MindChamps Medical Opens Doors to Allied Care and In-school Healthcare Screening Services
MindChamps Allied Care fill in the gaps for children who require development and learning support
Singapore, 2 November 2016 – In line with the MindChamps approach that health should be preventive and not reactive, MindChamps Medical draws together the benefits of education and healthcare to enable families to better understand how to build a healthy overall lifestyle at the newly opened MindChamps Medical @ Tiong Bahru.
Allied Healthcare Services encompass occupational therapy and speech therapy for kids. Our Therapy sees that each child is unique despite challenging circumstances. With our tried-and tested occupational therapy intervention, our kids can rise above these learning circumstances to be the best that they can be. Our occupational therapy includes development and the nurturing of motor skills, handwriting skills, social skills, etc. Our speech therapy will assess, treat and help children with difficulties speaking, understanding and using the language effectively.
While physical challenges in speech and language are on the rise, the Ministry of Health attributes these to greater awareness and better detection. Early detection and dealing with it will weaken effects of developmental problems and work towards nurturing the child. This provides the foundation for adulthood.
As for In-school Health Screening, most find that in Singapore, basic health checks (height/weight, eyesight) are only offered to students in Primary School (ages 7 to12). At MindChamps Medical, regular health and development checks begin at the pre-school level (18 months onwards) and are recommended and extended to all students to ensure that they are growing well and reaching their developmental milestones. Our health checks allow us to detect the onset of any health or developmental issues, so that intervention occurs early.
MindChamps Medical offers annual In-school Health and Developmental Screening to MindChamps Preschools, and in time to come, non-MindChamps preschools. For the first time ever, children will be nurtured by four experts – the child’s teacher, MindChamps Medical’s doctor, the speech therapist and the occupational therapist – in a single Screening. The Screening strives to tap on the synergistic effort of the four child experts in producing the most thorough assessment of the child’s physical and developmental well-being. As the teacher has most interaction with the child on a daily basis, he or she is the best candidate to assist each of the medical professionals in the Screening, to facilitate the keenest of observations for the child.
Teachers will be trained by the medical professionals to look out for any symptoms of health, behavioural or developmental problems, alerting the child’s parents if so detected. Each participating child will receive an individualised assessment report that includes strategies to further facilitate the child’s developmental progress.
List of Services
- Developmental Milestones Facilitation
- Gross and Fine Motor Skills Training
- Sensory Processing Education
- Visual Motor Integration and Visual Perception Skills Training
- Motor Planning and Praxis Skills
- Training for Age-appropriate self-regulation of Emotions and Behaviour
- Social Skills and Play Skills Training
- Training for Self-care Skills
- Transition Planning and Support
- Communication Skills Training
- Expressive Language Skills Training
- Receptive Language Skills Training
- Articulation and Speech Production Training
- Feeding and Swallowing Training
- Handwriting Skills Training
- Socialisation and Communication Skills Training