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What happened in our previous Workshop? (Page 2)

" Maximizing Your Childs Learning Potential "


This workshop was conducted by Dr Rajini Sarvananthan on 10 July 2010. It was held at our regular Wisma MCIS.
Dr Rajini enlightened the participants on what constitutes learning and the factors that would affect a child’s learning ability. Among others, his own temperament and behaviour, and the environment play an important role in influencing how a child learns. If a child is constantly surrounded by people who motivates him in a positive manner, then he will be able to “reach for the stars”
Dr Rajini also talked about Sensory Integration as a basis for learning. A child who is naturally regulated is poised for learning without too many challenges. There are also the different levels of development, the Foundational, Symbolic and Conceptual stages. A child must master the basic levels before progressing to the next stage. Eg, the child must have fairly good attention span before he is ready for knowledge acquisition. And once he has the knowledge, he must learn how to use all available knowledge for his well-being.
A child who has learning issues must be assessed and put into the relevant therapy programs. It is hoped that he will then be able to achieve his full learning potential.
 
 “Achieving & Maintaining the Right Level of Self Regulation” by Ms Teo Lee Fun

 

Ms Teo shared with us, among others, The Alert Program, the Arousal Theory and the Protective Response. She expanded on the theories and proceeded to give various examples to support the theories. She also explained the “pyramid of development”, whereby our basic sensory system must mature first before we can perform “higher functions”. She then taught us how to identify the sensory needs and how to implement an effective program. A worksheet on identifying the sensory needs of an adult was also given out. This workshop took place on 30 Oct 2010.

 

 

“Bringing the Best thro Discipline and Behaviour Modification” by Dr Alvin Ng

 

Dr Ng spoke on a very important subject as most special children has some degree of behavioural challenges. He advised parents on the different techniques to use to suit the child or environment or circumstances. Most will probably need to use a combination of approaches for the best results. Behavioural issues are usually a symptom of a problem, thus, once this problem is resolved, the behaviour will also improve. A positive behaviour will lead to better skills acquisition and improved relationships.

 

 

 

“Achieving Academic & Behaviour Excellence” by Ms Sherine Ann Selvarajah & Ms Joyce Moi
 

 

Ms Sherine, a developmental psychologist, enlightens us on the different learning styles. She believes that once a child is able to study at his/her learning style, the child will achieve a higher success in his/her studies. With this comes self-confidence and thus, willingness to acquire more knowledge and/or skills. And as the frustrations of poor grades decrease, behaviour improves!

Ms Joyce then joined us and elaborated on Visual Learning; how to identify if your child is a visual learner and activities to do to further enhance his/her learning capabilities.

 


“Enhancing Fine Motor Skills for Writing Readiness” by Ms Teo Lee Fun

 

Ms Teo returns to impart her knowledge on writing readiness. Many parents complain about their children’s poor hand-writing not fully understanding that if the child is not ready, he/she will not be able to learn how to write properly. Thus, at this workshop, the “secret” of writing readiness is revealed! Writing is a skill that involves many parts of our bodily system – from being able to see to the ability to hold and manipulate an instrument to a positive and eager attitude. Thus, Ms Teo covered various aspects, from understanding the development of the hand to various activities to enhance fine motor development to proper seating position.




 

“Music Therapy” by Ms Chery Mow

 

Ms Cheryl has returned from overseas to share with us her experience and knowledge on how music therapy benefits various groups of people. Music therapy is a relatively new field as an alternative or complementary therapy for our special children. Cheryl shows us through various video clips about her works with special children and how it has brought a lot of improvements to their lives, especially for autistic kids. She went on to provide guidance on how to prepare a music therapy program.

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