Therapy Outreach Programme for Pre-Schoolers (TOPPS)


Society for the Physically Disabled

The TOPPS programme aimed to provide early intervention support for pre-school children aged 3 to 6 with mild to moderate developmental delay, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder or Global Development Delay.

Intervention was provided by therapists, psychologists and specialist teachers within their classroom settings. This model of direct intervention provided critical support to the child where and when it was most needed, when the child was attending pre-school or childcare centre.

Focus was given to improving the child’s functioning ability and academic-related skills in a natural setting, thereby enabling him/her to participate effectively in all pre-school activities. Caregivers and parents were also trained by means of consultation and workshop to enable the child to continue to receive support outside of the classroom.