Your child’s future depends on the choices you make today

With 15 years of experience in Shanghai and over 30 experts, one thing is certain – a conversation with us can help put you on the right path forward.

Your child’s future depends on the choices you make today

With 15 years of experience in Shanghai and over 30 experts, one thing is certain – a conversation with us can help put you on the right path forward.

Your child’s future depends on the choices you make today

With 15 years of experience in Shanghai and over 30 experts, one thing is certain – a conversation with us can help put you on the right path forward.

Your child’s future depends on the choices you make today

With 15 years of experience in Shanghai and over 30 experts, one thing is certain – a conversation with us can help put you on the right path forward.

Your child’s future depends on the choices you make today

With 15 years of experience in Shanghai and over 30 experts, one thing is certain – a conversation with us can help put you on the right path forward.

“ELG Programs have made a personal difference to my son. He’s changed so much it’s been incredible, a complete turnaround. He’s gone from not speaking at all to verbalizing what he wants. It’s as though his whole persona has woken up!”

– ELG parent

FINDING THE BEST FIT FOR YOUR CHILD’S NEEDS.

Your child has unique needs. Your child might be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, have developmental delays, learning disabilities, behavioral or mental health challenges. And it’s frustrating for you that they’re not getting the special care and attention to help them become full participants in their schools, families, and communities.

What if they had a personalized plan that caters to their special needs? READ MORE →

Assessing and understanding your child’s needs. What specific help does your child need now and in the future? Would they need extra and specialized help to succeed in school, practice skills in small groups, or even intensive services for their special needs? READ MORE →

Call us, email us, send us a WeChat message — let’s start a conversation to figure out the best steps for your child. Please get in touch with us now!
READ MORE →

“Coming to ELG is the best thing that could have happened to my son; he wouldn’t have received this level of care back in America!”

– ELG parent

ABOUT US

Why we love what we do — our story

We’ve been on a quest since 2006 to prepare children with special needs to become active and full participants in their schools, families, and communities.

Meet the experts guiding your child

To help meet your needs, we’ve assembled a team of over 30 multi-disciplinary professionals from 14 different countries and regions.

“The ELG staff are genuine, authentic, caring, dedicated, patient and always on the lookout for the best possible outcome for each child.”

– ELG parent

UPCOMING EVENTS

2022 December 4

ELG Professional Development Day:

Engaging Neurodivergent Learners

TIME: 10:00am-3:00pm, December 4, 2022 (Sunday)

LOCATION: ELG Puxi Center No.19-20, Lane 209, Zhen Nan Road, Putuo District, Shanghai 200333 (上海市普陀区真南路209弄19-20号 邮编:200333)

TARGET: Educators and counselors who work with children under age 10

Engaging Neurodivergent Learners

ELG’s interactive Professional Developmental Day is designed to provide participants with an introduction to the concept of neurodiversity. Participants will learn the definitions of terms, the benefits of neurodiversity, and ways to implement the concept from psychologists, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, and more. Learn about the latest research behind keeping children captivated in their learning with activities and ideas you can implement immediately.

Participation is free, including lunch. Registration is essential as spaces are limited. Sessions are offered in English and Chinese.

2022 October 23

Early Intervention and Speech Therapy

LANGUAGE: English

TIME: 7:00pm-8:00pm, October 23, 2022 (Sunday)

LOCATION: Online

PARTICIPANTS: Parents and Educators

PRICE: Free

SPECIALIST: Jinane Diab, ELG Speech-Language Pathologist

In this online webinar, ELG’s Speech-Language Pathologist will lead participants learn the definition of early intervention and what pre-language skills are included in speech-language development. Participants will also learn about the role of speech and language pathologist in early intervention and the importance of parental involvement in early intervention.

2022 AUGUST 27

ARE YOU REALLY READY FOR YOUR CHILD TO GO TO SCHOOL?

LANGUAGE: Chinese

TIME: 10:30am-12:00pm, August 27, 2022 (Saturday)

LOCATION: B1 KKIDS Living Room, Pudong Kerry Center, No. 1378 Huamu Rd., Pudong District, Shanghai

PARTICIPANTS: Parents of 4 to 7-year-old kids

PRICE: Free

PARTNER: KKIDS at Kerry Parkside

SPECIALIST: Hongsian Ong, ELG Occupational Therapist and Sensory Integration Specialist

In this workshop, specialist will identify key skills to develop for school entry in preschool-aged children, including following instructions, emotional awareness and peer interaction. Understand common challenges children encounter during the preschool skill development stage. Learn how to respond to such difficulties through a practical discussion with other parents and our sepcialist. Role reveral for parents to experience first-hand the stress and helplessness faced by children when being unable to keep up with their peers. Learn the importance of taking an empathetic approach to children’s education.

2022 AUGUST 20

STRENGTHENING RESILIENCE TOGETHER: EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION BETWEEN TEACHERS AND PARENTS

LANGUAGE: English

TIME: 7:00pm-8:00pm, August 20. 2022 (Saturday)

LOCATION: Online

PARTICIPANTS: Educators and teachers

PRICE: Free

SPECIALIST: Jasmin Fong, ELG Psychologist

In this workshop, participants will gain effective teacher-parent communication strategies to respond to child’s needs. Foster trust and cooperation between teachers and parents by developing a growth mindset in communication (e.g. sandwich communication strategy). Understand key elements of effective communication: nonverbal communication, active listening, parphrasing and summarizing. Learn how to use positive language to show empathic response and respect.

2022 MARCH 13

HELPING YOUNG CHILDREN IMPROVE ATTENTION


A lack of attention in children can be a key cause of concern for many parents. At school, children who struggle with paying attention find it difficult to keep up with the pace of the teacher and their learning can be greatly impacted. Children are often criticized by teachers for “not paying attention, not being focused enough” and lose self-confidence.

Many parents often complain that children find it difficult to concentrate, and it often takes a long time to do a simple thing. What should parents do when they face such problems?

Through this workshop, ELG’s occupational therapist and sensory integration specialist, Registered COSP (Circle of Security Parenting) Facilitator, Jing Chiu, will expound on the reasons behind children’s poor attention, explain the relationship between attention and skill development, and teach parents effective ways to support their children’s development through case studies.

2022 MARCH 5

PARENT WORKSHOP: INCLUSIVE EDUCATION AND LEARNING SUPPORT FOR ASD CHILDREN


According to the United Nations, there are currently probably over 70 million people worldwide with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).About 1 in 160 children are autism spectrum.In China, there are about 13 million people with ASD, including more than 3 million children under the age of 14.


ELG has invited Dr. Zeng, Associate Professor and Master Advisor of East China Normal University’s Department of Special Education, to share his insights, professional resources, provide guidance to parents.

2022 FEBRUARY 27

BULLYING BEHAVIOR: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW AND CAN DO

Bullying refers to comments, words or actions with malice, emotion, and is an intentional act of hurting and humiliating another person. Whether online or offline, physical, or mental, it is a huge challenge that today’s children face. In the last decade or so, the education community and all segments of society have devoted more attention to the effects of bullying and to its prevention. However, bullying continues, and many children continue to be victims of all types of bullying. So how should parents and teachers respond when faced with situations like bullying of their children and students?

In this workshop, participants will learn about the definition and dynamics of bullying, common myths and misconceptions about bullying, the various types of bullying, and the warning signs of bullying. With this fundamental knowledge, participants will have an increased awareness and understanding of bullying, an improved ability to discover and identify bullying early on, and concrete strategies to support children who are experiencing bullying.

Like to find out more about helping your child succeed?

Read our blogs, articles, and other useful resources.

Contact us