Educational Kinesiology Symposium 2014 (28 March) 肌动学与特殊孩童学能发展研讨会

A Focus on Developmental Strategies for People With Special Needs.

Breakthru Enrichment Station organized the first Educational Kinesiology Symposium in Malaysia, with the objective of bringing awareness of various educational strategies, methods, tools and testimonies in assisting special needs people/children’s development and growth.

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This is a one day event, and there were a total of 12 speakers from local and overseas presented their efforts and knowledge in this event. We would like to show our greatest appreciation to these speakers, MC and translators in supporting this event (yup it’s an English/Mandarin event)!

Registration begins at 8.00am, thank you everyone for arriving early. Elaine and her team did a great job in registering and giving away welcome notes to participants.

 

Some of the book that are on sale. If you wish to buy them, please email us for a book list.

 

The children from Breakthru Enrichment Station volunteered to perform a lively dance to welcome our guest. Some of these children have special needs but they all enjoy the performance. The dance that they presented was “Mocha – by the Minions of Despicable Me 2”.

 

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Our MC for the day, Ms Prema (in English) and Ms Liew (in Mandarin). This is a bi-lingual event.

 

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In our welcoming speech, Ms Phoebe (right), and her translator Ms Wan Ching. She highlighted the importance of Active Parenting in supporting their special needs children’s development and what Educational Kinesiology can help them to be more pro-active in such role.

 

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Our key-note speaker, Ms Moira Dempsey (right), is from Australia, and her translator Ms Phoebe (in Mandarin). It was an important lesson to learn about challenges a child face in his/her development.

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Our special adress speaker Ms Ngiam Lian Ai (right), and her translator (in Mandarin). She stressed in the importance of putting the right focus on skill appropriate training (including fine-motor development through edu-kinesiology and movement based learning) instead of over emphasis on academic development, and shared some of her success stories. The refreshments for this event are all prepared by the special needs children trained from Breakthru Enrichment Station.

 

Ms Prema introduces Rhythmic Movement Training (RMT) and their various movements to integrate the many reflexes we had in our body.

 

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Mr Victor Wong of Hong Kong explains about ADHD and how he deal with his clients with such challenge.

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Ms Candy of Hong Kong (lady holding the batik souvenir, presented by Cassandra in red) shows us how to do Double Doodle (an Edu-K Movement) with music. Children and adults enjoyed doing their double doodle activities, and were most impressed with the fun it brings too!

 

Mr Dennis Ho (right) and his team (Mr Dennis & Ms Candy) did a great job demonstrating the Meridian Dance, and everyone just loves doing the dance! It is an easy and fun way to remember the primary meridian movements used in Touch for Health™. Lets have the music!

 

Ms Cynthia Teo of Singapore (right) shared the usefulness of Essential Oils in helping ourselves and our children. These clinical grade essential oils are greatly effective and we use it widely in our centre to help our children (and trainers too!). Email us (bestcentre@breakthru.com.my) for your purchasing needs, or to learn more about these oils you may visit Young Living website.

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Lunch is served!

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Ms Siew Lee explains about how do we observe our brain waves using tools from NeuroSky® for the purpose of knowing and training our state of mind. The headset scans your brain wave and can show, in terms of your ability to focus or calm down, the difference before and after doing your Brain Gym® balances, especially useful when you work on your focus or centering dimension balances. Email us (bestcentre@breakthru.com.my) if you wish to know more.

 

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Ms Marie Helene shared her experience with bringing up her teenage child that has special challenges. Many great advise was shared, and also how she uses Edu-K in the process. A very valuable session for many parents, as Marie is a very experienced and knowledgeable trainer cum mother.

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Mr Chong and Ms Sook Fern hosted the young kids parent group discussion session and shared their experience in bringing up their own special need children. Many touching stories were shared, and the importance of personal involvement (and sacrifices) in parenting cannot be stressed any lesser. But we are glad there are more methods to help us nowadays. Its up to the parents now to pick them up!

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Ms Claire Ang talks about learning can be fun using Educational Kinesiology! She gain her first hand insight of this topic from her profession as an Educational Psychologist, and very much encourage everyone to try so. Her PowerPoint presentation will be uploaded here soon.

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Many thanks to all speakers and those who participated in the forum. Our forum moderator, Mr Moses Wong, led us through a one hour of Q&A and highlighted some key questions to discuss about.

Thank You and we appreciate all your feedbacks. See You Again Next Year!

Not forgetting those who worked hard in making this event a successful one, these are some of their photos, and the organizer truly appreciates their contribution and invites all participants together to say thank you to these workers!

Cecilia Koester and Brain Gym for Special Needs Provider (Nov 2012)

Cecilia Koester, M.Ed, the founder of Movement Based Learning, is internationally known for her work with children and adults who have special needs. She has worked since 1979 with people of all abilities ‐ from typically functioning to those diagnosed with severe disabilities.

In 1998, she published the provocative book, “I Am the Child: Using Brain Gym® with Children Who Have Special Needs”, which chronicles her experiences as a teacher in a public school classroom, drawing out the gifts of eleven children with complex developmental needs. Brain Gym® 170 has been developed by Cece for the Educational Kinesiology Foundation, and she is currently the only instructor registered to teach this specialized course. She has studied at length with the founders of Brain Gym®, Dr. Paul and Gail Dennison, to deepen her understanding of these simple and effective tools for optimal living.

Visit her website at: www.movementbasedlearning.com

Cecilia is coming to Malaysia to conduct a Brain Gym for Special Needs Provider (BG170) workshop from 29 November – 2 December 2012, organized by Breakthru Enrichment Station. For registration or further info, please contact Ms Phoebe (+6012-3292681) or register online:

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You may also download a copy of our flyer, and send in the attached form for registration. Please contact us if you have any enquiries at the phone number written above, or call 03-28587977.

>> DOWNLOAD FLYER (.pdf) <<

 

What is Brain Gym® For Special Needs Providers (and everyone who cares for people) ?

Developmental experts have known for more than 80 years that
physical movement activates the brain and enhances learning.

This 32-hour experiential course (BG170) provides an in‐depth study of how to use Brain Gym® with children and adults, with specific adaptations for those with special needs.

Therapists, teachers, tutors, and parents as well as others in the caring professions will benefit from learning how to

  • assess the needs of an individual,
  • develop a Brain Gym® program to meet those needs,
  • evaluate the effectiveness of the program with ways to
  • modify when necessary for best results.

“Brain Gym® for Special Needs Providers” provides excellent applications for a variety of mental and physical challenges including: autism, cerebral palsy, attention deficit disorders (ADD and ADHD), dyslexia, Angelman’s Syndrome, Down Syndrome, speech impairment, brain injuries, blindness, deafness and impairments caused by strokes.

In this course, students learn:

  • 26 Brain Gym® movements and modifications for special cases
  • 7 Building Block activities which support integration of the nervous system
  • The 5‐Step balance process which targets goals for learning and performance
  • Dennison Laterality Re-patterning for whole brain/body integration
  • The principles behind Edu‐K

*Brain Gym® is a registered trademark of the Education Kinesiology Foundation,USA and Brain Gym® International. http://www.braingym.org

Testimonies from previous participants

Sue Walker  – Therapist

I think that this course should be considered as a pre-requisite for all potential Brain Gym Instructors, possibly replacing Brain Gym review.  I will recommend it to anyone interested in finding out more about practical applications of Brain Gym.

I love how your calmness creates changes in us all.

Isabella Thackeray

I feel I have developed the skills to become a better therapist for children with special needs.

Keep teaching! Your classes are very inspirational and provide us with the skills to change the lives of special children.

Lian Ai – Educationist

She’s really innovative in applying brain gym movements.

May Chuah – RMT Instructor

I am grounded with the theory and able to relate the movements to the theory. Positive and I am looking forward to work with the children with my heart.

I like the way Cece teach. She allows my presence in her presence. Cece demo and explained every details why she do this and do that. I have learned to be a better teacher from Cece. Thank you Cece.

Eugenie Chan – Occupational Therapist

‘Go for it! It will open up a new bag of helping tools for you!’

Great Instructor. Never a dull moment. The ‘simplicity’ in conveying the message to the participants.

Didi – Yoga and Meditation Instructor

Cece is sharing to us instead of teaching us. So I personally felt great to know her and hope to learn more from her love and compassion. We know she is great teacher.

I would like to come back to BG170 again.

Hasanah Hassan – Educator, Mother

That every parents, teachers and therapists should have this knowledge as the basis of their work.

I have only the best comments for Cece. She is a great teacher and have a lot of patience and presence for us.

Poong Kody – News Editor

That this course benefits everyone, children to adults, with or without special needs.

Definitely an advanced course on this subject is called for.

Excellent training module with sufficient materials, activities and explanation. Well done.

Sen Ling – Chartered Secretary

Yes, I am more equipped and know how to help my son and other who need my help.

I have truly understand what Cecilia has taught because she truly understand us and how to deliver this course in the manner simple and interesting
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Julia – Teacher

I have hope. I am more happy. I have lost some of my stress. I am walking UPRIGHT.

This course is worth my time. A very good course. You will have hope after attending this course.

Thank you very much. You are a good teacher. I have learned a lot.

Wan Po Yan – Housewife

Cece is an excellent instructor and have the heart for everyone in needs.

Yee Yen Ling

I am so happy that I’ve learned so much and I can’t wait to apply the techniques on my children. I will tell everyone that they should go ahead and learn ‘Brain Gym’

I’ve learned so much from you Cece! You’re so kind and patience, and have the heart for special needs children.

Donna Kam – Kinesiologist

The breaking down of movements into simple pieces which are so good to do with disable clients.

Cece is very patient, very clear in explaining everything. Thanks a lot for your kindness.

Angelie Tee – Assistant Administrator

I am so excited to go back now and apply to my son.

I really wish you can come to Sabah (Borneo) so that many in our place can benefit from ‘Brain Gym’

Beside with a simple and clear explanation, you are so experienced and caring especially seeing you working on a special need child.

Register for the above course now:

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Special Small Group SessionsCecelia Koester will also be having special small-group learning for parent and child on the subsequent days. Such small-group allows parents to:

  • Have Intimate 1-1 attention with each parent attending with one child.
  • Learn, through experience, basic developmental movements that stimulate brain function.
  • See dramatic improvements in concentration, organization, reading, writing, physical coordination and speech.
  • Find what to do with a child who…Come frustrated…….leave renewed and inspired!

Choice of date and time for small-group:-

a) 5th December morning (1pm-5pm)  or
b) 6th December afternoon (9am-1pm)

One session – one child with his/her parents or care giver, limited to 8 families per session.

Interested families please register at link below:
http://breakthru.com.my/best/registration/?ee=49

 

Teachers Training“Working with Children Who Have Special Needs: A Movement-based Learning Approach”

For candidates that wish to teach a one-day workshop that uses the developmental Building Block Activities found in the “Brain Gym for Special Needs Provider” class, Cecilia is prepared to conduct a 1 day Teacher-Training on Movement Based Learning workshop after the completion of the above mentioned class on 4 December 2012 * 9am-4pm * Kuala Lumpur.

This workshop will provide:

  • An experiential 6-hour workshop with Cecilia teaching
  • Feedback from 4 case studies
  • 2 hours of phone consultation time with regard to private clients or questions about the workshops you present regarding movement-based learning
  • A ready-to-use PowerPoint file.

To find out more about this workshop and register yourself, please check the link here: http://breakthru.com.my/best/registration/?ee=51

You may download a copy of the flyer for this event for further information and registration here. Please contact us at 03-28587977 (Ms Elaine Lim) or 012-3292681 (Ms Phoebe Long) for enquiries

>> DOWNLOAD FLYER FOR TEACHERS TRAINING <<

“爱,永不放弃。” – 汪妈妈 2012 年大马分享会。

特别邀请特殊孩子的家庭,一般孩子的父母, 教师们,年轻人都来参加这一个教育大众接纳特殊孩子的好机会.

钟素明在期盼中得来的小孩,竟是患有先天腦部嚴重受傷。脑部先天有许多空洞,眼睛鼻子在母腹中也没长好,咬字不清,没人听懂她的话。一般人是很难想象家中有智障孩子 所受的煎熬。如今这孩子能正常走路,唱歌,上学,常到医院探访唱歌安慰病人及患童。

讲员:钟素明 (汪妈妈)

* 荣获中华民国智障总会[第一家庭]奖

* 组[台湾第一家庭]全台走透透母女樘巡回演讲

* 校园杂志[我的宝贝班]专栏作者

* 2007年出版[万中选一的祝福]她是我的宝贝]

* 美国会心基督使团传道人

讲座会日期及地点:

日期

时间

地点

联络

519

(星期六)

7.30pm-9.30pm

Melawati Chinese Methodist Church
27-2, Jalan Melati Utama 4,
Taman Melati Utama,

53100 Kuala Lumpur

张翠芸

012-2987192

520

(星期日)

11.00am-

1.00pm

Pandamaran Chinese Methodist Church
387, Lorong Amarasegara, Pandamaran,
42000 Pelabuhan Klang,
Selangor Darul Ehsan.

叶建顺牧师

Rev.Yap Kian Soon
013-2063832

520

(星期日)

7.30pm-9.30pm

吉隆坡基督教宣恩堂
Christian Grace Church
14, Lorong Titiwangsa 2,
53200 Kuala Lumpur.

Tan Kok Beng

013-3501180

525

(星期五)

8.30pm-

10.30pm

蕉赖十一哩信义会

11th Miles Lutheran Church

No. 204, Jln Cheras Batu 11,
Kampung Baru China,
43200, Cheras, Selangor

Pastor Aaron

016-3382 797

03-9075 3957

526

(星期六)

10.30am-

12.30pm

FGA Parents Support Group

Level 2, Wisma FGA

11 Jalan Peria, Taman Goodwood,

Jalan Kuchai Lama, Off Jalan Kelang Lama,

58200 Kuala Lumpur

Lee Kwai Siong

012-5681378

kwaisiong@yahoo.

com.my;

526

(星期六)

7.30pm-9.30pm

Sri Petaling Chinese Methodist Church
72, Jalan Radin Anum 1,
Sri Petaling, 57000 Kuala Lumpur

黄良鸿牧师
Rev. Ooi Liang Hung

012-2236001

527

(星期日)

10am- 12pm

基督教长老会原道堂双溪龙镇教会

59-1, Jalan SL 1/4, Bandar Sungai Long,
43000 Kajang, Selangor.

梁锦标牧师

012-2872909

531

63

(星期四至日)

四天三夜

第三届特殊孩童亲子营
3rd Special Needs Children Family Camp Refreshing Springs Resort
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