for Chen Su Lan Methodist Children’s Home. The room will be used to help all children to meet their sensory diet. The staff workshop has the following objectives:

  • To help participants have a better understanding of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and the etiology of the disorder;
  • To present an overview of special needs such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD); and
  • To learn about various therapeutic strategies that can be used to help children with SPD, ASD and ADHD.

4) Ngee Ann Polytechnic – Peer Support Training for Students

The Social Factor is conducting another four runs of the Peer Support Programme for  Student Peer Helpers. The programme has the following objectives:

  1. To help students gain a better understanding of themselves and how their life experiences have affected the person whom they are.
  2. To understand the importance of empathy.
  3. To learn active listening and effective friendship skills in order to be a better help to their friends.
  4. To learn about common youth issues and signs of distress, and how to recognise when a friend needs help.
  5. To learn about the various support strategies & resources and how to help a friend in need.

5) Canberra Secondary School – Workshops on Dyslexia & ADHD: How to Study, Learn More Effectively & Be Better Prepared for Examinations

The Social Factor conducted a specialised workshop for students with dyslexia to help them to be more effective learners. Students were taught how to cope with dyslexia in terms of how to understand their emotions, how to adopt a learning style appropriate to their needs, and how to create an optimal learning and studying environment. They were also provided with techniques to facilitate their learning and to be better prepared for their examinations.   

The Social Factor also conducted a specialised workshop for students with ADHD. The workshop discussed the two system approach to attention, and provided suggestions on how to remove distractions and how to create a conductive environment for learning.

5) Anglican High School – Peer Support Training for Students

The Social Factor is conducting two runs of the Peer Support Programme for Secondary One and Two Peer Support Leaders. The programme has the following objectives:

  1. To help students gain a better understanding of themselves and how their life experiences have affected the person whom they are.
  2. To understand the importance of empathy.
  3. To learn active listening and effective friendship skills in order to be a better help to their friends.
  4. To learn about common youth issues and signs of distress, and how to recognise when a friend needs help.
  5. To learn about the various support strategies & resources and how to help a friend in need.

6) Training on Autism Spectrum Disorder for Allied Educators and Learning Support Officers (Fuhua Primary School)

The session on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) had the following aims:

  1. To help participants have a better understanding of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and the etiology of the disorder;
  2. To present an overview of the link between SPD and ASD; and
  3. To learn about various classroom strategies that can be used to help students with SPD and ASD.

7) Setting Up of Sensory Room & Teacher Workshop on Sensory Issues and Special Needs (Ang Mo Kio Primary School)

The Social Factor served as consultants for the setting up of a Sensory Room for Ang Mo Kio Primary School. A workshop was also conducted for 100 teachers with the following objectives:

  1. To help participants have a better understanding of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and the etiology of the disorder;
  2. To present an overview of special needs such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD); and
  3. To learn about various classroom strategies that can be used to help students with SPD, ASD and ADHD.
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