In a fast-evolving world where A.I. and machine learning are slowly revolutionizing the way we live and work, laying a strong foundation for a child’s cognitive development is more critical than ever.
It is our cognitive faculties, after all, that cannot be delegated to machines.
Unfortunately, not all children learn the same way. Some need a helping hand when it comes to developing their cognitive abilities. This is why children in Singapore are fortunate to have the Cognitive Development Learning Centre.
What is the Cognitive Development Learning Centre?
The CDLC is a MOE-registered school that specialises in academic intervention at preschool to secondary school in Singapore. The school caters to children with a range of needs, including special education, dyslexia and autism spectrum disorder.
The aim of the Centre is to provide students with the tools they need for academic success by helping them develop their cognitive abilities. The centre also offers speech therapy services as well as occupational therapy for children who have sensory integration disorders such as motor skills delays.
With a recognition that there are many forms and degrees of learning disabilities, the centre offers a wide range of programs to suit the diverse needs of its students.
Enhanced Developmental & Learning Intervention Program
The Enhanced Developmental & Learning Intervention Program (EDLI) is designed to meet the needs of children who require a more intensive approach to their learning, especially in critical skills such as communication, writing, and other academic subjects.
This program espouses a holistic approach to intervention that focuses on a child’s attention and behaviour, handwriting, numeracy, language, and social skills. These are all important skills that are recognized as the foundations of a child’s cognitive development.
Homework is an important part of school as it reinforces learning, helps develop a sense of responsibility, encourages independence, and gives an opportunity for parents to get themselves involved with their child’s development.
Unfortunately, homework can sometimes get too overwhelming for children.
The centre’s Homework Support Program is aimed at helping relieve some of the stress of homework when it gets too difficult or overwhelming, especially for children with special needs. It is available for primary-level children who are having difficulties with their homework, especially those who are struggling in school.
Children may start to exhibit learning and developmental issues as early as 0 to 6 years old. The centre’s Early Intervention Program specialises in this critical period by turning the curriculum’s focus on developing foundational skills such as self-help, communication, social, and cognitive skills of a child with special needs.
The program aims to help children achieve milestone achievements such as verbal communication, social interaction, and problem-solving.
Primary Schoolers Program
Children sometimes fall behind not because of a learning disability but because they don’t absorb lessons like others. Some are visual learners, others are auditory, and quite a few are kinesthetic.
The Primary Schoolers Program gives children a chance to catch up to their peers by designing both an environment and a learning plan based on MOE’s curriculum that is specifically crafted for each child.
This controlled environment enables children to learn at their own pace and allows them to feel confident about their own abilities. The program is also designed so that children can work on specific skills that they need to work on, such as reading comprehension and math facts.
Secondary Students Program
Children learn more complex concepts at the secondary levels. Unfortunately, some children who lack the fundamental skills to jump into the curriculum can be left behind.
The Centre’s Secondary Students Program targets root cause issues, meaning it finds where the child might be behind in fundamental skills development and remedies it through remedial lessons and skill-building activities. Reading comprehension, for example, is a critical skill many children lack.
At the same time, the curriculum, designed to fit his or her learning style, tries to arm students with cognitive skills for each subject being taught in school. The Centre’s Secondary Students Program helps students gain the skills they need to succeed academically and socially at a time when they’re most vulnerable.
Unfortunately, communication skills often get left behind in the push for academic achievement.
Instead, science, math, and technology subjects often get the focus and attention of the curriculum. This can be a problem for children who struggle with reading comprehension and writing skills, as well as those who are more interested in social studies or the arts than science and technology.
The Centre, through its Communications Skills curriculum, helps students learn the skills they need to succeed in school and beyond. The program, however, does not simply focus on written and spoken forms of communication; it also endeavours to help children in non-verbal communication, such as social etiquette, voice and tempo, and confidence.
The program is designed to help students develop skills they can use not just in school but also at home, in their community and beyond.
The Cognitive Development Centre Singapore is a leading educational institution that offers a wide range of programs designed to help children develop their cognitive and social skills. The centre is committed to providing the highest quality education for students, parents and other caregivers, focusing on enabling them to achieve their full potential.
The Centre can be a valuable resource for parents and guardians who are looking to help their children develop the skills they need to succeed in school and beyond.
So, if you simply need extra support in helping develop your child’s cognitive skills, do not hesitate to contact them.