EARLY INTERVENTION CONFERENCE 2018
PROGRAMME

 

Time
Programme
8:15AM - 9:00AM

Registration

9:00AM - 9:10AM

Opening Address by Mrs June Tham-Toh Syn Yuen, Co-Chair of Early Intervention Conference 2018, Singapore

9:10AM - 9:20AM

Speech by Mr Desmond Lee, Minister for Social and Family Development

9:20AM - 9:30AM

Video on Early Intervention in Singapore

9:30AM - 10:45AM

Keynote | Today’s Vision, Tomorrow’s Reality: Building an Early Education System for all children

By Dr Ilene S. Schwartz, Professor and Chair in the Area of Special Education at the University of Washington, Director of the Haring Centre for Research and Training in Education

10:45AM - 11:15AM

Morning Tea

11:15AM - 12:30PM

Workshop Session 1

  1. Making Inclusive Education Happen: Turning Beliefs into Action
    By Dr Ilene S. Schwartz, Professor and Chair at the University of Washington
  2. Authentic Assessment: What does it mean and how to use it in early intervention
    By Dr Xie Hui Chao, Research Scientist from the Education and Cognitive Development Lab, Office of Education Research at the National Institute of Education
  3. Engagement in EIPIC classrooms: What is it, how important is it, and how can we encourage it
    By Dr Kenneth Poon, Associate Professor of Early Childhood and Special Education at the National Institute of Education
  4. Facilitating Functional Outcomes in Children through Evidence-informed Early Intervention Principles and Practices
    By Dr Lim Chun Yi, Senior Occupational Therapist, Mr Johnny Tan, Principal Occupational Therapist at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital and Ms Low Hwee San, Divisional Director of THK EIPIC Centre
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Networking Lunch

Visit booths set up by the National Council of Social Service (NCSS), SPD TechAble, and KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital

1:30PM - 2:15PM

Plenary | Today’s Reality in Tomorrow’s Vision

By Ms Chia Yong Yong, PBM, President of SPD and Nominated Member of Parliament

2:15PM - 3:30PM

Workshop Session 2

  1. Defining Quality: What are the Essential Components of High Quality Early Education
    By Dr Ilene S. Schwartz, Professor and Chair at the University of Washington
  2. Authentic Assessment: What does it mean and how to use it in early intervention
    By Dr Xie Hui Chao, Research Scientist from the Education and Cognitive Development Lab, Office of Education Research at the National Institute of Education
  3. Facilitating Functional Outcomes in Children through Evidence-informed Early Intervention Principles and Practices
    By Dr Lim Chun Yi, Senior Occupational Therapist, Mr Johnny Tan, Principal Occupational Therapist at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital and Ms Low Hwee San, Divisional Director of THK EIPIC Centre
  4. Collaboration Towards a More Conducive Preschool Landscape for Children with Developmental Needs… A Journey  
    By Dr Sylvia Choo, Senior Paediatrician, and Ms Jennifer Tan, Educational Psychologist at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital
3:30PM - 4:00PM

Afternoon Tea

4:00PM - 4:45PM

Panel Discussion | Moderated by Mrs June Tham-Toh Syn Yuen

Panellists:

  • Dr Ilene S. Schwartz, Professor and Chair at the University of Washington
  • Dr Dominique Phang, Parent
  • Dr Sylvia Choo, Senior Pediatrician at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital
  • Dr Kenneth Poon, Associate Professor at the National Institute of Education
  • Mr J R Karthikeyan, Senior Director of Disability and Inclusion and Allied Health Professional Group at AWWA Ltd
  • Mrs Stephenie Khoo, Deputy Executive Director at Autism Resource Centre (Singapore)
4:45PM - 5:00PM

Conference Closing by Professor Ho Lai Yun, Co-Chair of Early Intervention Conference 2018, Singapore

Closing Performance by AWWA Inclusive Preschool

 

*Programme is accurate as at 2 Feb 2018 and is subject to change