Special Needs Development Centre Category
along with new
First School for Specially-abled Children using GrapeSEED in Malaysia.
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Home Visit Day
13 Feb 2019
9:00am - 1:00pm
Once a year, we bring the children to visit a friend’s home during Chinese New Year. Fellowship, food and well wishes to one another as we celebrate this joyous occasion together with friends.
30 March 2019
8:30am - 1:00pm
Family and children games!
Parents are encouraged
Please wear the same
color code dress with
28 August 2019
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.
6 July 2019
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.
learning for our children
2 Nov 2019
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.
Move . Play . Learn
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.
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:
- Language difficulty
- Developmental Coordination Disorder
- 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:
- Down Syndrome
- 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, the way to be warm and respectful, and walks along with the child’s growth to see his or her eventual “graduation” into inclusion school, vocational trainings or job employments.
"One day, all intellectually challenged and special learning needs people are independent and confident human being living and contributing positively and healthy to our society."
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 has over 20 years of experience teaching children, teenagers and young adults who have behavioural or learning challenges. The Montessori- trained teacher has served as headmistress and principal of two kindergartens using the FunGates system. Seeing the need, she later founded Breakthru Enrichment Station for special needs children together with her mentor, Ngiam Lian Ai, an award-winning former assistant headmistress of a government school with 34 years of teaching experience.
The centre was awarded the Best Special Needs Developmental Centre by Babytalk + Papamama Reader’s Choice Award in 2018. As an international faculty member of the US-based Educational Kinesiology Foundation, Phoebe is a mentor to instructors of Brain Gym®, Movement Based Learning, Rhythmic Movement Training International and Touch for Health™ programmes. She conducted training in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan and Spain, and presented papers on the 3 P.L.A.Y. strategy in Canada, South Korea, Thailand and Germany. In addition, she trains counsellors and psychologists from Malaysia Social Welfare Department. She also constantly shares her expertise with higher learning institutes, parent support groups and NGOs.
Her social involvement includes being the President of Parents And Community Empowerment Association, Vice President of Malaysia Brain Gym Association, Adviser of Malaysian Specialized Kinesiology Association and a pioneer of the Annual Special Needs Children Family Camp in Malaysia.
All our facilitators are trained with using BREAKTHRU APPROACH - Our unique syllabus and class management method to draw out a child's learning ability. It encompass methodologies, goal setting techiques, mentorship and lots of experiential learning for your child.
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
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.