Our Early Intervention Programmes (EIP)

Early intervention is to identify and provide effective early support to children who are at risk of developmental delays. Effective early intervention works to equip them with improved motor, communication, social, self-help and cognitive skills. Every Bright Path child has an individualised curriculum tailored to their needs. We use TEACCH: a structured, yet flexible teaching program. It is a visual teaching method suitable for children of all ages and developmental levels. The highly visual approach help make the environment more comprehensible and can be replicated beyond the school environment. Even in a group class setting, your child will receive individualised learning based on their specific needs.

At Bright Path, we have these specialists that work closely with our educators to provide the ideal teaching techniques to help all our child learn and develop.

Our Specialist Team

Head, Inclusive Education

Tricia has 15 years of experience in early childhood education, including 8 years in special education (children aged 7-18). She has worked with children with a range of developmental challenges, developing individual education plans that bring positive outcomes.

As a Head, Inclusive Education, Tricia crafts and refines the school’s curriculum based on the 6 learning domains. She plans, designs and educate staff on literacy curriculum and lesson plans. She works closely with the specialist team and educators to ensure learning materials and environment for children are maximised. Tricia also documents, reviews and reports on the progress of the intervention such as writing school testimonials, Personalised Education Plans (PEP) goals and report. She conducts Class Placement Exercise (CPE) for Bright Path to ensure children are placed in classrooms based on their functional level. Lastly, she crafts and updates school SOPs related to inclusive, special education and early childhood practices.

Tricia’s qualifications

• Masters in Inclusion and Special Education (Monash University)
• Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Monash University)
• Bachelors in Psychology (Hons) – (James Cook University)
• Diploma in Early Childhood Education – (SEED Institute)
• Certificate and Higher Certificate in Autism (Autism Resource Centre)
• Trained in TEACCH program

Occupational Therapist

Guo Hua is a self-motivated and confident medical graduate with extensive knowledge on assessment of children with special needs. He advocates for home-school partnership so his clients can achieve their best.

As an Occupational Therapist, Guo Hua performs informal and formal assessments in the components of gross motor, fine motor and sensory. He formulates appropriate individualized intervention goals in the area of activities of daily living, classroom learning and play. He will also suggest and carry out activities to improve on the strength, balance and coordination of the children. He will utilise sensory integration technique to reduce sensory seeking and avoiding behaviours. Lastly, he will document, review and report on the progress of the intervention and share strategies with educators and parents on occupational therapy techniques to improve attention of children during lessons.

Guo Hua’s qualifications

  • Master in Science (Occupational Therapy) (Queen Margaret University)
  • Diploma in Occupational Therapy (Nanyang Polytechnic)
  • Credentials in: Sensory Integration Praxis Test, Reality Therapy (Basic), Choice Theory (William Glasser Institute), Social Thinking (Michelle Garcia Winner), Interactive Metronome, Therapeutic Listening (Vital Sounds), Cognitive Orientation for Daily Occupational Performance (CO-OP), and Greenspan Floortime Approach
  • Registered Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) Professional

Speech Therapist

Suet Leng is a Hanen-certified Speech Pathologist with 20 years of experience in Pediatric Speech therapy. Her interests and specialization in Early Intervention focusing on parent training and teacher consultancy.

In her role as a Speech Therapist, Suet Leng performs informal and formal assessments in the areas of speech and language. She formulates appropriate individualized intervention goals in the areas of speech and language. She will also apply Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC), feeding and oral-motor skills from assessment findings and suggest appropriate types of (AAC) for children and work with educators in providing appropriate oral-motor activities. She also work closely with Tricia on curriculum matters (language and literacy and/or social emotional domains). Lastly, she documents, reviews and reports on the progress of the intervention and share strategies with educators and parents with speech and language therapy techniques to aid with the achievement of communication and feeding goals (via telephone call/face-to-face meetings)

Suet Leng’s qualifications

  • Bachelors in Speech Pathology (University of Sydney)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies in Early Intervention (University of Melbourne)
  • Credentials in: Hanen, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), Social thinking, PROMPT, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)/Aided Language Stimulation (ALS), TalkTools, and Sensory Profile
  • Registered Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) Professional
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