THE CENTER FOR PSYCHOLOGY

The Center for Psychology

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. 

For children under 7 years old and on the autism spectrum, we offer tailored home-based early intervention services that enable children in their developmental years the opportunity to bridge learning and developmental gaps.

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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Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Echolalia

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?

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Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Language

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?

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Won’t and Can’t – Knowing the Difference and Shifting Our Perspectives

When autism is discussed, one oft-recurring concern is that of problem behaviours and how they can be eliminated. With regards to this topic, it is critical to highlight that the focus cannot be solely on the behaviour but on the factors surrounding their occurrences. In the words of Ros Blackburn, an internationally known speaker who is on the autism spectrum, “’Behaviour’ is not the issue. It is a by-product, the end result of autism.” Let’s take a closer look at the characteristics of autism and why Ros Blackburn refers to “behaviour” as the end result of autism.