We want every child to feel valued at IIS. We truly are an inclusive school and community. Outside of the classroom, we try our utmost to provide each and every one of our students with the support they need. This is where our wonderfully attentive Support Staff come in.
Made up of qualified specialists and therapists who work with students individually, our team of experts provide services such as behavioural therapy, counselling, social skills training, speech and occupational therapy to ensure the well-being of every student.
Everyone can benefit from a little Tender Loving Care…
Accessibility and S.T.A.R.S.
Our Support Services are accessible to students enrolled in the “Mainstream with Support” programme. These dedicated services exist because the Integrated International School believes that every child is entitled to a good quality, enriching education and that every child feels that they are an important member of our community. Our faculty believes that every child has the potential to be successful in many ways, provided that their learning style is understood and they are challenged fairly and appropriately using an approach that suits their personality and abilities.
Our Specialized Teaching And Responsive Students (S.T.A.R.S.) approach achieves this by combining a solid academic programme with remediation of lagging skills. We also provide opportunities for each student to develop mastery in areas of special interests or giftedness.
The Support Services we provide consist of an expert multidisciplinary team of behavioural therapists, counsellors, psychologists, occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists who work closely and collaboratively with teachers to design Individualised Education Plans (IEPs) for students who can benefit from such customised support. Our success rates for progression are centered around four core support domains:
- Academic competence
- Self-regulation and self-awareness
- Relationship development
- Higher-order, cognitive functioning
Our psychologists and therapists implement a range of behaviourally and empirically sound approaches, rather than just one fixed approach. Our tailored approach results in individualised, positive and effective relationships between students and specialists, thus strengthening the intervention journey. Some of the behavioural approaches used include, but are not exclusive of:
- Naturalistic Applied Behavioural Analysis (NABA)
- Floor Time (for younger students)
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Offering students both individual and group counselling, our counselling services focus on helping students discuss anything that is on their mind. Counselling sessions assist students in identifying emotions and provide them with tools to cope with their individual stressors, to develop self-awareness and mindfulness skills, as well as problem-solving skills. Our experienced counsellors use an integrative approach and thus use a range of therapeutic modalities, some of which include, but are not exclusive of:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Expressive Therapies (i.e., art therapy, psycho-drama, etc.)
- Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
A significant portion of a person’s life is about being social, learning to interact spontaneously with peers and to acquire complex social skills as they mature. All of these experiences in school lead children to become socially competent and self-assured adults. Learning such skills are therefore pivotal to a child’s development. We provide social skills groups that are available to students who could benefit in further developing and strengthening these important life skills. Some of the topics covered in such groups include, but are not exclusive of:
- Self-awareness & self-esteem
- Verbal & non-verbal behaviour
- Identifying emotions
- Collaborative teamwork
- Social conduct specific to developmental level
Occupational Therapy (OT) takes into account each child’s sensory needs and physical/motor skills. OT is used to help children strengthen movement patterns or fine motor skills, muscle tone, body-form-spatial perception, motor planning skills, play skills and processing sensory information. Additionally, OT helps with self-regulation to improve attention and impulsivity. Our purpose-built OT gym provides a safe and comfortable place for students to take part in sessions during school hours.
Speech Language Therapy (SLT) typically assesses and helps improve speech, language and oral/feeding/swallowing skills. Treatment areas can include articulation and sound production, language and reciprocal conversation development, as well as the strengthening of muscles around the mouth and jaw to improve oral-motor skills. At IIS, we provide private suites for students to take part in sessions during school hours.
Student Orientation Programme:
The school provides an orientation programme for new students, to help them to know the school and its services and operations better. The orientation will cover many areas such as fee matters, fee protection system, school policies, procedures and rules, attendance requirements, leave application, etc.
Teacher – Parent Meetings:
The Integrated International School organises Teacher-Parent meetings to provide parents and/or guardians with feedback on students’ performances and progress in school.
Tuition Referral Services:
Upon request from students or parents/guardians, the School can provide tuition referral services for students who need more assistance in their subjects. The tutors may be teachers of the school and/or other external teachers who have been vetted by the School.
Exam Registration and Results Checking:
For all external exams, the school will help the students to register for their examinations. Due notification will be given. The school may also assist in retrieving the examination results for the students.