Valentine’s Day is most often associated with courtship and love. It is a day of hope, budding romance, and appreciations for existing relationships. However, all is not always well when it comes to the matter of the heart. Behind many love stories lurks a jealous heart; and it affects everyone to some degree or another. Read more
You have been working for years now as an educator for special needs children. You’ve helped them and guided them through so much in order to help them overcome many issues. All your students have been unique but they’ve all required the right intervention and lesson plans that are best suited to help them gain confidence and skills they will need in society. Read more
Have you ever experienced or know someone with a child screaming in public while covering their ears or eyes? For some seemingly unknown reason, they might have a loud and sometimes violent reaction episode without anyone apparent trigger. It is common to mistake this as a child throwing a tantrum. Read more
Children who suffer from communications disorders suffer emotional and social effects that may be a huge quality of life issue for them. Speech therapy is used to help improve your child or your students’ ability to communicate. Spoken communications is incredibly important to the development of the child, allowing them to express their emotions, needs, and thoughts. Read more
Anger is an emotional state of aggression and hostility towards someone or something. Most people tend to think that also describes rage so they must be the same thing. It is but it’s also not quite so straight forward.
Rage is best described as a fit of violent anger and fury. It is the most extreme expression of anger. Anger can actually be good and lead to positive outcomes either by acting as a motivator to perform and succeed or acting as a means to overcome some personal difficulties. Rage is excessive anger that is often violent. Read more
Anger is one of the most aggressive emotional states we can experience. When you get angry, you are experiencing aggression and hostility towards something or someone. It can range from relatively mild to intense aggression and hostility. Often this emotion erupts over a perceived or real threat or trespass against you. Other times you get angry because things haven’t gone your way, or the way you expected them to. Read more
The role of a special needs educator is a challenging but rewarding role to fill. The people who become special needs educators must overcome a great deal of personal challenges as well as the challenges of the job in order to ensure their students are living up to the best of their abilities.
These challenges come from needing to personalise education plans, and ensuring each and every student learns in the manner that is best suited to them for them to develop and progress. There are many different kinds of learning disorders that their students may have, and the special needs educators must find some way to accommodate this for the child’s benefit. This requires a high degree of dedication, training, and care; with demand steadily growing for schools and educators. Read more
2019 marks the year all Singaporean children of the appropriate age are required to attend school, including children with learning disabilities and other special needs. Prior to this, children with special needs were exempt, with many attending special education schools (SPED) run by voluntary welfare organisations or enrolled in private institutions.
Even with this move, the wait list for schools remain long. As schools and institutes move to increase capacity, demand for experience, leadership, and management become apparent. Read more
Emotions are the core of what it means to be human. Emotions give meaning to all the events, people, and objects in our lives. Without emotions, we would not be able to connect, form friendships, have empathy or sympathy.
As important as emotions are to us, sometimes they can take us down a path that is unhealthy and destructive. Read more
Many people dread the idea of shopping for Christmas gifts, decorating their house for the holidays, and having dinner gatherings with family members. If you are worried you might be the Grinch, don’t be. More people than you know also dread the holidays.
Festive holidays are meant to be joyful. However, studies has shown that stress and anxiety will be heightened especially during the holiday season. Reasons might be due to routines being interrupted – by travel, guests, parties and the holidays themselves. Hence, this can agitate and easily cause distress. Without any intervention, our discomfort for the holiday period may even grow with each passing year. This can have an effect on our overall ability to enjoy ourselves and our impact out sense of happiness. Read more