At Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP), we want all students to have a holistic education experience and campus life, attain useful life skills to be independent, and gain meaningful employment after graduation.
Do visit this page for the latest updates on SEN related news, as well as activities planned for students with SEN!
Student & Alumni Services Office
Block 22 #03-01
Enquiries: 6460 6380
Meet the Staff!
SEN Counsellors: Sonia Iman Tan Ying, Julya Siti Azura Saripi
Senior Admin Executive: Thayasilee Joseph
Admin Executive: Nur Ilyana Imran
Happy New Year from SAS SEN Support Services! As we move into 2021, we would like to continue our existing programmes, namely:
In addition, we would also like to set up a new sensory room at the SAS office, for students to relax and regulate their emotions. Do check out our mailer or visit http://ameliashbot.weebly.com/what-are-sensory-rooms.html for some examples.
While these ideas seem great, we will need your help to improve our services even further! We seek your feedback on how to turn our plans into something for students, by students. Our first event in 2021 will thus be a focus group discussion, where we would be listing to your ideas and brainstorming on our upcoming programmes, e.g.:
This would also be a chance for everyone to meet new people from different years and courses (we might have an optional sharing session if time permits!). Should you be interested in this focus group discussion, do fill in your availability in the doodle form sent to your inbox (do look out for an email titled "Upcoming Events by SEN Support Services"!)
We will be holding the sessions on the days/timings where most students are available in February, and will send another email with the confirmed the dates during the last week of January 2021.
For more details and enquiries, please contact SEN Counsellor Sonia at [firstname.lastname@example.org]email@example.com.
Thank you for your time, and we look forward to hearing from you!
Upcoming Events This Semester
It's the start of a new school semester! For some of us, being able to return to school has allowed us to meet and reconnect with our friends, while others continue to have HBL for all classes. Whichever group we might be in, I do wish everyone all the best :)
For this semester, we would be holding monthly virtual Tea Sessions, Art Jams and Game Sessions. Tea Sessions are small meet ups which also function as support group sessions, while Art Jams provide a safe space for students to create and share their art with their peers. Want to destress by bonding over online games (e.g. Among Us)? Sign up for our Game Sessions!
Do remember to look out for our emails, where we will send details of our sessions closer to the date (they will usually have the words "SEN Support" as part of the header). Thank you and I hope to e-meet you soon!
(Note: no real guinea pigs will be involved)
AT Device Feature: DBuds
DBuds are Dynamic Ear Plugs which Ear plugs with adjustable volume, giving users the choice and control of how much noise they want to hear, dependent on how they feel in the moment. This is useful for students with ADHD and Autism who have sensitive hearing, leading to concentration issues and loudness discomfort in certain situations (e.g. Loud lecture halls, canteens or internship venues).With a volume button, students can adjust the amount of sound they want to filter out, making it possible to switch settings without taking the plugs out of the ears (e.g. Students can toggle between high filtration [while eating in the canteen] to low filtration [while talking to a friend in the canteen).
DBuds are also small and discreet, so users do not need to feel weird or singled out while wearing them!
Link to their webpage: https://earlabs.co/dbud/adhd-ear-plugs-in-school/
Students may also get a letter of recommendation from their psychologist/therapist to tap into the SEN Fund and purchase these DBud at no cost! Call 64606380 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more :)
Purple Parade 2020
Among Us Game Session
Previously, we talked about playing the mobile game Among Us with a bigger group of NP students across our different support groups. I am thus opening our first Among Us Game Session on Wednesday, 7th October, from 3pm – 4pm.
Do message me via MS Teams if you are keen on joining!
Contact us at 6460 6380 (phone or Whatsapp during office hours) or email@example.com
Locate us at NP Blk 22 Level 3 Student and Alumni Services (SAS)
Schedule a counselling session at https://go.gov.sg/npcounselling
When in emotional distress call
For medical and other emergencies on NP campus, ring 6460 6999 for immediate assistance
For info on NP Student Care https://www.np.edu.sg/admissions/Pages/pastoralcaresupport.aspx