I have been silent and slow down with my blog update. I am not a person who is good to pen down what is in my thought and the journey to work with children with learning challenges. Now I have to keep update my news.
Regret to inform that the friend who helped me to write this webpage has lost contact. Hence my webpage remain the same except the blog new which i can update.
I holds a believe that if a child is not deaf, the child will have speech. This believed be come a reality. The boy who i work with is age 10 now he begin to have verbal, he begin to recorgnised word, he is able to understand instruction, an organised boy too. I saw the smile of his father when he call his father “papa bye bye” . I did not realised the word “papa” is such meaningful word to a father. There is a hope is every child, if family find the right therapist.
This boy is not just improve in his speech, his cognitive , his addict to tablet also disappear. His behaviour also be transformed. i have not really update about this boy. I will update about him as i begin to write about my work with children since 2005.
Time really passed by so fast. JXian now is in grade six. Though he has left the centre for 5 years. His parents and i still keep in touch with each others. His mom constant update me on his development. Down deep in my heart i felt thankful for this family trust my knowledge, experience, skill in child development. Guess what i get in return of all this update? His mom sent me his recent exam result.
Remember at the age of 7 years, JXian was not able to read, to write, to count. He spent three years in my centre with me. At the age of 10 he went to study in grade one. He was promoted from grade 3 to grade 5 too. His development is rather a miracle to me. Guess what he score in his grade 6 mid year exam? He manage to score 3.08 out of 4 mark (total).
I encourage him to pursue to grade 7, though certain people don’t think he is able to cope. We shall see what will be the next news from is mother.
I have a new assessment for a boy age 5 plus. According to his mom who is a medical doctor. Mom said he has a speech delay, he is nothing taking solid food. An hour plus with them really give me a shock. The boy just took my learning material and lays on the table . He is not engaging with the material. I did not stop him, i did not scold him.
He may see as ADHD child. How ever before he leave my place. I did gave a touch on him. It was amazing that after the touch, he has awareness, he begin to seek his mom’s consent before he take other learning material. His mom also saw as different in him. let us see what will be his next miracle. Well in each improvement of a child, i call is as a miracle from God. Without God’s touch there will not have healing.
Time just pass by too fast. Shin has keep improved, his ability to express his emotion go deeper. In the recent school holiday, Shin’s sibling came to town to stay with him. It was a surprise to see Shin felt jealous at his siblings when they talk to their mom. Each time his mom want to response his sibling, Shin will try to use his palm to cover her mouth. Shin will also keep come near to his mom to pamper him. The little gesture of Shin has give hope to his mother.
Though he yet to have much verbal communication however he has acquire the ability to understand the communication processing.
His heart condition. It was a good new to hear from the heart specialist that Shin no longer need to go back for follow up in every six months. Shin is require to go back after two years. His physiology has improve , he weight no longer in stagnant. His appetite has rise up. He is able to eat an adult portion of noodle . His ability to feed himself has also improved.
Time just pass by so fast. To my surprise KLipis is able to read and recognize word. He is not just recorgnised words but he can process communication well. He understand and follow instruction like so call normal children. Is this done for a child ?
Being able to cope with simple learning did not mean is done. I am working on the other motor skills. eg eating. is he able to chew food properly ? to my surprised he is lacking is this. Klipis was look after by a home care provider, the home care provider will blend most of the food she gave to him. Hence he was not expose much to solid food. By the time age of 4 his parents discover, they bring him home to look after. They being to give him simple solid food. There he begin to learn to chew. This also affect his speech ;- pronunciation. There were certain alphabet sound he unable to pronunciation. Hence many time he try to get it away. After i worked on oral facial therapy, his pronunciation has been improved.
Last Saturday i don’t have class with him: feedback from his father, his father said Klipis ask why don’t have class with me?. This week on Friday night his dad told him that the next they will have to come to Kuala Lumpur to have class with me. His father was surprise by 8pm plus KLipis has went to bed. Next day Saturday by 4am plus KLipis has woke up.
This week we focus on postural and fine motor skill, so as attention span. I notice Klipis begin to have tracking, since he is able to name the alphabet, I begin with the root word for his to match and recorgnise. He did well despite those words is the first time i introduce to him. After introduce i invited him to read and write with me. i also invited him to listen what i said and to pen it down .
I have been busy at work and studies . Klipis is a miracle case . He responds to my therapy. His dad was the most happy dad.
- He has not able to recognize alphabet. He has poor memory system. He has yet to have reading and writing ability.
- He has not develop pincer grip, he do not have the concept of stroke to write .
- He has communication processing disorder where he yet to able to processes questions with understanding .
- He is unable to sit still during school assembly time . He will walk around during assembly time.
- He has poor eye contact.
- He has poor postural balancing disorder.
- He has improve in overall development , within a month of attend class in mainstream pre school, he has develop the ability to recognize alphabet. His memory begin to function.
- His pincer grip has improved, he begin to understand concept and able to trace alphabet.
- Klipis’s communication processing has improved, he is able to process question and has two way communications.
- He is able to sit thru the assembly time for almost 30 minutes. He no longer walk around. His preschool teacher and school headmaster begin to see a change in him.
- He begin to have meaningful eye contact.
- His postural has also improved.
I begin my 2019 with a praise report from KLipis’s dad about him. His dad was so thankful to find me to have therapy lesson for his son. Despite is an adopted son, this couple really work their best to develop their son. I was touch by their unconditional love to their son.
Feedback: Dad said son now listen to him more. eg his dad will ask him to do the school homework , Klipis will do it . Compared to before attend my therapy lesson, boy now react / response and follow instruction more . Klipis also smart, if the worksheet is prepare by his dad, he will not want to do it. If given by the preschool. he will happily do it.
Klipis yet to able to read word, write and count in association. How ever the therapy has develop his likeness in learning . Looking at his postural , Klipis has hunch back .
Time just passed by so fast. Kler once did stop to attend my therapy lesson due to his father’s friend wife did begin to work with special needs children. My advise to his mom is to obey the husband, husband is a leader of the family. No harmful to try what is offer by others. I am very sure Kler’s mom will send him back to me. Truely after a month plus his mom ask to meet up and discuss about KLer. To my surprise Kler’s mom become so depress.
I treat my clients as a friends. We share much about child development and how to IEP programme for the child. How to help the child to achieve maxima potential in his development.
Year 2018, Kler is age 6, time for him to have a formal educatiom/school. I told his mom, if a school ask you to hire a shadow aids teacher for Kler, it shows Kler is not ready for formal education. My advise to her is to send Kler to normal homeschool . They found one for Kler. The school has approx 80 students and has accepted Kler with no shadow aids teacher needed.
Kler has development from a boy who only said “go to po po house into a boy who is able to generalise the conversation”. Yesterday i ask Kler what happen to grandfather?
- Kler : grandfather is in hospital.
- me : why grandfather is admitted to hospital?
- Kler : grandfather has pain in mouth , tongue.
- me : is he sick?
- Kler : yes he is .
Then Kler switch his brain into laptop:
- Kler : teacher i did not lay mobile phone. i only play laptop.
- me : Kler, we can not play laptop
- KLer: i use for study.
- me. great, only study you can use laptop.
Kler has develop from a boy who only said “go to po po house” into a boy who is able to generalise the conversation. There is not shor cut , it is a hardwork between the parents to achieved’s result.
Awaiting for another news from Kler’s mom.
What next for Sthing.? i can only said time pass by too fast. Nov 2018 another evaluation for SThing. I was so sure she will get a positive feed back from the developmental dr. Truely she made it.
As the time passed by SThing develop pincer grip, the neurosensorimotor integration therapy works well in SThing. Her finger begin to have strength to hold and grip pencel . She begin to trace shape to establish the foundation concept of writing skills.
Over the years of working with children i have notice most of the children was not taught of the correct way to trace and draw shape. This subsequent affect their formation of writing skills.
Apart from this SThing’s memory to recall words has recover, she also begin to recognize alphabet and words. Her understand to comprehend language also comes in. This in direct has help her in her school academic. SThing has also cope up in her chinese reading .
I always told her mom, finding and getting the right therapist with the right therapy method will improve a child .
In November SThing went thru another assessment. This round she score . The development dr feedback to see her after one year. Awesome withing a year of therapy SThing has improve so much. Apart from cognitive improvement, her postural has also improved with recover of hunch back thru my therapy .