Does Asperger’s make you a better software coder?

source ZDNet. Aspiritech, a non-profit software testing firm hires people with Asperger’s syndrome exclusively, then trains and employs them as software testers. Though a non-profit, Aspiritech performs for-profit work for Websites, software developers and application designers. The company performs compatibility testing, functional testing, regression testing and test-case & test-script development. Aspritech founder Brenda Weitzberg, told ERE’s Read More

Rhythmic Movement Training

Rhythmic Movement Training (RMT) is dedicated to bringing integration and balance to children and adults with specific learning challenges (including ADD/ADHD, dyslexia and autism), motor problems, postural imbalances, emotional and behavioural problems and general life overwhelm. Developed by Dr Harald Blomberg a psychiatrist in Stockholm, Sweden after studying with Kirsten Linde, a self taught therapist Read More

US students stressed out: study

First-year students on US campuses are experiencing record levels of stress, according to a study showing increasing financial and academic pressures on young people entering university. By Agence France-Presse, 27 Jan 2011. The University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) study, which surveyed 200,000 students entering their freshman year on American campuses last year, was released Read More

What Participant Says about Brain Gym 101 Course

Year 2011 Classes I especially liked applying the skills learned straightaway by working with partners to create balancing movements.  The instructor adopts a personal approach and is very knowledgeable.  I loved the snacks, too! Through self-reflection, I learned that I have more confidence now.  I am better able to change the way I think, feel Read More

Brain Gym® for Parents, Child and Trainers

国际健脑操证书课程 How can I experience Brain Gym ® ? You can experience Brain Gym in private sessions with a licensed Brain Gym ® practitioner, or in classes such as the introductory Brain Gym ® 101 course. You will find Brain Gym ® 101 course to be a movement-based educational experience centered around 26 simple activities Read More

Learning Difficulties Caused by Dyslexia

Children with dyslexia experience many learning difficulties. Most of the learning difficulties vary from child to child in types and levels. However, a common behaviour of these children, without proper guidance and acceptance, are a lack of self confidence and have very low self-esteem.

The following are some of the learning difficulties caused by dyslexia experience by many dyslexic children:

1. Difficulties with spelling.
Dyslexic children have difficulty with phonological processing. They have difficulties in identifying sounds, knowing how many sounds there are, and knowing the order in which sounds occur in words. They tend to spell with sensible phonic but wrong i.e. jerney for journey. They also experience difficulties with visual memory when they show jumbled spellings i.e. thron for thorn

2. Difficulties with reading.
Some dyslexic children have difficulties with visual tracking when they have difficulties to decode words, read fluently from left to right and therefore have difficulties to comprehend what they have just read.

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Behavioural Experience

Journal – 14 Jan One of our kids in the centre came crying. After enquiring what was happening, the boy was upset because some else press on the lift button. He refuse to go into the centre. His dad brought him to the ground floor and allow him to press the lift button again, he Read More

Acquired her sense of responsibility

Journal – 13 Jan An 11 years old ADHD boy (CY) commented “I remembered Thursday is free play. I liked today the best!” The children were so happy that they were encouraged to bring any of the play materials and invite friends to play along for an hour. (Child can be creative during unstructured play Read More

Foundation Skill Development

The parents of a 3-old-boy came to us for guidance. Their son had not started speaking and did not respond to others.  He watched television a lot and still wore diapers. The boy was referred to us by a kindergarten because it did not have the necessary expertise to help him. Many parents come to Read More

Learning Breakthru with Homeschool Support

学习障碍突破与家庭教育补导 ACE Homeschool Support. (children with learning challenges from age 7 and above with homeschool activities)   Read More

Parent-Child Early Intervention Class (Now Breakthru Saturday)

亲子早期疗育班 (Parent and child learning breakthrough session) Every Thursdays, 2.30pm-4.30pm Today is the 1st day of the Parent Child Intervention Class. 4 parents brought along their children to the class. We have 2 families that has attended at least 9 sessions last year while 2 families came for the 1st time. It’s amazing how our Read More

Welcome to BEST.

My name is Phoebe Long and I am an educationist. This site is created to introduce Breakthru Enrichment Station and for me to share my experience in aiding children with learning difficulties to breakthru in their difficulties. I was a kindergarten teacher since 1999, and has been working with many children since then, guiding them Read More

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