“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 →
“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
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
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.
Early Intervention and Speech Therapy
TIME: 7:00pm-8:00pm, October 23, 2022 (Sunday)
PARTICIPANTS: Parents and Educators
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.
ARE YOU REALLY READY FOR YOUR CHILD TO GO TO SCHOOL?
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
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.
STRENGTHENING RESILIENCE TOGETHER: EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION BETWEEN TEACHERS AND PARENTS
TIME: 7:00pm-8:00pm, August 20. 2022 (Saturday)
PARTICIPANTS: Educators and teachers
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.
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.
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.
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.
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