2018

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2018

1) Cedar Primary School – Staff Workshops on Special Educational Needs (SEN) & Enhancing the Learning Experience

This was a full day programme for staff at Cedar Primary School. The morning session was a collaboration with Sunshine & Love, and the staff designed and painted their very own coffee mugs in order to challenge their everyday perspectives. As for the afternoon session, it helped participants have a better understanding of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Dyslexia, and provided strategies on how to manage students with SEN in the classroom.

2) MWS Covenant Family Service Centre – Setting Up of Sensory Corner & Staff Workshop on Sensory Issues and Special Needs 

The Social Factor was engaged as a consultant to set up a Sensory Corner for social workers at MWS Covenant Family Service Centre to help them manage the stresses associated with the job.

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.

3) Peirce Secondary School – Life Skills Workshop Series for Students with Special Needs

The Social Factor conducted a 5-hour experiential workshop to help participants develop  a better self awareness and to develop a number of important life skills. These included the following:

  • Confidence & Self esteem
  • Social Skills, Friendship & Empathy 
  • Motivation & Coping with Stress
  • Understanding Emotions 
  • Managing Anger
  • How to Focus & Concentrate  

4) Yuying Secondary School – ADHD Workshop for Teachers & Allied Educators

The Social Factor conducted an ADHD Workshop for staff at Yuying Secondary School. The workshop was for 80 participants and had the following goals:

  1. To help participants have a better understanding of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and the etiology of the disorder; and
  2. To learn about various classroom strategies that can be used to help students with ADHD.

5) Woodgrove Secondary School – Learning Workshop for Students with Special Needs

The workshop covered the following areas:

Topics Covered
How Learning Works: The Four Stage Learning Process
Identifying My Strengths – How Do I Learn Best?
Effective Learning Strategies 1- Creating the Right Study Environment
Effective Learning Strategies 2 – Techniques to Facilitate Learning

6) Dunearn Secondary School – Life Skills Workshop Series for Students with Special Needs

The Social Factor conducted four workshops to help students gain competence in salient life skills. The workshops are intended to help participants develop the following life skills:

  • Confidence & Self Esteem
  • Social Skills, Friendship & Empathy 
  • Motivation & Coping with Stress
  • Leadership & Teamwork

Learning will be facilitated and enhanced through the use of presentations, games, discussions and experiential learning.

7) Yio Chu Kang Primary School – Study Skills for Students with Special Needs

The Social Factor conducted a workshop to help students in the following ways:

a. To help students understand how the brain facilitates 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.

8)  Bowen Secondary School – Workshop on ADHD

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

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

9) Metta School – Talk on Relationships & Sexuality

This is the second session conduced for Metta School. It is an interactive talk for students aged 16-20; for them to have better body awareness in the areas of health, relationships and sexuality. Among the areas covered included the importance of healthy relationships, the role of sex in a relationship and the ABCDs of sex.

10) 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.

11) 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.

12) 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.

13) 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.

14) 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.

15) 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.

16) 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.

17) 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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