Early Structured Teaching for Exceptional Pupils (E-STEP)


Introduced in February 1989 as the first structured programme for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Singapore, Early Structured Teaching for Exceptional Pupils (E-STEP) serves children aged 2 years to 6 years old from low, moderate to high function.


E-STEP aims to understand and appreciate the nature of children with autism. It aims to provide a positive learning environment and a differentiated curriculum to equip each child with the necessary functional and academic skills to help him achieve his fullest potential so that he can lead an independent and productive life, one that is integrated with his family and the community.


Children are grouped according to their individual skills, strengths and interests. The structured teaching curriculum focuses on the functional skills and building skills in the following domains:

  • Language and Communication Skills
  • Cognitive Skills
  • Social and Emotional Skills
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Gross Motor Skills
  • Adaptive Daily Living Skills

Although autism is a lifelong disability, early intervention, consistent teaching and support help children to manage the demands faced in their daily living.

For information on the programme fees, please call our Rainbow Centre Early Intervention Programme (Margaret Drive) at (65) 6472 7077 or Rainbow Centre Early Intervention Programme (Yishun Park) at (65) 6482 2592.