Helping Autistic Kids Using Music & The Radiant Spectrum

The Radiant Spectrum was set up by Samantha Soh, a music teacher with more than 10 years of experience teaching music, with the last 2 years focusing on special needs children.

She’s worked with kids on who are non-verbal, selectively mute, who have attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder and also those who are on the autism spectrum.

Due to a gap in the market, she’s specially come up with her own curriculum catered specifically to students on the autism spectrum based on her interactions with her students.

She takes students as young at 4 years old to old as 17 years old and adapts the lesson based on their interests and behaviour patterns.

It might take some time, and persistence on both the teacher’s and student’s part, but her methods have worked brilliantly. Glowing testimonials from parents attest to the good work she has done with their children.

Here’s an example:

“Samantha has been patient with my son and gently guided him on his piano journey. She is accommodating and let’s my son take the lead in the lesson. She pushes him to learn new things and take on new challenges without overwhelming him which causes him to have meltdowns.”

Samantha is now also conducting lessons online.

Do contact her to find out more about her classes or to ask her any questions you might have that was not covered in this article.

Happy playing!

2 Simple Tricks to Make Maths Fun

I have had a Primary 6 and Secondary 2 student separately confide in me and say that they hate Maths. This is perhaps due to hours of rote memorisation and repetitive worksheets they had to endure in school.

However, Mathematics can actually be a pretty fun and engaging subject if taught well. For example, to teach the topic of fractions, I would usually buy a loaf of bread, and after checking if the child has any allergies, I would take some jam and spread it on the bread to illustrate one half.

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Subsequently, to teach what equivalent fractions represent, I would take the piece of bread with half of it covered in jam, and cut it into half again, turning it into quarters. I will then explain that one half is equal to two quarters and so on.

Also, I have noticed that some kids with and without learning disabilities find it hard to memorise the times tables. Because of this, I’ve decided to use music to help them learn it. In the process, I’ve created some YouTube videos to enhance their learning. You can check out my 7 Times Table set to Adele’s Hello that I’ve created below.

If you’d like to register your child for our one-to-one tutoring sessions, you can drop us an email at the.alternative.edu@gmail.com or text us at 8749 2441 with your child’s details and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.