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.
Mr. & Mrs. Chiew
My husband and I learned that our daughter has mild autism when she was 3 years old. Now she is 10 years old. When she was seven years old, we noticed that she was deteriorating in her lessons and had developed behavioural problems.
We sought help from Phoebe of Breakthru Kids. In three months, my daughter showed improvement. When Phoebe started BEST Centre last year, our daughter continued with her Breakthru learning and home school guidance.
I also attended the Brain Gym (R) 101 International Certificate Course. I’m calmer and more positive in my outlook now. Brain Gym is a useful course for me and others, too.
During the Chinese New Year last year, 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. She helped with our Penang reunion dinner preparations by cutting the vegetables. Even when everyone had finished and it was late into the night, she was still eager to do more. She also wrote down a list of things that she would like to do. My mother-in-law was so touched that she saved the list. I see light in my daughter’s future better now.
After my son was rejected by two kindergartens, my wife and I sought professional help. He was diagnosed with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) by a psychologist at four years old and later with Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) . As parents, we were confused and did not know how to help our child.
Being full-time professionals, my wife and I struggled for time. Many times, we missed our son’s appointments with his occupational and speech therapists. Then, we were introduced to BEST Centre by our OT. In two months, we noticed a great leap in our son’s development.
We understand that our child, now six years old, is at his prime learning age. We also realize that besides the external assistance, we also need to give him our best support. This desire led me to temporarily resign from my job. My wife and I attended the Brain Gym (R) 101 International Certificate Course. During the course, I discovered the need of change in my attitude and the missing part in search of strategies to solve my child’s learning problem. Learning the Brain Gym ® course helped me to integrate my new initiative and reinforce willingness to implement my goals.
I also signed up for Diploma in Special Need Education at the Linguistic Council and attended many other workshops. In this journey, I discovered more creative ways to communicate with my son, which include replacing TV hours with outdoor activities like kicking ball and swimming.
In a few months, we noticed that our son was able to better manage his behavioral problems. He is now more willing to adapt to changes and is more obedient, too.