June 28, 2011

Workshops, July 2011

Managing Children with Special Needs
Wednesday, 6 July 2011, 7pm

Speaker: Dr. Shan Ong

Dr. Shan Ong is a consultant paediatrician in private practice based in Caringbah, Sydney, Australia. While he works in general paediatrics, he is also a specialist in child development. His interest in developmental paediatrics includes the assessment and management of children with developmental disabilities including autistic spectrum disorders, language disorders, specific learning difficulties and behaviour disorders. Dr. Shan has extensive experience working in multidisciplinary teams and communicating with families of children with multiple disabilities.

Parents who attended his talk last year learned so much from Dr. Shan due to his vast experience in working with special-needs children and their parents, and his zeal and passion in supporting such families.

Dr. Shan welcomes questions, so you may prepare your questions and email them to the organiser below.

Fees: RM15 per person; RM25 for mom and dad.

Venue: Dream Centre, 2, Jalan 13/1, Seksyen 13, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

To register, contact:
Dream Centre
Phone: 03-7958-7388, 012-295-2600
Email: kwaisiong @ yahoo.com.my

Handwriting Skills Through Occupational Therapy Approach
9 July 2011 (Saturday), 2–5pm

This workshop will provide sound theory with practical and hands-on strategies for parents, teachers, therapists and caregivers to assist children who have difficulties with handwriting skills.


1. Understanding how the sensory, motor and perceptual foundation influence handwriting performance.

2. Learn about the developmental stages of writing readiness and the importance of developing fine-motor skills.

3. Learn to incorporate ideas using multi-sensory strategies to develop handwriting skills to suit each individual’s needs.

4. Learn to recognise, identify and rectify your child's weakness.

5. Learn to be creative, make it fun and stimulating to implement a home handwriting programme for your child.


Teo Lee Fun is an Occupational Therapist trained in New Zealand and has been working many years in this field. She is Sensory Integration Praxis Test (SIPT) certified and also certified in Therapeutic Listening Program. She has acquired professional training in areas related to Sensory Integration and Sensory Defensiveness, Floor Time Approach, Neurodevelopment Treatment, Alert Program and M.O.R.E. Approach. Ms. Teo has a special interest in working with children with learning difficulties and sensory integrative dysfunction. She has conducted numerous seminars, lectures and workshops for parents, teachers and other caregivers involved with children with special needs.

Venue: JoinCare Rehabilitation Centre, 53 & 55, Lorong Batu Nilam 1A, Bandar Bukit Tinggi, 41200 Klang, Selangor, Malaysia.

Fees: RM45

Registration deadline: 5 July 2011

All registrations will only be confirmed upon payment. Participants are required to bank-in the registration fees to JoinCare Rehabilitation Centre Sdn. Bhd. AMBank account: 040-201-200432-8. Then, fax the bank-in slip to 03-3323 8936 or email to chaiyf @ lifecare.com.my (Subject: Occupational Therapy Approach to Handwriting Skills). Remember to include your name and contact number. For enquiries, please call 03-3323-8943/48.

Oromotor Training Programme
11-14 July 2011, 9am-5pm

Read more about the programme here.

Venue: Breakthrough Enrichment Centre, 70-2, 2nd Floor, Block H, Platinum Walk, Jalan Langkawi, Taman Danau Kota, 53300 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Anna Regner
Speakers: Dr. Anna Regner (Speech Pathologist) and Stascha Kulen-Gey (Speech Therapist)

To register:
Contact: Fezia 019-312-8437, feziat @ yahoo.com or
Phoebe Long: bestcentre @ breakthru.com.my

Relationship Development Intervention
30 July 2011 (Saturday), 9am-12pm

The RDI programme is a parent-based clinical treatment programme for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The programme addresses the social problems that people with ASD have difficulty with - friendship skills, empathy and desire to share personal experiences, etc.

Speaker: Jennifer Eileen Peters

Venue: Care Speech and Language Therapy Centre,
Suite B-13A-6, Tower B, Level 13A, Unit 6, Megan Avenue 2, No.12 Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

To register, contact:
Care Speech and Language Therapy Centre
Phone: 03-2161-6618

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