[Testimony] After 13 years, he initiated a conversation.
March 31, 2011
My son was diagnosed with autism when he was about 3 years old. We travelled frequently to Kuala Lumpur from Sibu to seek help for him. He went through numerous therapy sessions with established speech therapist, occupational therapist, music therapist, psychologist and others. We eventually moved to Kuala Lumpur as we found that there were more therapists here compared with Sibu. When my son was 12 years old, he started having mood swings. When he was angry, he would “attack” us, especially the maid. He would pull our hair, squeeze and scratch us.
My mum then told us about the Breakthru Enrichment Station (BEST Centre). I was at first sceptical about enrolling my son there considering the distance from our home. In August last year, I finally checked it out. My son, then 14 years old, joined the afternoon cooking session. Within a month, he was able to join the full-session of Learning Breakthru and Homeschool Guidance Programme. Within six months, he started eating vegetables and other food/fruits, instead of fried stuff. He was calmer and a lot less angry. We noticed an amazing change in him. My daughter, who is studying in Singapore, also noticed much improvement in her brother. For the first time, he initiated a conversation with her by saying “How to play?” when he wanted her to show him how to play a piano gadget on her i-phone. Another occasion was when my son asked “New car?” when he saw our new car. Even, he is able to remember the Car’s registration number. Also, he always requested: “I want to play computer game”
We are so thrilled that he is making an effort to communicate with us. We are happy that we found BEST Centre. It is well worth the time spent travelling daily from Seri Kembangan to Danau Kota, Setapak for the sessions.
Hereby, we wish to express our sincere thanks to M/s Phoebe Long & all Teachers for your utmost teaching & learning programmes in your BEST Centre. God Bless you all.