Special Education Needs

Breakthru Enrichment Station

Therapeutic Support Centre for Children and Teenagers Who Learns Differently
Introduction
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Breakthru
Telematch Day

18 Apr 2018
8:30am - 1:00pm

Family and children games!
Parents are encouraged
to participate.
Please wear the same
color code dress with
your child.

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Breakthru
StoryTelling Day

23 May 2018
10:00am - 12:30pm

Its expressive story telling for children and youth. Families are welcome to be our guests and listen to your child speaks and give support.

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Breakthru
BEST Cafe

7 July 2018
10:00am - 3:00pm

This year we extend our
BEST Cafe to include young adult entrepreneurship!
Come and have family day
with lots of food and games.
Another experiential
learning for our children

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Talent Time &
Awards Day

27 Oct 2018
9:00am - 1:00pm

A time to recognize your child's achievements
A time to let them shine
A time for family celebration
The time to be proud and be moved.

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Move . Play . Learn

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Since January 2010, Breakthru Enrichment Station provides special education needs support through plenty of experiential play, interaction and relationship with our children of various ages. Our programs and goals are carefully set for these children who encounter learning difficulty or behavioural problems ranging from integration sensory problem, ADHD, Autistic, Down syndrome, Dyspraxia to Dyslexia.

With the setting up of Breakthru Academy in 2014 by the same group of enthusiastic founders, we are now also on a mission to develop more special needs educators in this country continuously upgrade our own facilitators with skill sets and new knowledge, at the same time, provide valuable coaching to all parents.

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Pick a time that you would like to bring your child for an assessment or registration.

Our Organic Way to Draw Out the Potential of Children with Special Education Needs

Applying The Principle of Safe Space for
Child Directed Learning within Boundaries

A child will need to feel safe in order to be calm and reach out to the world. Safe to make mistakes, safe to choose. Learning happens when he or she begin to recognize pattern within a provided context or boundaries.

Our centre’s objective is to help children and teenagers to breakthrough their learning challenges, which includes:

  • Dyslexia
  • Dyscalculia
  • Language difficulty
  • Developmental Coordination Disorder
  • Underachievement
  • Poor Concerntration
  • Social Communication
  • Difficulty fitting in regular schooling environment

Children that came to our centre to develop their independence, confidence and interactions including those who demonstrates:

  • Autism
  • Asperger
  • Down Syndrome
  • ADHD
  • ADD
  • William Syndrome
  • Angelman Syndrome

In addition, with provide training, information, consultation to parents and family members in order to see consistent result in their children’s development. We often discuss and plan with parents the necessary independent service program for their child, and walks along with the child’s growth to see his or her eventual “graduation” into inclusion school, vocational trainings or job employments.

Ignite The Spark

A 12 minutes introduction to Breakthru Enrichment Station
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The Aim

Improve Quality of Life

By developing your child's (I-C-I)
Independence - Confidence - Interaction

Ultimately, we want our child to have a better quality of life, improving and even breakthrough from his or her current challenges! Our aim is to achieve independence, confidence and interaction, goal by goal, hand in hand.

I Am Unique,
And I Am Independent

Goals for Independence

Gross Motor Skills

Fine Motor Skills

Self-help Skills

Reflex Integration

Hygiene and Cleaning

I Am Unique,
And I Am Confident

Goals for Confidence

Cognitive and Understanding

Initiatives

Public Performance

Experiential Application

Sense of Completion

I Am Unique,
And I Interact Well

Goals for Interaction

Social Skills

Speak Timely

Listening Skills

Self Expression

Emotion Control

Growth Path

Foundations

P.E.A.R.L.S and A.C.E Groups
Enhanced IEP in school-like environment.
Age 4 - 17

Parent Support Coaching

Providing knowledge, skills and principles for parents to work with their children. Also partnering with family therapist to provide counselling to families.

MAJOR EVENT PARTICIPATION

Annual Talent Time, Carnival, Best Café, Sports Day, Story Day, Stay-Out Camp
All Children

EMPLOYABLE SKILLS

Baking, homefix, Argricultural etc
** Coaching within specific timing or extended A.C.E or Apprentice Sessions

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Income generator and self-sustainability program
** Upon request and with parents commitment

Talent Incubator

Afternoon Specialist Programmes
(eg Drama, Drum, Art etc)
All Children

Young Adult Living Skills

Program to increase the self sustainability skills and independence for those who are too big for foundation program

APPRENTICESHIP

in work-like environment
Practical work experience and coaching
Age 15 above

JOIN A SCHOOL (INCLUSION)

Sending off to main stream schools. Keeping good contact with parents to know their progress in school.

JOB ATTACHMENT

Job coaching and Opportunity Networking
** Pilot project

Education Philosophy

Every Child As a P.E.A.R.L.S.
Every Child As an A.C.E.

P.E.A.R.L.S (Personalized Education And Reinforcement Learning Structure) is an education program improvised from IEP. Students will progress from Basic to Advance and to  A.C.E. (Accelerated Curriculum Education) level as their ability develops over time. A child may start at any of these levels upon assessment on their current abilities.

Child joins the learning group based on his or her ability, not by age.

Eric Erikson's Stages of Psychosocial Development

Seeing Their Intelligences

Howard Gardner's Multiple-Intelligence Theory in thematic curriculum planning.

Seeing Their Readiness to Learn

Getting the child ready to learn physically, biologically and intellectually using Movement Based Learning and Kinesiology balances.

Brain Gym for dynamic brain activation

Movement Based Learning techniques for focusing and comprehension

Rhythmic Movement Training for developmental gaps

Touch for Health method for posture, emotion and vitality

Foundation Programs

School-like Environment

(P.E.A.R.L. and A.C.E programs)

Designed for Inclusion
Learning stations and centre operation system mimics an inclusion school to allow the child to be familiar with such environment, to practice appropriate behavior for a smoother transition to join a private or public school in future. Children of all abilities including dyslexic, high functioning, down and autistic learns together in a multi-curriculum learning environment while working on his or her personal goals.

PEARLS: 9:00am - 12:30pm daily
ACE: 9:00am - 12:30pm daily
Afternoon Program: 1:30pm - 3:00pm selective
Follows government schooling holidays.
Small Group P.E.A.R.L.S learning
Personalized Education And Reinforcement Learning System Basic / Advance
(age 4 - 15)
Homeschooling A.C.E. Group
Home schooling Support using School of Tomorrow materials
(age 6 - 17)
One on One Basis - any age
Special intensive and rapid coaching on one-to-one basis. Family involvement is compulsory.
Young Adult Youth Program
Program for young adults working to engage their dynamic brain, independence and team interaction.

Work-like Environment

(Apprentice and Entrepreneurship Programs)

Designed for Employ-ability
Our apprentice program provides the child an environment to learn the right knowledge, skills and attitude to be a relevant and responsible worker. A child learns how to work alongside facilitators and actual company workers as their mentors in a real working environment. Collaborating with organization that provide job opportunities, our child have the opportunity to work outside of the centre in addition to opportunities within the centre.

Apprenticeship hours: 8:30am - 4:30pm daily
Lunch is selective.
Apprenticeship
for age 15 and above. Training to be a functional worker with knowledge and experience impartment.
Vocational Skill Training
Equiping the child with job-securing skills such as baking, cooking, drama or home fix. (above 12)
Parents Coaching Program
Learn the 3 P.L.A.Y. techniques to help your child the less stressful way. Understanding the developmental of your child from the kinesiology perspective.
Entrepreneurship Projects
Entrepreneurship projects to allow high functioning children to experience running a business of their own, and to collaborate with parents to make it happen.

Talent Incubator

On-Demand Afternoon Programmes Coached by Industry Specialists

Drama & Dance
Professional Coach
Ms Happy
Afternoon 1:30pm - 3:00pm
English Speech
Professional Coach
Ms Ang Nei
Afternoon 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Drum & Rhythm
Professional Coach
Mr Roy
Afternoon 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Double Doodle
Professional Coach
Ms Mei Li
Afternoon 1:30pm - 3:00pm
MTa Training
Professional Coach
Ms Hilda
Afternoon 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Cook-up Play
Professional Coach
Ms Jia Hui
Afternoon 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Features

Participating in Kitchen Cooking

Lunch Preparation and Good Food

Everyday a different meal, children gets to participate in lunch preparation, however quality and nutrition are always our top priority. They bake cookies too.

Facilitator Continuous Development

Growing together with our children

All our facilitators attends internationally certified training on kinesiology and in house coaching of classroom management regularly.

Weekly Outing Routine

Importance of Play in Nature

Weekly outing to places of nature for a true playing experience. Sometimes experiential learning includes culture appreciation and festive celebration.

Extensive Educational Kinesiology Application

Getting Them Ready for Learning

With Movement Based Learning, Rhythmic Movement Training and Brain Gym techniques, children experience greater stability and connection for learning. All children works through a series of Kinesiology activity to get ready for learning.

Confidence Building Events

Events to Make Learning Relevant

Annual Talent Time and Awards Day, Sports Day, Story Time, Carnival and Stay Out Camp allows the child to shine and improvements recognized.

Uses Essential Oil

Avoiding Synthetic Medication

In the effort to stay organic and avoid synthetic medications, we uses essential oil for all our child’s sterilizing needs and pain reliefs.

Talent Discovery Programs

On Demand Extra Class

Afternoon Programs by professionals to explore talents like Drama, Singing, Money Matters, Drum Circle, Tap Dancing, Leadership and Money matters.

Job Networking

Inclusion or Entrepreneurs in mind

We constantly seek and develop sustainable skills for your child in addition to functional goals set in IEP. Preparing for inclusion or even to assist parents in setting up a business for them.

Stories

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Partnering with the best
to extend the ecosystem of family and child support:

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Re Kindle
Center for Systemic Therapy for Individual, Couples and Families

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Widebed
Short-term Rental Host and Concierge Service
Job opportunities for Apprentices

Joanne Chua

Ms Joanne Chua
Professional Occupational Therapist
for One-to-One Therapy Sessions

Schedule An Appointment With Us

Pick a time that you would like to bring your child for an assessment or registration.

Breakthru Approach

Finding Your Child's Needs

Identify Missing Developmental Gaps
Setting Short and Long term Goals

Through our unique O.F.I.B Lens technique and Retained Reflex assessment process

Together with your child’s existing evidence based assessment result, our system further explore and identify the missing development gaps and plan for a revisit of these gaps. Our assessment will also recognize his or her independence, confidence or interaction needs and match him or her with the appropriate learning group.

O.F.I.B Lens

The O.F. I.B. allows us to assess the reasons and personal perspectives of a challenging and stressful behavior, seeks to understand and provide possible solutions.

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Parent Assessment

Assessments from psychiatrist or child specialist provided by parents are useful in determining short and long term I-C-I goals. These goals are then carried out at the various relevant Learning Stations the child attends.

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Retained Reflex Screening

Children grow up with primitive reflexes remain present may experience difficulty with control of movement, balance and motor skills, affecting his ability in reading, writing, visual, hand-eye coordination and perceptual skills.

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Goals are carried out at "Stations" designed with curriculums that make workouts engaging, practical and personal.

Montessori Sensorial Station

Child directed learning

Montessori Numbers Station

Essential Counting

Movement – BG, RMT, MBL Station

Brain, body, reflex balancing sessions

Practical Life Station

Independence Skills

Cooking Station

Kitchen skills

Breakthru Code Station

Maths Skills

Weekly Outing

Learn and play in nature

Story play Craft Station

Confidence and Interaction

Money Matters Program

Financial and counting

ACE Learning Programs

Maths, Science and English building

Library

Child directed reading

Parents Live Guidiance

Sessions that invites parents to be in class to learn

When we only look at behavior, we stop seeing the child and only look with an intent to judge whether we need to reward or punish, but when we look behind the behavior, we see that little struggling human, who needs our help with something.

Rebecca Eaves

The 3.P.L.A.Y. Strategy

What Makes The Learning DIfferent

A Stress-less, Drawing-Out
Approach for Learning Management

Uniquely formulated by our founder Phoebe as the primary approach our facilitators use while working with children. Its the soft skills and techniques to ensures a well managed and effective learning session with the child.

It Is Applicable at Any Time and
for All Events in Breakthru Enrichment Station

All our facilitators are trained with using 3 P.L.A.Y.

Founders

Ngiam Lian Ai, was a specialist Domestic Science teacher, and retired as an Assistant Principal of the school PPKI (Special Education Integration Program). In that time(?)She was also a counsellor and advisor for vocational expertise, bringing awareness and initiating training for students with special needs in government schools and non- profit organisations. She has more than 30 years of teaching experience.

Helping people with special needs is close to her heart. During her husband, Lim Wah Heng’s career as a teacher for the blind, they opened up their home to nurture and care for blind children who needed support notwithstanding that they also have their 3 girls, Melissa, Melodi and Joy, to care for.

At Breakthru Enrichment Station, she has established the baking and cooking curriculum so that the students who came her way would learn a vocation and skill that would be useful and possibly critical for their future. One story of success is Elaine, who came to Breakthru Enrichment Station as a suicidal 9 year old and later transformed into a successful baking professional who is well-appreciated by her employer as a valuable staff.

Phoebe Long is a Montessori trained teacher who was a principal of the Fungates® kindergartens for many years and has vast knowledge of managing children with learning and behavioural difficulties. Later, she went on to study the various branches of Kinesiology under people like Paul Dennison (Founder of Brain Gym® International), Dr. Carla Hannaford (Author of Smart Moves, The Dominance Factor, etc), Cecilia Koester (Author of Interfacing Brain Gym® with Children Who Have Special Needs) and many other dedicated and passionate instructors.
She is currently an international faculty member of Educational Kinesiology / Brain Gym® Foundation – Breakthroughs International, a faculty member of Movement Based Learning, Inc. USA, a Certified Instructor of Rhythmic Movement Training, International, a Professional Kinesiologist and a Registered Touch for Health instructor with International Kinesiology College.

Phoebe Long’s main mission is to share her experiences and knowledge about working with children who learn differently. At Breakthru Enrichment Station, all the facilitators are given the best training and grounded in her 3 P.L.A.Y to Breakthrough strategy which is a combination of her experiences and various branches of kinesiology and other developmental learning approaches, like Montessori. She also believes in partnership with parents and care givers in creating the most conducive environment for children with special needs to find their abilities and independence.

Phoebe and her husband, Cheng Yu Chiet are both founders and directors of Breakthru Enrichment Station. They have two girls who share their parents’ roles in supporting people with learning difficulties. An ex-A.C.E. program student, the elder girl was also the master of ceremony on Breakthru’s Annual Talent Time and Awards Day, contributing much in the planning of such event, and doing event coverage video clips production for many of our other events.

What Parents Say

“The activities improved his expressive vocabulary, reading and writing. He can now communicate with others, understand instructions, is generally more obedient and likes to participate in activities.

Chong W.M. Jin Hao's Dad

这是一个毫无压力,充满无限关爱的学习园地。在这里,他能够在各领域尽情地发挥自己的才能,例如上台表演,演讲以及完成数学习题,这些是他在普通学校无法获得的机会。面对读写障碍的挑战,籍着在中心运用各种健脑操动作以及治疗的帮助,他慢慢突破

Christine Jeremy's Mom

He was calmer and a lot less angry. We noticed an amazing change in him. My daughter also noticed much improvement in her brother. For the first time, he initiated a conversation with her by saying “How to play?”

Ms Chiew Fu Yen's Mom

Our relatives were impressed by my daughter’s ability to read and spell difficult words. They noticed a lot of changes in her. This Chinese New Year, my daughter again impressed our relatives and helped in kitchen.

Joanne Cassandra's Mom

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College and University

Internship Opportunities

Over the years we have provided numerous internship opportunities to colleges and university and allow these interns the first-hand experience in teaching with the close supervision of our facilitators.

2018 Apr

  • TARUC Intern
  • Observe

2017

  • TARUC Intern
  • HELP Uni Intern
  • Segi Observe
  • HELP Uni Observe
  • Allied Intern

2016

  • TARUC Intern
  • HELP Uni Observe

2015

  • TARUC Intern
  • Sunway Uni Intern
  • Nottingham Volunteer
  • HELP Uni Volunteer
  • Wesley M