Testimonies for our workshops

On Our Autism Workshops

"Genevieve did very well. I learned a lot from her, (information) that can be very useful in my work as a childcare teacher dealing with children with special needs in a mainstream setting."

"The content is just fine. I find it very useful as I am handling children with special needs"

"What I like best: The role play, and encouragement and advice from the trainer. In depth understanding o the topics introduced."

"Loved the videos and real life events that were shared by parents"

"Genevieve is engaging and knowledgeable. I learned a lot today!"

"Trainer showed wealth of knowledge and practical experience in the topics shared."

"The hands on exercises are the best. It helps me to be mindful of what I intend to do during the exercises"

On Managing Challenging Behaviour

"Most engaging style of training, full of practical anecdotes and humour"
"Informative, relevant, good that she gave real experiences and how she handles them."
"Genevieve has excellent knowledge in Special Education. She speaks our language and makes workshop interesting and I am able to follow."
"Personal experiences shared. This helped me to relate to my own experiences and reflect on how I can change my behaviours in future"

On Adolescence

"What I liked best: Videos, good coverage of theory vs practical applications."
"Gen is excellent! Experienced, good sharing of experience. Approachable. Open. with Empathy"
"Trainer was clear and provided plenty of insight, new and relatable."

On Making Connections

"Making the concepts come alive via the video clips, showing people exhibiting the traits/behaviour"
"What I like best: A scientific way to explain how does the brain work"

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Testimonies from parents

Our family has been with Children's Partnership since 2005/6. My eldest son was the first to be diagnosed with Autism, and we had been so blessed to work with Genevieve all these years. She works with sincerity and passion, and her judgement is usually spot on. Over the years, we had benefited much from her support, encouragement, and advice. We learnt not just how to help our special children, but also understand more about our family dynamics, and how it impacted the children. Even when other children had issues, we never considered going elsewhere, as we had faith in Gen and her colleagues. Children's Partnership is a group that never rest on their laurels, but constantly seeks to better themselves and their services to support the families they work with. They work with their heart. They are the only group our family has consistently partnered with for the last 8 years, to support our children both at home and school, simply because we trust them absolutely. We know they will do their best to partner us to guide our children to their fullest potential, to live their dreams, and most importantly, to lead meaningful quality lives.
Thank you so much, from the bottom of our hearts.

Ham and Chern Chieh, Feb 2014

We were recommended to Genevieve Chua, Children Partnership by a psychologist. Our son had been diagnosed with Autism at eighteen months old and we didn't know who or where to turn to. Our son was having speech delay and very much lacking in basic social skills. All these years, we are happy and felt fortunate that our child has been with Genevieve Chua, Children Partnership. We started out with PECS and then RDI. The RDI therapy has empowered us in learning how to deal with our son. With the help of Genevieve, we are constantly figuring out ways to bring out the social/emotional side of our child. We believe in the RDI therapy. It is working for us and our child too! He has improved and progressed nicely over the years and working towards a better quality of life. Without Children's Partnership, we're not sure where we would've turned for help. From the day we began, to this very day, Genevieve has always been guiding and advising us how to bring up our Special Child. She is dedicated towards our child and will even advise us how to handle our child when he had a big meltdown even after office hours. Passion is rare these days. However, Genevieve is one of the most passionate professionals we have ever encountered. She doesn't just see a child with a deficit, she sees a child who deserves all of the joy and love that any neurotypical child does. She reaches a child and brings him/her out of his/her world. Our child has improved in the care of all of the professionals at Children Partnership. I would highly recommend this nurturing environment to any and everyone who needs a place for their children with ASD. It is also a great place to connect with other parents who share a similar experience as your own. Their support has encouraged and helped us maintain our sanity. Thank you so much Genevieve, Samantha (a psychologist who is no longer an employee of Children's Partnership), Hong Yin and team!!

Best regards
Mr & Mrs Cheow

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Meet Sherlyn, one of our psychologists

M A (Psych), BSc (Appl Psych), Dip. Appl Psych, Psychologist

While doing my degree, I had the opportunity to intern at a special needs school. It was from there that I discovered my passion for working with children. I enjoyed it so much that i stayed on even after my internship officially ended. Seeing how each child was so special and unique in their own ways, with varying interests and abilities made me realize that every individual required a different approach.

From there I went on to complete my Masters in Psychology at Bangor University, UK. When I returned, I took on more internship positions, in a Mental Health Institute and at a private Child Development Clinic. During my internship at the private Child Development Clinic, I had the opportunity to work together with a multidisciplinary team consisting of Paediatricians, Speech Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Psychologists. Through that I gained more insights and knowledge to the role each of these professionals play, and how the team comes together to fulfill the needs of a child.

After my internships, I went on to work briefly at a private inclusion pre-school setting. I am very glad to have found my way to Children's Partnership. I am motivated to continue learning and training, to be able to do all I can for every child and family that I work with.

Together with the team, it will be my privilege and pleasure to go on this journey with you.

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Meet Hong Yin, one of our psychologists

M. A. Development Psych, Developmental Psychologist

"Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same."

Franz Peter Schubert

I started working with children with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities at a VWO in 2003. I was fresh out of college, having just attained my Masters in Developmental Psychology & was proverbially bright-eyes and bushy-tailed. I took the job thinking, like most people do for their first jobs - that I would try to 'stick it out' for a year or two for the experience. Well, the experience must have been mind-blowing because I 'stuck it out' for 8 years! In the time I was there, I would like to believe that I have helped these children and their families through the course of my work.

However, it is probably more accurate to say that these children and their families have taught me a lot more: to open my eyes, to see what they see, to feel what they feel & to pull through tough times together. In 2011, however, I made a decision to spend more time with my 2 young boys. I left the organisation with many tears, but also with many fond memories. With these memorable experiences in my heart, I have found my way to Children's Partnership. I hope I will be able to receive more footprints from the children and their families that I can get to help and serve.

I graduated from the University of Sydney with a degree in Psychology. I worked briefly at a counselling centre before deciding to pursue my studies further. In 2003 I attained a Masters in Developmental Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University. When I returned to Singapore, I started working at a special school with over 300 students, and a multi-disciplinary Allied Health Professional team. During my time there, I conducted intellectual and behavioural assessments for the children, evaluated their progress with the teachers & designed behavioural intervention programmes with the parents.

I'm keen to learn more to better the lives of the children that I work with. I have received training in various approaches such as HANDLE, a play based treatment of trauma.

I hope that I will continue to learn and find out more about better ways to help the special needs population. It would be a pleasure to meet you and have you leave some footprints in my heart.

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Meet Genevieve, one of our psychologists

Hi there,

Working with families in order to guide a child to reach his fullest potential has been a long held belief of mine. Children’s Partnership was set up in 2005 with the intent of working together with families. Over the years, it has been a privilege to work with each and every family as we work towards guiding each child in their journey through life. I have also been blessed with a team of incredibly talented and dedicated consultants who are passionate about the work they do with the families.

From a professional standpoint, I graduated from Murdoch University with a degree in Psychology. I worked in a special school, where I got to learn about the gifts of each child I taught as I guided them through dance, swimming and job placements, in addition to the day to day academics. During this time, I earned a master’s degree in Applied Psychology and started a new phase in my work life where I was involved in the assessment and diagnosis of children at a local hospital. In my time there, I received training in various intervention programmes (PECS, Structured Teaching, MISC approach) and helped to initiate various intervention programmes. I was and still am continually looking to improve the lives of the children I work with, which led to my becoming an RDI® Program Certified Consultant.

As an RDI® Program Certified Supervisor, I have had the privilege to guide Consultants-In-Training from countries such as, China, Hong Kong, India and Taiwan. I have also enjoyed working as an associate trainer at Ngee Ann Polytechnic guiding teachers who were keen to learn more about students living with special needs.

Over the years, I have continued to receive training and study with the goal of improving the lives of the children and families I work with. In particular, the area of neurodevelopment is a keen interest of mine. I have received training in various approaches (HANDLE, Rhythmic Movement Training, Play based treatment of trauma).”

When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my daughter. I have been incredibly fortunate to have my parents watch over her when I am at work.

If you decide to invite us to take this journey with you, I believe you will find it an empowering and hopeful experience.

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