Support for Children with Special Needs

Support for Special Needs in Mainstream Schools

In 2004, the Ministry of Education (MOE) announced the following initiatives to support children with mild special educational needs in mainstream schools:

The above efforts by MOE to provide additional resources to support students with mild special educational needs in mainstream schools started in 2005.

Allied Educators (Learning and Behavioural Support) [AEDs(LBS)]

AEDs(LBS) support students with mild special educational needs such as dyslexia, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in the following ways:

AEDs(LBS) also work with teachers and other school personnel such as School Counsellors, to support students with mild special educational needs (SEN). The seven new primary schools has also been resourced with one AED (LBS) as of mid-2013.

Primary Schools

Currently, all primary schools have been staffed with at least one AED(LBS) to support students with mild SEN.

Secondary Schools

Currently, 64 secondary schools are resourced to support students with mild SEN (Table 1).

MOE plans to recruit additional AEDs(LBS) to meet longer term needs in both primary and secondary schools.

Teachers Trained in Special Needs (TSNs)

In addition, all schools have a core group of Teachers trained in Special Needs (TSNs) to support students with mild SEN. As of end of 2010, 10% of teachers in each primary school have been trained in the area of special needs to enable them to better support students with mild SEN. 20% of teachers in each secondary school has also been trained as of mid-2013. Since 2005, about 3,848 teachers have undergone and completed their training in special needs. The last phase of training will be completed by mid-2013. MOE is currently reviewing the existing TSN training model so as to better prepare teachers in supporting students with mild SEN. More details will be shared in 2014.

TSNs would be able to:

Schools with Special Needs Facilities

The following schools are resourced with facilities and/or programmes to support their students with the respective special needs (Table 1):

Table 1: Secondary Schools Resourced to Support with Mild Special Educational Needs (SEN), Hearing Impairment (HI), Visually Handicapped (VH) & Physical Disabilities (PD)

You can sort the schools by zone by clicking on the “Zone” header cell.

School Zone HI VH PD Mild SEN
Admiralty Secondary School North No No Yes No
Ahmad Ibrahim Secondary School North No Yes No No
Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road) South No No No Yes
Anglo-Chinese School (Independant) South No No Yes No
Assumption English School West No No No Yes
Balestier Hill Secondary School South Yes (TC) No No Yes
Bartley Secondary School South No No No Yes
Bedok North Secondary School East No No No Yes
Bedok South Secondary School East No Yes Yes Yes
Bendemeer Secondary School South No No Yes No
Boon Lay Secondary School West Yes (TC) No No No
Bukit Batok Secondary School West No No No Yes
Bukit Merah Secondary School South No No No Yes
Bukit View Secondary School West No No No Yes
Canberra Secondary School North No No No Yes
Catholic High School South No No No Yes
Changkat Changi Secondary School East No No Yes Yes
Chestnut Drive Secondary School West No No Yes Yes
CHIJ Katong Convent East No No No Yes
CHIJ St. Joseph’s Convent North No No No Yes
CHIJ St. Theresa’s Convent South No No Yes Yes
CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’ School North No No Yes No
Chong Boon Secondary School South No No No Yes
Chung Cheng High School (Yishun) North No No No Yes
Clementi Town Secondary School West No No No Yes
Clementi Woods Secondary School South No Yes No No
Deyi Secondary School North No No No Yes
Dunearn Secondary School West No Yes No No
Fairfield Methodist School (Secondary) South No No No Yes
Fuchun Secondary School North No No No Yes
Geylang Methodist School (Secondary) East No No No Yes
Greendale Secondary School North No No No Yes
Hai Sing Catholic School East No No No Yes
Hillgrove Secondary School West No No Yes Yes
Hougang Secondary School North No No No Yes
Jurongville Secondary School West No No Yes Yes
Kent Ridge Secondary School South No No Yes Yes
Kranji Secondary School West No No Yes No
Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Secondary School South No No No Yes
Loyang Secondary School East No No No Yes
MacPherson Secondary School East No No Yes Yes
Maris Stella High School North No No No Yes
Marsiling Secondary School North No No No Yes
Methodist Girls’ School (Secondary) West No No Yes No
Montfort Secondary School North No No Yes Yes
Ngee Ann Secondary School East No No No Yes
North View Secondary School North No No No Yes
Northbrooks Secondary School North No No No Yes
Orchid Park Secondary School North No No No Yes
Outram Secondary School South Yes (NAO) No Yes No
Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ School (Secondary) East No No No Yes
Pei Hwa Secondary School North No No No Yes
Pierce Secondary School South No No Yes No
Ping Yi Secondary School East No No No Yes
Pioneer Secondary School West No No No Yes
Punggol Secondary School North No No Yes Yes
Queenstown Secondary School South No No Yes Yes
Queensway Secondary School South No No Yes No
Raffles Girls’ School (Secondary) South No No Yes No
Regent Secondary School West No No No Yes
River Valley High School West No No Yes No
Sembawang Secondary School North No No Yes No
Seng Kang Secondary School North No No Yes Yes
Shuqun Secondary School West No No No Yes
Siglap Secondary School East No No Yes Yes
St. Andrew’s Secondary School South No No No Yes
St Anthony’s Canossian Secondary School East Yes (NAO) No Yes Yes
St. Gabriel’s Secondary School South No No No Yes
St. Hilda’s Secondary School East No No Yes Yes
St. Margeret’s Secondary School South No No No Yes
St. Patrick’s School East No No No Yes
Swiss Cottage Secondary School West No No No Yes
Tampines Secondary School East No No No Yes
Tanjong Katong Secondary School East No No Yes No
Teck Whye Secondary School West No No No Yes
Temasek Secondary School East No No No Yes
Unity Secondary School West No No No Yes
West Spring Secondary School West No No No Yes
Westwood Secondary School West No No Yes Yes
Woodgrove Secondary School North No No Yes No
Woodlands Secondary School North No No No Yes
Yio Chu Kang Secondary School North No No Yes No
Yuan Ching Secondary School West No No No Yes
Zhenghua Secondary School West No No Yes No

This information is accurate as of July 2013.