ATOC - Acorns to Oaks Children's Centre in Bangkok, Thailand

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ATOC is a centre for children providing inter-disciplinary evaluation and specialized instruction to the gifted, ESL and special needs community. ATOC is the shortened acronym for Acorns to Oaks Centre, which is an established well equipped facility situated in a quiet residential area serving as the hub for the delivery of an extensive range of services, including services in international schools. A team of foreign and Thai consultants work to ensure that skills are generalized to home and school settings.

CONTACT US: Most contacts come through the email account which is monitored daily (except for Sunday). Some people prefer to call us on (66) 27117156-8 and we have a facebook account used primarily to share information about what is happening in terms of events, what staff do, parent tips and regular matters.

To catch up on regular events use our facebook page: ATOC (Acorns to Oaks Centre)

ATOC SERVICES use people as their resource and work with you to identify and solve in partnership psychological and learning challenges.

ATOC RESOURCES use materials to support the professionals and families to have the tools to develop student’s learning.

To find out more about the resources see the web page:

Services include comprehensive evaluations of children taking into account family culture, languages and dynamics. A team of specialists work collaboratively to provide information; parent training and comprehensive services where the ‘best interests of the child’ is foremost in any planning process. Individualized programmes include therapeutic and educational objectives. Behavioral and social interventions vary with each situation and collaboration with school and home is important. Counseling in addition to assessment is provided by qualified and experienced Psychologists.

Assessments provide insight into why the individual is experiencing difficulties and include a comprehensive process with medical referral where necessary. Standardised assessment tools are used and performance based evaluations. Consideration of young children's readiness to test is a part of the process.

Education and Intervention programmes are tailored for a diverse population to include EAL students who are not acquiring English easily, students with mild learning difficulties, those with diagnoses such as ADD, Autism, Dyslexia, Cerebral Palsy, Developmental delay, Down syndrome and LD and others including students with some immaturity or lost motivation, students switching to schooling in English and those students transitioning to a different school system. Intensive support can be given where students are pending admission to an international school.

The priority is to maintain a personal service even when there are increased demands on the services. This means recruiting a team of professionals who are not only qualified and experienced but also passionate, committed with the ability and will to positively communicate with parents, teachers and others to develop solutions and promote successful learning experiences.

ATOC-R  that is ATOC Resources are distributed through ATOC to schools, counseling offices and homes. These high quality materials include education, therapy and personal development resources. There are reading schemes, photo-copiable resources for teachers, skill based work books, and enquiry based learning schemes and special programmes.

Visitors are always welcome and regular training through conferences, personal sessions and through workshops is available.

                                          Come and see Us!

A Learning Community



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ATOC Centre will be closed for Summer break on

Friday 1st August 2014 and will reopen on

Friday 15th August 2014.



 News Update


Many of our children attending for different intervention programmes are on the Autistic spectrum and are making amazing progress so this month we want to highlight the positive for families and individuals and look at ways in which we can increase awareness and acceptance in the learning community.

Please let Alison know if you have ideas that spread a positive message!






Held:                  Rembrandt Hotel

Date:                 Friday February 7th 2014  

Population:        Counselors, Educators, Parents, Therapists, Psychologists, Paediatricians, University students, Related Professionals and Individuals

Objectives:        To develop an awareness of the function of behaviours, how they present in the home and in school and to define best practice for management in all environments

Rate:                    2087 THB Inc. Vat

Please contact Paul Owen for bookings, you can contact him at



ATOC is proud to be hosting a conference, on the 20th September 2013, where the main topics featured are Neuro-Learning and how to optimize learning in the classroom. 


ATOC has launched a new branch to bring to Thailand a range of Special Education and Teacher/Classroom Resources. The branch is named ATOC Resources, there will be a full range of professional development items as well as photocopiable and workbook resources for parents, teachers, learning supporters, counsellors, students and other professionals. Visit the website for more information.


Tel:      +66 02 711 7156-8

17 May

How Autism Is Different in Girls vs. Boys

Read on in the link below to see the summary from this Yale research project which not only gives insight into the difference between girls and boys on the Autism Spectrum but also helps us understand the quality of eye gaze and its importance to social interactions.





The revision of the Diagnostic Manual 4 used by Psychiatrists in the US has been approved.

There will no longer be an Asperger's Disorder, or PDD.NOS otherwise unspecified instead there will be a single diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

Children on the Autism Spectrum  experience a wide range of developmental difficulties involving communication, socialization, thinking, cognitive skills, interests, activities and motor skills (Goldstein, Naglieri, & Ozonoff, 2008).  There is a continuum of presenting needs and there is more awareness now of the challenges in areas like attention regulation sensory sensitivity as well as the atypical behaviours and social communication differences.

American Psychiatric Association (APA) (2000).  Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (4th ed. – text revision). Washington, DC: Author.

American Psychiatric Association (APA) (in Press). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5thEdition).  Washington, DC: Author).


A primary component of successful behavior management is to support parents and staff to work together and  integrate skill development with managment. Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBAs) are used to develop Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs) that focus on proactive strategies.

Parents and Teachers can feel inadequate when facing a child with behavioural challenges.  It is hard to be objective when a child is passively refusing to participate or having a major meltdown.


Come and Join us!


Our new Speech and Language Pathologist will be organising social language groups and language based literacy classes in the new term and is happy to meet with parents to discuss the format by appointment.

SLP Classes More information

Autism Awareness in the general public has improved significantly in Thailand in the past few years making  early identification more common.  For more information on the typical signs to look out for and programmes available in Bangkok for individuals on the Autistic Spectrum please contact

Reference: Autism Awareness Information

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