The Center for Psychology was established in 2005 and has since been a pioneer provider of various psychological services in Singapore and South East Asia. Our highly trained professional psychologists and counsellors provide evidence-based therapy delivered in a mindful, compassionate, respectful and non-judgemental stance. We support individuals with everyday stresses and problems in a safe, comfortable, and private environment; regardless of race, gender, or religious preferences. Our services are extended to individuals, couples, families and groups with varying concerns.
In addition, we administer the latest and internationally recognised comprehensive psychological assessments for the purpose of understanding one's strengths and weaknesses, learning differences, school readiness, access accomodations and school placements. We also specilaise in a range of adult psychological assessments for the purpose of facilitating better work and home life. We offer Autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) assessments for adults in search of having a better understanding of ongoing difficulties in life.
We adhere strictly to the professional and ethical standards set forth by the American Psychological Association (APA), American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), British Psychological Society (BPS), and Singapore Psychological Society (SPS).
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Have you encountered this?
Adult asks, “Do you need help?”
Child responds, “Do you need help?”
When your child on the autism spectrum repeats yours or others’ words, or even phrases and sentences from their favourite shows, he is using echolalia. Why does your child with ASD use echolalia?
Recently I had asked a child, “Can I go to your school?” He looked away with an amused smile and replied, “Maybe I think it (school) is for kids!” The adults in the room broke out in laughter, before I went on to explain myself more clearly, “Can I visit you in your school?” This time, I got the answer I was looking for, “Yes.” This example struck me that what we often assume to be easily understood could hold an entirely different meaning for a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). It leads us to ponder - how clear are we in communicating our intentions to our children with ASD?
What is Dyslexia?
Dyslexia refers to “a pattern of learning difficulties characterized by problems with accurate or fluent word recognition, poor decoding, and poor spelling abilities” (DSM-5). It is a neurodevelopmental disorder and is characterized by difficulties in phonological awareness, working memory and word retrieval skills. This is likely to cause difficulties with reading comprehension, spelling, writing, gaining automaticity in tasks or the solving of Mathematical problems. No two individuals with dyslexia are likely to have the same profile or present with the same difficulties. Research has shown that there are genetic components to dyslexia and it may occur across a range of intellectual abilities.